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Fragrance love: Givenchy eaudemoiselle de Givenchy

Dear Roses and Lilies,

I recommend you a spring/summer fragrance launched in 2010 by Givenchy to keep you joyful.

Givenchy eaudemoiselle de Givenchy is the kind of fragrance that you should wear lightheartedly.

Top notes are composed of Amalfi lemon, tangerine and basil. Middle notes are ylang-ylang and rose. Base notes are musk, tonka bean and ambrette seeds.

The bottle looks very vintage and clean and it is made of sturdy glass ( yes, I dropped it a few times, it's still in one piece ). No complicated shapes, no flowers and hugs and kisses and chirping birds.

The soft-sweet-sour scent of rose water enriched with lemon and basil can be a go to on sunny summer days and on colder spring days. As it is an EDT, you can spray it on lavishly and it stays fresh all day long.

eaudemoiselle de Givenchy is not the most impressive rose fragrance around, but I really enjoy its sparkly facets. Since it does not have lilies or jasmine in its composition, it's not the kind of fragrance that intoxicates your senses. The ylang-ylang in the heart of the fragrance highlights rather than mutes the roses.

And now for the base notes...

Although it used to be obtained from the musk deer's "musk pod" - uhum - nowadays almost all perfumers use synthetic musk only - for obvious reasons. And this fragrance lasts longer because of the musk base.

The ambrette seeds warm the scent up slightly while the tonka beans add sweetness.

What this fragrance reminds me of...

the rose jam my granny's sister used to serve whenever we were visiting. It's a very nice memory from my childhood.
The commercial is quite confusing. There's a blond lady in a black cape looking very sexy-sombre. I don't understand the witch theme they weaved around the fragrance ( although she is in a sunlit scenery with lots of green grass, trees and water... ).

Have you tried this fragrance yet?


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