If the number of flankers is representative of the success of a fragrance, then Givenchy’s Eaudemoiselle is growing into a significant lady since its launch in 2010. Eau demoiselle de Givenchy Eau Florale is the 3rd flanker of the original, and was released in 2012, but has only just made its way to Singapore. And a timely arrival too, as the recent unhealthy levels of haze has made all but the gentlest of scents unbearable.
Givenchy Eaudemoiselle Eau Florale is a light-hearted, carefree fragrance that is perfect for this lingering hot summer that most of the northern hemisphere is enjoying, and appropriate all year round for those of us in the tropics. It starts out the way so many more commercial fragrances do, with a burst of crisp juicy pear and tart green grapefruit. When I first had a whiff of this on a blotter, I thought it was too “young” and overly sweet for my tastes. However, once I wore it on my skin, the entire experience changed, and I was irresistibly enchanted!
The warmth of skin brought to life the floral heart of Eaudemoiselle Eau Florale. The simple yet elegant mix of Japanese Wild Rose and Jasmine made this a white floral with soul yet beautifully uncomplicated. It is a modern interpretation of rose that is pretty and delicate without turning powdery. Instead, the Jasmine lends the fragrance a creaminess that is well balanced by the citrus and fruit top notes.
As Eaudemoiselle de Givenchy Eau Florale settles down, a cozy wrap of musk and blonde wood keeps the fragrance close to the wearer. The alternating swirls of sweet florals and musk is an elegant dance that keeps Eau Florale lively. On me, it did not feel too young nor overly saccharine, instead it feels fresh and classy without being obtrusive. Givenchy Eaudemoiselle Eau Florale stays fairly close to the skin with just enough sillage to be noticed as the day progresses, but does not project far enough to offend. It fades gently and evenly, staying true to its character without evolving too much.
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