Annick Goutal Tenue de Soiree is a new 2016 chypre release. Centering around iris and patchouli, Annick Goutal describes it as "Inspired by the special feeling of a promise that precedes a night in Paris, Tenue de Soirée is a fragrance of freedom, impertinence and audacity..." An elegant, romantic perfume.
It is an eau de parfum, edp and in the Chypre fragrance group.
Review of Annick Goutal Tenue de Soiree
Colognoisseur - "The perfume does not begin promisingly as there is a very typical fruity opening of berries and pear. The best part of it is M. Nardin makes it hazy instead of intrusive. He has better things to get to which is to use a vibrant orris which he supports with violet and freesia. The orris is as close as I get to finding the “getting ready to go out” vibe as I can imagine an iris-scented powder or lipstick being used although this orris is not that powdery. It has a richness to it which sets itself up to be part of the gourmand chypre base M. Nardin assembles. The chypre parts are courtesy of patchouli and low-atranol oakmoss. This is the chypre-ish nature without the heavy bite as M. Nardin also keeps it lighter. The finishing touch is a sweet praline accord; sugary, nutty, and bready. It adds a unique vector to a chypre focused base. It isn’t something I would have expected to like as much as I do. The praline fits with the patchouli and oakmoss in a sweet earthy way."