Maison Givenchy’s Hôtel Particulier Collection

This spring, Givenchy is expanding its emblematic Collection Particulière with three new scents. The sleek black flacons draw inspiration from the opulence of Givenchy founder Hubert de Givenchy’s Hôtel Particulier in Paris.

French Maison Givenchy launched its prestigious La Collection Particulière Collection in 2020. The collection is biographically inspired, with perfume names signifying important additions to the fashion world or symbolizing different moments in the life of the Maison’s founder Hubert de Givenchy.

The three new editions come as Eaux de Parfums Intense and form a sub-collection called Givenchy Hôtel Particulier. The new fragrances are: Foudroyant, Equivoque, and Noctambule.

Givenchy Hôtel Particulier Foudroyant

A clash of warm Amber Balm and green Cedar Leaf Essence draped in opulent Malaysian Oud, for a flamboyant Eau de Parfum.

Foudroyant opens the door to the secret apartment in the Givenchy Hôtel Particulier and scans the guests with a piercing gaze. “If looks could kill” makes perfect sense, and each glance is a tempting invitation to discover the house’s mysteries.

Top: Canada cedar leaf essence
Heart: Amber balm (Tolu balm & labdanum)
Base: Malaysian oud essence

This amber fragrance combines supreme elegance with the most intense addiction. Aromatic notes of Cedar Leaf merge with a mysterious, woody depth. Bringing warmth, Tolu Balm from Latin America is obtained by specialists who climb the trees to extract this amber elixir. Between light and darkness, this dual fragrance is wrapped in an exceptionally pure Oud Essence, extracted with great savoir-faire by Master Distillers.

Labdanum accessorizes this charismatic fragrance to create a powerfully seductive scent.

Mix & match

Add Accord Particulier de Givenchy to amplify the balmy and resinous facets of Foudroyant, for the most mysteriously elegant and intensely woody perfume.

Givenchy Hôtel Particulier Noctambule

The sacred union of Centifolia Rose from Grasse and a Papyrus Roots accord layered with Malaysian Oud, for an opulently nocturnal eau de parfum.

After the stroke of midnight, Noctambule reveals a dark and mysterious side in the Givenchy Hôtel Particulier. This night owl leads the crowd to the boudoir to keep the party going until dawn.

Top: rose Centifolia from Grasse infusion & essence
Heart: papyrus 
Base: Malaysian oud essence

This fragrance pays tribute to one of the most iconic flowers: the Centifolia Rose. Delicately hand-picked during the month of May, the petals deliver their floral signature through both Rose Essence and Rose Infusion. Beyond this elegant floral facet, the silage unveils an enigmatic scent, associating daring rose with the earthy notes of the Papyrus Roots accord. This is wrapped in the richest Malaysian Oud to reveal animalic and woody notes.

This floral-woody irreverence is dressed up with the vibrant and spicy notes of Pink Pepper and Cumin Essence.

Mix & match

Add Accord Particulier de Givenchy to reveal a more carnal floral side to Noctambule’s rose duo. The spicy and woody notes become even more faceted, for an intensely sensual scent.

Givenchy Hôtel Particulier Equivoque

Fresh Guatemalan Cardamom is combined with the depth of Assam Oud also dressed in opulent Malaysian Oud, for a complex and ambiguous eau de parfum.

Equivoque doesn’t tick any boxes or fit any molds. Sometimes complicated, sometimes paradoxical, this elusive character hides from the bustle in the private rooms of the Givenchy Hôtel Particulier.

Top: Guatemala cardamom essence
Heart: Virginian & Atlas cedar wood essences
Base: Bangladesh Assam & Malaysian oud essences

Delicately harvested by hand, Cardamom is one of the most precious spices. Its pungent essence is obtained by steam distillation of dried seeds, in a sustainable process. It is contrasted with Assam Oud in this spicy eau de parfum, whose elegantly woody and extremely ambery fragrance is harnessed through the precise savoir-faire of experienced Master Distillers.

The enigmatic Cardamom-Assam Oud accord is embellished with Malaysian Oud, Gaiac and Atlas Cedar Essences, creating a deliciously disconcerting effect.

Mix & match

Add Accord Particulier de Givenchy to take Equivoque even further. The spicy Oud is illuminated with a brighter woody note, marrying classicism with distinguished modernity.

The flacon

Givenchy’s Hôtel Particulier Collection is housed in the same rectangular flacons used for the existing perfumes in the line, but are differentiated thanks to the golden accents on the packaging. The flacons, created by Pochet du Courval, integrate 15% recycled glass and are lacquered with a black gradient effect.

