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Friday, January 17, 2014

Givenchy Perfumes

Established by Hubert de Givenchy, born in Beauvais France in 1927. Fashion designer; established House of Givenchy in 1952 at 3 avenue Georges V, Paris and Parfums Givenchy in 1957.

Jacques Fath and Elsa Schiaparelli worked for him.

Givenchy became part of the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennesey group  in 1986. Retired in 1995

The perfumes of Givenchy:

  • 1957 Le Dé
  • 1957 L'Interdit
  • 1957 Monsieur de Givenchy
  • 1959 Eau de Vétyver
  • 1959 Rose Des Vents
  • 1970 Givenchy III
  • 1974 Givenchy Gentleman
  • 1980 Eau de Givenchy
  • 1984 Ysatis
  • 1986 Xeryus
  • 1991 Amarige
  • 1993 Insensé
  • 1994 Fleur d'Interdit
  • 1994 Insensé Ultramarine
  • 1994 Insensé Ultramarine for Her
  • 1995 Xeryus Rouge
  • 1995 Fairy Amarige
  • 1996 Organza
  • 1998 Extra'vagance d'Amarige
  • 1998 Pi
  • 1999 Organza Indecence
  • 1999 Greenergy
  • 2000 Oblique - Fast Forward (FFWD)
  • 2000 Oblique - Play
  • 2000 Oblique Rewind (RWD)
  • 2001 Hot Couture Collection No.1
  • 2001 Pi Fraiche
  • 2002  Givenchy pour Homme
  • 2002  Eau Torride
  • 2002 Hot Couture White Collection
  • 2002 Into The Blue
  • 2002 My Couture
  • 2003 Insence Ultramarine Ice Cube
  • 2003  Amarige D’Amour
  • 2003 Only Givenchy
  • 2003 L`Interdit 2003
  • 2004 Ysatis Iris
  • 2004 So Givenchy
  • 2004 Lucky Charms
  • 2004 Organza First Light
  • 2004 Insence Ultramarine Hawaii
  • 2004 Givenchy pour Homme - Blue Label
  • 2004 Pi Metallic Collector
  • 2005 Very Irrésistible for Men
  • 2005 Very Irresistible
  • 2005 Very Irrésistible Givenchy Sensual 
  • 2005 Very Irresistible Bulgarian Rose
  • 2005 Very Irresistible Eau d'Ete Summer Fragrance
  • 2005 Organza Indian Jasmin
  • 2005 Amarige Mimosa de Grasse Millesime
  • 2005 My Givenchy
  • 2005 Insense Ultramarine Sport
  • 2006 Lovely Prism
  • 2006 Organza Fleur d'Oranger de Nabeul 2006
  • 2006 Insense Ultramarine Beach Boy
  • 2006 Insense Ultramarine Beach Girl
  • 2006 Ange ou Demon
  • 2006 Amarige Mariage
  • 2006 Absolutely Givenchy
  • 2006 Jardin d'Interdit
  • 2006 Pi Leather Jacket
  • 2006 Pi Original Code
  • 2006 Very Irresistible Rose Centifolia de Châteauneuf de Grasse 2006
  • 2006 Very Irresistible Summer for Men 2006
  • 2007 Amarige Ylang-Ylang de Mayotte 2006
  • 2007 Ange ou Demon Tendre
  • 2007 Insense Ultramarine Blue Sky
  • 2007 Givenchy Harvest 2007 Amarige Mimosa
  • 2007 Givenchy Harvest 2007 Organza Jasmine
  • 2007 Givenchy Harvest 2007 Very Irresistible Damascena Rose
  • 2007 Les Parfums Mythiques - Eau de Givenchy
  • 2007 Les Parfums Mythiques - Extravagance d'Amarige
  • 2007 Les Parfums Mythiques - Givenchy III
  • 2007 Les Parfums Mythiques - Insence
  • 2007 Les Parfums Mythiques - L'Interdit
  • 2007 Les Parfums Mythiques - Le De Givenchy
  • 2007 Les Parfums Mythiques - Monsieur de Givenchy
  • 2007 Les Parfums Mythiques - Organza Indecence
  • 2007 Les Parfums Mythiques - Vetiver
  • 2007 Les Parfums Mythiques - Xeryus
  • 2007 Very Irresistible Sensual Velvet
  • 2007 Very Irresistible Soleil d'Etè
  • 2007 Very Irresistible Givenchy Fresh Attitude
  • 2008 Very Irresistible Givenchy Summer Coctail - Fresh Attitude for Men 2008
  • 2008 Very Irresistible Givenchy Summer Coctail for Women 2008
  • 2008 Absolutely Irresistible
  • 2008 Givenchy Lights
  • 2008 Pi Neo
  • 2008 My Givenchy Dream
  • 2008 Givenchy Play Eau de Toilete
  • 2008 Givenchy Play Intense
  • 2008 Insense Ultramarine Wild Surf
  • 2008 Jardin d'Interdit My Lovely Butterfly
  • 2008 Jardin d`Interdit Dancing with Butterflies
  • 2009 Jardin d`Interdit Sweet Swing
  • 2009 Harvest 2008: Amarige Ylang-Ylang
  • 2009 Harvest 2008: Ange ou Demon Jasmin Sambac
  • 2009 Harvest 2008: Organza Fleur d` Oranger
  • 2009 Harvest 2008: Very Irresistible Rosa Damascena
  • 2009 Ange Ou Demon Le Secret
  • 2009 Be Givenchy
  • 2009 Very Irresistible Fresh Attitude Summer Sorbet
  • 2009 Very Irresistible Summer Sorbet
  • 2010 Dance with Givenchy
  • 2010 Eaudemoiselle de Givenchy
  • 2010 Harvest 2009 Amarige Mimosa
  • 2010 Harvest 2009 Ange ou Demon Fleur d`Oranger
  • 2010 Harvest 2009 Organza Jasmin Sambac
  • 2010 Harvest 2009 Very Irresistible Rose Centifolia
  • 2010 Pi Neo 2010
  • 2010 Play Summer Vibrations
  • 2010 Very Irresistible Summer Vibrations

