Following up on a previous post about an upcoming new Annick Goutal perfume, Rose Splendide, we received further information and realized there are in fact three news-items about roses by Goutal. Rose Splendide is indeed a new composition while Quel Amour! and Rose Absolue, two other rose scents by the house, have been revisited to become lighter "Eaux Parfumées," (Perfumed Waters.) The trio has been assembled in a collection of sorts under the tag line, Rose So Chic....
All three compositions are co-signed by perfumer Isabelle Doyen and artistic director Camille Goutal. The latter is the daughter of founder Annick Goutal.
Rose Splendide, the new creation, is described as a green, musky and fresh rose interpretation inspired by a stroll taken in the early morning in a rose garden drenched in morning dew. A "fragile and delicate" Centifolia rose mingles with magnolia and pear. Its concentration is also that of an "eau parfumée."
Rose Absolue (1984) was "revisited" in a new lighter version. It features "the essences of all the most noble roses of the Orient and West", namely: May rose, Turkish rose, Bulgarian rose, Damascean rose, Egyptian rose and Moroccan rose.
Quel Amour! (2002) becomes a new "eau parfumée" maintaining the gourmand and sparkling facets of the original. It features peony, wild roses, geranium rosa, redcurrant, pomegranate, vine peach.
In memory of founder Annick Goutal who passed away due to breast cancer, the perfume house will donate 5€ from each purchase of one of these 3 rose perfumes between September 1, 2010 and October 31, 2010 included to AVEC (Association pour la Vie Espoir contre le Cancer.)
Via press release