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Organza Indécence (1999)
by Givenchy


Organza Indécence information

Year of Launch1999
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 218 votes)

People and companies

PerfumerJean-Claude Delville
PackagingSerge Mansau
Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

About Organza Indécence

A non-floral scent with notes of Cinnamon, Jacara Wood, Patchouli, Musk and Amber.

Organza Indécence fragrance notes

Reviews of Organza Indécence

Sweet patchouli. Roasted wood chips. Slightly smoky. Plum-scented candles. Dark, sharp cinnamon. Becomes smooth, turning into a rather milky oriental. Most excellent amber, musk, and vanilla combination. This style / profile has been done to death, in recent years. OI, is one of the best. Maybe, one of the originals. This is glamorous, heady, and intoxicating. I've not tried the original Organza for comparison. Might have to now.

Later, musk and vanilla remain lovely on the skin.
07th April, 2019
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
The Original Formulation:

Wood and cinnamon - a lovely and creamy cinnamon rhat is a touch on the somber side - are the prominent constituents during the opening stage. The cinnamon - a bit like a cinnamon brioche - is less sublime that in, for instance Ambre Cannelle, my benchmark regarding this note, but is is a very nice cinnamon indeed.

The drydown adds added richness to the cinnamon in the form of a lovely vanilla note that has a touch of a subtly spicy dark rose aroma included at times. Later in the base a dark musk and a soft patchouli are present, but less convincing that the previous stages.

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

A very delightful wintery first part, convincing and satisfying, but the base is more generic and dull compared with the rich and warm opening; the latter in its beauty is the reason for the - barely - positive score. 3/5.
31st March, 2017 (last edited: 06th April, 2017)
It starts with a scent of cinnamon toothpicks (do they make those any more?) that was a little jarringly familiar, but not unpleasant.

It slowly faded to a soft cotton scent that was faintly like detergent and really one of the better fabric type notes I've seen.

Than it bloomed into that horrible powdery amber that drives me crazy -- like resinous amber needs to be tempered by baby powder to make it soft enough for girls -- but it stopped before it reached talcum powder levels and just stayed warm and soft, and grew on me. If cashmere smelled like how it feels this would be the scent.
28th September, 2016
I loved the original Organza. The only reason a bottle does not reside in my collection is that I found it too close to YSL's Opium, one of my very favorite orientals, to justify purchasing a bottle.

Organza Indecence I am experiencing from a sample of the vintage juice. The opening is a kaleidoscopic mixture of orange, vanilla, sandalwood and rose. This is slightly hurt by the detection of a sharp, unpleasant dry, bitter wood note. This must be the Jacara Wood. As the heart unfolds, the Jacara calms down and mellows, aided by the emergence of cinnamon and musk.

It is a buttery, thick, olaceous scent, reminiscent of inhaling generously buttered and syrup covered cinnamon French toast. So there is a gourmand quality to it for me.

As with all Givenchy scents I have sampled, it is strong -the firm does not stint in the quality or quantity of its oils - and on its own, a fine flanker to the original Organza. I can't see owning a bottle of both, so I do encourage you to get a sample of each and if you are so moved, to select one.

If you love orientals, both the original and the Indecence should be exerienced.
30th December, 2015

This exciting scent is a wonderfully feminine celebration of nature,with a sensual,seductive side.Elegantly provocative and simply lovely. Vanillic,Oriental,Passionate,Feminine,Sweet,Warm and Glamorous in a Dramatic Bottle.

Patchouli blends with cinnamon,Musk and Amber for a voluptuous bouquet however vanilla is more prominent here.This mixture is comfortable and sensational like wrapping yourself in a nice cozy blanket whereas your lover pat your hair.It is not sweet in a cloying way and warms to a lovely veil of scent that lasts through the day.

ORGANZA INDECENCE is pretty heavy for daily use but great for a night out on the town or a Romantic night with your man.perfect for Autumn/Winter and a Sophisticated lady.if you are looking for a gift for your wife,trust me it is worth it.

Sillage?Very Good.

Longevity?About 6 hours on my skin.

24th May, 2015
Genre: Floral Oriental

Organza Indécence opens on an intensely boozy cassis top note that has me in mind of a purple berry cordial. The rose note that wells up alongside it is itself redolent of plummy liqueur, so the after dinner drink sensation remain fixed well into the scent’s development.

Sweet spices, rich stewed fruit, rose, heady patchouli, and vanillic amber dominate the composition, and if I had to encapsulate Organza Indécence’s style in a few words I’d call it an rose-centered gourmand oriental. In both its sweet density and its reliance on cassis, vanilla, and patchouli, Organza Indécence clearly derives from Angel. It is a darker, woodier composition, and its emphasis on rose renders it sufficiently distinct from the ur-gourmand to warrant interest. The composition stays its linear course for several hours before drifting off into a woods and patchouli drydown. The late stages are the least convincing to my nose, since they expose an abrasively chemical wood reconstruction that could have strayed in from a banal mass market masculine. A disappointment, but not enough to vitiate the pleasures that precede it.

With all that rose, patchouli, and amber, and with Angel in its genealogy, Organza Indécence is no lightweight. Sillage is substantial, and the scent has the capacity to fill a room if applied with any generosity. Applied lightly enough, I can even imagine it as a passable masculine – particularly in light of its woody base notes.
22nd June, 2014

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