A smooth black wraparound label adorns the flacon facing; the text is screenprinted in gold and the label finished with a satin varnish. A golden-colored fragrance pump is fitted to the flacon, which is topped with a magnetic cap decorated with a golden, anodized aluminium plate bearing the Maison’s logo. The plate can be personalized by replacing it with a different design – for this launch Givenchy released two new variants – granite-like textured gold or hammered gold.

Givenchy’s Hôtel Particulier Collection is available in 100 ml Eau de Parfum Intense at Givenchy Boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Givenchy.

Maison Givenchy Rouge Sheer Velvet and L’Interdit Eau de Parfum Rouge

French Maison Givenchy presents its new interpretation of its flagship lipstick, Rouge Sheer Velvet, an Haute Couture lipstick that will amaze with its intense color and go perfectly with the new Eau de Parfum L’Interdit Rouge: a fragrance with spicy accords, fresh and velvety notes, and a lipstick with a surprising intense matte color and exquisite softness that will hydrate the lips for a long time.

Givenchy strengthens its position as an expert in mattness by offering 11 easy-to-wear shades with astonishing mattness. A new creation that succeeds in combining a blurring effect and vibrant color, long-lasting hold and hydration of the lips. For this novelty, the Maison has developed an exclusive system that allows the product to be recharged. The refills are available in the four most iconic shades of the Maison, including the famous shade No.37 Rouge Grainé.

The new Rouge Eau de Parfum pays homage to one of L’Interdit’s iconic colors, red, which sets the interior of the flacon ablaze. Flamboyant, the original floral bouquet is swept away by the bewitching scent of a tangy blood orange. Fusing, this electrifies the extremely fresh aphrodisiac notes of ginger. The composition ignites in an ultimate fusion with the chilli leaf and exudes a spicy accord. The woody, subversive base with smoky and rooty accents of vetiver and patchouli, mingles with the velvety softness of New Caledonian sandalwood for a burning signature.

Givenchy’s Rouge Sheer Velvet Lipstick Collection and L’Interdit Rouge Eau de Parfum are available at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Givenchy.

Givenchy Gentleman Eau de Toilette Intense

Born in Beauvais, in northern France, in 1927, Hubert James Taffin de Givenchy left his hometown for Paris at the age of 17 to take an apprenticeship at a couture house. He began at Jacques Fath while also studying drawing at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, the French National School of Fine Art. He moved to Robert Piguet in 1946 and, briefly, Lucien Lelong in 1947 before joining Elsa Schiaparelli later the same year. Quickly, he became the Artistic Director of the Schiaparelli boutique the Place Vendôme.

In 1952, Givenchy founded his namesake house on Rue Alfred de Vigny in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. For his first collection, he presented “Separates”, looks composed of elegant blouses and breezy skirts that blended architectural lines with the simplicity of the materials. This original point of view marked the resounding debut of a four-decade career at his own house. In the summer of 1953, the couturier met Audrey Hepburn, who borrowed several looks for her film Sabrina. It was the beginning of a long collaboration and profound friendship between the actress and the designer. The same year, in New York, Givenchy met his idol, Cristobal Balenciaga, with whom he became close friends.

In 1957, Audrey Hepburn lent her face to Hubert de Givenchy’s first perfume, L’Interdit, which was dedicated to her. In 1969, the designer created his men’s ready-to-wear line ‘Givenchy Gentleman’. Five yoars later, in 1974 the french designer launched its first men’s fragrance: Givenchy Gentleman.

The now iconic men’s fragrance Givenchy Gentleman received a new, modernized reinterpretation with Gentleman Givenchy in 2017, showing what this fragrance would have looked like if it had been made today.

The now iconic Gentleman Givenchy collection is now expanded with a new Eau de Toilette Intense edition, which redefines seduction with a natural elegance and crystallizes the very essence of a gentleman.

Gentleman Givenchy Intense is an aromatic-floral and woody fragrance that brings a touch of freshness and powder to the collection, and represents a balance between tenderness, sensuality and intensity.

Top: bergamot, basil, cardamom
Heart: blue iris, cypress
Base: cedar, coumarin

The composition is a contrast of delicate floral notes and powerful woods. Created by perfumers Olivier Cresp and Nathalie Lorson, Gentleman Intense is a green, aromatic and spicy notes lead to a heart of gentle blue iris, with woody and warm, resinous tones.

Gentleman Givenchy Intense is available as 60 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Intense at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Givenchy.

Givenchy L’Interdit Édition Millésime

French Maison Givenchy prepared a special edition of the 2018 L’Interdit fragrance that enhances the note of orange blossom in a hypnotic bouquet of white flowers. The new fragrance is called L’Interdit Édition Millésime.

