Songes by Annick Goutal

ˮA tender light, a sensual mystery… A midsummer night’s dream in lights.

On the eve of an exotic night on the island of Mauritius, as darkness falls, walking in an exotic garden,
Camille Goutal is taken by surprise by the spellbinding scent of frangipani at dusk when nature takes over the night.
She could not overcome her desire to create a fragrance to immortalize this precious memory.
Just as in a dream, the sensual petals of the Tiaré flower, Jasmine sambac and Ylang Ylang absolute,
blend against a dark background of balms and Bourbon Vanilla.ˮ                            from the official site

The perfume was created in 2005 by Isabelle Doyen.

 

 

NOTES: Vanilla, Jasmine, Ylang ylang, Frangipani, Tiare flower

 

My review

In French songes means dreams. And this perfume is indeed a dream. A sweet dream from which you do not want to wake up, a dream that carries you close to the sun, to the light, and to the feeling of of happiness as part of you. I don’t like sweet perfumes, but this gem conquered me forever. And it’s so sweet!

Songes opens on my skin with vanilla and ylang ylang. Somewhere in the background there is a touch of jasmine. Vanilla seems to crush flowers and fill them with her fragrance. This is the feeling that this vanilla blend gives me. It is a powerful, loud, and sensational smell.It has a pleasant sweetness, familiar, not a sticky candy one. The smell of ylang ylang enveloped by the warmth of vanilla gives a fabulous result.

The perfume leads me to a 1800s woman, dressed in those days, holding an umbrella in her hand and walking in the streets of a big city. All the passers-by turned their heads to feel and enjoy the smell she left behind. This is Songes. The smell of a dream.

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