A Fable through Fragrance

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 14 August, 2015

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                              Les Absolus by Annick Goutal
                                         Inspired by a famous fable


 
A scent may capture a thousand stories or invoke a myriad memories, but for their latest and most exclusive collection for Harrods, Annick Goutal has just one story at its heart. Paying homage to the purity and singularity of each precious hero ingredient, the Amber, the Vanilla bean, the Oud wood, Les Absolus is a trilogy of stunning Oriental scents, each weaving their own scentscape for the wearer.

For perfumers Camille Goutal and Isabelle Doyen, the hypnotic pull from these ingredients started with the humble Vanilla bean as reimagined in Vanille Charnelle. Picturing a milky bath infused with Vanilla beans, they took it in its natural form, earthy and woody, far removed from its over-sweetened synthetic counterpart, adding a twist of pepper to pique at its mystery, ylang-ylang for its opulence, then teasing in hints of tonka bean, vetiver and white musk. It's Vanilla - but not as we know it. 
 
Enhancing the allure of the collection, comes the Ambre Sauvage. Harvested from the imagination of the perfumers, Amber as a note exists only in dreams, unable to produce an aroma in raw form. One of the most interpreted scents in the history of perfumery, sensual incarnations of resin and patchouli are its heart giving an often aphrodisiac effect. Putting their own spin on the note, the perfumers create pure alchemy with a heady synergy of pink peppercorns, Iris and styrax - its many contrasts unravelling exquisitely with the warmth from the skin.
 
And, no collection would be complete without a smouldering Oud. Taking inspiration from the fabled One Thousand And One Nights comes 1001 Ouds - a modern interpretation of the ancient traditions and rituals of the wood. Harmoniously weaving in exotic notes of rose, papyrus and myrrh, it’s at once mesmerizing, lingering on into the night.
 
 
 
Each precious scent is captured in a new and refined fragrance bottle, designed exclusively for the collection - a must for your dressing table.
 
1001 OUDS Eau de Parfum
Fragrance Notes:
 
A harmony of rose, papyrus, and myrrh infuses the wearer from head to toe. Oud is present in all of its authenticity, beating like a heart at the core of this fragrance. It fuses with the rose, is rounded out by the gaiac wood, vaporises with a touch of birch, and bites with a hint of pepper.
 
VANILLE CHARNELLE Eau de Parfum
Fragrance Notes:
 
A mix of pepper and ylang-ylang creates a mystery in the top notes of this opulent fragrance. The heart notes plunge the vanilla into tonka bean and white musk, while a hint of vetiver adds dimension to the olfactory story. This and vanilla absolute, again as always: intriguing, captivating, the source of obsession.
 
AMBRE SAUVAGE Eau de Parfum
Fragrance Notes:
 
This fragrance begins with notes of patchouli and delicate amber. Pink peppercorn and lavender have been chosen for their icy, cooling effects. In contrast the base notes are soft iris and warming vanilla.
 
Shop the collection below - exclusively at Harrodswww.harrods.com
 
Editor's note: I look forward to experiencing this collection inspired by the book 'One Thousand and One Nights' written by Mr. Muhsin Mahdi 1926-2007.
 
When I do experience this collection by wearing it and taking in the story behind the scents, I will write a review on this already well received fragrance launch of Les Absolus d' Annick.
-Felicia M. Hazzard
 
Note: All information on Les Absolus d'Annick was from the website of Harrods of London at www.harrods.com. This also includes the photo of the Les Absolus d'Annick collection.
 
Photo: Photo of the book cover of 'One Thousand and One Nights' from www.bestfreebooks.org
 
 
 
 
 
FMH
 
 

2 comments

  1. Anonymous Says:
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