Le Mimosa 2011

Le Mimosa by Goutal
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Le Mimosa is a perfume by Goutal for women and was released in 2011. The scent is floral-fruity. It was last marketed by Amore Pacific / 아모레퍼시픽. Pronunciation
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Perfumer

Isabelle Doyen

Fragrance Notes

AniseedAniseed
IrisIris
MimosaMimosa
PeachPeach
SandalwoodSandalwood
White muskWhite musk

Ratings

Scent

7.1164 Ratings

Longevity

5.7119 Ratings

Sillage

4.8111 Ratings

Bottle

7.8114 Ratings
Submitted by Carrie, last update on 20.09.2021.
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6
Longevity
3
Sillage
8
Bottle
StellaDiverF

213 Reviews
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Happy Innocent Peach
The opening stage of Le Mimosa is the most floral moment throughout the whole development. I can smell the powdery iris. Regarding to mimosa, I'm not familiar. Thus I'm not sure.

Then comes the sweet and slightly ripen peach, and it soon becomes the leading role. At this stage, Le Mimosa is more like a peach fragrance balanced by floral notes. The sweetness is delicate, and the whole scent feels casual and carefree. After 4 hours it then turns into a gentle sandalwood and musk trail with a hint of sweetness, and last for another 4 hours.

The sillage of Le Mimosa is soft. It actually is a comforting peachy floral fragrance and easy to appreciate. I like it, but am not motivated to purchase a full bottle.
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9
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
Serenissima
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Serenissima
Serenissima
Top Review    13  
Sisters in fragrance: mimosa and acacia
A typical Sunday afternoon in July in Rome. Piazzale Napoleone I is the place where Roman families dressed in Sunday clothes and of course tourists gather.
These are not only recognizable by the various cameras; Sunday does not play a role in their summery casual clothing. What a pity!
For Romans, this large terrace is also often a place where they celebrate their family celebrations. So a perfumista told me years ago that he once had the pleasure of experiencing a colourful and Mediterranean-sounding children's birthday party there.
Below this terrace on Monte Pincio is the Piazza del Popolo - the famous obelisk in the middle of it is not to be missed.
But from here, one also has the most famous and most beautiful view to the Peterskirche. A view that is unforgettable at sunrise and sunset!
But even in the midday sun, the city lies impressively at the feet of the many spectators. Big, loud and yet with so much beauty!

You walk in the shade of large old deciduous trees that cover the back of the terrace.
The tree population of the "Seven Hills" is always impressive; probably also because it is not expected in this abundance.
Numerous paths lead over the hill; nature is a pure feast for the eyes. It makes you forget the traffic of the big city, the dirt, the noise One of these paths leads to Parco Borghese with the villa of the same name - actually my destination this Sunday. Along this path I discover an unexpected magic: lots of flowering acacia trees! The small yellow spheres of the flowers emit an aroma that confirms the kinship with mimosa.
The nose is flattered by the tart, rich scent, which awakens the desire for more. Even the dark, lacquered foliage seems to smell.
I find myself strolling through this "scented path" over and over again: did I become addicted?
I just couldn't part with it.
This Sunday I did not come to Villa Borghese; that was only by the way.

Of course the mimosa, which blooms in spring, almost together with the camellias, is much more fragile and brighter in the foliage.
But yet the heavy clouds of scent that both plant species waste so generously reveal the great proximity between them.

In one of these hand-flattering flacons of Annick Goutal's "Le Mimosa", this Roman scent impression is captured for me: Sunshine, the tart, slightly earthy scent of mimosa/acacia and the spice of aniseed.
The noble iris, which ennobles the somewhat rustic fragrance mixture, goes very well with this! The encounter with sun-ripened peaches is also particularly pleasing; thick ripe peaches whose juice almost resembles syrup and smells just as creamy.
Musk wraps this fragrance mixture very warmly. Who would have expected him here?
But just together with this somewhat down-to-earth kind of "Le Mimosa", it results in an enticing summer scent!
So that this fragrance painting does not vanish so quickly, it was "founded" on sandalwood.
This composition becomes completely round through this.
The otherwise known volatility of the Annick Goutal fragrances is made more durable and stabilized by sandalwood.
But that is no reason to refrain from repeated spraying.

"Le Mimosa" will never be the darling of the masses; it is too special for that. I think there is a reason why this fragrance is preferred in France.
In Germany it is therefore unfortunately only available in remainders.
That's a pity, because for me "Le Mimosa" is an all-round successful midsummer scent, which also carries a lot of memories!
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Awesomeness

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Petite Cherie as a grown-up.
A few years ago, I owned a bottle of Petite Cherie. I loved its transparent nature, its green freshness, the succulent pear, and understated florals. Unfortunately Petite Cherie was a bit too juvenile & thin for me, so I swapped it because I wasn't wearing it. I've since regretted that decision and wished I kept it, not to wear it but to sniff it on occasion and enjoy its playful, uplifting nature. Since then, I have been looking for a fragrance to replace Petite Cherie. Finally, I found it - Le Mimosa, which is Petite Cherie all grown up.

