Annick Goutal Duel eau de toilette is part of the Woody Aromatic fragrance group and features notes of of wild orange, absinthe, heather, Paraguay seed, absolu maté tea leaves, iris root, leather, tobacco, musk. This is warm and rich and wonderful fragrance.
Review of Annick Goutal Duel
Olfactoriastravels - "Duel is marketed in the “Boy” bottle, by which I mean the more masculine 100ml flacon rendition Goutal fragrances come in. That I find astounding, and it probably was the reason I never felt great interest for Duel, because I am not looking for explicitly masculine leaning perfumes. In my opinion though, Duel is nothing if not perfectly wearable for women and men.
Upon spraying on the skin one is greeted with a beautiful citrus accord, that is instantly mood- brightening and uplifting. Then a distinct green tea note emerges, perfectly balanced between earthy and airy. There is an underlying sweetness to Duel, that is provided by the soft absinthe note.
In the heart a delicate iris rests on a bed of woody leather and musk. The drydown is a bit more masculine, since the leathery, woody musk dominates, but incredibly smooth and tender.
I don´t like leather scents. Strong ones make me nauseous even. But the leather note here is so soft and merely hinted at, while still being clearly present and distinguishable as well as bedded in such delicious surroundings, I have regained hope that not all leather is lost for me."