Evian water. This mineral water from France has a rich history. It's been around since 1789 and is the water of choice of the rich and famous the world over ever since. When I first came across Evain, I liked it, was a bit perplexed by its high price, comparable to it's pricey mineral water counterparts Perrier and Pellegrino. Yeah, I liked it for sure, but never gave much thought to it. It is just water after all. However, I have come across many cultural references to it in many situations.