Givenchy Amarige is one of those perfumes that transitioned from the 80’s to the 90’s. It’s a big perfume, but with the sort of freshness that became the trend in 90’s.
Amarige opens with florals. I pick up on gardenia, ylang-ylang and neroli. It’s slightly powdery. The opening is effervescent with mimosa and citrus. This isn’t like the fruity-florals of today despite being a very fruity, floral fragrance. The heart is stone fruit and a thick, robust gardenia. The tuberose is creamy. The dry-down is like tiare and generic woods with a sweeter vanilla-amber.
Notes listed include peach, plum, mandarin, orange, rosewood, neroli, mimosa, neroli, tuberose, gardenia, acacia, blackcurrant, musk, sandalwood, tonka bean, vanilla, cedar and amber. Launched in 1991. PERFUMER – Dominique Ropion
The bottle is OK. It is sturdy with a disappointing plastic top. It is made to represent a blouse designed by Givenchy for Bettina Graziella which had a dramatic and sculptured neckline.
Projection and longevity are above average. This perfume has a reputation of being “loud”!
The 1.6 oz bottle retails for $76 at Sephora. It can sometimes be found at discounters like Perfume.com.
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