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Givenchy is a fashion house founded in 1952 by Hubert de Givenchy. The brand specialises in womenswear and menswear. Other Givenchy ranges include skincare, make up and fragrances.
Givenchy have quite an extensive fragrance collection for both sexes. For the females, there are approx 10 fine fragrances to suit different age groups from the younger to more mature tastes.
===Ange ou Demon===
There are 3 different offerings in the Ange Ou Demon collection.
*Ange Ou Demon EDP is the main one which is an oriental fragrance.
*Ange Ou Demon Le Secret is a radiant and playful fragrance.
And then we have Ange Ou Demon Tendre which is an Eau de Toilette. This fragrance is a youthful variation of the original which aims to have an innocent and intimate appeal. This EDT blends the original fragrance with new sensational notes. Apparently it is created using rare and precious raw materials.
The range also includes deodorant, body cream/veil and other goodies allowing you to layer up the scent.
As with the EDP, Tendre comes in a gorgeous bottle. The bottle has long, straight cut edges..almost gem stone like in appearance. The edges sit on a rather mishaped base and the bottle is finished off with a pyramid influenced lid. The back has 3 indents which has an extra, unusual twist to the design.
The bottle is transparent with the lid being completely clear. The top of the bottle appears clear and as you look further down, transforms from a pale blue mid before finishing on a midnight blue base. The design of Tendre reflects the shape of the EDP with the only difference being the colours used. The general colour scheme of Tendre is lighter than the EDP confirming that it is a lesser strength. This is what you would expect when comparing an EDT to an EDP.
As with any fragrance, Tendre captures its scent with 3 sets of scent notes.
*The top notes are those which are strongest and open up the scent. Tendre bursts open with Calabrian Mandarin, lily of the valley and orange blossom.
*The heart notes make up the main body of the fragrance. White flower is used here and is commonly used as Givenchys signature note. It blends with a rosy peony and heliotrope to allow a powdery veil.
*The base notes are those which create the lasting impression on the skin. Tendre shies away from common base combinations such as amber and sandalwood and uses rosewood and patchouli to leave its trace on the skin.
===Availability and Price===
Ange Ou Demon Tendre can be purchased online or in department stores, Current prices :
www.escentual.com - 30ml @ £33.50 - 50ml @ £44.50 - 100ml @ £64.00
www.boots.com - same as above but no 100ml available + advantage card points
www.amazon.co.uk - 30ml @ £16.95 - 50ml @ £33.20 - 100ml @ £54.82
I love my fragrances and have quite an extensive collection which I am very proud of. I am happy with cheaper scents but I also like to have some high end fragrances for special use rather than everyday use. My preference is sweet and fruity scents but can take floral providing it doesn't overpower my tender nose.
I previously had a miniature bottle of the Ange Ou Demon EDP and believed it to be a beautiful fragrance. My sister recently presented me with a miniature Ange Ou Demon Tendre. I believe this to be just another in that collection like Le Secret. I was quite shocked to discover that it is simply a more youthful take on the EDP.
My little bottle is a dab bottle so I cannot comment on the ability of the spray. The bottle is truly a stunning design and is high up in my list of desired bottles..alongside Angel that is. It is certainly a fresher look as opposed to the black depths of the EDP bottle. The colour change is subtle yet striking and is something I have came to appreciate with Givenchy offerings. The bottle is one which I feel privileged to be seen with and it looks perfectly amazing on my beauty cabinet.
When I open Tendre, my initial thoughts are that this is heavily floral with a distinct freshness, Applying it to my skin, it left a rather oily layer. I do prefer sprays as they tend to cover a reasonable area of skin and I feel I can get the most out of them. After 30seconds, the perfume fully soaked into my skin leaving no icky trace behind.
The smell hit my senses quite quick and I was rather unimpressed by what my nose could detect. It reminded me of flowery polish! I have experienced a polish scent in one of the Diesel fragrances before and it isn't exactly something you want to smell off! Thankfully it was a short lived opening.
The polish scent quickly fazed out making way for the main body of this fragrance and it was certainly more appealing than the entrée. I very much like the combination of notes used here as it is no longer an overpowering floral offering but instead, a warm and inviting ensemble with the peony being the most prominent in a sweet state of play. The promise of a powdery veil was fulfilled as there was a sweet, powdery undertone adding a delicate yet deep touch to the overall body.
