Saturday, September 26, 2020

Givenchy | L'Interdit Eau de Parfum Intense: Review

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Givenchy | L'Interdit Eau de Parfum Intense: Review
The latest iteration of L'Interdit from Givenchy, L'Interdit Eau de Parfum Intense (C$121 for 50 ml) promises to take you "deeper into the forbidden" by channeling the inner thrill of your cravings and impulses. Boasting notes of tuberose and vanilla, the fragrance is irresistibly delicious. I've got all the details to share with you today. To read on, click......
Givenchy | L'Interdit Eau de Parfum Intense: Review
Givenchy | L'Interdit Eau de Parfum Intense
The Bottle:
Cloaked from top to bottom in a mysterious black lacquer, L'Interdit Intense features the same silhouette as the original fragrance. Around the neck of the bottle, an onyx black ribbon secures a reflective silver emblem etched with the iconic 4G logo. This is by far one of the most elegant and striking perfume bottles I have in my collection so even if you don't like the scent (which is very unlikely), it is still worth checking out!
The Scent:
Opening on a fleeting note of refreshing orange blossom, L'Interdit Intense quickly switches to a sweet but sophisticated warm floral bolstered with yummy vanilla and roasted sesame seeds. Although described as an oriental floral, the fragrance almost comes across as a gourmand, in the best way possible, without the headache-inducing, synthetic quality of some.

Top Notes: Orange Blossom, Black Pepper
Heart Notes: Tuberose, Roasted Sesame
Base Notes: Vetiver, Patchouli, Vanilla
Givenchy | L'Interdit Eau de Parfum Intense: Review
Givenchy | L'Interdit Eau de Parfum Intense
Despite the all-black packaging, this is a surprisingly welcoming and comforting scent perfect for fall and winter. The scent profile is also very unique, setting it apart from the dozens of other vanilla-floral combos. In terms of sillage and longevity, L'Interdit Intense is average or just above average; it's definitely softer than what I expect from an "intense" fragrance but that's not a dealbreaker. Whether or not you enjoy the original L'Interdit, L'Interdit Intense is definitely a must-try for fans of sweet florals or for those looking for an alluring cold-weather fragrance. 

Givenchy is available in stores and online at Sephora and Holt Renfrew.
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