Thursday, December 17, 2009
Annick Goutal Sables
The initial spray is a jolt of unfamiliar territory. Other reviews mention maple syrup and a host of others guesses, but after 5 minutes or so and focusing on what it is I'm smelling, the dominant note here seems to be a very resinous amber with Everlasting Flower hot on its heels. It is dark, semi sweet and borderline anamalic. There is a slightly smoky pepper wafting around in this eclectic stew.
Sables drydown takes awhile and exhibits a toned down sandal with a hint of vanilla that seems to subdue the floral-amber a notch or two. This duo really resonates for quite some time contributing to a scent with exceptional longevity. No doubt Sables is off the beaten path, but it seems to be one of those fragrances that, the more I smell it, the more I adjust and come to like it.