Hello, Madamex, and welcome to Basenotes. Congratulations on your ebay win. I'm not familiar with all of the Annick Goutal fragrances, but several of them. Her Tubereuse, no. Her Rose Absolue, yes. Intense rose aroma, pungent and spicy on opening; seems to have some hint of bitter green, and I could swear jasmine but perhaps I'm wrong; becomes less intense as it dries down, of course, and somewhat powdery, but never less pungent really -- at least not on my skin. I like this one very much, but on me it's not a soft rose, nor a soft, sweet rose aroma, and probably not for anyone who is on the fence about rose-themed fragrances, or who is not completely in love with them. On the other hand, if you love Agent Provocateur, Rosa Magnifica, or even Kingdom Summer Limited Edition, you may love (or sort of like) Rose Absolue. Just my humble opinion.