L'Interdit 2018 Eau de Parfum

Version from 2018
L'Interdit (2018) (Eau de Parfum) by Givenchy
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7.7 / 10 664 Ratings
L'Interdit (2018) (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Givenchy for women and was released in 2018. The scent is floral-sweet. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by LVMH. Pronunciation
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Floral
Sweet
Fruity
Powdery
Woody

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
Jasmine sambacJasmine sambac Orange blossomOrange blossom
Heart Notes Heart Notes
TuberoseTuberose
Base Notes Base Notes
AmbroxanAmbroxan PatchouliPatchouli VetiverVetiver

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7.7664 Ratings
Longevity
8.2592 Ratings
Sillage
7.9581 Ratings
Bottle
7.7586 Ratings
Value for money
7.8370 Ratings
Submitted by Franfan20, last update on 01.03.2024.
Interesting Facts
The face of the advertising campaign is American actress Rooney Mara.

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Gold

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...and no one forbids them
When Truman Capote published his short novel "Breakfast at Tiffany's" in 1958, he tried, with an ironic undertone and a feeling for social taboo breaks, to draw the bitterly evil portrait of a "live girl" who lets herself be paid for by rich men and exploited at the same time.
However, the verminification of the work never found its recognition. "Tiffany" has as much resemblance to his book as "the Rockettes' dance guards with the famous prima ballerina Galina Ulanova", he said in an interview and added: "I could puke".

L'Interdit by Givenchy, the perfume that Hubert G. created especially for Audrey Hepburn in 1957 and which the actress initially refused to market ("I forbid you to do this", she is said to have said to him - hence the name, "The ban") was a floral-aldehyde 50's fragrance that always reminded me of Chanel's No. 5. The LVMH Group has already been relaunched twice (most recently in 2007 in the collection "Les Parfums Mythiques") in 2018 with a re-launch that is deliberately intended to tie in with the great tradition.

No less than three successful professional noses have set about implementing contemporary specifications.
When I smell the result today like this, I notice a generic arbitrariness that makes me sadly shake my head in its mass market conformity, which only craves for market shares.
A little bit of Elli-Saab appeal here, sticky, sweet cardboard there, how was it with "La vie est belle", the tuberose molecule still works, Jasmin-Sambac always pulls, Ambroxan was just back on special offer.
The liquid is soft rosé (wonderful today my girlfriend with the ultimate statement: "If the scent is already pink, you can forget it anyway").

Advertising text swagger about freedom, breaking taboos, adventure... blablabla blup. Modell is remotely similar to Audrey, but does not come close to her (but who does?).

In New York the house Krigler launched on 28.4. in honour of Hepburns 89th birthday on 4.5.2018 a soap, which fits to another of her favourite perfumes, namely to "English Promenade 19".

"The girl is going to make her breasts completely out of fashion", said Billy Wilder after the shooting of "Sabrina" about Hepburn.
This statement has probably a small truth content, finally there was at that time still the Monroe.
However, it could prove true that the LVMH Group is slowly going to be able to completely dislodge large perfumes.
The new "L'Interdit" marks this way.
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pudelbonzo

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Top Review 34  
Back in the honeymoon
When my husband and I met, we were always accompanied by the blossoming wasteful Fleur d'interdit - and we both loved it equally.

It suited our infatuation, with long phone calls and excited meetings, because it separated us a few kilometers, and we had to be patient, which was not easy for us.
They were feverishly awaiting the weekends to sink into their arms with relief.

Now, after years of marital activity, I curiously tried L`interdit, hoping to find the pink honeymoon again.

No, already the pyramid speaks a different language, which the scent also redeems.

He is more serious and more mature than Fleur, but he also fits in better with the living conditions that have been set in the meantime.
I have to admit that - with some regret.
The orange blossom has a warm, deep tone - we can no longer speak of fidgety infatuation, but rather of knowing trust.
Jasmine is not radiant, but creamy white - and the sweet tuberose is grounded by vetiver.
The patchouli has a smoky tone.

An elegant, mature fragrance that I could wear well these days.

But still I prefer to think back to my then sparkling fleur d`interdit.
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Top Review 41  
Do me Oswald! - But I'm not!
This perfume cries out for a cultural-critical wreck with the tenor "Downfall of the Occident". One hears it literally beg: "Do me the Oswald Spengler!".

What can't be cited in support of this! The postulation of a ban where there is only commerce. The fact that the (certainly very likeable) Rooney Mara is no Audrey Hepburn even if you put her in gothic clothes, make her look Metropolis-like and (appropriately) put her on the bench in a picturesque Paris metro station (I assume she climbed up because she's very ladylike afraid of the mice that cavort down there). The exponential shrinking of the intevals between each launch of the next Interdict fragrance (which usually has nothing at all to do with the previous one), reminiscent of a reverse viral spread: 1957, 1993, 2002, 2007, 2018.

Indes: Sorry, the whip stays packed.

