Annick Goutal Eau de Charlotte - For the young girl in every woman this floral fruity fragrance is a deliciously mellow blend of blackcurrant buds, mimosa and cocoa. Eau de Charlotte is an eau de toilette, edt. This fragrance is a part of the Floral Fruity Gourmand fragrance group. Notes include lily, mimosa, lily-of-the-valley, vanilla and cacao.
Bois de Jasmin - "In Eau de Charlotte, the lily of the valley is given a complex application. Rather than being a study of a child’s gustatory pleasures, it’s an impish scent that hides its floral heart beneath its opening notes and which does not display those famous nursery notes as gourmand. It opens green and sharp with blackcurrant bud. Blackcurrant jam is not present and the bud is, unripe and a bit sappy. It lends fruitiness but not an overt sweetness. The sweetness that emerges under the blackcurrant is a vanilla of the type used in a baby product, meaning that the vanilla is not gourmand but is functional—it is the vanilla of a lotion and not that of a cookie.
At first, so remote is the lily of the valley in Eau de Charlotte that one must look for it as if hunting through winter for that first sign of spring. Once it settles in, however, it has a lovely feminine quality, backed by a supple white musk. Wait an hour and the idea that Eau de Charlotte has gourmand notes will disappear. Drydown is a soft white vanilla musk and traces of the mimosa bud. The floral treatment is subtle and engaging, perhaps too subtle given the character of the opening. Still, though, the floral hints at an emergent womanliness, a reminder of that fleeting age where womanhood is on the cusp and childhood is left behind."