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Givenchy L'Interdit | Eau De Parfum

In the late 1950's Hubert de Givenchy launched the fashion house's first fragrance, L'Interdit. Created  for and inspired by his good friend and muse Audrey Hepburn, the fragrance was worn by the silver screen star for a year before it's launch to the public.
Interdit: Forbidden, Prohibited There's a story that says Hubert created the fragrance for Hepburn exclusively, and when he suggested launching it to the public she replied  'But I forbid you!'. And so the perfume gained it's name. Whether this is true or not, I don't know, but I like the idea of it.

Hepburn became the face of the fragrance. In fact, she became the first ever face of any fragrance, and so the idea of a celebrity campaign was born.

The parfumeur behind the scent was the influential Francis Fabron who created the aldehydic floral fragrance with notes of rose, jasmine and violet with tonka bean. The fragrance has undergone a few reworks in it's time and now Givenchy have just…

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