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Monday, 30 August 2010

Hot on the Highstreet Week 14

It is always a challenge to find a scent that suits you. When getting ready to go out with your friends it is easy to become attached to those popular perfumes that all girls wear: Daisy by Marc Jacobs or Chloe by Chloe perfume. These are beautiful fragrances, but it is much more fun to have your own special scent that is different from anyone else.

May I introduce you to Annick Goutal, an extraordinary Perfumery House from Paris. Yet again it seems I am attracted to someone who has a lot in common with me. As a young French girl, Annick Goutal was a keen musician, and rebelled against her almost inevitable career as a pianist. She came across a perfumer from Grasse, a renowned town near Nice in the South of France, and this is where she discovered her talent for creating fragrances. Sadly Annick Goutal passed away in 1999, but today her work is continued by her daughter, Camille.

I was first introduced to Annick Goutal four years ago when my mum gave me a bottle of the Petite Cherie for my 18th birthday. Fresh and carefree it is the ideal scent for a young girl. This scent was created by Annick specifically with Camille in mind. It is light-wearing and so natural that it could appeal to women of all ages. The scent smells primarily of a sweet, but not sickly pear, floral and fruity. Other delicate hints of peach, rose, vanilla and cut grass can also be discerned. Petite Cherie - Eau de Toilette is on sale in Space NK for £51 (100ml).

Eau de Camille is another beautiful perfume from Annick Goutal, a scent requested by her daughter who wanted to smell as good as the garden. This scent is innocent and playful with suggestions of ivy, honeysuckle and privet tree.

See Annick Goutal website here.

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