L'Interdit: (The Forbidden One) Signature fragrance; a tribute to Aubrey Hepburn, created by Francis Fabron of Roure, a soft classical floral-aldehyde edp with top notes of pepper, clove mandarin, strawberry, peach and galbanum, heart notes of rose, jasmine, jonquil, lily of the valley, narcissus, ylang-ylang and orris, on base notes of tonka, bean, sandalwood, vetiver, benzoin, amber and frankincense; classified B5f.

Le De: A classical floral bouquet parfum, classified B3f. Top notes are coriander, mandarin orange, tarragon, bergamot and brazilian rosewood; middle notes are carnation, lilac, orris root, jasmine, ylang-ylang, lily-of-the-valley and rose; base notes are sandalwood, amber, musk, oakmoss and guaiac wood.

Monsieur de Givenchy: Top notes are carnation, cinnamon, pepper and lemon; middle notes are lavender and lemon verbena; base notes are sandalwood, musk and oakmoss.

Givenchy III: Created by IFF; a fresh green mossy woods chypre parfum with top notes of bergamot and mandarin, heart notes of lily of the valley, hyacinth, rose and jasmine; base notes of oak moss, sandalwood and patchouli, classified D5f. Presented in a flacon designed by Pierre Dinand.

Givenchy Gentleman: A rich mossy chypre edt. The nose behind this fragrance is Paul Leger. Top notes are honey, cinnamon, bergamot, rose and lemon; middle notes are patchouli, orris root, jasmine and cedar; base notes are leather, amber, patchouli, musk, oakmoss, vanilla and vetiver.

Eau de Givenchy: Created by Givaudan; a green-floral-fruity edt with top notes of bergamot, mandarin, grapefruit and basil with heart notes of honeysuckle, jasmine, rose, ylang-ylang, tuberose and narcissus with woody base notes, classified B4f. Presented in a bottle designed by Pierre Dinand.

