Hi there Posse Peeps! Grand Amour by Annick Goutal is one of my all time favourites and turning 21 this year. Sadly it tends to sit a bit neglected lately. I did not bring it out of the cupboard once in our Southern Hemisphere spring or summer this year and have belatedly grabbed it out for winter. It is working very nicely for me but I am much more used to spritzing lavishly in the heat and going about my day. I was thinking how it’s a great sunshine memory fragrance but also that it would be bang on perfect for any of you reading right now in the north.
Grand Amour by Annick Goutal, Francis Camail for Annick Goutal 1996
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Top: Honeysuckle, Hyacinth, Lily, Turkish rose
Heart: Broom, Indian mimosa, Jasmine, Leather
Base: Amber, Musk, Myrrh, Vanilla
All this got me thinking because there are three ways to fragrantly heat beat. Go OTT heady floral, dry spicy desert mix or find a cooling blast of florists fridge. On different days I’m inspired to go any of these ways. Seeing that we are here with Grand Amour let’s talk floral!
Honeysuckle is tart on me, smells like it has a whiff of lemon in it. Add that to the cool dewy roses and rest of the bouquet and you have a floral extravaganza, fresh from the florist.
The heart is less cool and prim, suddenly we are aflame, our cold heart is melting into a heady mimosa/jasmine cocktail. Under that is the darkness of leather/birch, hinting at fleshy, carnal mysteries.
Later, the fragrance warms through with resins and the exercise warmed skin of the musks. It sweetens, deepens and becomes comfortable, relaxed, sated. A whiff of incense gives the whole adventure a religious, holy taint. As if this Grand Amour has been blessed fated and by the gods.
How do you deal with the heat? Floral, spicy or icy?
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