Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Annick Goutal Songes

Notes: frangipani, tiare, jasmine notes, incense, vanilla, copahu balm, pepper, ylang-ylang absolute, vetiver, sandalwood, amber, styrax

Songes opens with a very indolic jasmine-strong white floral bouquet with tropical frangipani bringing a slight banana-esque quality to the scent, warm and sweet and creamy.  The fragrance is so well-blended that the vanilla sneaks in gradually, making it seem like it had been there all along, and is a perfect match for the creamy white floral notes.  While the above are the standout notes in Songes, there's also a noticeable bit of amber and a rather gamey-smelling sandalwood in the drydown which lasts several hours.  Many hours later, nothing is left but a slightly powdery yet still creamy vanilla.

Luxurious and heady, Songes is perfect for a romantic summertime evening, when there's still a bit of heat in the air and on the skin....


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