April in Paris. We were counting on sunshine-filled days with balmy breezes. Instead, we traipsed through the Tuileries, viewed the Eiffel Tower from the blustery Trocadero, and tiptoed through the Versailles Garden tulips with hats, scarves, gloves, and umbrellas blowing inside out. The most promising sign of spring we found was when we ducked into the Annick Goutal boutique on Rue de Castiglione. It was there that we first sampled Nuit Etoilée, the latest creation of Camille Goutal and Isabelle Doyen. One sniff and we were in the midst of a verdant, aromatic forest on a cool summer evening. This is truly a shared scent, with the traditional ribbed and ribboned bottle for women, and the masculine square bottle for men.
Nuit Etoilée won’t be available in stores until mid-May, but if you leave a comment below (the spring fragrance launch you’re most looking forward to? your favorite Paris memory? or just say hi!) we’ll enter your name in our giveaway to win a sample! Good luck!