In 1981, Eau d'Hadrien was born, Annick Goutal's first great success. This fresh water was inspired by the memory of an unforgettable happiness in Italy. Tuscany, in summer. Annick Goutal reading Mémoires d'Hadrien by Marguerite Yourcenar, sitting in the shade of cypress and lemon trees. This happy moment inspires her Eau d'Hadrien.
All my perfumes came from a moment of my life, from an emotion, from a very intense moment of communication with nature.Annick Goutal
L'Eau d'Hadrien disrupts all the codes of the time. Its very fresh citrus signature, a cocktail of bright citrus fruits, went against the grain of the olfactory trends of the 1980s inciting opulence. It was the starting point of a singular creative approach, which Goutal has perpetuated for 4 decades.