March 27, 2018
My small obsession with oakmoss, a key ingredient in the chypre accord, led me to buy an old bottle of Givenchy III, which Hubert de Givenchy launched in 1970 when he opened his new boutique at 3, Avenue George V in Paris. Givenchy re-released a reformulated version that was allergen free but I wanted a bottle of the original formula. Givenchy III 1970 didn’t disappoint. Beyond the golden chypre accord, which dries down to smell like humid foliage and dank forest moss, Givenchy III 1970 offers a classic mid-20th century floral bouquet of rose, jasmine and lily of the valley. The perfumers captured the spirit of Givenchy; a Parisian couture house built on a reputation for refined French luxury, which became the first fashion house to use a celebrity in fragrance advertising. Hubert de Givenchy cast Audrey Hepburn as the face of L’Interdit in 1957. Even with Hubert de Givenchy’s departure, the legacy of his perfumes continues and his stories continue to be told.
Thanks to the generosity of The Perfumed Court we have Vintage EDT samples of Le De, L'Interdit and Givenchy III sampler OR a 8ml spray decant of the original Givenchy III 1970 for a registered reader worldwide WITH THE EXCEPTION OF NEW YORK. THEY CANNOT SHIP IN NEW YORK. The random winner is Christopher who chose Givenchy III 1970. Please email michelyn at cafleurebon dawt com with Givenchy III as your subject and include your mailing and phone details by March 28, 2018 5 PM DST. This is a deadline and no exceptions if you are late or misspell CaFleureBon. Please use your email from your comment so we know it is you. A kind thank you to The Perfumed Court would be much appreciated in the body of the email that you send to us.
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