Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Annick Goutal Un Matin D'Orage

I think I am naming this week Fragrance Week here at the Beauty Alchemist. Since I talked about fragrance yesterday, have at least one more for Thursday and am today running a review I did that appeared first in Sniffapalooza magazine in March. There are just so many new scents out there and I love to try them all.

Today is Annick Goutal Un Matin D'Orage. The newest from this vaunted French house and I love it. It is one of my favorites of the year so far. This is one I will definitely be getting a full bottle of. Well, the rollerball to be exact. I featured the rollerball in my best beauty buys. It's 29.00, adorable, portable and affordable. Doesn't get much better.

Picture a Japanese garden, one stormy morning… that’s the lead off line for the newest Annick Goutal Un Matin D’Orage.

Created by Isabelle Doyen and Camille Goutal, they wanted to give the wearer the idea of the garden with it’s "rain drenched earth" but the sun also "piercing the balmy mist that rises" from the earth, over the "rain drenched white flowers"
They have succeeded extremely well.

Un Matin D’Orage starts off with hit of jasmine, a nice jasmine, and one that is not very indolic. From there the white flowers begin to blossom and the tiniest bit of citrus wafts by. The fragrance quickly gives way to full on gardenia, a wet gardenia. The gardenia you would smell right on the bush, fresh, with the foliage adding a note of it’s own.

It is in no way heavy or cloying and is one of the sprightliest scents I’ve smelled in awhile. It’s fresh, light, and sunny. I immediately got an image of a sunny Spring day bursting with blooms. ( It was a great visual moment).

The dewy rain figures in throughout the scent as well. Not aquatic but just a hint of wet. The wet that caresses the flowers lightly and adds that bit of scent when there is heat out to burn off that dew. It all mixes together in a heady white floral that enchants the nose.

The notes for Un Matin D’Orage are:
Jasmine Sambac, Soft Magnolia, Sicilian Lemon, Peppery Ginger, Indonesian Champaca and Green Perilla.

Un Matin D'Orage is on counters at Nordstrom, Saks, Neimans. Online at those locations ad more like

Besides the rollerball, there is the 1.7 oz EDT for 80.00 and a 6.8 oz Body Cream for $ 95.00

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