The scent of roses has always been an enduring favorite of Annick Goutal. She found the perfect rose growing in a priest’s garden and set out to capture that beauty in a bottle. This rose-inspired scent was a dream come true for Goutal and would ultimately become her last perfume. The fragrance’s name, Ce Soir ou Jamais, means “Tonight or Never.”
The scent of Eau d’Hadrien is advertised as a clean and citrusy fragrance, with notes of Sicilian lemon, citron, grapefruit, green mandarine, cypress, ylang-ylang, and aldehyde. In terms of longevity, sillage, and wearability, it is an excellent choice for a daytime or evening fragrance.
Inspired by the novel “Hadrien,” Eau d’Hadrien by Annick Goutal is a timeless fragrance that evokes the citrusy freshness of a Mediterranean grove. The scent is a classic and a trademark of Goutal Paris. Its citrus-aromatic notes are enhanced by the addition of cypress wood, which makes it greener and more concentrated.
Despite its popularity, Eau d’Hadrien remains a favorite among many men. Its citrus-y notes are backed by a light herbal note, which includes mint and basil. It ends with a smoky note and a hint of sweat. Many find Sud to be overpowering, and it leans masculine compared to many other Annick Goutal unisex fragrances.