Introduced by Annick Goutal in 1980 and discontinued over the last years, Eau de Monsieur is a woody chypre fragrance, intended for both men and women. I am not sure about the reasons that lead to the decision of giving up its manufacturing process (probably got something to do with the sales, in spite of the fact that, as far as I can tell, the customers were always pleased with it), but the day I tested Eau de Monsieur on my skin I knew I found another masculine fragrance per se.
I had the chance to test Eau de Monsieur in 2011, 31 years after its launch and my conclusion is that the perfume was more actual that ever. I sprayed initially Eau de Monsieur on the blotter to make a first impression (sometimes there are unisex fragrance that does not do it for me, so it’s better to play safe) and the rich citrus accords charmed me right away. Then, applied on my wrist, Eau de Monsieur revealed itself with a striking masculine elegance that I have only associated with few fragrances until that time (read Habit Rouge from Guerlain alongside Polo and Polo Modern Reserve from Ralph Lauren). Of course Eau de Monsieur’s style does not posses the aristocracy of Guerlain, nor the All American Classic of Ralph Lauren, but all in all it is a fragrance with a very pleasant development on the skin, that could be of your interest. Should you find it!
Eau de Monsieur has a very simple construction, in which the dominant citric note of lemon is wrapped around warm amber, combined with the elegance of sandalwood and the longevity of oakmoss. The fragrance sits excellent on the skin, leaving a trail that will transform you into a conspicuous presence.
Annick Goutal Eau de Monsieur Perfume Details
- Eau de Monsieur from Annick Goutal is available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Chypre
- For: Unisex
- Year Introduced: 1980
- Recommended Wear: Evening
- Dress Code: Casual