L'Interdit (1957) Parfum

Version from 1957
L'Interdit (1957) (Parfum) by Givenchy
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L'Interdit (1957) (Parfum) is a popular perfume by Givenchy for women and was released in 1957. The scent is floral-powdery. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Perfumer

Francis Fabron

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAldehydes, Bergamot, Mandarin, Peach, Strawberry
Heart Notes Heart NotesRose, Jasmine, Lily-of-the-valley, Ylang-ylang, Iris, Narcissus
Base Notes Base NotesTonka bean, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Benzoin, Amber, Cistus, Musk

Ratings

Scent

7.7 (55 Ratings)

Longevity

7.4 (39 Ratings)

Sillage

5.6 (40 Ratings)

Bottle

6.4 (45 Ratings)
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 27.04.2019

Interesting Facts

The fragrance was re-released in 2007 as part of the collection "Les Parfums Mythiques".

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The scent of Audrey Hepburn
Vintage L'Interdit is a very special perfume. I can most definitely imagine Audrey Hepburn wearing this fragrance, and I find it a much better pairing than Marilyn Monroe with Chanel No.5.

I shelled out the money to smell the original formula, and I'm so glad I did. It's a very classic scent, powdery aldehydes inclusive, yet I find it far more complex than people give it credit for.

L'Interdit EDT opens with a bright, sparkling burst of aldehydes, peach and strawberry. The powdery aspect is thankfully not overpowering, although dominant. The fruits give L'Interdit a beautiful, juicy and Spring-like feel.

The scent itself is rather subtle which surprised me at first, however I much prefer it this way when I come to think of it. After the fruitiness subsides, the floral accords become much more pronounced, with a rather strong focus on powdery rose and iris. The way the heart settles brings a smile to my face as I picture Audrey Hepburn decked out in her expensive Givenchy gown with an elegant string of pearls setting off her slender neck. She was a woman that stunned the world with her beauty and style, yet it came so naturally to her. L'Interdit has managed to capture the essence of her in a bottle.

In some ways, this fragrance is quite refined and elegant, although its delicacy hints at something a lot more intimate and sensual. The powderiness is somewhat similar in composition to the infamous Chanel No.5, however L'Interdit caters to a variety of tastes, throwing in an array of fruits and berries, and further developing into a spicy incense drydown.

Unfortunately my skin chemistry has not done justice to this fragrance, turning the peach note into something a little too fizzy and bitter. I envy those who can maintain L'Interdit's smoothness on their skin with no rude interruptions. Audrey Hepburn must have been an amazing smelling woman in her day.

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