Annick Goutal Les Nuits d'Hadrien is a citrus aromatic fragrance inspired by the wondrous scent of a Tuscan garden under a starlit sky. It features notes of Mediterranean cypress, basil, Egyptian cumin, juniper bay, ylang-ylang, vanilla, sandalwood, Indonesian patchouli, amber and white musk. It is an eau de toilette, edt, and was created by Isabelle Doyen. This fragrance is in the Citrus Aromatic fragrance group.
For the Love of Perfume - "The first burst of fragrance screams green basil and lemon rinds, fresh and bitter at the same time, not quite edible but very refreshing, like a mist of lemon water on a squelching, hot day. Characterizing the heart of the fragrance and warming it up significantly, cumin makes its appearance shortly after the refreshing citrus burst. Other heart notes include cypress and juniper, explaining why I never quite feel as if I'm wearing perfume with this one. Rather, I feel as if I am walking around with a self-attached herbal mister to exhilarate and restore my energy - perfect for the oppressively hot climate where I reside. To balance and soften the aromatic stimulation, vanilla, amber and white musk offer an exquisite dry down which lasts on my skin for the remainder of the day."
Fragrantica: "I love how unique this fragrance is. It is far more than just citrus - and so beautifully done. I pull the balsams and even a note that smells like pink peppercorn. The opening is spicy and bright. The dry-down stays very interesting and gets much warmer. I've never found anything else like it."
Fragrantica: "Utterly enchanting! Like a Citrus orchard after the rain with a faint hint of crushed herbs. It's fresh and unique amongst the myriad of Citrus scents out there. It's that warm, anise note from the Caraway and Juniper that sets it apart."