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Pi Fraiche (2001)
by Givenchy


Pi Fraiche information

Year of Launch2001
AvailabilityDiscontinued / Limited Edition
Average Rating
(based on 72 votes)

People and companies

PerfumerAlberto Morillas
PackagingSerge Mansau
Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

About Pi Fraiche

Summer version of Givenchy's Pi. It's the same bottle, but with bright blue juice. It's a bit fresher, but has the same underlying scent.

Pi Fraiche fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of Pi Fraiche

gimpy Show all reviews
United States
When I started getting into fragrances, the original Pi was one of the first fragrances that was near and dear to me. I still wear the original juice, but anyone who knows it knows how much it can radiate. Living in a place hot 80% of the year, limited how much I enjoyed the original.

I always had this one on my radar but never picked it up when it was available. I finally found a good value on ebay and took the plunge.

For lovers of the original Pi, who wanted something lighter, this is GREAT! I'm still debating whether it's just Pi with the basenotes toned down, or with another fresh undercurrent note added. If I inhale deeply I tell myself I smell something a bit mentholated.

Either way 2 big thumbs up. Anxious to try Pi Air after the dog that was Neo.
29th July, 2017
Excellent refit of the original. I find it to be a bit toned down compared to the first Pi: Great for warmer weather wearing, but still good for colder seasons if you'd like the muted quality of Pi Fraiche.
Good lasting power like the original.
27th October, 2016
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
Less heavy than the original, a touch fruitier in the top notes, with a longer benzoin-vanilla drydown and a touch of a bright soft amber. Rich, luscious vanilla without being cloying. Very prominent sillage, excellent projection and a sensational longevity of over fourteen hours on my skin. Good in spring. This is one of the rare cases where I prefer the flanker over the original. 3.5/5
10th October, 2014
After owning the Original Pi about 3 or 4 times now(and my 4 bottle is almost empty) I decided to "switch it up" a bit and get the Pi Fraiche as an alternate. Always remember seeing it alongside the original years ago. I got a 100ml for about $69.00 including tax, which I felt was good, as this scent is hard to find in my city. I'm pretty sure it's extremely limited production, or perhaps discontinued altogether. Either way, I happy with this refreshing change. I'm sure I'll purchase original Pi next time(as it's easier to come by, and a little heavier). However, this is a good summer alternative(sometimes people told me the original was too strong.) I'd say anyone who wants an original Pi alternative, to get this rare gem as opposed to the disastrous Pi Neo :S Since I originally posted this, my overall view: the very little difference that you do notice is in the opening notes, and the trade off you get from smelling those notes for a few seconds, you get an overall far weaker version of the original.
09th November, 2011 (last edited: 02nd December, 2011)
Words can't begin to describe my utter disappointment. I've smelled bug sprays with more character than this wretched offering. If you tell me it kills more bugs than the average bug spray I'd probably believe you.
14th August, 2010
Strength: Weak

Lasting: 2-3hrs

I didn't like this it was a poor "freshening" of the original pi. Its very synthetic and smells cheap to me.. I actually re-gifted my bottle lol
13th February, 2009

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