This much-loved perfume house that’s been fuelled by a family passion for fragrance. Today, the pioneering perfumer Annick Goutal’s daughter, Camille, has taken on the mantle – and here invites you to sail away to paradise. Inspired by the real-life Korean paradise island of Jéju, notes of mandarin, tea absolute, osmanthus and white musks are expertly blended to beckon you forth to the tropical delights of this freshly exotic juice.
Evoking a stroll through the mandarin groves on the volcanic hills of the island, we especially love the tea notes – a trend we have seen time and again this spring and summer in both male and female fragrances – but here, adding a slightly smoky almost, savoury character to balance sweeter, fruitier notes. We imagine spritzing this on a steamy, hot day to cool and revive the senses and breathe in the scent of exciting travel to far-flung destinations that perhaps we could only imagine in our wildest (and happiest) dreams.
A faraway treasure to discovery in our Hidden Treasures Discovery Box!
Annick Goutal L’Ile au Thé from £67 for 50ml eau de toilette
Buy it at John Lewis
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