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Duel (2003)
by Annick Goutal

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Duel information

Year of Launch2003
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 175 votes)

People and companies

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

About Duel

Duel is a masculine fragrance by Annick Goutal. The scent was launched in 2003 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Isabelle Doyen

Reviews of Duel

First my nose picks up the bitter dry orange-infused petitgrain mixed with an equally dry iris root. I like the darkness and the dryness.

Then the tea notes come in to moderate the effect with a slight bit of sweetness. This comes over a very subdued light leather scent.

The overall effect is quite refined, restrained and subtle. A dry summer cologne of tea and leather. The idea is a welcome one. Goutal seems to be using quality materials here. The effect is quite light and lasts only as long as your typical eau de cologne. I also think a stronger edp version would be welcome for colder weather.

I probably woudn't buy a bottle, but I do like it.
02nd December, 2016
Duel is one of my favourite Annick Goutal fragrances: it is a very unusual blend of tea, lemon, green and subtle spice notes: I find it too complex to identify a lot of the notes. Very elegant and sophisticated. On my skin, the more recent L'Ile au The is very similar (please see my review).

15th November, 2016
The green citric opening here reminds me a great deal of parts of Citron de Vigne by Fresh and Jacomo's lovely Aura for Men. Unfortunately, and I never thought I'd say this about anything, Aura is way stronger and more tenacious. The weakness of Duel's black tea and leather notes makes the composition come off as barely masculine, so I'd say it's a safe wear for anybody. Imagine bringing a warm cup of English Breakfast (no milk or sugar) with a peel of lemon on the rim up to your mouth while wearing new riding gloves - That's Duel. Very pleasant, but this firm should really consider an EDP, as the alcohol content is a longevity-banishing 89%.
28th January, 2016
Salutation.

DUEL is a crisp woods fragrance with an air synonymous with modern masculinity.pure pleasure, tranquility and harmony.not strong or overpowering, the smells is like that of opening a fresh jar of pipe tobacco. Romantic,Fresh,Modern,Woody,Pleasant and Strange.

It contains citrus,iris and nutmeg,which subtly fade into a sensuous richness of tobacco,exotic woods and musk that brings sensuality and sophistication to both men and women.it will get compliments from the ladies.

DUEL is perfect for daytime wear and it works also well at the evening that promise a lot however it is not strong and rich but making a statement without a doubt.This interesting scent is suitable for rainy days in the Spring/Autumn.if you like a tobacco scent,this is the fragrance for you.

Sillage?Good.

Longevity?Average on my skin.

6.75/10
01st June, 2015
Interesting scent: dry, herbal/tea. A mild thumbs-up here. Nothing tremendously interesting but it is relatively pleasant in a low-key way. I appreciate its dryness.
Starts with a good petitgrain note which is typically orange-blossom and soapy in construction. The mate and absinthe are evident as dry green herbal notes, even a bit salty at points. The iris root is not heavy and adds an earthy quality. The gaiac - leather - musk dry down is not irritating, and is pleasantly reserved and dignified in style.
21st March, 2015
I went through a phase in my collecting where I was obsessed with scents like Duel - bright green herbal mixtures that smelled of citrus and tea. Maybe that's why I don't have the disdain for it that so many of the reviews here do.

It kicks off with bay leaf and sage, which combine to give the illusion of tea, while that "mandrake" note Annick uses at the core of Mandragore gives a woody lemongrass texture. This is shortly joined by vetiver, which starts off as a grassy green background note, but eventually ends up as the base of the scent, mixed with a little lingering bay and lemon for a continuation of the tea reference.

I'm not sure where everyone else is getting a leather note. I don't smell it. And I should add that a fairly heavy application fixes the longevity and projection issues others complain about. All in all, in terms of this genre, I'd sit this next to Green Green Green And Green. Good company, to be sure, but my ultimate favorite of the genre ended up being X for Men by Clive Christian, which really ups the luxury factor with thick iris and a clever use of cardamom.
05th February, 2015

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