Perfume Directory

Mandragore (2005)
by Annick Goutal

Advertisement

Mandragore information

Year of Launch2005
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 289 votes)

People and companies

HouseAnnick Goutal
PerfumerCamille Goutal
PerfumerIsabelle Doyen
Parent CompanyAmore Pacific
Parent Company at launchStarwood Capital Group > Taittinger > Louvre Groupe

About Mandragore

Mandragore is a shared / unisex perfume by Annick Goutal. The scent was launched in 2005 and the fragrance was created by perfumers Isabelle Doyen and Camille Goutal

Reviews of Mandragore

This review is based on Eau de Toilette concentration.

The initial blast of Mandragore contains a lot of bergamot, very refreshing and energetic. The citrus soon hides away as a supporting role and reveals a combination of anise, mint and ginger. It's green, fresh, reviving, zesty and sparkling. I was overwhelmed by this phase as this combination of spices which is usually thick, actually delivers such an unusually translucent scent.

However, this phase doesn't hold up very long and it soon was taken over by a spicy and earthy scent. The spices are still the same as above, but no longer freshly picked. They're dried and their ultimate spiciness are sublimed. Interestingly the fragrance remains ethereal even at this stage.

Unfortunately, Mandragore turns bland and watery afterwards, and loses its vivacity and strength. It was soft at the beginning and now it stays extremely close to skin. It dies after about 4 or 5 hours on me, which is weak among those I tried from Annick Goutal.

Mandragore, in contrary to the prune bottle and the mysterious name, is actually green to my nose. I appreciate the aromatic and spicy stages towards the beginning very much. However, these interesting stages doesn't last long (about 1 hour) and the fragrance itself either, which implies frequent reapplication to me. I'm curious if EDP would suit me better.

Nontheless, this should not hold you back from trying it. This green aromatic fragrance, lasting or not, has a very interesting twist that can hardly be described, but to be experienced by oneself.
05th February, 2019
Mandragore is a disappointingly thin citrus-woods concoction with a touch of herbal elements. There is a nice initial accord of bergamot with ginger, which is quickly joined by some green, woody aspects, and the show is over within an hour.

2/5
31st July, 2017
All I get is a generic oceanic woody, like thousands of other drug store scents over the past twenty years. I feel like the boy who pointed out the emperor was wearing no clothes.

Turin called it a "bergamot violet," although there seems to be no violet in it. I do get the lemony bergamot, but none of the spices, no anise, no ginger. The iris, mint and pepper are simply not there.

Overall effect is that of a poor and dismal, vastly unattractive concoction. I am amazed that so many reviewers sense so many things in it that I do not, especially those who give it a positive review.

Definitely a sniff first, don't blind buy scent.
03rd December, 2016
I'm really not sure what to make of Mandragore: it is a green ambrette fragrance, which, on my skin, is almost identical to Chanel No 18. It's difficult to say how these two fragrances differ; however, I love No 18, but I'm not overly fond of Mandragore. Not a perfume I would buy again
15th November, 2016
A good spiced herbal citrus cologne with decent longevity. Nothing earth-shattering, and could live without it in the collection, but very enjoyable.
20th November, 2015
With a name like "Mandragore" (mandrake root) I expected something more magical, mysterious and intriguing.
This is a competent citrus-herbal scent. In addition to the notes, I detected something like verbena and possibly orange blossom. The anise is more noticeable on a paper strip than on my skin. Moderately dry, smooth, nothing to offend here.
07th March, 2015

Add your review of Mandragore

You need to be logged in to add a review

Shop for Mandragore products online

Shop for Mandragore at online perfumeries

Search for on eBay

Mandragore Pourpre by Annick Goutal Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4 oz/100 ml Men

$73.00
End Date: Sunday Feb-24-2019 0:56:06 PST
Buy It Now for only: $73.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


Mandragore by Annick Goutal for Men & Women EDT Spray 1.7 oz. New in Box

$39.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Feb-24-2019 14:30:04 PST
Buy It Now for only: $51.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list


Annick Goutal Mandragore Eau De Toilette Spray ( Packaging) 100ml/3.4oz

$94.95
End Date: Sunday Feb-24-2019 22:03:43 PST
Buy It Now for only: $94.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


Mandragore by Annick Goutal for Women 3.4 oz EDT Spray Brand New

$52.76
End Date: Monday Feb-25-2019 2:58:50 PST
Buy It Now for only: $52.76
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


Mandragore by Annick Goutal for Men 3.4 oz EDT Spray (Tester) Brand New

$49.99
End Date: Monday Feb-25-2019 3:43:56 PST
Buy It Now for only: $49.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


Mandragore by Annick Goutal for Men 3.4 oz EDT Spray Brand New

$65.95
End Date: Monday Feb-25-2019 4:34:44 PST
Buy It Now for only: $65.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


Mandragore by Annick Goutal for Women 3.4 oz EDP Spray (Tester) Brand New

$69.95
End Date: Monday Feb-25-2019 4:39:59 PST
Buy It Now for only: $69.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


MANDRAGORE ANNICK GOUTAL 3.4 OZ / 100 ML EDT SPRAY , BRAND NEW , BOXED.

$72.99
End Date: Monday Feb-25-2019 10:50:50 PST
Buy It Now for only: $72.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


Mandragore by Annick Goutal 1.7oz / 50ml Eau De Parfum Spray NIB For Unisex Rare

$49.99
End Date: Monday Feb-25-2019 11:58:20 PST
Buy It Now for only: $49.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


Mandragore Cologne by Annick Goutal 3.3 / 3.4 oz / 100 ml EDT Spray New In Box

$53.22
End Date: Monday Feb-25-2019 12:32:42 PST
Buy It Now for only: $53.22
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


Mandragore Pourpre by Annick Goutal for Men 3.4 oz EDT Spray Brand New

$59.80
End Date: Monday Feb-25-2019 15:56:14 PST
Buy It Now for only: $59.80
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


Annick Goutal Mandragore Pourpre Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4Oz/100ml In Box

$84.99
End Date: Tuesday Feb-26-2019 7:49:10 PST
Buy It Now for only: $84.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


ANNICK GOUTAL MANDRAGORE EAU DE PARFUM NATURAL SPRAY 50 ML/1.7 OZ. (D)

$65.00
End Date: Tuesday Feb-26-2019 12:16:17 PST
Buy It Now for only: $65.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


Mandragore by Annick Goutal 3.4 oz 100 ml EDT Spray

$70.00
End Date: Tuesday Feb-26-2019 13:59:30 PST
Buy It Now for only: $70.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


Mandragore Pourpre by Annick Goutal Eau De Toilette 3.4 oz /100ml Men NIB Retail

$67.71
End Date: Tuesday Feb-26-2019 17:19:45 PST
Buy It Now for only: $67.71
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


Member images of Mandragore

There are no member images of Mandragore yet. Why not be the first?

You need to log in or register to upload images

Private Notes

You need to be logged in (or register here) to use Private Notes.

Advertisement

Advertisement