Camille GOUTAL

More than just the daugh­ter of a leg­endary per­fumer, Camille Goutal is keep­ing an el­e­gant her­itage alive with her unique spirit. By Li Ying Lim.

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - Beauty -

We must talk about fra­grance; Let’s start with your favourite? The one I wear and the one that suits me the most is Songes, which I cre­ated for my­self. It evokes the scent of frangi­pani flow­ers at dusk on the shores of a beach some­where on the other side of the world. The new fra­grances that you have cre­ated seem to pos­sess a cer­tain flo­ral trail in the com­po­si­tion ... I’m fond of white flow­ers – I find them be­witch­ing and mys­te­ri­ous. Tell us about the ren­o­vated bou­tique in Paris. Does it keep to the orig­i­nal spirit of the brand? It’s still in the spirit of the brand, but more lu­mi­nous and fresh. We wanted the place to be more lux­u­ri­ous as well to give our cus­tomers a more mag­i­cal ex­pe­ri­ence, and I think that can be achieved by pay­ing at­ten­tion even to the finer de­tails. Your beauty se­crets? I hy­drate my skin a lot fo­cus­ing on my eyes, and hardly ever wear lip­stick dur­ing the day. But I am fond of Chanel – I love the lip­sticks. I use a lot of dark blue, dark green, and black colours for the eyes yes from MAC’s Pow­erpoint range. I count t Clar­ins Dou­ble Serum and Lancôme Ren­ergie as es­sen­tials, and Chanel Dé­maquil­lant Yeux for the eye area. Take us through the jour­ney of mak­ing a per­fume, from the inspiration to the fi­nal scent. Is­abelle Doyen, who col­lab­o­rates closely y with me, and I al­ways start with a clear r idea, a fra­grant note that al­ready ex­ists in our head. We can smell it even be­fore it’s t’s cre­ated. For this, we draw on mem­o­ries s and ex­pe­ri­ences, our holidays, books we’ve read, the mu­sic we lis­ten to, the paint­ings ngs we love ... All these feed us one way or another, and we al­ways re­turn to na­ture ure be­cause it is so rich. An­nick Goutal Songes EDP, RM715 (100ml) L’Oréal Paris Lash sh Ar­chi­tect ct 4D Wa­ter­proof roof Mas­cara, a, RM54.90 0 Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Shim­mer Brick, RM170 Is there a place that moves you? Inspiration is some­thing more in­tel­lec­tual than con­crete for me. It’s hard to ex­plain. If I had to choose, I’d say Polynesia for the flow­ers, or any for­est for all the dif­fer­ent scents of trees, flow­ers, moss, and wild grass, and the south of France for the warm scent of lit­tle bushes ev­ery­where. Speaking of Polynesia, we heard you fell in love with it re­cently. It’s mag­i­cal! I’m long­ing to go back and try the re­sort in Taha’a, an is­land near Tahiti. I also can’t live with­out Monoï. It’s a Tahi­tian oil with an amaz­ing scent. I use it in my bath, on my hair, body, and face. How do you stay in shape? By eat­ing nor­mally and stop­ping when I’m not hun­gry any­more. I ride my horse for ex­er­cise, which is the best ther­apy ever! Wise words from your mother? “Never wear strong make-up on your eyes and mouth at the same time dur­ing the day, d and al­ways check your makeup in nat­u­ral light.” Of course, there are bound to t be com­par­isons with your mother, An­nick. How do you feel fe about this in­evitabil­ity? My M mother used to say, “I’m guided by na­ture n and its won­ders... My emo­tions are trans­formed t into fra­grances, I’m car­ried along by a dream I call Per­fume.” I think this sums up our cre­ativ­ity per­fectly and my mother’s voice still res­onates strongly in ev­ery­thing I do.

“I’m fond fo of Chanel for the el­e­gan el­e­gant pack­ag­ing and qual­ity off of its p prod­ucts.” Chanel Rouge Al­lure Énig­ma­tique, RM95

“I cre­ated Songes for my­self.”

Camille as a child with her mother, An­nick Goutal

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