In Italy, Annick Goutal worked to compose a marvellous garden of fruit ripened in the Italian Sun. She then added cypress, a base note which would echo the Tuscan gardens and landscapes. Annick Goutal spoke eloquently of the scent that can be obtained by rubbing the branches between your palms. The fragrance is an expression of Annick Goutal's great love for the South. It also owes its inspiration to Marguerite Yourcenar's novel "Memoirs of Hadrien", a brilliant literary interpretation of the life of the emperor. This perfume is universal and timeless, evoking the freshness of citrus fruits in the shade of a lemon tree.
Top Notes: Bergamot, Sicilian lemon and citron.
Heart Notes: Mediterranean cypress, basil leaf and grapefruit.
Base Notes: Sandalwood, amber, patchouli and vanilla.