Les Nuits, and then Sables
I really think we need an Annick Goutal poll here. What is your number 1 favorite?
Are you actually creating a poll or just asking us to reply?
Mine is Sables.
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Sables hands down.
"Wonderfully wild, eminently civilized" - Derby by Guerlain
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Eau d' Hadrien Absolu and Sables
Sables, love it!
Les Nuits d'Hadrien
None - I keep trying but I just cannot connect favorably with this house.
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, ...... I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost
They are all so good it's hard to decide but I agree, Nuits d'Hadrien and Sables. It's pure olfactory artwork!
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Goutal's Vetiver is outstanding.
I have only tried Vetiver and Eau d'Hadrien. Vetiver is a mess (I am not a fan of the iodine facet of this root), but EdH is a nice sharp citrus.
Easy .... Sables..
.................................................. ...................I'm gonna memorize your name.. and then i'm gonna throw my head away!!........:bounce:.............
Being a lover of the unusual and offbeat, I have a preference for Mandragore (not just the scent, but also because of the mystery and folklore of mandrake root). My second choice is Duel.
Remember the first stanza of John Donne's poem "Song":
Go and catch a falling star,
Get with child a mandrake root,
Tell me where all past years are,
Or who cleft the Devil's foot,
Teach me to hear mermaids singing,
Or to keep off envy's stinging,
Serves to advance an honest mind.
Last edited by JaimeB; 5th August 2008 at 06:51 PM.
Yr good bud,
"Why spend life seeking that which does not satisfy? Why remain a slave, when freedom waits? Let your life shine; illumine the world with your truth!"
Fiat justitia ruat cælum.
Let justice be done, even if the sky should fall.
— Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus
Qui nihil potest sperare, desperet nihil.
Let him who can hope for nothing despair of nothing.
I struggled to find a Goutal scent to like for a while.
Then, a couple months ago, I tested Eau d'Hadrien and completely 'got' it. I am not in the market for a new citrus scent yet, but if I can get my hands on some EdH cheap, I would love to give it some more full wearings. I expected it to be too light and ethereal (like Eau Savage or Citron Citron) but I was pleasantly surprised to find it out it had real depth.
Additionally - last night I tried Eau de Fier for the first time (technically this is one of the woman's scents I think...) and it is strangely smoky with an almost burnt, tar prominent drydown. Fans of Burning Leaves by CBIHP or Tea (Series 1: Leaves) by Comme des Garcons should try this one!
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I'm wearing my favorite today: Les Nuits d'Hadrien.
Enscens Flamboyant / Sables
Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them. - Immanuel Kant
2. Eau d'Hadrien
3. Eau du Sud
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
Sables. For some reason vintage Tabarome reminds me of this scent, only the vint. Tab is milder to me..
Eau d'Hadrien is a masterpiece. It's my favorite.
My favorite houses are Guerlain and Goutal.
Hadrien is AG's masterpiece, and while, the nights are OK, the days were made for love.
Her Vetiver is the sea and only, the sea.
Heure Exquise is the most complicated boudoir fragrance I know, especially when it's worn by a man.
Sables is responsible for as many men's niche copies as Jicky.
And Gardenia Passion is the best waxy white flower available.
Shall I go on?
Last edited by Kevin Guyer; 6th August 2008 at 05:36 AM.
I love Eau d'Hadrien. I could bathe in it. It smells so nice and clean and fresh. Nothing comes close to it.
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.....as the name suggests: SABLES!!!!
- Eau du Fier
- Eau de Monsieur
- Eau du Sud
Sables is my favorite but I only tried that and Vetiver so far.
As much as I like Eau d'Hadrien & Eau de Sud, I think I would keep their Vetiver if I were forced to choose between the three.
As of this writing:
Les Nuits d'Hadrien......4
Eau du Sud.................2
Eau de Monsieur.........1
Thanks for all your responses. I'll try to do this properly next time......
Another vote here for Sables, although it is slightly different these days to how it was about 5 or 6 years ago.
Fine fragrance is alive; it breathes, unfolds and unravels with each passing hour....
i'm not very familiar with Annick Goutal stuff....but i JUST smelled a few scents at a shop when i was going to buy my Rive Gauche.
Eau D'Hadrien is like lemon dishwashing soap...terrible IMO.
Eau De Monsieur was TERRIBLE. like someone dumped curry powder on my arm...i had to wipe it off....
Vetiver was OK, nothing special though...
not too impressed with the 1st three scents i've tested by this house....
Yes, I know this poll is for 'men's' Goutal, but I have to add my vote for the lady's Goutal, Gardenia Passion, I've tried several Goutal samples and really liked Songes, Heure Exquise as well as Eau de Hadrien, but Gardenia Passion is the best on me. I've just purchsed the edp, because I've almost used up the sample, I just have to have it there on my wrist to sniff for another 'hit'! Truly, I think I'm addicted to it
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Sables and Eau de Sud are my favorites of the ones that are supposed to me for men only
Hard question, since I like lot of them.
Hadrien Absolue , Duel and Sables remain my favorites
All of Goutals Orientalistes line rock!
The Ambre Fettiche is one of the best oriental Ambers I smelled, together with Parfum d´Empires Ambre Russe and Lutens Ambre Sultan ,which I still don´t own for some strange reason.
I like the new Musc Nomade, but it doesn´t last on me, as I wished.
Ohhh so many favorites my favorite perfume house
Mandragore Pourpre - where is my wand? I am late for potion class..
Eau d Sud - simply divine
Nuit Etoillee - a walk in an orange grove and pine forest
Ninfeo Mio - a spring air captured that smell like figs, vegetation, dirt, and a bit of grass
Duel - tea and leather
Eau D Monsieur - lemon verbena - chypre
I am not a fan of eau d'hadrien though
I don't know if it's officially a male perfume but Myrrh Ardente is far and away my favourite ... Although it is sadly discontinued now. It's a miraculously, rich mixture of incense and vanilla. My partner wears it but it's quite unisex IMO.
Eau De Fier
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