Monsieur de Givenchy (Eau de Toilette) by Givenchy

Monsieur de Givenchy 1959 Eau de Toilette

WildGardener
21.09.2021 - 04:33 PM
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Vieux monsieur

This is the original version of Monsieur, and - sweet though it is - it does smell old. In fact, it's so old, it reminds me of Eau de Coty (1909).
Let me explain.

Monsieur smelled of citrus - front and centre.
But, with aromatics and powder, it had more oomph than a citrus cologne. And as it developed it got more like a powdery fougère.

What swings it for me is the brightness my mini still has, which makes it feel like a fat citrus cologne, the sort of thing I call Cologne de Toilette; a sub-genre that I believe was invented by that Napoleon of Perfume, François Coty.

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