L'Interdit 2020 Eau de Parfum Intense

L'Interdit (Eau de Parfum Intense) by Givenchy
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L'Interdit (Eau de Parfum Intense) is a popular perfume by Givenchy for women and was released in 2020. The scent is sweet-floral. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by LVMH. Pronunciation
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Main accords

Sweet
Floral
Spicy
Creamy
Oriental

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
Black pepperBlack pepper
Heart Notes Heart Notes
Orange blossomOrange blossom TuberoseTuberose
Base Notes Base Notes
Bourbon vanillaBourbon vanilla Roasted sesame absoluteRoasted sesame absolute PatchouliPatchouli VetiverVetiver LeatherLeather

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8.2316 Ratings
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8.3284 Ratings
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8.1286 Ratings
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8.4269 Ratings
Value for money
7.8193 Ratings
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 25.02.2024.

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Top Review 53  
The Interdict
This wonderfully feminine fragrance L'Interdit (Intense) has come to my attention, just as it should, through three very esteemed ladies.

First of all, a month ago Runa (I'm always happy about your great photos and refreshing texts - I'm glad you're here!) wrote a passionate 10 (or 12) point commentary here. Next, two weeks ago, Edda (you know I'm a fan of you and your haiku statements!) posted an almost as enthusiastic review here. And last Friday, my dear favorite colleague handed me a sample of the fragrance she got for free at the perfumery, with the remark: "For your exchange box. It only gives you a headache." That makes you curious
I come later to the actual scent and sneak first over the Akzidentialia. The fragrance is not called "Interdit" (forbidden) but "L'Interdit", which is the more exciting and ambiguous name. "L'Interdit" can also be the Interdikt, a mild form of the church ban (as punishment for crime or heresy). Even if this is probably not meant, for the French listener this meaning is surely unconsciously resonating. The main meaning is "ban", but also "taboo". I find the name quite appropriate for this exciting, somnambulistically elegant scent dancing on the edge of a knife.

The perfumers also make people sit up and take notice. Dominique Ropion is one of the greats, and he has often worked with Anne Flipo. As co-productions, they have created such famous (and heterogeneous) fragrances as Acqua di Gioia, Invictus and Lady Million. Without Anne Flipo, he is responsible for vast amounts of other mainstream and niche fragrances, from Krazy Krizia, La Vie Est Belle and Alien EdP to Portrait of a Lady, Oud Malaki and Vetiver Extraordinaire. Flipo in turn has created the highly interesting La Chasse aux Papillons. Fanny Bal comes in third here. The funny thing is that Acqua di Gioia is one of the favourite fragrances of my favourite colleague...

The marketing color of this fragrance is black, and this sets a wrong track. Because the scent impression is not. Because emotionally it is not a gloomy scent, but rather awake and perhaps erotically tense, but at the same time flattering, soothing and even comforting. Synesthetically I perceive the fragrance as a multi-toned grey and brown, a symphony in anthracite, ash, ochre, sienna, chamois and sepia.

To me, L'Interdit is very tightly and densely woven, like a fabric that is warm and gives security, never tearing, and yet is at the same time soft and light. On the whole, L'Interdit Intense is noble but unpretentious; sensual but cool; material to the point of edibility, but at the same time distanced and pictorial.

On fabric, this "ban" unfolds in a somewhat tart, almost green, almost fruity direction, I have to think of Creed's vetiver original, but softer, saffron-like.

On my skin I perceive a completely different scent (and the question remains open for me what the overall impression would be if I accompanied a lady who had applied the scent to her skin and clothing). Here I perceive the scent as being layered, like a puff pastry or a geological formation, whereby the individual layers, in the ochre and grey tones described above, play with the viewer like a picture puzzle:

There are, after an unmistakable, highly distinctive opening, which evokes a memory in me, but which I can't get hold of, very slightly sweet lines, powdery-floury, cocoa, or rather soy flour, which then lose their sweetness and yet are perhaps crushed clay. There is a tingling, clear, subtle spiciness, a grey dry crackling, which then glides out again velvety on soft skin. There are far, far away inklings of a soft saffiano leather, which, as soon as you want to grasp it, turn into bitter chocolate.

Without doubt, the fragrance has a strong flowery side. At times, it seems dense and heavy, lilac and hyacinths come to mind. But perfumers manage to break through and lighten this heaviness in such a way that L'Interdit Intense never seems oppressive or old-fashioned, but innovative and light for all its cosiness. The scent of roasted sesame oil, which I know well, I am not able to perceive, but a wonderful soft benzoin-like nasal tickling.

The durability and projection is quite striking, but surprisingly reserved for an "Intense" fragrance. This fits in well with the essence of the fragrance, which is intense and lively, but doesn't bluster drunk in the streets; it's emotional, but also clear and precise; mysterious, but not confused. I love such ambiguous, non-determined scents.

