L’Interdit is iconic to the house of GIVENCHY, with the original scent created in 1957 inspired by muse Aubrey Hepburn. In 2022, L’Interdit has been reinvented as the new GIVENCHY L’Interdit Eau de Toilette Spray, a delicate floral bouquet with a burning earthy base. The new Eau de Toilette has replaced the previous 2019 version, paving the way for a new woody floral scent that embodies the classic charm of L’Interdit. The signature GIVENCHY couture logo and L’interdit design have been sharpened and are now made from recycled glass, delivering the perfect spritz of the new richer and more sensuous Eau de Toilette fragrance. Read on to find out more…
Why The Team Want To Try It…
This Fragrance Smells Like…
The opening is bright and fresh, with delectable orange essence adding a zesty sweetness alongside the fresh bergamot and mandarin. The orange becomes a background note, with the scent stars being the floral bouquet at the fragrance heart: orange blossom, tuberose and jasmine. The florals are slightly creamy but remain luminous with an almost solar quality that are somehow both sunny and refreshingly cool. After a few minutes on the skin, the florals deepen to have sensuous quality as the rich earthy base warms – patchouli and vetiver are a touch sweet but mostly green and earthy. A beautiful woody facet, sandalwood, works with the musky base to reinvigorate the clean, fresh feel amongst the heat of the patchouli for a dry down that is a thrilling floral with a rich woody base.
What’s The Story Behind This Scent?
L’Interdit Eau de Toilette is inspired by the thrill of the forbidden, the rush from becoming the unexpected. The initial spritz feels traditionally feminine with a bright burst of fruity florals before diving into a burning underground, a celebration of defying convention to be what you want to be.
You Will Love This If…
If you loved the previous L’Interdit, you’ll love the new woody-floral L’Interdit Eau de Toilette. With less dominant ambery tones, the 2022 version has a luminous, captivating quality that floral lovers will adore. The deep earthiness will also appeal to those who like their white florals to not be overpowering, as the dry down is complex and enchanting with no tuberose headache in sight, only a simmering fire amongst the beautiful sweet scent.
This Perfume Smells Similar To:
Compared to the 2019 L’Interdit Eau de Toilette, the new version is less fresh with more sensuous depth thanks to the sweet and creamy jasmine note. The 2022 reinvention has the classic L’Interdit signature with a bright floral feel but now has less synthetic sweetness and deep woody undertones.
Is GIVENCHY L’Interdit Eau de Toilette Unisex?
Though we believe anyone can enjoy wearing any fragrance, the lighter floral opening of L’Interdit feels traditionally feminine and the dry down, though rich and woody, still has a feminine signature.
What’s The Longevity Like?
The Eau de Toilette lasts around 4 hours, sitting close to your skin as an intimate scent.
What’s Special About The Bottle?
The glass design screams GIVENCHY, with an elegance that is timeless. Compared to the 2019 Eau de Toilette design, the new 2022 is slimmer and uses less glass to reduce waste.
The glass bottle is made from 11% recycled glass.
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