|Annick Goutal Sables in 1985|
July is holiday time and in South Europe the coasts are a blast of Mediterranean smells floating in the heat, highlighted by the salty sparkle of sea breeze. There’s a wide range of bushes well representing this image in the perfumer’s palette and a good part of them is also present in many dishes, but definitely immortelle succeeds in conveying the mighty sun at its zenith.
Launched exactly thirtytwo years ago in 1985, Annick Goutal Sables masterfully renders this warm embrace by fearlessly building a unique, revolutionary architecture around immortelle absolute, a raw material Annick certainly met during her training years in Grasse and which she definitely felt in love with.
|Immortelle alongside the Corsican Coast (Bruno Petrigilia)|
|Clytie - Louis Welden Hawkins|
The word helichrysum, the botanical name of immortelle, come from the Greek words Helios, sun and chrysos, gold which refer to the beautiful yellow flowers from which an essential oil, a concrete and an absolute can be extracted. Words are ancient spells for who feels their power and in Sables you can definitely smell this golden radiation. The sun is also that star shining bright on your life, the loved one at the center of your live giving you warmth sheltering embrace.
Even the word immortelle referring to the flowers keeping their beauty even when the rest fades, sounds more than a promise of eternal love. Given also its tenacious smell, it’s no wonder Mme Goutal composed Sables for her husband, the cellist Alain Meunier after vacations spent together on Ȋle de Ré and Corsica.
|Annick Goutal's husband Cellist Alain Meunier|
|Sables current release - credits Annick Goutal Paris|