Givenchy • L'Interdit • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is the new fragrance. I have never tried the older one, but will if I get the chance in order to compare.
I really quite like the new scent. It's warm and spicy with a lingering rosewater note that I love. This is going to be my next perfume purchase for certain. In fact, this is probably the only rose scent that doesn't overpower me.
I love how clean this smells. Not powdery, not sweet-- just clean and rosy. This is an utterly romantic scent, and I'm completely in love with it!
Editing: Comparing the new new fragrance with this new version, I don't really remember why I liked it so much. It lost it's charm. Sadly, I'm not that crazy about either now.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
This is now the only perfume I wear during the fall, winter on on evenings. I've almost used up one bottle and will soon be onto my second.
It's a more older scent...not like the trendy citrusy ones out there. In Canada, there's always some sort of GWP on Givenchy, so it's usually a good deal too.
Only negative: it doesn't last the entire day.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Wine and strawberries. That was the first thing that came to my mind with this one. I love wine, so I liked it. Once it settled on my skin it got very smoky, which was so-so. But I think if this was sprayed more liberally the wine smell would stay longer. A very grown up fragrance, but even though I'm young I can still appreciate it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Ughh. Overpowering. Gives my nose an itching feeling. Makes me sneeze. Something rotten inside the scent that I don't like. Smells more like dead mildew flowers, not fresh at all.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
An extremely feminine classic!
This 're-release' of L'Interdit IS actually the real version worn by Audrey Hepburn. The so-called 'original' version is the one released to the public years ago.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I will be succint: I am reviewing the re-formualted version. It is indeed a nice, fruity-floral blend without aldehydes. Does not have the faintest hint of powder to it. Does not strike me as anything special and it is a true shame that Givenchy reformulated it.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I admit, I only bought this product because I'm a major Audrey Hepburn Fan, but the moment I put it on, i reallyreallyreallyreallyreally liked it. It's floraly, yet sophisticated, and the bottle is simple, but elegant. The only problem was getting ahold of it. I finally had to get the nearest Sephora to order one from another location, but it was worth it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Roses, sweet plums, and the slightest hint of wood - lush and transparent all at the same time. If this only had some sort of staying power; I've tried layering it with the lotion, but without much luck. This only comes in an EDT, so I have no way to upgrade the intensity of the scent or the staying power.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I loved the way this perfume smelled in the bottle, kind of a fruity, spicy floral. On me, however, this smells very powdery and synthetic. It quickly turns nasty when I put it on, and now it gives me a headache and makes me queasy. I will not be repurchasing.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I absolutely adore Audrey Hepburn and first went on a quest to find her "Interdit" fragrance a few years ago. Smelled the Original and "Fleurs" (which I had confused for the original, based on a book) and back then they were pretty similar, only varying in intensity (how strong/light (like EDP vs. EDT)) and powderyness. Thought they smelled fairly dated, surprised by how "old" they smelled (even for Audrey's time, she was so young and fresh) and reminded me of the way an older friend smells, but I always thought it was deoderant. Now there's a third and I really, really wanted to like this one... but it's too light, though less powdery than the others, still too powdery, and strangely can smell pretty sharp... of bananas... lol, people who read more of my reviews might think I'm crazy for writing this often, but maybe there's a common element I smell as bananas. Whatever it is, it's not bad... just makes it, on the whole, not great. :(
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This review is for the new release of "L'interdit". I love it! I tried the Original, and the powdery overtone was just too much on me. It reminded me of Chanel No. 5, which is awful on my skin. So, I went ahead and purchased the new version. Spicy and fruity overtones (red currant?) prevail, and it works well for me. Will definitely buy again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
Despite apparently being less powdery than the original, I still thought this was too "old-ladyish" aldehydic. Description from Sephora: "This powdery floral is chic, sophisticated, romantic, and outrageously feminine. Contains notes of rose, jasmine, and violet, and at the heart, a blend of woods and grasses. This classic fragrance has an aura of exclusivity."
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is incredible. It smells just as good on me (but different) as it does on my best friend. And we have totally opposite perfume chemistries and likes. I swear I think anyone could wear this perfume and smell fabulous!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I too am reviewing the original version of L'Interdit. This must rank as my favorite aldehydic fragrance of all time. It's powdery, yes, to me it's powdery as all get out. That was Hepburn's era. I get a few of the notes in this - the peach, certainly, the rose, a hint of the jasmine. But it's mostly just a swirl to me, albeit a very elegant one. Like a waltz. I agree with Victoria that it's very soft and wearable and though I haven't tried the "redo" I can't imagine what they were thinking when they discontinued this. Audrey Hepburn helped to create L'Interdit with Givenchy - it was supposed to reflect her love of gardening, among other things - and I suspect she wouldn't have approved of fixing what wasn't broken. See if you can snag a bottle while they're still available, and I bet you'll agree.
ADDENDUM: I recently sampled the new version of L'Interdit, and found it doesn't resemble the original that much. Essentially, it has some or most of the old notes but none of the aldehydes. So if you loathe any hint of powderiness in a fragrance, perhaps it would be worth seeking the new version out; it's a fruity, sweetish, light floral, nice but like dozens of others out there. With apologies to those who enjoy it, I really have to say that to me, the new version of L'Interdit is like Jennifer Love Hewitt playing Audrey Hepburn - an unbelievably poor substitute for the real thing.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
L’Interdit was created for Audrey Hepburn by Hubert de Givenchy. Now, for the 50th anniversary the House of Givenchy has relaunched the famouse scent with a modern twist: revamped bottle, label and reformulated fragrance.This is not a new fragrance but a reformulation of the original. Less powdery that the original. Frutier. Dry down is still subdued and classic. Label and bottle look great.
I like it more than the original version which my mom and I used in the early 80's. Its just not something I would repurchase.Glad to revisit the scent and do my own compare and contrast exercise. However, the new L'Interdit is still not a fragrance that represents who I am today. My mom will love it though.1.7-$50, 3.4-$66 at Nordstrom.