The thrill of an exquisite flower. From a harvest exclusively dedicated to the Maison Givenchy, the most flawless of Egyptian Orange Blossoms makes its own special statement, its petals radiating the myriad facets of our iconic and narcotic Underground Flower, L’Interdit. Every flacon encapsulates no less than the equivalent of one hundred flowers, handpicked with the utmost care in March 2020. A truly intimate, confidential affair, adhering to strict, ancestral artisan traditions.

Not far from the ocean, nestled in the delta of the Nile, orange groves thrive. Every year, between March and April, their trees deck themselves in alabaster white, branches blanketed in floral buds. Their fragrance, incandescent…suave, caresses the air with the promise of sunny days.

For this limited edition, Givenchy has privileged a supply of orange blossom from a responsible chain. This raw material comes from a supplier recognized in Egypt for its actions in favor of the environment. It supports local producers in the setting up of sustainable agricultural farming, including coherent measures for fertilizing the soil and economical irrigation of the water in the fields. This exclusive chain is regularly visited to ensure respectful working conditions for the women and men who contribute to the cultivating of the raw material.

The box has been designed to limit its impact on the environment. Its dimensions have been reduced to gain 10 % of material and its cardboard comes from responsible sources benefiting from the FSC certificate.

Givenchy L’Interdit Édition Millésime available as a 50 ml Eau de Parfum at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Givenchy.

Breaking news: Givenchy names Matthew Williams its new Creative Director


Earlier this year, French Maison Givenchy and Clare Waight Keller announced the end of their three-year partnership and since then, we’ve been wondering who would fill up the Creative Director post. Now it’s official! Givenchy’s seventh couturier has been named…

Just moments ago, the iconic French Maison has announced Matthew M. Williams as the new Creative Director via Instagram, sharing a brief message from the newly appointed American designer.

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A voice note from our new Creative Director, @MatthewMWilliams.

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When you’re a follower of menswear, or a fan of ‘hardware’, like fancy buckles, you may have heard of him. He’s a 34-year-old self-taught California native who got his start in music, designing for Kanye West and later Lady Gaga.

In 2010, he founded the Been Trill collective along with Heron Preston and Virgil Abloh, and in 2015, he started his own label, 1017 ALYX 9SM (known more simply as Alyx – ah-LEEX – after his older daughter). It began with womenswear but has grown to become one of the most exciting labels to show during Paris Fashion Week: Men’s.

I am extremely honoured to join the House of Givenchy. The Maison’s unique position and timeless aura make it an undeniable icon and I am looking forward to working together with its ateliers and teams, to move it into a new era based on modernity and inclusivity.

Matthew M. Williams

Williams has also recently collaborated with Moncler Genius and with his friend Kim Jones at Dior Men, but this is his first time at the helm of an LVMH-owned brand. (Alyx was a finalist for the LVMH Prize in 2016, which gives prize money and mentorship to emerging labels that submit and compete for its notice – and gives LVMH execs an opportunity to survey the design landscape).

As creative director of Givenchy, Williams will replace designer Clare Waight Keller, who stepped down in April after just two and a half years. The two have very different aesthetics. Waight Keller’s soft, elegant tailoring drew inspiration from Mr. Givenchy himself, and appealed to women like Meghan Markle, who notably wore a gown by the designer to her wedding with Prince Harry.

I am grateful to the LVMH group for trusting me with the opportunity to fulfill my lifelong dream. In these unprecedented times for the world, I want to send a message of hope, together with my community and colleagues, and intend to contribute towards positive change.

Matthew M. Williams

Williams, meanwhile, has a sharper, shinier, more futuristic edge. The large aluminum buckles he puts on just about everything, which resemble those on a parachute harness, were recently named-dropped by Drake in his song ‘Tootsie Slide’. In general, his work is perhaps closer to that of Riccardo Tisci, who was creative director of the brand before Waight Keller, and is now at Burberry.

Like those who came before him, Williams will be responsible for all creative aspects of the brand, including both women’s and men’s design. The designer is set to present his first collection for Givenchy in October in Paris. Come into the beautiful world of Givenchy.




Givenchy L’Interdit Hair Mist, feeling classy and fresh



Yes, there’s another way to enjoy the classic L’Interdit fragrance. Elevate your fragrance regime with the Givenchy L’Interdit Hair Mist; a woody floral hair fragrance infused with the same unique notes as Givenchy’s iconic L’Interdit perfume.

The Givenchy  L’Interdit Hair Mist feels classy yet fresh.

