Sables by Goutal / Annick Goutal
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Sables (Goutal / Annick Goutal)
Sables (Goutal / Annick Goutal)
Sables (Goutal / Annick Goutal)
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Sables is a popular perfume by Goutal / Annick Goutal for men and was released in 1985. The scent is spicy-woody. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by AmorePacific.

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Annick Goutal

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesImmortelle
Heart Notes Heart NotesPepper
Base Notes Base NotesSandalwood, Vanilla



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Submitted by Chemist, last update on 05.09.2017

Interesting Facts

Together with her husband, the cellist Alain Meunier, Annick Goutal should have spent several holidays on Corsica. It's said that she used her memories of them when she created "Sables".
The central theme of the perfume is supposed to be the shrub landscape. The maquis (or Corsican maquis) is a scrubland biome which is found in the Mediterranean region, considered typical of Corsica. It was born of over-used forests, which were broken by deforestation, logging and grazing as an ecosystem, creating the three to five meter high scrubland. The Macchia is often very rich in herbs and has its own beauty as a landscape, although one can still observe the traces of degradation significantly.

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Helpful Review    3
Oriental experiment
Take a red herbal liqueur of cherry, dried apricot and salted plum. Mix with burnt sugar and spice. Pour onto hot dry sand. Observe that while the liqueur drains away, the massive blocks of Helichysum and peppery amber & sandal do not change much. Find Sables below Eau du Sud, Voyageur... Read more
Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 8.0/10
Very helpful Review    2
Spicy, dusty wood that has then been caramelised. This scent is proudly masculine, but as identity rather than limitation - a fine example of a perfume being both strongly gendered and unisex at the same time. It's true: take the leather and booze out of Histoire de Parfum's 1740 Marquis de... Read more
Very helpful Review    3
Anoplopoma fimbria?
Sables follows a classical drydown arc: top, heart, basenotes. The real trick though is that is that it takes you from one genre to another over this progression. Starting with immortelle dissolved in amber, Sables gives you either a strictly sweet maple syrup candy, or a sweet and savory curry... Read more
Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 8.0/10
Helpful Review    2
Syrupy and distinctive
It's no secret that I adore Annick Goutal, however I must admit, despite my eagerness, I wondered whether or not her male fragrances would captivate me in the same way. Fortunately, Sables is outstanding, incredibly desirable on a man and something I wouldn't mind wearing myself. It's a... Read more


PBullFriend 14 months ago
Sables yields only immortelle to me. It feels like a medical experiment - how much of this odd note can one stand? Result: Not much at all.+3
Scent 4.0

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