At the moment I have a generous phase in the scoring process, which is reflected in the fact that, contrary to my usual practice, I sometimes raise old ratings a bit. So maybe 9.5 is a little bit due to the enthusiasm of the moment. But an unusually beautiful fragrance it is, without question
Whether L'Interdit is one of the women's fragrances I could imagine on myself, I do not know yet. The idea doesn't seem completely absurd to me, but for the time being I would like to leave it entirely to the beautiful ladies of my virtual and real environment. With the exception of my favourite colleague, whom I would of course wish anything but headaches.
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Lilitu

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Top Review 29  
He just has to go through it - my husband....
For a long time I thought about which variant of L'Interdit I would like to buy. The history of the fragrance has attracted me. A perfume created especially for the great actress Audrey Hepburn. Of course, I know that the original scent doesn't have too much to do with today's variants. But I love orange blossom. And there I just can not resist.

Usually, before Corona, I preferred to buy my fragrances at the airport in the duty-free shop. As a small fragrant start to the holiday or sometimes as a nice ending - a fragrant memory. I found the selection in the duty-free shops good and usually I had enough time to test the fragrances in advance.

That was the end of it. Last year during the lockdown, my perfume obsession worsened and I was on the lookout for new inspiration. Time enough I had yes, thanks to short-time work. So what to do? First of all, extensively research on the Internet. So go.

Before I had never dealt with fragrance pyramids, individual fragrances or something. What for - either I liked the sniffed fragrance or not. I had a few brands that I particularly liked. With the expensive ones it mostly remained with the sniff test. With the others, I sometimes bought different perfumes. During the lockdown, the opportunity to test was eliminated.

Only through Parfumo I realized that I particularly appreciate perfumes with orange blossom. During my research, I came across L'Interdit. The fragrance pyramid of the new variants of the classic fragrance sounded tempting to me. I looked at the fragrance notes from the EdT, EdP and the Intense variant and the YouTube comparisons. Eventually, I had to make a decision. My choice was L'Interdit EdP Intense. The variant seemed more mysterious to me. Although the black pepper did scare me a bit at first. Pepper in perfume? So something I did not know until now or true me of it not really conscious.

L'Interdit Eau de Parfum Intense starts with me surprisingly fresh. Fresh orange blossoms shine. Then the tuberose embraces the orange blossoms. The fragrance slowly becomes much sweeter. A nutty note joins in the background. The sesame weaves the melange into a creamy paste. The initially bright fragrance takes a deep mysterious turn. Dark and black.

Does this have to do with the black pepper? But where is the black pepper remained? Individually, I can't smell it out. How the hell does black pepper smell in a top note?
In the background, however, I perceive a nuance of something spicy. Interwoven with the creamy paste, this note still remains soft. Nothing pungent, as I imagine pepper. Because ultimately, overcomes me always a violent sneezing attack, if I sprinkle pepper over a dish.

Something else stands out to me. At Parfumo, the perfume is described as sweet-floral. However, as has been the case with some perfumes, I perceive a powdery note in L'Interdit Intense that is not described in any detail. To me, this nuance gives the perfume a sophisticated touch. I love powdery fragrances - have I mentioned this before? Hmm, maybe this is simply because of that? No idea.

The composition now becomes a tiny bit greener. The vetiver sends its regards. A spicy element, rises from the depths. The patchouli lurks mysteriously in the base. Unfortunately, I don't smell any leather. But the vanilla flatters my senses. It blends perfectly into the pasty composition and rounds it off. A mysterious, dark but also soft fragrance. Sexy. Noble. Delicious.

While I appreciate the creamy, pasty mystery and powderiness of the perfume, my husband interestingly just perceives the scent as too intense. Too bad, for him no sexy fragrance.

But there he has had bad luck, my husband I mean of course, because I love this fragrance. And now there are finally opportunities to wear it. There he must go through - my husband.

Conclusion:
A fragrance for confident women - a beautiful going out fragrance. I can not see him on young girls, rather on women from 30 upwards.

Somehow, I can't imagine the fragrance on Audrey Hepburn either. An actress who was famous for your girlish charm. The attributes mysterious and mysterious fit better to other famous film divas of classic Hollywood. But so be it. Finally, I do not know the original fragrance.

Sillage and durability are very good. Sillage perhaps a tiny bit too good, at least for my husband.

The bottle is quite appealing. The black underlines its mysterious and noble character.

I just have to love him!
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Runa

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The "Intoxication of the Senses"
"No - not another one!"
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"But you like me so much..." --
"I know, but what's the point?" --
"I am different from all the others you like!"
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"I know, and I'm also very sorry, and I know that I would like to have you around me so much, but too much is just too much!"
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"You don't like me as much as you say... "...as you say --
"That's not true, I like you very much, more than I care to! You would step into my life and for the first time among your own kind you would not be the one about which one rather consciously attracts attention, plays with it, maybe even puts it to the test, but rather the one that puts you in the foreground, while you only flank, underline, instead of going forward."
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"Yes, it's true - then buy me!"