The recognizable formula of the perfume was created by perfumers Dominique Ropion, Anne Flipo and Fanny Bal. It opens with citrusy bergamot and juicy pear, before a heart of orange blossom, jasmine and tuberose blooms. As it settles on your locks, a familiar base of sweet patchouli, vetiver, creamy vanilla and musky ambroxan reveal an overtly feminine trail that will activate with every hair swish.

Givenchy-L'Interdit-Hair-Mist-Flacon-BoxThe Givenchy L’Interdit Hair Mist’s elegant scent will add a level of sophistication to any outfit. Its lightweight mist won’t weigh down your hair, as it’s classic aroma wraps around every strand for an addictive trail that lingers wherever you go. Ultra-moisturising and anti-pollution, it will also improve the overall condition of your locks. Leaving you with silky-soft, shiny hair that smells of your favourite perfume.

How to use: 

Apply a few spritzes to your locks. And, wear with your L’Interdit fragrance for a stronger scent.

Any L’Interdit fan will instantly recognise this mist; packaged in Givenchy’s L’Interdit signature flacon, it looks as refined and chic as the juice inside smells.

In addition to its L’Interdit line, Givenchy has also launched a Solid Perfume with the same notes as L’Intedit Eau de Parfum edition from 2018.

The Givenchy L’Interdit Hair Mist and L’Interdit Solid Perfume are availabe at Givenchy Boutiqes and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Givenchy.




Beautiful little thing, Givenchy L’Interdit Solid Perfume


In the years that I work in the world of cosmetics, I have come across many beautiful and special packaging. In the years I have collected a nice collection of solid perfumes often disguised as a golden pill box. Special trifles to carry with you in your designer handbag, but oten too beautiful to use..

Now French Maison Givenchy’s L’Interdit collection brings forth a new product, a fragrant solid perfume. Not a golden ‘pill box’, but in a very attractive, lipstick-shaped package. The Maison’s creaters thought that a solif perfume in this form would be perfect for applying during the day gently on the neckline and wrists and for carrying in a purse.


The recognizable formula of the perfume was created by perfumers Dominique Ropion, Anne Flipo and Fanny Bal. The fragrance is based on contrasts between white flowery notes (tuberose, jasmine, orange blossom) and a deep and dark base of woodsy notes (patchouli, vetiver.) The composition has nuances of sheer and juicy bergamot and pear aromas.



In addition to its L’Interdit line, Givenchy has also launched a hair mist with the same notes as L’Intedit Eau de Parfum edition from 2018.

The Givenchy L’Interdit Solid Perfume and L’Interdit Hair Mist are availabe at Givenchy Boutiqes and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Givenchy.




Irresistible Givenchy



Very Irresistible Givenchy from 2003 is one of the modern pillars of the French Maison, followed by its many flankers and variations. Keeping (a part of) the name and concept, the fashion house launches a new fragrance called Irresistible Givenchy, housed in a completely new flacon and offering a new perfume.

Be radiant, effortlessly charming as this seductive fragrance draws you in. Feel alive, life is a dance.

Givenchy Irresistible Givenchy, a fragrance that definitely invites you to let go. The fragrance of a naturally irresistible woman with a strong magnetic charm who draws you into a release dance with liberating vibes. An invitation to let go and reveal who you are.


Created by Dominique Ropion, Anne Flipo and Fanny Ball, Irresistible Givenchy is a floral-woody and fruity fragrance that plays with the contrast between two opposite accords of luscious Rose and radiant Blond Wood.

Top: Pear, Ambrette
Heart: Rose Essential™, Iris
Base: Virginia Cedar, Musk

This effervescent Rose reflects the fragrance of a naturally irresistible woman with strong magnetic charm, so electrifying that we only want to follow her. She is radiant and draws you into a release dance with liberating vibes. An invitation to let go and reveal who you are. For her, life is a dance.


British model Fran Summers is the face of this new fragrance. Her talent, authenticity and natural grace make her a regular on fashion shows, especially Givenchy’s. ​Her presence alone is an incitement to partying and letting-go. For her, life is a dance. With her band of free spirits she knows how to take full advantage of these precious moments of pure escape.

This new fragrance is glorified in a luminous, prismatic flacon. A multi-facetted square with the softest angles adorned in textured ribbon wrapped around precious metal. A tribute to creator Hubert de Givenchy who loved playing with fabrics and opposites.


Irresistible Givenchy is available as 30, 50 and 80ml Eau de Parfum and is available at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautifull world of Givenchy.