I was disappointed to lose the heart notes around an hour after being introduced to them. Although I adore sandalwood and amber as the lasting notes, it was quite a relief to sample something a bit different. Once this scent had settled, there was a floral yet woody trace sitting on my skin. Nothing spectacular but I did notice that the warmth I usually appreciate from amber appeared present though not mentioned. I was secretly glad of this little bit of warmth as it lovely. The scent appeared strong on my skin for around 6hours and even more so on my jacket. Quite impressive for an EDT.
Tendre to me is a modern, feminine scent which would suit a mature young female looking to confirm a warm, floral statement to those who come close. It is quite a deep and meaningful scent that wouldn't appear out of place being wore into the evening. Of course it won't suit everyones skin and I recommend testing before buying as it is an expensive purchase for a fullsize bottle.
Overall, I am relatively pleased with Tendre. Although the opening doesn't enthral me in the slightest, the remained of the fragrance is beautiful and lasts well. The bottle is also stunning allowing this to be a perfect gift.
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I love this perfume and have it in a mini version of 30ml which i got in a gift set with some other mini perfumes. The smell of this perfume is absolutely gorgeous! It has a very sweet floral, oriental smell to it and is great for everyday use, especially during the summer season. A small amount of this perfume will go along way as the smell lasts for ages, and even if you put quite alot on, it is not too overpowering.
The bottle is quite tall and the shape of the bottle is quite unique and trendy compared to other perfume bottles. The colour of the bottle is also quite cool as it starts off black on the top of the lid and gradually fades down to a clear colour towards the bottom of the bottle where the writing can be seen.
You can purchase the mini version of this in a gift set with other mini perfume brands such as Dior for around £25. You can also get a 100ml bottle for around £40 in places like boots (may seem quite pricey but its worth it). I will definately be purchasing a bigger bottle of this perfume as i love it so much!
Sweet Baby Jesus, I love this scent.
Here's another oriental, (now you are probably beginning to understand my taste in fragrance), and more importantly, it belongs solidly in the Floriental sub division. Not unlike yesterday's Armarni She, this amazing scent gives you florals, leading you on, before plunging you into the spicy, woody depths. I wouldn't be certain, but I would suggest that this is the motive behind the 'Angel or Demon' title.
This is my overall favourite fragrange ever, again it was yet another that I came to late in life, but man, it was worth it! My boss at work used to drench herself in th stuff, and I was never prepared to give it shelf space. One day I determined to find out why she liked it so much, and having tried wearing it for an entire day, I fell utterly in love.
I'm not a big fan of florals, and I have to say that this fragrance doesn't exactly scream rose and hibiscus, so if like me you fall at the first floral hurdle, you may well be surprised by this one. I can't really describe the lingering scent, but I shall try my hardest for you!
I'm also not really one for packaging, and after having discarded the box like yesterday's newspaper, I have to say, that the bottle is a beauty. It's simple smoked glass as you can see from the image above, but I love the pure luxury of the cut glass edges. I bought mine whilst taking advantage of a heavy and much missed staff discount, so probably paid a lot less than I should. In stores, for 50ml you should expect to pay at least £40, but as you can see from the handy ads at the side of the page, again my advice would be to sniff instore, then go foraging online.
The head notes of this delicious fragrane are mandarin, white cumin and saffron. Thus, relatively unheard of in Florientals, the floral is not the enticing top note, but rather the enveloping middle notes. The fruity madarin is really well balanced by the warm saffron, and I really don't think you will find anything else like it. I personally have never come across a fragrance which opens with spices, though I'm sure that they must exist!
The heart notes are the rather beautiful lily, orchis and ylang ylang. As I said, I'm clearly not the biggest floral fan, but this heart has really won me over. The florals following the spices was truly genius, and as the spices linger longer than most top notes, they mix deliciously with the aforementioned florals to create a really unique scent.
The base notes are an amazing rose wood, oak moss, tonka and vanilla bean. The sweetness of the tonka and vanilla really balance out the heady woods, and bring an amazing lingering scent to an end. In my opinion, this scent easily lasts all day, and I would certainly put this down to the heady ingedients used.
