Eau d'HadrienHadrien Absolu (1988) Eau de Parfum

Eau d'Hadrien (Eau de Parfum) / Hadrien Absolu by Goutal / Annick Goutal
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Eau d'Hadrien (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Goutal / Annick Goutal for women and men and was released in 1988. The scent is citrusy-fresh. It is being marketed by AmorePacific / 아모레퍼시픽은.

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Fragrance Notes

Sicilian lemon, Citron, Grapefruit, Green mandarin, Ylang-ylang, Cypress, Bergamot

Ratings

Scent

7.8 (97 Ratings)

Longevity

6.3 (69 Ratings)

Sillage

5.8 (69 Ratings)

Bottle

7.1 (76 Ratings)
Submitted by Chemist, last update on 10.08.2019.

Variant of the fragrance concentration

This is a variant of the perfume Eau d'Hadrien (Eau de Toilette) by Goutal / Annick Goutal, which differs in concentration.
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FFL

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Very helpful Review    8
A citrus scent of superlatives...
this water of Hadrian is indeed. But when is a fragrance really special?

If he smells good... check... when he's a popular classic... check. But this perfume actually sets a record: According to celebrityfragrances.com, this fragrance is worn by more Holliwood stars than any other. Proud 21 nominations can be found there, among them some great legends of the American film.

It is surpassed only by Chanel No. 5 with 30 mentions - but this fragrance is a good 60 years older and therefore out of competition. The nice Aventus only gets one mention :)

Now let's get to the actual fragrance: released in 1981 (as EdT), it was one of Annick Goutal's first perfumes and can be described as the flagship of this house. The EdP we're talking about here came a little later (1988) and lasts a little longer than the EdT. The higher scent concentration is the reason. This makes it smell even more lemony and fresh than the EdT. The durability unfortunately remains below average. But at the beginning you get a strong freshness kick.

This kick comes from the lemonatzitrone (cedrat) which smells even more citric than lemons. Some people think this scent is like a toilet stone or citrus cleaner, and I have to admit, sometimes I find it a bit too stinging.

Nevertheless a great Mediterranean scent, reminiscent of the garden of Villa Adriana, where once Emperor Hadrian last resided.

Another superlative is the number of flacon variants. After the renaming from Annick Goutal to Goutal, the flacons were redesigned. There is also a Homme variant (square) and a Femme variant (oval) with identical contents. I haven't seen anything like this in any other perfume yet.

Annick Goutal, who died in 1999, left behind Eau d'Hadrien, a fragrance of superlatives for posterity that is indeed beyond comparison with lavatories.

Your Frankfurt Fragrance Lover
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pudelbonzo

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consistent freshener
" Hömma - are you still biting fresh? "

So here in the pot unreasonable acting or thinking is commented.
Fresh and free from the soul.

I like this blunt way in which a shot of cordiality always resonates.

But since I prefer to be "fresh", I use Eau d`Hadrien, because I am immune against comments of this kind
The scent could awaken marmots and animate lively actions.

Clearly citric and at the same time aquatic, it blows around me like a stiff lemon breeze.
The cypress blends green with it, but also with an invigorating effect.

Otherwise there is no noteworthy fragrance development - but as a "cheerful alarm clock" Hadrien does his thing well.

I like this consistent attitude
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Brunhild

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Lemon, lemon pure.
Like every year in summer a citrus scent can move in with me, I love lemon scents in summer, they give me so much cool freshness, holiday mood comes up, I dream of the south with lemon trees under which I stay. This year it is after a long time again Eau d, Hadrien Edp, lemon pure, the little sweet comes probably from the little Mandarine. Many facets one may not expect, there is only lemon, clear and pure and if I am on the Titrontrip is Eau d, Hadrien wonderful. I use with the Goutaldufften of which I like some very well only Edp, because the Edt unfortunately are not very durable.
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Greatly helpful Review    5
Cologne Noir
This is the most atypical, shady, low down smelling antithesis of all citrus colognes you could ever imagine; the Evil Twin of Extra Vielle; cologne from the Dark Side.

After the most perfunctory of citrus fanfares Eau d'Hadrien EdP maintains only the most marginal relation to citrus via its herbaceous and choppy textured lemongrass note; but this is a fig leaf - there to provide a surface cologne-like respectability to the hot caustic ginger that struggles to control its temper, and a dark bitter liquorice molasses found brooding in the depths.

These are the ones who rule here, so make no mistake. All those who imagine Eau d'Hadrien to be a sunny Mediterranean sketch of citrus and cypress - think again.

And then, you may wonder; in one hour! ... where did it all go?

[Distant, booming Comedy Villain voice comes vanishing from the depths]

'No poxy white musks here!
Ha ha haa ... '
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