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Les Parfums Mythiques - Monsieur de Givenchy is truly a stunning creation!
Regrettably, Iíve never had the opportunity here in Australia to sample the original formulation of Monsieur de Givenchy, so Iím unable to compare between the two. However, if this modern interpretation is anything to go by, then the original must surely have been one of the greatest ever male perfumes.
Comparisons could easily be made with Diorís Eau Sauvage and YSLís Pour Homme, but as the original Monsieur de Givenchy was created at least 5 years before Eau Sauvage and over a decade before YSLís Pour Homme, Iíd say that Givenchy was clearly leading the way in gentlemenís scents in 1959. Chanelís Pour Monsieur from 1955 is similar in construction, but where that has a herb/spice middle, Les Parfums Mythiques - Monsieur de Givenchy sticks to subtle florals.
Although this is heavily leaning towards citric, even serial citrus haters could find something to love here. The florals do their job really well. They subdue and refine the citrus just enough to take away that Ďsharpí edge found in other citrus based scents like Diorís Eau Sauvage. It finishes off with a very gentle woody base that matches perfectly with the top and middle notes.
Itís a very distinguished fragrance without being sharp. Overall this comes across as classic and elegant. Les Parfums Mythiques - Monsieur de Givenchy is a true gentlemenís fragrance.
04 May, 2011