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L`Interdit 2003 Givenchy for women

L`Interdit 2003 Givenchy for women
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Hubert de Givenchy, designed L’Interdit (or Forbidden) specifically for actress, his friend and muse Audrey Hepburn. ‘Mais, je vous l’interdis…’ (“But I forbid it!”), was actresses’s answer when Hubert de Givenchy expressed his will to make this perfume available widely. That’s how this perfume got its name. It was created in 1957 , reformulated and re-launched in 2003.

Top notes are rose, peach, osmanthus, peony and violet leaves. At its heart, the notes of orange blossom, roses, peach, plum, tuberouse, and heliotrope blend in perfect harmony. The fragrance evolves towards a trail of sandalwood, amber, iris, patchouli, moss, musk and cedar.

Perfume rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 103 votes.

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Peony Honeysuckle Osmanthus Peach Violet Leaf Bulgarian Rose

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Tuberose Orange Blossom Plum Peach Heliotrope Rose Strawberry

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Sandalwood Amber Patchouli Musk Oakmoss Cedar

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L`Interdit 2003 Fragrance Reviews

Southern Blonde
Southern Blonde

Spring Time is here and so is this. L'Interdit this is the 2003 reformulation. It came in the mail on Friday and I wore it already. I'm also waiting on the original vintage L'Interdit which people have compared to a fruitier Chanel No. 5. This one is pretty. It has all the flowers I like except magnolia. This is a fruity floral plain and simple. As it opens it's got peach strawberry and plum. Not at all like the fruit in Femme or Tresor, just sweet scents of mostly peach and strawberry. There's also a sweet honeysuckle early into the fragrance's first stage. Then it turns very flowery with scents of violets, roses, heliotrope, peonies and tuberose. A beautiful floral bouquet. It smells really good although it doesn't reach the heights of other floral masterpieces like Yves Saint Laurent Paris or Quelques Fleurs or even Estee Lauder Beautiful. But it's still really beautiful. The dry down has a lot of notes that support it well and keep it from having a short life. This lasts about 6 plus hours. It has amber and sandalwood, tons of oak moss and woods and a whisper of patchouli. It's a floral chypre and if you like perfumes that have tons of flowers and woods, you'll love it. A perfect spring fragrance.

May
01
2016
SuzanneS
SuzanneS

This is one of the rare perfumes that smell better farther your nose is away from it.

Powdery watery violet leaves opens this. At times it veers into the "I don't know about this" feeling and yet further away I catch a pleasant whiff of peach.

Silage is past arms length and evolves better at a distance. Compared to the original there isn't one. Its not close. You could say its a nice relation, but the original was soft and demure.

It smells really synthetic at close range, yet this is something I'm not repelled, going oh god no..

Try this for yourself. I can tell you if you have a young nose and a sweet gourmand lover , you will struggle with this. This 2003 version seems to be a struggle to enjoy for me, which is odd of givenchy scents. I usually have a great experience with them at first spray.

Apr
14
2016
Gigi The Fashionista
Gigi The Fashionista

I bought this at Harrods in London during Fashion Week. I was under the impression, like most of us are, that this is an tribute fragrance to Audrey Hepburn and her fragrance from 1957 L'interdit. I have the original vintage old formula and this is nothing like it. The vintage is softer, powdery and has less fruit concentration. This L'interdit wears more like a heavier fruity-floral and it's more full-bodied and has that 90's floral-fruity vibe. You get more peach than you do strawberry. It's also one big orange blossom. It's actually a lot of everything when it comes to the flowers. The original was a big strawberry.rose.The flowers that stand out in this one : violet, tuberose, heliotrope and jasmine. The rose should have been more prominent like in the original but here it's barely perceptible. The plum peach and strawberry notes make it very sweet and therefore there was no need to add vanilla! I like this but it's too fruity for me and I'm not always fond of fruit in fragrances. This has amber which gives it a clean dry down and it's musky instead of powdery. The sandalwood is very nice and gives it the feel of a vintage woodsy perfume. This is lovely and girly very romantic and perfect for spring and summer. Classically feminine, sweet, heady and gorgeous. I love it but it's not related to the original L'interdit which wears more like a subdued version of this one. This one is far more elaborate, with lots more fruits and flowers. It's like L'interdit the original on steroids LOL Love it.

