The Scented Hound

Abbreviated perfume & fragrance reviews from one man's perspective

Eau de Givenchy by Givenchy

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Eau de GivenchyWHAT I SMELL:  Eau de Givenchy opens with a lovely opening of bright bergamot which melds into a minty, soapy, light orange.  The perfume is clean and minty fresh and pleasingly uncomplicated.  After a few minutes the mint begins to dissipate to reveal a more floral heart that’s still light, but is also warmed and radiant.  The white and slightly soapy florals that feels somewhat green are the stars here in this simple and easy to wear pretty perfume.  There’s not much to say about Eau de Givenchy except that simple sometimes makes perfect.

From Fragrantica:

Eau de Givenchy opens with the sparkling notes of grapefruit, accompanied by sweet and fresh notes of mandarin orange and bergamot, mint and red fruit. The middle notes add luscious and intensive scent of ylang-ylang, honeysuckle, pure jasmine, narcissus, tuberose, lily-of-the-valley, rose, cyclamen and orris root. Base notes introduce warm sandalwood, musk, cedar and oakmoss.

Simple Summer DressWHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: A pretty, easy to wear, simple summer dress.

THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE EAU DE GIVENCHY:  easy, effortless, pleasing

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT EAU DE GIVENCHY:   I couldn’t find any on this quiet and unassuming 1980s launched perfume.

BOTTOM LINE:  What’s interesting about Eau de Givenchy is that it was created at the time when perfumes were big, bold and over the top just like the fashion of the time.  Eau de Givenchy is the antithesis of all of the excess and that’s probably why it continues to be in production.  It’s just that light and easy.

  • Bone Rating:  3.5 out of possible 5 bones
  • Scent:  Floral
  • Nose:  Daniel Moliere and Daniel Hoffmann
  • Classification: Feminine
  • Expense: Varies greatly online for Eau de Toilette

Author: The Scented Hound

Just a normal guy with the nose of a beagle!

2 thoughts on “Eau de Givenchy by Givenchy

  1. Many years ago I had a set of mini bottles from Givenchy and this was one of, I think, four bottles. I don’t remember how it smelled but I remember not liking it at all. To think about it, I didn’t love any of the perfumes in the set, but I liked Hot Couture (the original one, before multiple reformulations), persuaded myself that I like Amarige and desperately wanted to like Organza (I loved the bottle and ads!). And only Eau de Givenchy stays in the box completely untouched. I don’t know why I decided to throw it away at some point: I haven’t finished any of the perfumes but got tired of them. I wish I kept them: who knows what I’d think today about all of them 🙂

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    • LOL. You probably threw it away because it is so quiet and mild. At the time you probably thought it was boring. I probably would have to if I hadn’t really got into this perfume obsession.

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