photo by the famous Avedon
I don't know where to begin ! It's been years since I actually wore this . After two bottles , I began my real experimentation with fragrance , rarely wearing the same thing two days in a row ever again .
Heure Exquise was my first foray into " niche" . Sophisticated , powdery rose ...I had a long history with YSL Paris before AG came into my life . This was rose and iris for a more well travelled girl ! I wanted to be her , self assured , polished , aloof...something smoldering underneath .
Jorge introduced me to it - he was ( and still is , at Neiman Marcus ) an excellent SA . Wrinkling his nose if I went for something childish and sweet , he nurtured my perfume love and made me think about what I was smelling .
Annick Goutal was a cerebral parfumeur - tending to love the green almost strident . The opposite of my fragrance spectrum . But she made a few opulent creations , and to me this is one of them .
She is gone now and her daughter is running the house , continuing the traditions . Her mother would be proud .
I shudder to think of a reformulated version of what I wore in the 1990's...this dram vial I am holding was sent to me and it brings back this whole flood of memories ....and I haven't even opened the vial yet !!