Monsieur de Givenchy, the benchmark of masculine elegance
A very feminine and elegant style that appeals to women around the world. The fairy tale begins there and the Givenchy fashion house was founded in 1952. It launched into perfumery in 1958 with “l’Indit” followed very closely by “Le De”. The following year, Hubert de Givenchy presented his first male fragrance, “Monsieur de Givenchy”, an ultra chic fragrance.
Givenchy’s first male fragrance
After the successful launch of “L ‘ Indit ”and“ Le De ”, feminine perfumes, the fashion house presents“ Monsieur de Givenchy ”in 1959. Hubert de Givenchy wanted to create a perfume for men who resemble him, c that is to say, cultured, classy, well -mannered and courteous. What is surprising as soon as “Monsieur de Givenchy” comes out is that it contrasts with the colognes, often fresh and light, from this period. “Monsieur de Givenchy” was built in line with a new vision of man. “Monsieur de Givenchy” is truly the epitome of French male seduction. Through Monsieur, it is the chic and luxury of the fashion house that we find.
Monsieur de Givenchy, a complex composition
Francis Fabron was in charge of creating the first men’s fragrance . The composition of “Monsieur de Givenchy” combines softness, complexity and refinement and portrays masculine elegance. “Monsieur de Givenchy” gets off to a citrus start with lemon, bergamot, lime and neroli. At this point, you could think of a traditional cologne. However, this is where the difference is with the arrival of very spicy notes, such as cinnamon, cloves and pepper. The heart then wants to be very aromatic thanks to the presence of lavender, sage and verbena. The background, meanwhile, is heavily wooded. It is composed of oak moss, sandalwood, musk and civet which gives the composition a strong sensuality. As for the bottle, it has been revisited and resembles the emblematic bottles of the “Les Parfums Mythiques” collection of which “Monsieur de Givenchy” is now a part. Since 1959, “Monsieur de Givenchy” has been the benchmark for masculine elegance.
The first masculine fragrance of the “Monsieur de Givenchy” brand has become a timeless masculine. Chic, soft and refined at the same time, “Monsieur de Givenchy” wants to correspond to Hubert de Givenchy and it is intended for men who resemble him. The latter are elegant, but courteous and cultured. “Monsieur de Givenchy” is an extraordinary composition.
While Mr. Hubert Givenchy opened his fashion house in 1957, he simultaneously offered two distinguished feminine fragrances: Dé and l’Interdit. Both will quickly be successful and it goes without saying that the man will not stop along the way, offering only two years later a duo of chic and dandy masculine perfumes : Water of Vetiver and the now legendary Sir.
The meeting between Francis Fabron and Hubert Givenchy will give birth to the so chic Monsieur
While Hubert Givenchy launched into women’s perfumery with some success, he took the decision to call on the very famous perfumer Francis Fabron to compose the two masculine fragrances he wanted to see born. And the least we can say is that Francis Fabron has become, since 1948, with the magnificent joyful bouquet of Air du Temps by Nina Ricci, a perfumer renowned for his precision, his originality and his floral art. sophisticated.
Givenchy’s first two men’s fragrances will thus reflect the encounter between a demanding and elegant couturier and a perfumer as gifted as he is creative. Because the handsome Monsieur de Givenchy will in no way be equal to other men’s perfumes of the time. Besides, there weren’t really any masculine perfumes but rather Eaux de Cologne, which would definitely change when Monsieur de Givenchy appeared, so much the male gender demanded novelty.
L ‘Man of the 60s has become a man who does not only wish to wear Eau de Cologne to “smell clean”, he seeks to assert himself, to assert his personality, his elegance or his virility and that is precisely to this request that Monsieur de Givenchy will answer in all respects.
“The” Monsieur “perfume has embodied French masculine seduction since 1959. It is aimed at elegant and refined men, even in the perfume that they leave after their passage. “& Nbsp; Marie-Claire about Monsieur de Givenchy.
Monsieur de Givenchy, the first true male perfume in modern perfumery
Just as he had been able to draw it wonderfully ten years previously with L’Air du Temps, Francis Fabron has composed for these gentlemen a perfume that embodies precisely what men want, even if it means playing with certain daring to better seduce with pretty novelties.
Thus the Monsieur’s citrus-aromatic departure seems relatively comforting and is undoubtedly reminiscent of the colognes traditionally used by men. It is in the heart that Monsieur surprises by offering fresh and powerful aromatic notes of basil, clary sage and lavender mixed with a sparkling orange. Finally, Monsieur’s depths are completely new because, for the first time in perfumery, Monsieur has a powerful wake composed in particular of the unforgettable civet which brings to Monsieur’s sophisticated freshness absolute virility and some oriental scents.
“[…] Monsieur was created in 1959 as a new vision of masculinity. Since then, it has remained considered the epitome of French masculine seduction and impeccable elegance. “Givenchy about Mr..