It was love at first sniff. I can not think of any other fragrance that makes me feel so happy everytime I put it on. The first time I tried Annick Goutal’s Le Chevrefeuille was in B18 and at the first whiff of this bright, sunny scent, I knew I had to have it.
Le Chevrefeuille was released in 2003 as a limited-edition and was created by Annick Goutal’s daughter Camille Goutal and perfumer Isabelle Doyen. The notes are honeysuckle, green notes, narcissus, jasmine and lemon petigrain. It’s like summer in a bottle. Its citrus note is very apparent on the opening and then it settles into a delicious, green honeysuckle. It is not a complex scent but it is so cute and so cheery it makes me smile all day long. From what I read, this perfume is a truely straightforward honeysuckle scent. I can’t remember whether I’ve smelled the real smell of honeysuckle, maybe I should start go down to the flower market more often and find out…
And it also makes me think of Audrey Tautou in Amelie. I guess I sort of picture this scent on an adorable, quirky, french girl with cute dresses walking along on the cobbled streets of Paris..
Again, this fragrance was launched as a limited edition but you can still find it in several online perfume shops and also B18. I got the 50 ml bottle for a mere Rp. 250.000.
I would have paid more. Really. Just look at the pretty bottle.
Image taken from aedes.com, procorbis.com and andreas.de