French house Annick Goutal, now owned by the Korean group Amore Pacific, yet still very much attuned to French style and culture, is launching a new perfume called Nuit et Confidences. It is the second entry into a collection of what turns out to be consistently nightime-inspired, polished, dressy niche scents...
It all started out with Tenue de Soirée, which marked a turning-point for a brand better-known for its bucolic story-telling and nature-loving fragrances. Fashion and lifestyle themes are usually the purview of designer brands.
Continuing to weave the thematic of a busy nightlife in the city, the new scent is dedicated to night owls or "oiseaux de nuit", people who feel an affinity with the vibrancy of hours which others equate with spending time more sagely sleeping.
The composition is the result of the collaboration between Camille Goutal, the founder's daughter, and perfumer Mathieu Nardin of Robertet. Both already worked together on the first jus in the collection, Tenue de Soirée.
The eau de parfum has top notes of bergamot and pepper with a heart of frankincense and tonka bean and finally a base of vanilla and white musks.
[Photo: Annick Goutal Launch at Noliski's, on Facebook]