Dec
23
2015
flowers-in-the-springtime
flowers-in-the-springtime

I have no idea what the original was like and I'm glad that I don't because I had a blank olfactory canvas so to speak, when trying this.
This is a very elegantly beautiful perfume which just surrounds you with powdery florals and violets. Instant love for me, it's too wonderful for words.
Silage is good but longevity isn't great because it is an EDT after all, but I don't mind a few re sprays through the day.
If you can get hold of it and you like a perfume with a vintage vibe but not too old fashioned, this one is lovely and well worth searching for.

Apr
02
2015
JaiTee
JaiTee

On me, this is a floral that feels subdued, contemplative. I really like the powdery-ambery -musky drydown. It is a fitting companion for rainy days, and I went through a grey period where this perfume was the only thing that I wanted to wear, so much so, that I went through two bottles of L'interdit.

I had the body veil lotion but tossed it -- it turned pretty quickly.

Apr
16
2014
VeeNVegas
VeeNVegas

Reminds me of Chanel #5. Not an especially good thing but not awful.

Apr
16
2013
Guest_stephanie.hamrick
Guest_stephanie.hamrick

I like the rose, honeysuckle, and blackcurrant, but it's too heavy on the patchouli for me. Gave me a headache, and was faded out by lunchtime. I think I'm going to have to look for the original.

Apr
05
2013
joliek72
joliek72

I too do not have the original to compare. However, I would like to say that at first spray, it smells like bug spray. After about 5 minutes it starts smelling like violets, and after about 15 minutes it smells like violets with just a hint of powdery smell. Never dreamed it would dry down to such a gorgeous scent. I guess people either LOVE or HATE this scent!

Sep
15
2011
jena6867
jena6867

I agree with Yumm and several others here, glad i am not the only one to have noticed, the old version was lovely, this new one certainly doesnt come anywhere near it, I too dislike this new version very much and feel so "ripped off" by paying for it

Jul
19
2011
passionata20
passionata20

09. may 2011

I have tried it today on a tester paper the red box of EDT. This is a really nice scent where i can clearly detect a sweet note of strawberry and peach but also a very very pleasant flower notes on the drydown. Lasts quite long for an EDT and would be really nice for spring summer i think. One day i will buy it.
I have not tried the vintage one, but having nothing to compare with i really like this version. Maybe i would changee my mind after trying the old version, but since i haven´t i love this one, don´t know wither about the version that came after this one.... This is the only version of "L´interdit" i have tried by far.

UPDATE: (20 january 2014) it is very strange that the notes has been changed for this version of "L´interdit" Previously there was a strawberry note listed amongst them and i swear i smelled it very clearly as well. Now i am very much confused. I need to get that last bottle i´ve seen standing in the shop to retest it and see whether my nose was wrong or not. But i swear i smelled a strong artificial strawberry in here.

May
09
2011
Jandora
Jandora

Its best parfum!

Mar
15
2011
Yumm
Yumm

Ugh. The old version was beautiful. This one is truly terrible. I gave it away.

Aug
28
2010
deeannek
deeannek

I am shocked by how much I love this perfume. I bought it mostly because (among others) I collect Givenchy perfumes. This has a strong opening-powdery but not so powdery that you feel like choking. I would recommend a light touch because a little does go along way. After a few minutes the powder fades but does not disappear and I get a sweet light note-tuberose I think and plum and finally sandlewood and musk. I know this perfume is mostly disliked but it smells amazing to me. I never thought I would find a Givenchy fragrance that I would like better than Organza but I did.

May
15
2010
Carla
Carla

Givenchy, with it's stellar image failed to replicate the original version of this once beautiful scent. I wore this in the 70's and the memory of the fragrance lingers on. It was said that Audrey Hepburn wore this while filming Breakfast at Tiffany's and so it's popularity rose. I was highly disappointed to find that the reformulated version had an unpleasant mix of what smells like faux flowers, a distant cry from the original scent. My search is on for a vintage bottle of this haute couture fragrance of the past.

Nov
13
2008
eskarina62
eskarina62

had the old version - the one before 2003 and feel disappointed the new version spoils a legend:-)

won't buy it again!!!

Oct
18
2008
mimithezmija
mimithezmija

new version is bad...cheap smelling note...but,first version is beautiful..and i like it very very much...

Jul
21
2008
takemyhusbandplz
takemyhusbandplz

It was the new version I tried. It started out nice enough, spicey with some incense, but quickly turned to a rancid cheap smelling floral. It disappears fast with my chemistry too. From what I've read, the newer version is nothing like the original.

Jan
16
2008

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