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Imprévu (1966)
by Coty

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Imprévu information

Year of Launch1966
GenderFeminine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 24 votes)

People and companies

HouseCoty
Parent CompanyBenckiser > Coty Inc > Coty Beauty
Parent Company at launchCoty Inc

About Imprévu

Imprévu is a feminine perfume by Coty. The scent was launched in 1966

Imprévu fragrance notes

Reviews of Imprévu

One of the most successful (artistically) of the later Cotys (along with Masumi), this rosy and green floral delight is most reminiscent of their earlier masterpiece, L'Origan, with its decided but subtle clove/carnation note, though neither of these is listed in the breakdown.

The dry down is a gentle warm orris/sandalwood/oakmoss mixture. Sophisticated and classy.

Top notes: Bergamot, Coriander
Heart notes: Rose, Geranium, Muguet, Orris, Honey
Base notes: Sandalwood, Tonka, Cedwarwood, Oakmoss, Musk, Vetiver

Worth seeking out on Ebay.
14th August, 2014
It's so potently green, it's almost eye-watering even when sniffed from my sealed bottle! I think it's a very complex & dense chypre,but don't see myself unsealing my 15 ml bottle to give it a try anytime soon.
28th September, 2010
Honestly, this is about the most beautiful thing I have ever smelled. It took me a while to track down a bottle I could afford (discontinued fragrances can be difficult to acquire), but it was well worth it. The Parfum de Toilette concentration begins with a burst of crisp citrus, soon turning green with a hint of leather. Slowly but surely, deeper green foresty notes begin to come through, coupled with prominent, creamy woods and a touch of oakmoss. There is something about this chypre that comes across as sophisticated and almost aloof on a woman, but it makes for an unexpected yet inviting masculine. I can't believe Coty no longer makes this masterpiece.
21st September, 2010
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So many girls in high school used to wear this. It was real nice and pleasant to smell. Gosh, it brings back many memories of some pretty "hot" times. Too bad it was discontinued because so often many frags can withstand the test of time......Imprevu is one of those frags!!
18th October, 2009

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Vintage RARE 1960's Coty Imprevu Wire SEALED .25 oz Pure Parfum FIRST FORMULA

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*IMPREVU by COTY* *(2) 30 ML-1 FL OZ VINTAGE SEALED EXTRAITS* *RARE SET*

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Imprevu Cologne Spray 0.8 Oz. By Coty. Unboxed. Vintage

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Coty Imprevu  8 oz Dusting Powder & 3 oz. Spray Mist 1967 Brand New Gift Box 

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Coty Imprevu Parfum de Toilette splash 3 fl oz, USA

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Vintage IMPREVU Parfum de Toilette by COTY 1.5 fl oz 90% Full

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VINTAGE IMPREVU BY COTY PERFUME 0.25 FL OZ SEALED BOTTLE MADE IN FRANCE

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RARE IMPREVU PARFUM de TOILETTE 1.5 OZ+FREE BONUS CREAMY SKIN PERFUME +SAMPLE!!

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Imprevu Dusting Powder 8.0 Oz. By Coty. NIB. Vintage

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Vintage Imprevu By Coty Gift Set

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