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Songes (2006)
by Annick Goutal


Songes information

Year of Launch2006
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 204 votes)

People and companies

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

About Songes

Songes is a feminine perfume by Annick Goutal. The scent was launched in 2006 and the fragrance was created by perfumers Isabelle Doyen and Camille Goutal

Reviews of Songes

I didn't expect to like Songes at all: from what I had read about it I thought it was going to be too sweet and gourmand for my taste. However, I was very pleasantly surprised! On my skin, Songes (I've only tried the Eau de Parfum so far) is essentially a jasmine and vanilla fragrance, with some very subtle wood and herbal notes I really can't identify. It is quite sweet compared to most other fragrances I wear, but not overly so. The jasmine and vanilla smell extremely natural, and the fragrance smells very refined and expensive: I can't help feeling that Songes is what Alien (another fragrance I always think of as an essentially jasmine and vanilla perfume) could have been, but like every other Mugler fragrance I've tried, is an overly sweet and commercial gourmand instead.

My bottle of Songes might be the one and only that I ever have; by the time I finish it, I might well have had enough of it; but at the moment I am thoroughly enjoying it. A definite thumbs up!
23rd September, 2015

SONGES is an excellent fragrance that invite to love. fresh and has admirable scent,not too loud,not too low just right for a romantic mood.for me it is like stepping on a cloud and sailing off to a dream world;being myself,feeling refreshed and energized by the aura that surrounds me.a blend of florals for a young girl's whismy with a sophistication that pleases the mature woman.Deeply Romantic,Intensely Feminine and Absolutely Breathtaking.

On my skin it starts off quite florally,inspiring and fresh and then slowly slowly fades into a elegant, sweet and lovely fact the fragrance best part appears after a few minutes when sensual ylang ylang offers a modern femininity alongside jasmine and promises to linger for more intimate is perfect for spring& also suitable for wedding and when you want to get in the romantic mood or when you are going to a share a nice evening with your man.


Longevity?Pretty Good on my skin.

01st June, 2015
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
Frangipani and jasmine galore, a light white floral opening, and floral it remains! Although the drydown displays ylang-ylang nicely, there are some temporary light peppery whiffs, but the base adds a nice vanilla that dominates until the ends, with a few wood notes added here or there. I get little amber, and essentially on me it is a white floral/vanilla fragrance.

Is it too sweet? Not on my skin, it is well balanced in its sweetness. It is well blended, and whilst not of high originality it develops quite nicely. I get adequate sillage and projection, with four hours of longevity. For spring days for the sweet white floral lover. 3.5/5
07th January, 2015
Genre: Fruity Floral

Dreams? Nightmare is more like it.

The sinus-hammering candied fruit and indolic white flower accord upon which Songes opens smells entirely artificial. Its central element is a Godzilla-sized tuberose that’s been miraculously shorn of every trace of grace or charm. If a flower could chew tobacco and expectorate loudly into a spittoon, this one would.

I was pleased to discover that the sweet “froot” recedes within an hour, but I can’t decide whether leaving the nasty plastic flower accord exposed on its own amounts to much of an improvement. In all honesty, this is the kind of perfume that gives tuberose a bad name. (Amarige and Giorgio are its co-conspirators.) The good news is that the entire experience is over rather quickly, as Songes slides into its soapy, woody-vanillic drydown within a couple of hours. Thank heaven for small mercies.
03rd July, 2014
I love this so much that I have it both in Eau de Parfum and Eau de Toilette.
Both are breathtakingly beautiful and in my opinion the best tropical scents.
Both are very similar but there are still a few differences:
The Eau de Parfum is my true love as the ylang note is a little less prominent and the frangipani note which I adore a little more present.The Eau de Parfum also has an almost edible,addictive vanilla note which made me fall in love with it.This note is more present in fresher bottles.I definitely recommend buying it in reputable stores as Songes seems to lose its freshness within a couple of years.

Due to the complexity and deepness of Songes it seems suitable as a winter tropical,but I still find it best on very hot days when it's mellowed out a little and envelopes me with a sensual,creamy cloud.
16th January, 2014
The initial blast of strong jasmine, gardenia and tuberose with yang yang is reminiscent of Fracas, but Songes does not remain at this high level of concentration for long. Within half an hour it has calmed down and a pleasant light wood scent is balanced with the white florals. Somehow though one misses that initial blast and wishes it hadn't shared the stage with the wood notes.

In the opening blast there is a short moment when the rubbery banana note mentioned by another reviewer takes center stage and one wonders if this is going to be Fracas with banana replacing peach, but the moment is fleeting.

Since it so resembles Fracas with nothing new of note to say, I can't give it points for originality, hence the neutral review. Perfectly decent, but if you like white florals, stick with the grande dame, Fracas.
02nd January, 2014 (last edited: 10th January, 2014)

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