My favorite is Neroli.
One of my favorite houses! It's probably easier for me to list ones I don't like, since I like so many. Here are the ones I own:
Encens Flamboyant: Pure campfire in a bottle. This is my go-to fall/winter scent. Can't imagine cold weather without it.
Eau de Charlotte: I've never been able to describe this one. Greens and blackberries. Very comforting. My first AG bottle.
Heure Exquise: Rose chypre. I also have the body oil, which I like even more. Deep and rich.
Un Matin d'Orage: Fizzy white flowers and apricot skin. A mistake; I'll probably end up swapping this one. Too thick for me.
Mandragore: Herbal citrus. Disappears far too quickly on my skin.
Les Nuits d'Hadrien: Herbal citrus chypre. Classic.
My favorite is Neroli.
My favorite Goutal is Sables. Also love
Eau de Charlotte
"I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
I own quite a lot of the Goutals: Songes is a favourite and quite a head-turner; Grand Amour and L'Heure exquise I find intensely beautiful; Encens Flambloyant I love to wear in the coldest winter; L'Eau du Sud is really a citrus chypre in the Eau Sauvage family; I love the gentle animalic tones and bright ambrette of Musc Nomade.
I don't own Tubéreuse Absolue but it's an interesting fragrance that's almost all tuberose absolute.
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I enjoy these:-
Duel (too bad about its longevity)
I'm a newbie, and am not terribly familiar with the line, but I really like Mandragore. It seems so unusual.
Welcome, Ronni. Mandragore is a great choice. I love how it blooms on my skin, and I find the longevity to be pretty good, too.
Eau D'Hadrien was one of the first scents I bought when I got into perfume. It was quite unusual for me. I got the EDP and the cypress was strong. I took some getting used to but now it's a favorite. So crisp and unique. Perfect to wear when eating as the lemon doesn't clash with food.
Eau de Camille is another must have. Very fresh & green. Springtime perfection.
I love the Vanille Exquise although it's D/C.
Neroli is good if light with low sillage. (Not sure but this is probably D/C, too.)
La Violette is just beautiful, too. It is a sweet violet. No complaints, there.
I don't get on with roses much, so the other scents don't work for me.
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I have a great appreciation of Annick Goutal scents - I think the florals are very natural and authentic smelling, and own quite a few AG scents. At the moment, my favorites are Encens Flamboyant (I know, its not one of the florals, but its addictive!) and Folavril.
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My two favorites are:
Les Nuits d'Hadrien
... but this is also from the perspective of a man. Les Nuits d'Hadrien is probably the more feminine of the two. My girlfriend wears it occasionally and it smells great on her. I think it's probably one of the best offerings from Annick Goutal.
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I have two favourites from this perfume house: Rose Absolue & Amber Fetiche.
Eau du Ciel
Heure Exquise EdP
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Eau du Fier
And, of course, Hadrien in its original version. The new reformulation is atrocious.
Well, there are a bunch I haven't tried, but I haven't been wowed by the ones I have tried. Two big exceptions: Vetiver and Eau du Sud. I LOVE those two!
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I like Ambre Fétiche, Grand Amour, and L'Heure exquise, but I feel that Songes is the standout of the line, especially the body lotion + EDP combination.