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Can a perfume "lie" so much ???

No, I don't think so!
Some' others may be deceitful or even mendacious, but not this one, not "L'Interdit Intense", which delivers what it promises:
No frills, no frills, no frills, no frills!
L'Interdit Intense - L'Interdit Intense, that is sovereignty, self-confidence and understatement at the same time. That is charisma, elegance, warmth, orient (even in winter!), addiction (but no greed), pure temptation and more magic than prohibition - all this beyond 1,001 night, rather the 1,011th or twelfth, the "12" on (m)a scale from 1 to 10.

The orchestra of ingredients lives in unison, the melody is extremely catchy, not too heavy, not too sweet, (again) very modern and yet somehow also an evergreen - an "all in one", so to speak.

After my test my statement was
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Voilà, here I am - so the message!
"Hotter" than the original, even more caressing, cuddly, intense and offensive in appearance!
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and I'm sticking with it
Intense is even better than the "original" (10!), but again remains more reserved, more defensive, but is also more stable, longer-lasting, finer, creamier, a further increase in well-being and comfort
Tuberose, patchouli, vétiver, leather, orange blossom, vanilla, roasted sesame - all fabrics from which dreams are initiated and also made. The concert of it is very coherent, in everything, somehow not new, just as little as old or worn out, no, it is different ...

The attraction of the forbidden subtly becomes an intensive program, is very sustainable, but does not have to be a constant companion, but has all the potential to be one.

L'Interdit Intense may be too "monotonous" for some, but it would still remain a special expression of permanence and sustainability, one way or another, from the first to the last moment.

The forbidden - perfume.

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Top Review 26  
Some love must grow
Blind Buy. According to reviews "sexy, wicked and special, niche": I could not resist, even if a quiet voice in the back of the head already gave cause for concern that I actually do not like orange blossom, because a cloud of it likes to manifest itself as a migraine with headache and nausea (Hello "Armani Code pour Femme", you trauma!). And pepper has never been my favorite spice either...

Excitedly unpacked, first spray in the air and already nose wrinkling: That's but neat orange-floral and something bites there. - Is that the pepper? But well, the stuff is paid, so off with it on the wrist. Disappointment settles in. The pepper is exciting, but helps the orange blossom unleash its headache potential. The vanilla rice in the base is great - exceptional and not at all mainstream gourmand. I wonder if that's enough to make me endure the white florals?

Alright, comes first in the collection, we can deal with each other again later. Various sniffers at the bottle and air sprayer is certain: not really bad, but friends we will no longer. Off with it into the Aufbrauch-/Verschenkkörbchen.

And then it came, the cold spring day, on which I wanted to justify various new purchases once again "use up" something, I could give away him in the weeks before then but somehow not. And what happened? During a stressful day at work, a creamy, slightly powdery, very feminine and in a positive sense fancy fragrance with recognition value kept coming to me. No headache, no nausea, no stinging! The pepper suddenly no longer scratches the nose, but gives depth to the vanilla ice cream. No nice cuddly gourmand, but confident, stylish sexiness with some fire, good longevity and a sillage that doesn't take up the whole room, but is clearly perceptible to those who are allowed closer to me despite the Corona. Also the next day together and the day after have more than made up for the disappointment of the first time, nasty migraine orange blossom has never returned.

Back from the basket to the collection.... You stay mine!
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Marquise27

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The Dark Lady
A very expressive and almost dominant scent which is slightly softened by the vanilla in the first 3 hours. Nevertheless a perfume that has something to say and rushes past many others. The roasted sesame is strangely enough in my nose all the time, I am actually waiting for my oh so beloved Patchuli. This has almost no power against "Miss Roast Flavor"... It will be something sweet and sesame (shouldn't be negative), thanks to the tuberose - you can always rely on it when you need a really intense floral thrill! The bottle is not only black, by the way a very beautiful and noble bottle no this whole lady is extremely dark, probably dressed in a black naturally expensive noble leather jacket with fine black stockings which are stuck in sinfully high pumps gasping for air, there looks about a pei... oh no I do not want to stimulate any fantasy here.
Women with high self-confidence can wear it well, it is noticed, and it remains in the memory of many a man. Durability I also indicate 8 hours and more. In the whole fragrance process it loses some of its angularity and becomes a little softer, but always with the roasted sesame seeds as a companion. It is unusual, not bad, you have to get used to the newer aromas first I am firmly convinced that he will find his dark lovers. Is not a girly perfume, the woman who wears it wants to make a statement and be taken. It is available in three sizes, starting with 30 ml ca, 70 Euro.
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