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Eau du Sud (1995)
by Annick Goutal

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Eau du Sud information

Year of Launch1995
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 235 votes)

People and companies

HouseAnnick Goutal
Parent CompanyAmore Pacific
Parent Company at launchTaittinger > Louvre Groupe

About Eau du Sud

Eau du Sud is a shared / unisex perfume by Annick Goutal. The scent was launched in 1995

Reviews of Eau du Sud

Dirty, Dirty Pour Monsieur. This scents vaguely of, day old scalp, underneath a bouquet of Citrus brightness anchored in an Oakmoss Savon.
Pour Monsieur is for the Formal. This is for the licentious after Party.
23rd November, 2017
Future Jason:

As per usual, you are cribbing from the Basenotes scent pyramid to describe what you smell, because your nose is an idiot.

There is mint, and there is citrus, for sure. Better than Royal Water, which you also sampled recently. In the sense that this doesn't totally smell like a cleaning product.

You probably need to stop wearing citrus for awhile. Because you're tempted to write: "This achieves new heights of boring. This is a scent to wear when phoning grandparents. When reviewing newspaper classifieds. Buying eyeglasses."

You can tell this is nice. You'd just rather wear anything else.

Moving on.

10th March, 2016
My first Goutal scent and its a winner. I went with this based on the reviews online. Starts with a strong citrus opening for sure. Lime, grapefruit and verbena right off the bat with a great combination of citrus notes. The floral notes come rather quickly for me and the scent softens and drys down to a nice even skin scent. Good spring / summer scent for sure and easy to wear to the office. Enjoy.
11th January, 2016
I broadly agree with AlHamr and Bal a Versailles' comments below.

Its no surprise that a modern Nose should draw inspiration from Eau Sauvage and go on to produce something resembling a streamlined reworking of Roudnitska's reference cologne-as-chypre composition.

Eau du Sud cuts the fibrous textured iris - floral heart right back and promotes, with lime, the juiciness of the citrus notes in its place, thereby revealing the desiccated woody bones of the structure at the same time. It's as though Annick Goutal took Eau Sauvage and exposed it to the harsh sun and winds of the Mediterranean garrigue until only the arid essentials were left, and then she juiced it up with lime - giving a skeletal lime scented version of Eau Sauvage.

It's also a decent woody citrus in its own right; which when stripped of the original's rather stuffy floral baggage becomes less grand but more at home in todays climate of skin and bone masculines.

***
19th July, 2015 (last edited: 03rd August, 2016)
In the opening, the most prominent note is lemon verbena, along with a non-tart grapefruit & minty herbs. After half an hour, this accord is joined by an impression of soft florals. From here, it slowly dries down to a base of crisp moss, with a faintly smoky edge, & still-detectable citrus notes. The projection is quite soft, & three hours in it fades to a skin scent, barely there after eight hours.
This is not a tenacious fragrance, but it is evocative of a thousand memories for me, conjuring as it does a Mediterranean hillside in the heat of summer, complete with the screech of cicadas filling the olive groves. For this reason, I cannot help but love it.
08th July, 2015
For some reason I haven't posted a review on this absolute mainstay of my collection.
Short and sweet. Eau du Sud, to me, is very similar to Eau Savage, which I have always loved on my husband. Unlike me he doesn't keep an arsenal of fragrances and so I don't step on his toes and wear one of 'his' signatures. I can wear Eau du Sud instead.
Other reviewers note a similarity to Cristalle in Eau du Sud. Cristalle delivers a more 'juicy fruit' honeysuckle intensity but I do understand the reference. Eau du Sud carries its own representation of summer in a bottle, there's a light tennis cake and a long glass of iced Pimms nearby. Eight hours after application Eau du Sud releases an aroma of those Fishermen's Lozenges, smoky and camphoreous, as if it were its dying breath.
Always quirky. I like that.
05th April, 2015

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