Givenchy to Launch L’Intemporel Facial Oil and Mask


French Maison Givenchy adds to its luxurious L’Intemporel skincare collection with two new products: L’Intemporel Firmness Boosting Oil and L’Intemporel Global Youth Beautifying Mask.

On the cutting edge of the most recent developments in age-defying cosmetics, Givenchy has developed skincare products enriched with a light-sensitive ingredient to help to combat visible signs of aging. This compound is combined with renowned age-defying ingredients to form the Timeless Blend Complex, working together to provide the skin with a timeless youth benefit.

The deluxe anti-aging duo is keeping the same promise as the rest of the L’Intemporel range, a promise of a time-defying, radiant, and youthfully fresh skin. The newcomers arrive in rose gold packaging, emblematic for the collection, symbolizing a union of indulgence and beauty.

Givenchy L’Intemporel Firmness Boosting Oil

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This multi-blendable, sensorial and nourishing oil fuses with skin for an immediate firming action.

L’Intemporel Firmness Boosting Oil is a lightweight facial oil that quickly sinks into the skin to provide a bouncing and firming effect. It deeply nourishes the skin, making it appear soft, supple, and visibly brighter. The oil can be used on its own, or blended with a facial cream or even a foundation. The treatment is composed of precious oils that enhance skin beauty day after day.

Givenchy L’Intemporel Firmness Boosting Oil comes in a 30ml drop-dispenser flacon.


Givenchy L’Intemporel Global Youth Beautifying Mask


Fresh and metallic-effect texture mask which provides new-looking skin in only two minutes.

L’Intemporel Global Youth Beautifying Mask is designed to help renew and refresh the skin in no longer than two minutes. The mask is formulated with the essence of Givenchy’s Timeless Blend complex, which helps renew the skin, making it appear more even, radiant, and visibly enhanced. The mask features a unique metallic-effect texture, saturated with an intelligent light-sensitive ingredient that fights the visible effects of thermal aging, while boosting the skin’s barrier. In addition, the formula includes encapsulated polyphenols, low molecular weight hyaluronic acid, and stabilized Vitamin E derivative.

Givenchy L’Intemporel Global Youth Beautifying Mask comes in a 75ml tube.


Givenchy-L’Intemporel-product-duo.jpgBoth new Givenchy L’Intemporel products will be available at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Givenchy.





LVMH Group Supports LGBTQ Rights With UN Standards of Conduct for Business Signing


LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE also known as LVMH, is a French Multinational corporation and coglomerate specializing in luxury goods, headquartered headquartered in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, France. The company was formed in 1987 under the merger of iconic fashion house Louis Vuitton (founded in 1854) with Moët Hennessy, a company formed after the 1971 merger between the champagne producer Moët & Chandon and cognac producer Hennessy.

The Group controls around 60 subsidiaries that each manage a small number of prestigious brands, 75 in total (like Bvlgari, Céline, Chaumet, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Loewe, Moynat, Jean Patou, to name just a few). The group currently employs more than 83,000 people. Thirty percent of LVMH’s staff work in France. LVMH operates over 2,400 stores worldwide.

Today the LVMH Group’s U.S. Maisons are joining its European members with the signing of the UN Standards of Conduct for Business today. The move will guarantee the human rights of LGBTQ people in all its subsidiaries. Another step towards incluivity.

 All of our employees should be able to be themselves and be considered for their contribution, irrespective of other considerations such as their race, gender or sexual orientation.

Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group executive vice president human resources and synergies

LVMH – which prefers the LGBTI acronym – has already put conducts into effects in companies such as Marc Jacobs, Sephora, Belvedere, Benefit, Fresh, Kendo and Starboard. Chantal Gaemperle, group executive vice president human resources and synergies for the group told WWD, “All of our employees should be able to be themselves and be considered for their contribution, irrespective of other considerations such as their race, gender or sexual orientation”.

By the end of 2019, the conglomerate will roll out its own initiative and worldwide training program discussing both unconscious bias and inclusive leadership. This move joins LVMH’s commitment to LGBTQ-community inclusion which has seen the company use the transgender model Krow Kian in Louis Vuitton womenswear shows and the transgender actor Indya Moore in the B-Blossom jewelry campaign.

The signing of the UN Standards of Conduct for Business will see the following actions be put into place:

Respect the human rights of LGBTQ workers, customers and community members.

Eliminate discrimination against LGBTQ employees.

Support LGBTQ staff at work.

Not discriminate against LGBTQ customers, suppliers and distributors while insisting business partners hold the same standard.

Stand up for human rights of LGBTQ people in the communities where they do business.

LVMH’s designers are already closely tied to the LGBTQ community, which often serves as a source of inspiration. Come into the beautiful world of LVMH.