My recommendation for this fragrance is glowing, I can't explain how much I love it, certainly not in a review! I do have to say though, that in all honesty, I think that this is a bit of a marmite fragrance, and that you should definatley try it for yourself before shelling out the equivalent of a Dooyoo cheque. I really love it, but I appreciate that not everybody will feel the same!
I got bought this perfume a few years ago, and it lasted me FOREVER! I liked it straight away, but i've really grown to love it, probably from associating it with fun times, it's one of those smells that really evokes that butterfly feeling when I spritz it :) It comes in a sophisticated looking bottle, which looks like it's been chiselled from a big rock rather than the usual smooth and sleek that comes with most perfumes. The bottle itself looks rather dark and mysterious, and so is the smell, it really matches it's name fantastically, 'ange ou demon', though I have to say most of the time it makes me more in the 'demon' category ;) I have the eau de toilettte, and can I say there is a BIG difference between this and the eau de parfum. It wasn't until recently a friend saw it on my dresser and said 'oooo this is my fave perfume too', I never knew she owned it, but I had noticed she wore a very heavy perfume which I dreaded her getting into my car because the smell was a little overwhelming, well turns out this was the parfum version of my beloved ange ou demon! And whilst I'm sure it's also a case of less is more, I would definitely recommend the toilette over the parfum, not only is it a little cheaper it is just lighter and sexier, you want to wear the perfume, not it wear you!
So, this is a great day scent if you're spritzing it (ange), or a fantastic night scent if you put it on the areas you want accented (demon).
I can not compliment this perfume enough!
The bottle is attractive without being over designed. It wouldnt look out of place on anyones bathroom table.
It is apparently reccomended for clients between 20 and 45 years old, however I don't see this myself, I think it is really quite a flirty young perfume..
I dont know much about top notes, middle notes and base notes but, I do know that it lasts all day and smells wonderfull throughout. It is quite recognisable and has a sweet floral smell without being sickly sweet.
The main point that I like about the fragrence is that despite its distinctive and long lasting smell it remains quite light and fresh. I am not a fan of really strong scents that linger behind you as you are walking about. This certainly isn't one of those, it is however a scent that people will notice without being overpowering.
It has quite a "flirty" edge for it so it is perfect for either day or night. I have to say though I generally wear this on an evening just because I like to keep it for best.
At £32 for 30mls it is not the cheapest, but then, it doesn't need to be, you get what you pay for and its well worth those few extra pounds!
ooooh! It's all I can say when someone asks me about this perfume. The smell is musky, intriguing and sexy. My partener adores when I wear this perfume so that just makes me love it even more. Ieven bought a special selection box with body veil and body wash that smelt like it, so i could smell completely of it. The first thing that attracted me to it, was the gorgeous, diamoned-like bottle it came in. When I am wearing this perfume, it makes me feel so sexy and confident, I dont what it is about it, I guess Givenchy really knew what they were doing! I would totally reccomend it to all women. It is completely worth the money and lasts a long time, and smells divine.
Ange ou Demon by Givenchy, Eud de Toilette. I have been using this perfume for about 3 months and it is one of the nicest fragrances I have ever used. In my opinion it is ageless (I am 50) being neither too floral or too heavy, it smells good as soon as you put it on, unlike some fragrances where you have to wait a little while for it to "warm up". I have had numerous compliments whilst wearing it from men and women. It is quite a concentrated fragrance so whilst it is expensive a little goes a long way and it lasts all day. It is quite nice to wear something a little different that is not being worn by every second woman and therefore makes you feel a bit more original, if you know what I mean! Lastly, it is well packaged in an understated box and nice bottle. The only negative comment is that the bottle shape can be a little bit hard to hold and spray.
This perfume, in my opinion, is lush!!! However I don't think it is for everyone.
I first tried this perfume as a free mini tester that was given out on the street. I was actually given 3 as the lady just wanted to get rid of them at the end of the day! The first time I tried it, I was unsure as to whether I liked it or not. But once I had used the three testers up, I realised it was a perfume for me. It's the kind of perfume that grows on you!!
