The new L’Atelier de Givenchy fragrance collection is a blend of fragrance and couture. I’ve often thought that there is a very strong link between fragrance and clothes; a special dress that you link with a special scent perhaps – sometimes a beautiful dress and a beautiful fragrance are a perfect match in creating a magical moment, or maybe reliving one.
L’Atelier Givenchy is a permanent fixture in the Givenchy line-up; a selection of seven universal scents, each one linked by name and olfactory inspiration to a Givenchy couture creation. I read somewhere that there are only a few hundred women in the world that invest in couture clothing (where a dress can cost in excess of £100,000), so it makes sense for Givenchy to take couture into a realm where, while expensive, is attainable. Each fragrance costs £140 – but seemingly that tag hasn’t put off the 500 customers who whipped them off counter when L’Atelier Givenchy arrived at Harrods last week.
It’s well worth checking Harrods Style Insider HERE so you can see which couture garments are the inspiration to each fragrance. Of the seven fragrances, unbelievably, Oud Flamboyant is my favourite – quite something for someone who loathes Oud! I’d also say that while the collection is universal, meaning for men and women, it’s a very feminine scent; sweet and enticing. I won’t go through each individual fragrance, other than by name, because the descriptions are already done so well on Style Insider. Neroli Original, Chypre Caress, Bois Martial, Oud Flamboyant, Ylang Austral, Ambre Tigre and Cuir Blanc are all available now. It’s worth noting that the first word of each fragrance name is descriptive of the scent, while the second refers to a classic couture piece in the Givenchy house.
Each bottle has a strand of silk-like fabric that winds around the lid.
You can find L’Atelier de Givenchy fragrances HERE.
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