40 years of emotions
Pianist, model and then antique dealer, Annick Goutal had already led several lives when she discovered a natural talent for composing fragrances. A pioneer of independent perfumery, Annick Goutal quickly won the hearts of fragrance lovers around the world ; each capturing the emotion of a high point in the creator's life.
Annick's daughter, perfumer Camille Goutal, keeps this legacy alive today with Isabelle Doyen, a loyal perfumer of the brand from the start. To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Goutal takes you on a journey of its history, seen through the lens of emotions and presents, for the first time, collector's editions of historical perfumes.
Deve godersi la vita – which means “you should enjoy life” in Italian, was like Annick Goutal’s mantra... When she founded her House in 1981, she created a bountiful world that was guided by pleasure. The pleasure of composing her perfumes with the heart. Of offering them in the most refined of bottles. Of creating “boudoir”-style decor for her boutiques that would become a Goutal trademark. Following an unforgettable happiness, during a vacation in Tuscany, Annick Goutal composed L'Eau d'Hadrien, her first success.
Ce Soir ou Jamais is one of the fruits of this independence. To compose it, Annick Goutal took every liberty: 15 years of work, and more than 160 ingredients in a formula of rare complexity.
At Goutal, there can be no perfume without love. The House’s creators translate into scents the things that move them, be they moments, places and those dear to them. Annick Goutal drew on her loving relationship with her husband, Alain Meunier, to compose some of her greatest masterpieces such as Sables (1985) or Grand Amour (1997). Camille Goutal, who inherited her mother’s custom of making declarations in perfume, paid homage to her mother, who passed away in 1999, with Mon Parfum Chéri.
Try it at Angelina’s parisian locations from 1st to 30 September 2021.