Ysatis: Created by Dominique Ropion then still with Roure, with over 100 notes; a fresh white flower semi-oriental parfum with top notes of ylang-ylang, orange blossom and mandarin; heart notes of jasmine, rose, tuberose and iris; on base notes of oak moss, patchouli, sandalwood, cloves, bay rum and frankincense, classified F1f. About the name; some say Ysatis is Aphrodite’s child or a fierce Viking with flowing golden hair leading her tribe into a new world: both exotic and mystical. Presented in a prize winning deep-set vertical faceted bottle designed by Pierre Dinand.

Xeryus: Created by Firmenich; an aromatic masculine edt with top notes of bergamot and grapefruit, heart notes of rose, jasmine, violet, cinnamon and coriander with base notes of musk, amber, moss and leather, classified E3m. Presented in a bottle designed by Pierre Dinand

Amarige: Created by Dominique Ropion of Roure; a crisp fruity floral-oriental parfum with top notes of tangerine, violet and rosewood, heart notes of gardenia, mimosa, red fruits and ylang-ylang, and base notes of ambergris, precious woods, musk and vanilla. The name is an anagram of the French word ‘mariage’ meaning marriage. Presented in a bottle designed by Serge Mansau.

Insense: A floral edt with top notes of black currants, mandarin and artemisia, heart notes of basil, marigold, magnolia, lily of the valley, orris, geranium, petitgrain and frankincense on base notes of vetiver, sandalwood, myrrh, musk and ambergris. Presented in a simple clear glass bottle with ribbed sides and opaline cap designed by Atelier Dinand. About the name: ‘When he’s lost his heart, and then his head, the French say he’s Insense!'

Fleur D'Interdit: A fresh floral aqua edp with notes of orris, cyclamen, lilac, gardenia, rose and lily of the valley, moss, cedar and sandalwood.

Insense Untramarine (Pour Homme): A fresh marine fougère edt with top notes of bergamot, melon and black current, heart notes of galbanum, mint leaves, cardamom, cloves and sage on base notes of vetiver, cedar, sandalwood and tobacco. Presented in a simple clear glass bottle with ribbed sides and deep blue cap designed by Atelier Dinand.

Xeryus Rouge: An oriental floral masculine edt with notes of fresh green fruit, aromatic spices, ocean accords, oriental leather, honeydew, vanilla, and woods. Presented in a bottle designed by Pierre Dinand. According to Givenchy, its fragrance expresses men's sensuality & passion. The fragrance itself is more contemporary than original "Xerius" and was marketed at the 25 to 45 age range.

Organza: Created by Sophie Labbe a floral oriental edp with top notes of sap, bergamot, cassis, orange flower and rosewood, heart notes of gardenia, tuberose, honeysuckle, ylang-ylang, peony, mace and nutmeg on base notes of vanilla, amber, cedar, guaîac wood, sandalwood, orris and musk. Presented in a bottle designed by Serge Mansau.

Extra'Vagance d'Amarige: a ‘sister’ fragrance to 'Amarige'; created by Michel Girard, a fresh green floral edt with top notes of green mandarin, tagetes, pink peppercorn and nettle, heart notes of jasmine, orange blossom, wisteria, wild strawberry and violet leaves on base notes of sandalwood, cedar, ambrox and black iris. The launch advertisement was of the model Eva Herzigova wearing an immaculate décolleté gown designed by Alexander McQueen who had become Givenchy’s chief designer in 1996. Also to launch the fragrance a copy of Eva’s tattoo in the form of a transfer impregnated with the edt was given away free with every bottle purchased. Presented in bottle designed by Serge Mansau.

Organza Indecence: a woody oriental edp with notes of mandarin, nutmeg, cardamom, bergamot, carnation, cinnamon, rose, orris, cedar, sandalwood, oak moss and labdanum, presented in a bottle designed by Serge Mansau.

Pi: named after the mathematical number discovered by Archimedes, a woody masculine oriental edt with top notes of tangerine, neroli and nasturtium, heart notes of galbanum, rosemary, basil and tarragon on base notes of pine needles, Guaîac wood, benzoin and vanilla. A limited edition bottle of Pi, "Original Code" was launched in 2005; the bottle features an engraved bronzed veneer.

Hot Couture: a fruity floral parfum with notes of bergamot, orange, raspberry, black pepper, magnolia, vetiver, sandalwood, amber and musk. Presented in a bottle designed by Serge Mansau

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