L'Interdit 1957 Parfum

Version from 1957
L'Interdit (1957) (Parfum) by Givenchy
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L'Interdit (1957) (Parfum) is a popular perfume by Givenchy for women and was released in 1957. The scent is floral-powdery. The production was apparently discontinued. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
AldehydesAldehydes PeachPeach BergamotBergamot Mandarin orangeMandarin orange StrawberryStrawberry
Heart Notes Heart Notes
JasmineJasmine Lily of the valleyLily of the valley NarcissusNarcissus Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang IrisIris RoseRose
Base Notes Base Notes
CistusCistus MuskMusk AmberAmber SandalwoodSandalwood Tonka beanTonka bean BenzoinBenzoin VetiverVetiver


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Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 31.08.2021.
Interesting Facts
The fragrance was re-released in 2007 as part of the collection "Les Parfums Mythiques".


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The scent of Audrey Hepburn
Vintage L'Interdit is a very special perfume. I can most definitely imagine Audrey Hepburn wearing this fragrance, and I find it a much better pairing than Marilyn Monroe with Chanel No.5.

I shelled out the money to smell the original formula, and I'm so glad I did. It's a very classic scent, powdery aldehydes inclusive, yet I find it far more complex than people give it credit for.

L'Interdit EDT opens with a bright, sparkling burst of aldehydes, peach and strawberry. The powdery aspect is thankfully not overpowering, although dominant. The fruits give L'Interdit a beautiful, juicy and Spring-like feel.

The scent itself is rather subtle which surprised me at first, however I much prefer it this way when I come to think of it. After the fruitiness subsides, the floral accords become much more pronounced, with a rather strong focus on powdery rose and iris. The way the heart settles brings a smile to my face as I picture Audrey Hepburn decked out in her expensive Givenchy gown with an elegant string of pearls setting off her slender neck. She was a woman that stunned the world with her beauty and style, yet it came so naturally to her. L'Interdit has managed to capture the essence of her in a bottle.

In some ways, this fragrance is quite refined and elegant, although its delicacy hints at something a lot more intimate and sensual. The powderiness is somewhat similar in composition to the infamous Chanel No.5, however L'Interdit caters to a variety of tastes, throwing in an array of fruits and berries, and further developing into a spicy incense drydown.

Unfortunately my skin chemistry has not done justice to this fragrance, turning the peach note into something a little too fizzy and bitter. I envy those who can maintain L'Interdit's smoothness on their skin with no rude interruptions. Audrey Hepburn must have been an amazing smelling woman in her day.
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