Annick Goutal, the famed French fragrance house named after its chic founder, is known for churning-out awe-inspiring scents that evoke emotion, time and place better than most of its competitors. One such fragrance, Eau D’Hadrien, has been a classic of the brand’s for over 30 years. It’s coveted by men and women alike, and has remained a staple for a reason.
Reminiscent of a ripened Italian garden filled with Sicilian lemon, grapefruit and mandarin, lovers of citrus with be enamored with the fresh and clean top notes in the scent. But, it’s not that simple. Waves of cypress and ylang-ylang also make an appearance to root the fragrance with an earthy and location-specific character. The very few ingredients that exist in the formulation work together beautifully.
If you’ve never been to Italy to enjoy an afternoon meandering through one of Tuscany’s farmer’s markets or a day at the beach on Sardinia, Eau D’Hadrien will take you there. Anytime a scent can instantly transport you to another world, attention must be paid. You can purchase a bottle of the scent yourself at the house’s beautiful new West Village location at 397 Bleecker Street.