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Givenchy III (1970)
by Givenchy

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Givenchy III information

Year of Launch1970
GenderFeminine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 192 votes)

People and companies

HouseGivenchy
PerfumerRaymond Chaillan
PerfumerJean-François Latty
PackagingPierre Dinand
Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

About Givenchy III

Givenchy III is a feminine perfume by Givenchy. The scent was launched in 1970 and the fragrance was created by perfumers Jean-François Latty and Raymond Chaillan. The bottle was designed by Pierre Dinand

Givenchy III fragrance notes

Reviews of Givenchy III

I loved the reviewer who said this could/should be called "Black Moss." This is precisely what this scent smells like to me: something darkly and vividly green from the very most shaded part of the forest. I have never encountered such a deep and almost stark and angular chypre and one that showcases oak moss in such a beautifully classical way. I'm amazed that this was marketed to women, but would be so impressed by any female who would wear this with casualness and aplomb.

Givenchy lll in vintage extract would make an amazing and oh-so-striking signature scent for an independent and idiosyncratic woman. I'm picturing Charlotte Rampling, for some reason or another.
15th July, 2019
Vintage EDT and Eau de Parfum.I believe this to be the pinnacle of the perfumers art. A heartbreakingly beautiful sparkling green chypre which is so beautifully balanced,for me it stands head and shoulders above the rest.The aldehyde and galbanum opening is exquisite and makes it feel still modern even though the moss and patchouli in the drydown is classic.I have been steadily building a collection of the different incarnations of this beauty since it was sadly discontinued and now have a lovely wardrobe of my favourite fragrance, I cannot bear to go a day without smelling it. The mossy green ropes of the previous review have bound themselves to my heart and I cannot give it up!
04th December, 2018
Vintage eau de toilette.

It's like I remember, from decades ago. Well-blended, "old school" fragrance. I can pick out gardenia, galbanum, carnation, hyacinth, amber, patchouli, and vetiver. The aldehydes on top are great. Not overly "buzzy" to my nose.

Not a to-die-for fragrance but, very enjoyable.
25th April, 2018
Why I love vintages...

As soon as I smelt this one, it took me right back to the reason why you can't beat a vintage chypre. There's something about the fresh combination with the oakmoss and delicate florals done right that just allures and entices you. Truly a lot of French fragrances made during this era were exceptional, composed with care and artistry.

I get a lot of the fresh floral & slightly fruity citrus top, with the galbanum and jasmine coming in, balancing the harsh bitterness and the dusty oakmoss with a vibrant hint of citrus and bright floral. The orris root, sandalwood, lily-of-the-valley and even coconut come together absolutely wonderfully here, with a honeyed gardenia note that compliments other white florals and even hyacinch. Really a fragrance which is multi-faceted and extremely well put together and enjoyable. It's a joy to wear and defies gender classification in my opinion. I'm wearing the vintage eau de toilette and it's really something else. I can't speak for modern formulations or versions but if you do get a chance to try vintage and you are a chypre fan just buy it. If you like Mitsouko and No. 19 then this is a great and unique companion to them. One which has to be experienced. Exceptionally good and what real perfumery is all about.
18th March, 2018
Stardate 20180504:

Vintage Version:
Reference Chypre. More wearable than Coty's 1980s version.
The tradition chypre with bergamont (or other hesperides) suffer from the fickle nature of the citruses. The green from Galbanum makes the top linger longer and makes the chypre structure last longer.
A must try for Chypre lovers.
05th March, 2018
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
The original formulation:
The opening represents one of the grand chypre moments of the 1970s: with a few olfactory brushstrokes only - mainly galbanum, a touch of bergamot, hints of orange - a crisp, fresh and bright impression of crytalline clarity is created, with all components combined masterfully. A revelation.

After a touch of orris appearing briefly, the drydown turns floral, with hyacinth and - to a letter extent - jasmine the foreground, whilst a darkish rose accent hovers beneath the floral carpet.

The base intrduces a rather restrained patchouli with a mossy touch here and there - the oakmoss is not very strong on my skin, and more integrated into the whole than egregiously prominent.

I get moderate sillage, excellent projection and six hours of longevity on my skin.

The opening of this spring creation is a classic and of iconic character, but the second half is a bit less intensive, less vivid and not up to the very high standard set by the opening notes in the beginning. Still, overall this is a great oeuvre. 4/5
30th March, 2017

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