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Bipolar Bear – Review: Annick Goutal Songes

The following review is from the OT archives, first published on November 2010. I’m happy to report that my relationship with Songes has drastically improved since then. The moral of the story? Revisiting your old fragrant failures, is definitely worth … Continue reading

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Never Say Never – Review: Annick Goutal Ambre Fétiche

For the longest time I hated Ambre Fétiche with a passion, it was my nemesis, the most unwearable amber I knew. The strong feelings stemmed from the fact that for one everybody seemed to love it and perceive it entirely … Continue reading

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Je Ne Sais Quois – Review: Annick Goutal Un Matin d’Orage

I promised to review this a long time ago, but somehow this little gem was overtaken left and right by flashier contenders, so it always got the “I´ll do that next week!” treatment. No more. It is high time to … Continue reading

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Green Enough? – Review: Annick Goutal Duel

Not really green, but green tea, drunk from a leather cup. That is Annick Goutal´s Duel in short. Green enough for Green Week. I received a generous (and adorably cute) 15ml mini with a purchase sometime last year. I was happy to … Continue reading

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When Doubts Turn Into Love – Annick Goutal Vanille Exquise Revisited

Remember this post? I was on the fence whether I liked this perfume or not. Times change, so it is time to re-evaluate my earlier opinion (which primarily consisted of not quite having one ;)) and now, what can I say? … Continue reading

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Bipolar Bear – Review: Annick Goutal Songes

What is it with me and Annick? I adore the house, I like the romantic ideas behind the fragrances, I think the late Annick Goutal and her daughter Camille, who heads the brand since Annick’s untimely death in 1999, are highly … Continue reading

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Secret Garden – Review: Annick Goutal Ninfeo Mio

Ninfeo Mio is one of my “I´m certain this smells differently on me than intended” – fragrances. Do you know what I mean? There are perfumes that have a wonderful concept behind them, are beautifully executed (in this case by … Continue reading

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Scent Layering: 1+1=?

Just a quick post in passing: Remember my struggle with this scent? I never tried to layer scents before, probably because I was afraid to end up with a sillage to empty a stadium or of ruining otherwise perfectly good perfumes … Continue reading

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On the Fence: Do I love thee? – Review: Annick Goutal Vanille Exquise

There are lots of fragrances I like, they are loved and cherished, talked to (yeah, well…) and nowadays blogged about; there are those I do not like at all, that leave me a bit disappointed, as I might have had high hopes … Continue reading

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