Annick Goutal • Passion • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||68%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
Passion by Annick Goutal, a fragrance released in the early 1980s, is a loud blast of spicy floral when sniffed strait from the bottle. During the opening, the white floral is tamed by oakmoss and something green and spicy (tomato leaf according to the note listing). When applied to the skin, however, Passion morphs into something entirely different, with a touch of musty smokiness confounding the senses. Finally, a previous reviewer called it out: floral incense sticks! Passion is a white floral with a timeless Bohemian elegance. Another reviewer pointed out that the floral note treads the line between tropical and seasonal; I think that is, right on, man.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I love this fragrance. But not at first. The initial spray is harsh, almost bitter on the nose. Luckily for me this does not last long. I understand this to be a compilation of the tuberose and the tomato leaf. After about 15 minutes the harshness has faded and I am left with a wonderful heady floral just how I like them. I do not find the staying power that great for me. This lasts about 2 hours and then drops off hard to the point I can hardly smell it on me but I don't care. With a lovely fragrance like this I will take what I can get. If you love the older florals and you like them heady this might be for you.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
The question if I'd buy it again is so unfair:) I love this perfume, yet with so many I haven't tried (and I've tried a LOT 500+) and so many I want..It is intoxicatingly herbal, dry, yet rich and juicy. reminds me of Silences Jacomo(the real one - this is what I think of perfumes before re-launch). Great silleage and the fragrance lasts 4+ hours on me, which is remarkable for my scent-absorbing skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
The opening is a burst of sweet, juicy florals in all the head-spinning glory that Ive come to love from 80s perfumes. There is a solid mix of jasmine and tuberose that easily fills the room and a heft dose of Ylang-ylang that gives Passion an unmistakable warmth.
Amongst the sweetness of the white florals there is a bitter, prickly green note. The AG website lists tomato leaves as the green note and I can almost immediate sense this rough, herbal note amongst the flowers. Rather than feeling out-of-place this note perfectly balances the opulence of the jasmine and tuberose, giving it a much-needed roughness.
Passion mellows into a very soft, sweet floral with the barest hint of vanilla in the dry down. This shift is seamless and its almost as though Passion melds with the skin and becomes a part of it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This was apparently Annick's signature scent. I need to try this one again. While I really did love it in the past when I sampled it, I found it just a bit too sweeet. I think this would be a nice floral for fall/winter as I remember it being pretty full bodied. I just read that there's a little tomato leaf in this...interesting. Composition: Jasmine, tuberose, ylang-ylang, vanilla, tomato leaves, patchouli, oakmoss
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I first found out about this scent years ago when I kept smelling it on people and I finally asked what it was. It is a heady strong perfume with great sillage. Although I love this scent, it is another one of those fragrances that wears you. It's a recognisable scent for sure and very beautiful . For the confident woman !
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Black
Kinda weird scent. I didnŽt like it much at first but then it grew on me so much that now it has become one of my faves. You wonŽt smell like anyone else, youŽll smell like an eccentric, cosmopolitan, with a liking for good old vintage clothing from the roaring tweenties girl.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Passion is a sweet tuberose and jasmine blend on my skin, with maybe just a tiny amount of vanilla. It is a little too sweet for my liking and, although usually I love powder, here it is too dense - like warm cotton wool! It lasts 3-4 hours, staying close to the skin. There is nothing to dislike about this scent, but I don't find it in the same league as my Annick Goutal favourites, Songes and Ce Soir ou Jamais.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This is to me the most Parisian of all the Annick Goutal perfumes.It reminds me as an image, the romantic Gene Kelly-Leslie Caron dance on the banks of the river Siene on the great musical''AN AMERICAN IN PARIS''.Passion is definitely one of my favorites of AG.It's mostly a tuberose perfume heady and sweet with another floral note which i can't really pin down and a great vanilla ending.This is one of the more complex AG and it's not to be missed by floral lovers.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
As I expected, I liked it best in the drydown, as it got powdery. The opening was very tuberose-y and a bit overpowering--not badly-done, just not to my taste.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
You've go to be a confident grown up woman to wear "Passion". It's long lasting, heavy and unusual enough so that you don't smell like anyone else . It's unforgettable and a good signature scent.My husband loves it on me . My favourite as I write but should it dare to become popular then it'll have to go .
