Swapping instrumental notes for the olfactory variety, Annick Goutal began creating scents that quickly won a following of connoisseurs and artists in Paris. From the very start of her career, everything she touched became a success, like the now-iconic Eau d’Hadrien, composed in 1981. The flagship fragrance of the House tells the story of the famous Tuscan hills and the tribulations of the namesake emperor, described by Marguerite Yourcenar in Memoirs of Hadrian.
The essence of French elegance and refinement, Annick’s core values are passed on and shared today, for the Maison Goutal is committed to maintaining the family and emotional ties it has forged with its clientele. In 1998, Petite Chérie was created in homage to the creator’s daughter, Camille Goutal. Today Camille, as Creative Director, works on the composition of each fragrance in harmony with talented perfumer Isabelle Doyen, a loyal friend and collaborator with Annick Goutal from the start.