First off, let's face it: Le Mimosa is a fruity floral. There I said it. If that category is on your "I'll wear a fruity floral over my dead body" list, then move along because there is nothing to see here. If you don't harbor disdain for the concept, perhaps even wore fruity florals 10 or 20 years ago, then Le Mimosa might be worthy of sampling ... and reading on.

Like many AG femmes, Le Mimosa is transparent and has AG's signature accord. I think that characteristic of the AG femmes is soothing and soft, yet distinctive. It was something I craved after I let go of my Petite Cherie bottle, and I love that about Le Mimosa. The green is not as bright & long-lived as Petite Cherie. Le Mimosa is not as thin as Petite Cherie, and it's more balanced, with clean musk in the base, a hint of woodiness, and a touch of naughty. Compared to Petite Cherie, the fruit (peach) is more present, more persistent and more impressive, so much so that Le Mimosa could have been named La Pêche. As others have stated, Le Mimosa is not a soliflore mimosa. Rather, it's an AG impression or interpretation of mimosa, which apparently is peach-tinged.

Le Mimosa is an appropriate fragrance for summer & spring, and I struggle to think of anyone who would be offended by it. That's another way to say it's office-appropriate. It also would be appropriate to wear to warm-weather gatherings like weddings or family picnics. It's an understated & effortless fragrance that exudes niceness yet remains memorable.

Like many femme EDTs in the AG line-up, Le Mimosa is close-wearing and is short on longevity. But I forgive it - it's not that type of fragrance. I'd love to have Le Mimosa in body products, such as a body powder, so I could envelop myself in the scent without over-spraying.

I think Le Mimosa would most appeal to those who like transparent peach and pear scents such as AG Petite Cherie, Fresh Sake, and Keiko Mecheri Peau de Peche.
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7.5
Longevity
5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Sherapop

1239 Reviews
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Simple, Sweet Peach Mimosa
Annick Goutal LE MIMOSA is quite sweet. It lists aniseed and iris among its notes, but there seems to be violet or vanilla or perhaps both as well. In fact, the sweetness level is on a par with some of the Laurence Dumont LES SENTEURS perfumes. Basically, if you do not like sweet perfumes, you will not like this one.

That said, I find LE MIMOSA to be entirely natural smelling. This a mixture of a few different flowers, including mimosa, with peach, and the peach becomes more and more marked in the drydown. I like this composition, but it is very simple and reminds me of something that might be produced by Jo Malone or found in the Demeter All Naturals collection.

People looking for a mimosa soliflore may be disappointed with this perfume, so I'd definitely advise that you try before you buy. At the same time, I'm pretty sure that this would make a good gift for someone who is used to wearing mainstream fruity-floral fragrances, as this one smells much better than those.
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Missk

1165 Reviews
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Mostly peach and not enough mimosa
The scent of mimosa is something I'm very familiar with. I grew up on a property where this stuff bloomed everywhere. I played under it as a child and delighted in snapping off branches of the stuff, yet as I got older, it gave me dreadful hayfever.

Le Mimosa is close to the scent of my childhood, but unfortunately it has been overshadowed with syrupy peach and sugary musk. I see this fragrance as being a delightful, bright little Spring scent, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't expect more from this release.

At times this fragrance is a little powdery and honeyed. To me it doesn't smell like mimosa, instead it smells like the inside of a beehive or another flower altogether. It's pleasant and unique so to say; very sunny, bright and yellow just like mimosa blooms itself, but still to my nose, this is not mimosa.

In all honesty it's mostly peach, powder and a dash of icing sugar. It's unfortunately quite linear and predictable after a while, which leaves me a little lost as to how to describe it. It's a fragrance that's trying to follow in the footsteps of the sugary and pretty Songes, but somehow it fails to live up to its proud predecessor.

The drydown is quite musty, yet it's only then that I sensed a glimmer of sweet wattle tree blooms that made me long for home. My first full-blown fragrance love, which I find reminds me of home more vividly, is Burberry Weekend for Women. So for fellow Australians like myself, that long for that beautiful, homely scent, Burberry Weekend might soothe some of your cravings.

Le Mimosa was unfortunately poor in terms of longevity and sillage. It's times like these that I tend to curse Annick Goutal, even though nothing has come to rival it as my favourite niche house. I will use my Le Mimosa sample, but I won't be buying a full bottle anytime soon.

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RossinioperaRossiniopera 1 month ago
6.5
Scent
Reminds me of a Swedish popcicle called X-15 that I used to love back in the 80s... fresh, juicy, sweet, but more fruity than mimosa-like.

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