Heure Exquise (or ‘Exceptional Hour’ in English, which in this case is a reference to twilight, just like L’Heure Bleue by Guerlain) is a nostalgically beautiful and very graceful floral from Annick Goutal. It was created by Isabelle Doyenne (together with the late great Annick Goutal herself) in 1984. Romantic as are most if not all of Goutal’s creations, Heure Exquise stands apart from the rest of the collection thanks to its truly exquisite Florentine iris heart note. The iris in the fragrance is supported but not at all overwhelmed by Turkish rose and Mysore sandalwood. Heure Exquisesmells best when worn for romantic purposes, preferably by someone with a bit of experience in the matters of the heart. Annick Goutal herself imagined its possible wearer to be ‘sublimely feminine’. Heure Exquise come in EDP form.
iris Hyacinth Sandalwood Galbanum Vanilla Rose