Ysatis Givenchy Perfume For Women: Ylang Ylang Goes Sour

Givenchy Parfums

After Amarige,  with Ysatis it’s ylang-ylang again, with the chemical smell you wouldn’t expect from a flower. However, whereas in Amarige it was more a in-your-face kind of thing, here it takes a sour twist. So now you have the sour and the chemical, with an intense attitude: so – as for Amarige – it’s OK if you don’t like it, really.   After a couple of hours on the blotter, the change: the sour ylang ylang is less despotic […] Read more »

Quick review for Un Air D’escapade by Givenchy, very recently launched as an airport exclusive. The opening is muffled and gives out indefinite florals plus citrus notes, with hints of red fruits. There is also a light bitter earthiness in the background, that smudges the innocence of the main notes. After a couple of minutes, the earthy side disappears, and the fragrance settles down to a tropical-sweet and fresh attitude, with also aquatic notes that come out on the blotter, […] Read more »

Givenchy Organza Perfume

Would you expect a quite and moderate perfume from Givenchy? Of course not. There’s a respectable blast of white florals at the start of perfume Organza, and then on the skin it gets quite indolic, with the power trio of jasmine, gardenia and tuberose. The blotter gives out more interesting tones (and that’s what I hope you will get on your skin): it will still be animalic, but minty as well, and somehow fresher, probably thanks to gardenia’s buttery notes. […] Read more »

Givenchy Eaudemoiselle Review

This Givenchy perfume is a basket full of half-ripe pears (or melons maybe) strewn across a meadow, where the grass has just been cut but not picked up yet.  It’s probably a citrus of some sort that gives the unripe feeling, and  there are no florals standing out in the first minutes.   They’re there in the background though, like an event waiting to happen, and they do happen eventually, coming out in the form of rose. It’s pretty intense, […] Read more »

Very Irresistible Perfume Review

Some feel the fruits in this one, many don’t, but I did, big time: a cloud of sweet fruit notes if you ask me, and right out of the box. I’d say litchi or strawberry, plus pepper. In other words, quite similar to Nina and Delices by Cartier. That’s why I found the first part Very Resistible indeed, as these are not my favorite types of perfumes.   To sum up the start, Perfume Irresistible Givenchy has hazy fruity and […] Read more »

Givenchy Gentleman Review

This is a gentleman from the times when the very word was invented, which is like, well, a long time ago. It has a great opening, with sharp, almost minty herbal notes on top of the spices, and the dry down is the part I preferred, with a shaving foam aroma, and leather and tobacco still quite strong and inebriating.   And what about the middle heart notes of Givenchy Gentleman, you may ask. They’re super rich with different things: […] Read more »

Finally, a dense feminine floral I can get along with.   Givenchy Dahlia Noir has mimosa in it, and although I don’t know it that well (this is my second encounter, after Un Fleur de Cassie), I think it would truly deserve to be among the hot-shots of floraldom. It makes me think of yellow, the color of its blossom (the actual flower is red), and it’s fresh and fruity, but in a very light, non-fruity, non-floral way.   It’s […] Read more »

Givenchy Play Intense For Him Review

Fancy a nice mix of coffee and neutral florals, with a small dose of caramel and a sprinkle of pepper on top?  OK, put it that way it looks like a meaningless concoction, but this is what this Givenchy Play eau de toilette is about and it somehow works.   It’s possibly the most linear perfume I have sampled so far, but that doesn’t have to be a bad quality. One thing is when you sit down and try to […] Read more »