The goddess of Givenchy
Little by little, Givenchy succeeds in adopting a timeless style which has won many followers. It was in 1958 that the fashion house launched into perfumery with “L’Interdit”, a fragrance honoring Audrey Hepburn. In 1984, Givenchy unveiled “Ysatis”, a chypre-floral feminine fragrance, which has conquered perfumeries around the world.
The goddess of Givenchy
Half-woman and half-goddess, Ysatis represents universal beauty, and is the perfume of “a thousand and one women”. Its name was born from the meeting between Yseult and Isis, and its fragrance seems unreal. “Ysatis” is enigmatic, passionate. The personality of the “Ysatis” woman is made up of many facets and everyone sees the character that interests them. Thus, Ysatis is sometimes sensual, sometimes mischievous, sometimes reserved, sometimes charming or even impertinent… A mystery which gives Ysatis a very particular aura. Once is not custom, Givenchy here puts the woman in the spotlight as well as her beauty. The fashion house venerates all women and loves to sublimate them every day with dresses more beautiful than the others, without forgetting its perfumes.
Ysatis, the fragrance balance between flowers, woods and spices
It is Dominique Ropion, talented perfumer, who was in charge of finding the perfect balance between flowers, woods and spices. “Ysatis” opens with very lively and dynamic notes, those of mandarin from Brazil and galbanum from Asia Minor. The heart is essentially floral with the presence of jasmine, rose, tuberose, carnation and iris. The mysterious and sensual base is composed of patchouli from Indonesia, vetiver from Java, oak moss from Yugoslavia, musks, vanilla from Tahiti, sandalwood and castoreum from Canada which leaves an animal trail. Givenchy wanted to integrate ingredients from all over the world in order to represent a multitude of women. Under its many facets, “Ysatis” hides a rare and subtle scent. As for the heavy faceted glass bottle, it has a slender silhouette.
Half-woman, half-goddess, “Ysatis” has become one of the most famous perfumes of the Givenchy house. Oriental and floral, “Ysatis” reflects an oriental goddess of modern times. With its many facets, everyone can see in “Ysatis”, the woman they want. Thus, “Ysatis” wants to be in turn, sensual, tender, reserved, sassy … With “Xeryus”, he forms one of the most legendary couples in the world of perfumery.
Released in 1984, Ysatis is considered to be the perfume of the “Thousand and One Women”. “Ysatis” is the fragrance of infinite beauty. Because “Ysatis” is half woman, half goddess, her essence is almost unreal. You should know that the name “Ysatis” is the association of Yseult and Isis. Out of time, the “Ysatis” woman is nonetheless a contemporary and elegant woman. With “Ysatis”, Givenchy wanted to pay tribute to all women, all generations.
Ysatis, a tribute to women signed Dominique Ropion for Givenchy
Like many Givenchy fragrances, it is Dominique Ropion who is in charge of the tribute that the brand wanted to pay to femininity and beauty. Because his mother and grandfather worked at Roure, Dominique Ropion was in contact with scents at a very young age and learned to tame them. He joined IFF (International Fragrances Flavors) in 2001 and then signed many international successes. Dominique Ropion is considered a poet, meticulous and rational. Virtuoso and very talented, Dominique Ropion is one of the greatest current perfumers. He loves working with flowers and giving free rein to his imagination. When asked where he can get his inspiration from, he says “I often find it in a central theme made up of a raw material. Then I work on the contours, contrasts and volume “. Dominique Ropion is at the origin of perfumes, each one more exceptional than the other, such as Sisley’s “Soir de Lune”, Lancôme’s “La vie est Belle” and Paco Rabanne’s “Olympéa”.
Ysatis: mysteriously captivating scented notes
Here, Dominique Ropion has achieved a perfect balance between floral, spicy and woody notes. “Ysatis” takes off on the dynamism and freshness of bergamot from Italy and tangerine from Brazil. These citrus notes are accompanied by the green aspect of galbanum from Asia Minor, and orange blossom from Provence. The heart of “Ysatis” is ultra feminine and combines rose, jasmine, ylang-ylang, tuberose from Grasse and iris from Florence. It must be said that the Givenchy brand has not hesitated to go around the world to find the best ingredients. Finally, the base is disturbing and oscillates between sensual and chypre notes. It combines Tahitian vanilla, Indonesian patchouli, Java vetiver, oak moss, white musks and Canadian castoreum. Tahitian vanilla is the treasure of Polynesia. This vanilla actually comes from a cross between two types of vanilla made by the Mayas, a civilization that has disappeared since the 16th century. In perfumery, Tahitian vanilla is very popular with perfumers. It has a smooth, warm, sweet smell, but also sweet and balsamic. Under its many olfactory facets, “Ysatis” is quite simply a tribute to all women.
For once, it’s Dominique Ropion that the Givenchy house has chosen to produce “Ysatis”. Half-woman, half-god, “Ysatis” pays homage to the beauty of all women, but also to their mysterious side …