Friday, April 20, 2007

Annick Goutal- Quel Amour! (EDP)

Quel Amour! from Annick Goutal isn't a fragrance you'd expect to find on my dresser. It has the scariest list of notes: pomegranate, blueberry, red currant, Morello cherry, peach (!!!), peony, wild rose, pink geranium and ambergris. As a rule, I stay away from fruity scents, and with a good reason. Mango, peach, lychee fruit and their other juicy cousins do two things when introduced to my skin: turn sour and refuse to go away.

In this case, through some alchemy of notes, there's no little pink umbrella swirling in the air. Only the pomegranate and cherry are detectable, and both show their deep red, sensual side. The sweet, feminine feel is cheerful and bright. It makes me think of a summer day in a lush garden. The geranium is fresh and sharp, almost herbal and it gives a perfect balance to the ripe fruit.

It's a great match for a sundress and a cute pair of high-heeled sandals. This perfume is girly without feeling juvenile and makes one feel pretty. Can't ask for much more for spring that has (finally and reluctantly) arrived.



  1. I don't think I've ever smelled this one. But your description makes me want to...

  2. T- It's definitely worth sniffing. I'm not a fan of Goutal's more popular fruit scents, but this one has an edge that makes it very wearable for me.


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