If there was an award for ‘Most Mentioned Signature Fragrance by Celebrities’, Annick Goutal‘s modern classic Eau d’Hadrien would probably win the gold medal – and with good reason.
This light yet characterful fragrance is freshly intriguing – perfect to wear at any time of year, but it really comes into its own during the hotter months ahead. We are treated to mouthwatering Sicilian lemons jostling with juicy grapefruit, cypress, bergamot, mandarin orange, sparkling aldehydes and ylang ylang to create an uplifting and vibrant tribute to Annick Goutal‘s love of Italy and the happiness that sunshine brings.
Created as a specific scented memory of the garden Annick Goutal made for herself there, and her overwhelming love of Italian landscape, Eau d’Hadrien brings to life the sun-ripened lemons and shady cypress trees of beautiful Tuscan vistas – once seen, never forgotten.
Often fondly recalling the delicious scent obtained by rubbing the branches of the tree between your palms, Annick was further inspired to create the perfume by reading by Marguerite Yourcenar’s novel ‘Memoirs of Hadrien’, a literary interpretation of the life of the emperor. An overwhelmingly beautiful tribute to Goutal’s passion for Italy, this medley of sun-warmed citrus is a true sensory delight.
Annick Goutal Eau d’Hadrien full size £78 for 50ml eau de toilette
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