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Passion is a very lovely, grownup scent.
(Not something you'd smell in a high school hallway, but perhaps you'd catch a whiff of it on a hostess seating you at an elegant restaurant.)
It starts out sweet and softens very quickly. I think the jasmine is more pronounced than the tuberose. To me Fracas (which I love) is more tuberosy, and creamier. Passion is powdery. It makes me feel like I should be reading French literature to some sexy, naive boy.
You won't smell this on many women -- and that's why I like it...
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I've never really liked Passion, even years ago when it was much more popular and for sure the most popular AG. It is sort of a heady, strong fragrance that 'pretends' to be feminine and sexy but it is not. It is not a repulsive kind of fragrance, but it's somehow uninspirational and boring for my tastes. I consider it as a quite oldfashioned fragrance, too, and wouldn't wear it. It is strong and has a very good staying power on me. NOTES: Tuberose, Jasmine, Vanilla, Ylang-Ylang.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Last year, when I visited the Goutal's store here, in Brussels, the sales girl (a sweetheart) gave me lots os samples of Passion. I don't know why, but she thought that this one was perfect for me (I used to purchase only "Eau du Ciel" and "Quel Amour", both of them completely different of Passion). During one year, I had a love/hate relationship with this fragrance. Well, now I love it!
Today, my last sample has finished and I run to the store to purchase an entire EDP bottle and a Body cream.
The EDP stars with a gracious note of tuberose, but some minutes after, the tuberose becomes more subtle (but it's still there) and you can smell a lovely jasmine/vanilla (not the candy kind of vanilla smell, but a warm and "true" vanilla) blend that stays close to your body. I prefer the EDP (more creamy) to the EDT version (a very obvious tuberose splash).
Passion is lady-like and sophisticated, yet comfy. It's not a linear fragrance, so give it some hours before you decide if you love it or hate it. Staying power is amazing and it's a great scent for winter and autumn. Don't buy it unsniffed!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Really like this smell. I am partial to jasmin and that is the longest lasting of the notes on my body. Generally speaking oriental and woody scents stay on me the longest but this one is still slightly there after 8 hours. I am thinking about getting the lotion and the EDP as I only have the EDT right now. My favorite smell right now in the spring.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
This soap was the package decor on my Christmas gift this year from my best friend who lives in Paris. I keep it at my bathroom sink for handwashing purposes, although I think the quality is such that it would work well in the tub or shower as well.
One of the reviewers below described this as a ladylike scent and that resonated with me. It really is a proper lady's scent without being too prim -- which makes the name Passion not really apropros, I suppose. Regardless, it's a nice scent that would be appropriate even in a daytime or office environment.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Aaahhhhh....(breathes deeply and appreciatively)....my #1, favorite perfume of all time. I don't even have a clue of what's in it--leave it for our educated MUA friends to tell you. For me, this is liquid heroin...(resumes deep breathing and blissfully passes out) *KLONNNK*
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Another strike-out for AG, alas. I had a visceral reaction to this one - I think there must have been an unpleasant, authoritarian female from my childhood that wore this or something quite like it. On me, it was floral, it was heavy, it was a bit on the granny end of the sliding scale. If you're a fan of Castelbajac, you'd probably like this one. To my nose, it seemed a milder, lighter version of that scent.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
This is a ladylike scent. Not necessarily a very young or wildly excentric lady, not an old, cantankerous one either. A true lady, polite but not ingratiating, charming but not inviting confidences. With that certain upperclass allure. And the possibly imagined promise of unbridled sensuality, in the unlikely event that she ever lets her hair down and abandons her ladylike ways. The perfect scent for those moments when you want to radiate self-confidence, style and warmth, this will take you from a business meeting to the opera to an intimate dinner without batting a perfumed eyelash. Great staying power, too (and this from me, who has a nodding acquaintance with most Goutal scents: as a rule, they give me a polite nod and go their separate ways immediately. This one stays). If you have a mink or sable stole somewhere, do wear it with this! If you don't, this will nicely give the impression that you might have one stashed away somewhere but don't wear it because it would be much to ostentatious.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Passion is meant to be seductive, yet I never found it to be on me. Rather it was like being enveloped in beauty. I added it to my favorite unscented body lotion and found that I enjoyed the scent much better diluted, and applied everywhere.