Annick Goutal ‘Nuit et Confidences’
“Inspired by the artistic and intellectual milieu to which Annick Goutal was attached, Camille Goutal and the perfumer, Mathieu Nardin, conceived together this distinguished and sensual scent. A composition that evokes curiosity. NUIT ET CONFIDENCES plunges us into the heart of an oriental sensuality. Dizzying heights are attained by bergamot and the full-bodied pepper that gives the fragrance its character and impertinence. Then comes the frankincense and
tonka bean that capture the attention and act to bewitch. In the background, vanilla and white musk turn heads to capture another breath of this extremely refined and feminine fragrance.”
Top Notes: Bergamot, Pepper
Heart Notes: Frankincense, Tonka Bean
Base Notes: Vanilla, White Musk
Last week I was whisked away for a romantic night in London with ‘BAE’ (as the kidz say!), I’m not talking about my fiancé here, I’m talking about Annick Goutal. The team invited a handful of bloggers to spend the night in a fabulous hotel in London, it was the cutest townhouse in Marylebone, complete with macaroons and monogrammed pyjamas left on the bed and instructions on where to meet the taxi that evening for dinner. We were romanced with wining, dining and fine fragrance at the beautiful Chiltern Firehouse. If that’s not true love, I don’t know what is… FYI, the boyfriend needs to up his game!
As you might have guessed from my romantic evening, the fragrance itself has rather a sensual theme. Annick Goutal Nuit et Confidences is filled with rich and delicious notes of sweet, earthy tonka bean, vanilla and trailing white musk. There is also a creamy accord to it, which reminds me of Chantilly cream and praline. To off-set the sweetness, there is also a hint of spice (pink pepper) and a slight smoky citrus accord of bergamot. At the heart of the fragrance there is a heavy hit of frankincense, which really gives the fragrance a beautiful sense of elegance, luxury and opulence amongst the delicious sweetness. Whilst I’m not normally a wearer of sweeter fragrances, Annick Goutal has managed to side-step ‘Sugary Sweet’ and instead created a fragrance which is more ‘cream cakes and cocktails’ opulence! Nuit et Confidences is rich, sensual, delicious and fabulous. It’s elegantly blended with Parisian charm, fabulous soirées, the finest patisseries, contagious confidence and unabashed joy. Ladies who love a fine fragrance and embrace the sweeter side of life are going to adore this one, make sure you pop instore to sample it soon, it’s a delight!