Annick Goutal Bois d'Hadrien is a unisex woody aromatic scent that was launched in 2017. The waning daylight is an invitation to halt in the ochre hills of Tuscany. At this very moment, the evening reveals fragrances in all their glory. The warm notes of cypress waft from the undergrowth creating an impression of everlasting peace, as the scent of the lemon trees rolls down the hillside. Bois d'Hadrien features notes of cedar, Siberian pine, fir balsam, incense and musk. It is an eau de parfum, edp.
An excerpt of a review from The Candy Perfume Boy: "A tale of an evening spent watching the sunset over the auburn hills of Tuscany. The second chapter in Goutal’s Hadrien story.
Perfumer and house founder Annick Goutal created Eau d’Hadrien in 1981, taking inspiration from Marguerite Youcenar’s novel ‘Memoirs of Hadrien’ to create a celebration of hesperides (citrus notes). Fast forward to 2018 and Annick’s daughter Camille has reinterpreted this sunny-citrus style of fragrance with Bois d’Hadrien, a unisex fragrance with warm, glowing notes evocative of life under the Tuscan sun. It smells like wood that has slowly roasted under the afternoon sun, with a wave of sparkling citrus (a resplendent lime note, specifically) and herbaceous basil. It’s absolutely glorious."
Fragrantica: "It smells rich, mellow, fragrant but never cloying or overwhelming; yet the airiness of the opening citruses never leaves the scene, and combines so beautifully with both the greens and the incense."
Fragrantica: "Like wandering into that magic spot where the summer sun has baked a carpet of fallen pine needles. Warm and tranquil. Yellow conifer."