Annick Goutal was a pianist and model. Once, while working with perfumers on the creation of a facial cream, she discovered her calling—perfume. In 1980 she was ready to launch her first fragrance collection. In the mid-1980's her company was bought by the Taittinger Group, which was later bought by Starwood Capital.
Annick Goutal passed away in 1999 and since then her daughter Camille, to whom she dedicated one of her fragrances, has continued the work of her mother and continues to successfully create fragrances, together with the perfumer Isabelle Doyen.