Givenchy L’Interdit was originally created by Hubert de Givenchy for Audrey Hepburn in 1947. Hepburn was Givenchy’s muse and their close relationship led to the creation of a ‘forbidden’ perfume; a fragrance made just for her which she said shouldn’t be shared with anyone else.
Givenchy did share it with the world though, creating the L’interdit fragrance (L’interdit translates from French to mean forbidden in English).
|Givenchy L’Interdit Eau de Parfum||2018||Tuberose, Jasmine, Orange Blossom|
|Givenchy L’Interdit Eau de Toilette||2022||Orange, Tuberose, Orange Blossom|
|Givenchy L’interdit Le Edition Couture||2019||Tuberose, Jasmine, Orange Blossom|
|Givenchy L’interdit Édition Millésime||2021||Orange Blossom, Tuberose, Almond Milk|
Bitter Orange, Ginger
|Givenchy L’Interdit Intense||2020||Seseme, Tuberose, Orange Blossom, Vanilla|
|Givenchy L’Interdit Rouge||2021||Tuberose, Jasmine, Ginger|
|Givenchy L’Interdit Nocturnal Jasmine||2022||Jasmine, Vetiver, Patchouli|
|Givenchy L’Interdit Burning Neroli||2023||Neroli, Patchouli, Vetiver|
|Givenchy L’interdit Rouge Ultime||2023||Tuberose, Orange Blossom, Cocoa|
Table of Contents
- Givenchy L’Interdit Eau de Parfum
- Givenchy L’Interdit Eau de Toilette
- Givenchy L’interdit Le Edition Couture
- Givenchy L’Interdit Édition Millésime
- Givenchy L’Interdit Intense
- Givenchy L’Interdit Rouge
- Givenchy L’Interdit Nocturnal Jasmine
- Givenchy L’Interdit Burning Neroli
- Givenchy L’Interdit Rouge Ultime
- Givenchy L’Interdit Body Products
- Rooney Mara for Givenchy L’Interdit Campaign
Givenchy L’Interdit Eau de Parfum
The modern version of Givenchy L’interdit Eau de Parfum was released in 2018 and was an instant hit.
As the fragrance dries down a soft ambroxan, patchouli and vetiver comes through, helping the fragrance last for hours.
There is a hint of pear which softens the white florals from the beginning, creating a classy scent which is hard to ignore.
Givenchy L’interdit could be worn any time of year and any time of day; its universal.
Givenchy L’Interdit Eau de Toilette
Givenchy L’interdit Eau de Toilette is a lighter take on the original.
Tuberose remains the main note, along with a soft orange blossom, but the jasmine and ambroxan have been replaced by a super fresh citrus top note.
Overall this fragrance is fresher and less floral than the Eau de Parfum. I find it lasts a few hours and outperforms many other Eau de Toilette fragrances.
Givenchy L’interdit Le Edition Couture
There have been two limited edition versions of L’interdit. In 2019 and 2020 Givenchy L’interdit Le Edition Couture were released. These contain the original Givenchy L’interdit Eau de Parfum, only the bottle is different.
After a limited edition bottle has been out for a while you can often find it reduced; this can be a cheaper way of getting the original Givenchy L’interdit Eau de Parfum fragrance for less.
Givenchy L’Interdit Édition Millésime
Givenchy L’Interdit Édition Millésime is one of my favourites in the range, and one a personally prefer to the original; it’s the signature Givenchy L’interdit scent but with a twist.
The base has a soft almond fragrance note which is subtle but adds a slightly sweet warm note.
This is an Eau de Parfum and so can be relied upon to last. The orange notes added to it make it fresher than the original; perfect for summertime.
Givenchy L’Interdit Intense
Givenchy L’Interdit Intense is my favourite in the range. Ideal for winter this is a super cosy interpretation of L’interdit.
Givenchy L’Interdit Intense takes the signature tuberose scent of the original and adds an unusual sesame note. This creates a unique warmth to the perfume which I find quite addictive.
The vanilla from the original is much more prominent, whereas the patchouli is less noticeable. This is an intense perfume so it’s stronger than an Eau de Parfum and does really last.
Givenchy L’Interdit Rouge
Givenchy L’Interdit Rouge is the most oriental in the L’interdit perfume range.
This fiery perfume has some spicy notes added, which I think would appeal to a fan of oriental fragrances.
There is a strong ginger note and the addition of a pimento perfume note. Pimento leaf is an unusual scent which is a combination of cloves, pepper, juniper berries and a hint of cinnamon.
This is a strong perfume which would be great for the winter or perhaps evenings if you are looking for a spicy nighttime scent.
Givenchy L’Interdit Nocturnal Jasmine
Givenchy L’Interdit Nocturnal Jasmine is a Limited Edition perfume which is quite simply all about the jasmine. The tuberose of the original L’interdit is removed and the jasmine and also patchouli are allowed to shine.
There is a vetiver perfume note in the mix but really this is a sexy, mysterious and strong patchouli and jasmine.
Fans of the original L’Interdit will like L’Interdit Nocturnal Jasmine as its relatively similar.
Givenchy L’Interdit Burning Neroli
2023 saw the release of Givenchy L’Interdit Burning Neroli. This new flanker in my view is the most gender neutral of all the different L’Interdit fragrances. The scent is a combination of Vetiver, Neroli and Patchouli which is clean, green and fresh. It definitely has echos of Chanel No 19; the kind of perfume we don’t tend to see released these days. It’s strong and lasts well; I think if you’re a fan of the original then this could be an interesting change to layer with it or wear on its own.
Givenchy L’Interdit Rouge Ultime
Givenchy L’Interdit Rouge Ultime is a deeper version of the previously released L’interdit Rouge. The classic L’interdit white floral heart of tuberose, jasmine and neroli is very much the star of the show but in addition notes of cacao and tobacco create a warm undertone which makes Givenchy L’Interdit Rouge Ultime ideal for winter.
Givenchy L’Interdit Body Products
There are plenty of Givenchy L’interdit body products which can be used to layer the fragrance. They all have the original Givenchy L’interdit Eau de Parfum scent but can be used with any of the different flankers.
Rooney Mara for Givenchy L’Interdit Campaign
Rooney Mara was chosen to be the face of the new Givenchy L’interdit when it launched in 2019. She has featured on the advertisements for all the Givenchy L’interdit perfumes since.