Launched in 1981, Eau d'Hadrien by Annick Goutal has become the quintessential summer fragrance.
Inspired by Belgian writer Marguerite Yourcenar's 1951 novel, "Les Mémoires d'Hadrien" about the about the life and death of Roman Emperor Hadrian. The novel was a huge success and Annick Goutal, a fan of the book, wanted to create a fragrance that evoked the timeless freshness of a Mediterranean citrus grove.
The EdP is a zesty citrus scent but in a concentration that might not be for everyone, so in 2013 Eau d’Hadrien Cologne was introduced. Here the zestiness of the lemon in the EdP has been toned down and replaced with bergamot and bitter petitgrain, softened and sweetened with mandarin. There is a green aspect to the cologne that comes from basil and rosemary, while orange blossom adds a floral dimension. Musk rounds it all out at the base.
A perfect unisex citrus cologne for a warm summer’s day.
Notes: Sicilian lemon, grapefruit, mandarin, bergamot, petitgrain, basil, rosemary, orange blossom and musk.
Parfumeur: Isabelle Doyen.