First of all, the genre "Verriss" to this fragrance of gold has already been dealt with unsurpassably. There is nothing more to put on.

Second, and more importantly, I like the scent. A lot, in fact. My enthusiastic comment from a few months ago about the Intense flanker proves valid after testing this fragrance here, the (very similar) base version to its younger and blacker sister from 2020. It was not an expression of a momentary failure of taste, but at most as that of a consolidated deviance.

L'Interdit is for me a captivatingly clear and unfussy composed and structured, beautifully modern floral fragrance, of matte appearance, dense and tightly woven texture, intense presence and a hue in the orange-salmon-sepia-brown spectrum. The white color of the box is misleading, the color of the liquid plays a little too much into the pinkish to match my fragrance impression.

This olfactory main field upstream I take (only a few five or ten minutes) a lighter, very slightly fruity-citrus (but not in the sense of a superficial cologne freshness or even crystalline hardness, it remains here creamy and creamy matt) and also something sweet introduction was.

[By the way, I am also able to perceive in this - quite only short and with the main body of the fragrance very artfully connected - phase no trace of intrusive, sticky or chewing gum cheap sweetness; in the overall fragrance certainly not. And I am quite someone who reacts to too much sugar in women's fragrances rather sourly.]

Towards the end, the fragrance then runs out into a soft loamy-cocoa purring base congenial to the floral center, which I find extremely sensual (almost I would like to say: bordering on pornographic).

Overall, for me, a modern and yet classic fragrance: Dthe font fits very well, the indecisive style-free-irgendwierunde bottle with the spray head in the format of a Stormtrooper helmet not, there would have been more Bauhaus better.

Very feminine, very sexy, more for the evening than for the workday (or university, I think the fragrance also appeals to a younger audience) and more for autumn than for spring.

Makes it 8.5 points then (with a twitch of the pointer towards 9). I remember the Intense version of 2020 as denser, darker, and a bit more artful and sophisticated.

And Oswald is an old curmudgeon, and Occident still alive and kicking despite everything.
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Chanelle

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Forbidden sweet
For a long time I struggled with myself whether I should comment on the new L' Interdit at all. Cause he's not the best L'Interdit I ever smelled. In the Givenchy L'Interdit ranking of 5 L'Interdits he is in 5th place, but that's because I didn't like him very much in the beginning: The synthetic-floral sweetness of the initial phase must first be overcome. It's this honey-sticky trend head note that you unfortunately find far too often lately and that I find hard to bear. And I'm a sweetheart! I also don't shy away from Turkish baklava, Keiko Mecheri's Loukhoum or Sorriso. But they also all smell more natural, refined and gourmand than this breath paralyzing sweetener.
Enough criticism. L' Interdit 2018 will still be beautiful sometime, namely in the direction of vintage Chloé, the 70s scent. This is the moment when he even seems almost classic and noble, like a true L' Interdit. If even Hubert ("Üh-ber'") would consider putting his name under it, he would still be among us.
But still, I'm too old for this version, or it's too young for me.
The flacon is very similar to the 50s predecessor of the same name, the fragrance is not. Kind of blasphemous.
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XPhoenix

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My holy grail
Actually, this scent was just an uninteresting tester sheet in my Douglas bag. Normally it would have disappeared in my drawer, but something inside me said: smell me! So I pulled off the foil under which the scent was hidden and was knocked over. What an extremely feminine scent! I sniffed it a few more times and then had to put it aside, as I still had some work to do. In the evening I entered my bedroom and immediately the scent fell back into my nose. Mind you: there were only 1 or at most 2 splashes on a piece of cardboard! It went on like this, it lasted up to one week (!) and only then it got weaker. Unfortunately there was no shop nearby that sold this scent and I don't trust myself to buy blindly yet. The next time I was in Hamburg I stormed into a Douglas store and sprayed it under my wrist. After spraying it unbelievably sweet (in my opinion just a little touch of Hubba Bubba, not as strong as the comments here claim), more in the direction of cotton candy with flowers? After 10 minutes only the flowers (orange blossom and jasmine) remain, maybe a touch of patchouli. For me the scent is like a warm, cuddly blanket. But be careful: My little Männlein means, rather maximally 2 splashes than 3!
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EssilonnEssilonn 2 years ago
9.5
Scent
Love from the first sniff. Intoxicating scent trail will follow you where ever you go. Fun and flirty signature scent worthy.
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GorgiaGorgia 5 years ago
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9.5
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L'interdit is a perfect blend of gourmand and white flowers.This enchanting and provocative scent wil cocoon you in a cloud of deliciousness
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KuraiKurai 1 year ago
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I thought my love for white florals was unconditional and unbreakable. L'interdit broke it. That fruit gummi twist is simply unbearable.
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FlaneuresseFlaneuresse 4 years ago
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The sweet side of chic. A stunning mix of orange blossom, jasmine, tuberose, vetiver and patchouli.
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TamahoTamaho 1 month ago
With patchouli and others this feels like a slightly more complex version of my way
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