It is quite difficult to describe this fragrance. I would say that it has a sort of oriental floral scent and is quite sensual yet not overpowering. It's quite elegant aswell.
It's the sort of fragrance that makes you feel confident when you wear it!
If anyone is considering buying this I would suggest to purchase it off the internet as it can be quite pricey in perfume shops. And test it before you buy it, as it might not be for you!
Classification: Chypre floral
~ Introduction ~
Ange ou Demon Tendre (Tender) or Ange ou Demon Eau de Toilette is the lighter, eau de toilette version of its sister fragrance Ange ou Demon (or Ange ou Etrange as it's called as in certain countries. I received Ange ou Demon Eau de Parfum as a present 2 years ago and after a couple of uses I left it untouched. I saw Ange ou Demon Tendre appear in February this year marketed as the tender, lighter Ange ou Demon, and have finally got round to sample it.
~ The packaging ~
The sculpted beauty of the bottle is made after its predecessor and is a chiselled raindrop shaped bottle which at the bottom starts out as a semi-transparent dark blue and finishes as crystalline clear at the emaciated top including the lid. The box is almost entirely white except for the eight-angled silver label 'ange ou demon' and iconic G-square, the Givenchy logo. The raindrop motive also appears on top and bottom of the label.
~ The fragrance ~
Top notes: mandarin, orange blossom, lily of the valley
I had slight misgivings about the fragrance at first and judging from the initial whiff I was expecting the heavy, powdery 'funeral' lilies again... wrapped up in something to make it less overpowering. Luckily the fragrance had none of that. The opening notes were fairly light and fruity with a sweet but green edge, a lovely combination that lasted for a good half an hour, even a bit longer.
The head mainly smelled of sweet orange with a light floral edge, a lot like many fragrances do, though Ange ou Demon was complex and very well blended. I didn't feel the fruity notes were just slapped on top of the heavier notes as it happens in the case of even high-market fragrances such as Very Irresistable for Men.
Middle notes: peony, heliotrope, lily
The main olfactory memory I have of Ange ou Demon eau de parfum is the overpowering presence of lilies coupled with harsh, woodsy notes of oakmoss. In fact, apart from the characteristic lily note, the original fragrance cannot be detected at all as the rest of the fragrance notes have been replaced with gentler, mellower tones.
The lily, without the mossy tones, is light, soft and powdery and reminds me of winter nights and the warmth of my aunties home's Christmasy atmosphere I felt when I first used Ange ou Demon. I can almost see snowflakes falling, white, fluffy flakes that smell of caramel, white chocolate and fresh logs for the fireplace. Yes, there's a toffee and vanilla flavour here that blends with lightly camphorous woods (the patchouli) and make the lily sensual, warm and almost edible.
I was intrigued by the seemingly out of place notes, so I went online and found out that heliotrope essential oil (the popular garden plant with a distinctive 'heliotrope' purple colour) smells like caramelised vanilla. To sum up. this gentle, but powerful and floral- oriental phase is quite long-lasting, has a nice floral sillage and a woody, powdery edge that blends in with my skin tone perfectly and lasts for about four hours.
Base notes: patchouli, rosewood
The gentle caress of patcholi, never on its own but accentuated by the now faint lily, strongly reminds me of Prada Eau de Parfum and remotely, one of the greatest of all perfumes, Le Baiser du Dragon from Cartier. Patchouli is the main notes after all but the overall impression is a blend of fresh and powdery woodsy notes due to the presence of herbal-smelling rosewood.
Quite how it manages to be green and dry at the same time, but it does. I think that's why the fragrance belongs to the group 'Chypre' floral, but please don't be put off by this classification. It's very far from being a chypre (a fragrance with sharp green notes), this green note is just a hint and has an overall softening effect to the dry notes of patchouli. I was enveloped in the final woodsy and powdery oriental notes for the rest of the day and when I woke up the next morning, I could still catch a hint of it in my hair!
~ Conclusion ~
The perfume, although better composed than its predecessor, is still quite average for what you'd expect from an iconic haute couture house. Its composition is single-faceted and again draws on almost exlclusively a pair of notes this time on the lily - pathouli combo to creat a predictable theme that can easily become boring.
I won't be buying it after finishing off the three sachets and wouldn't be happy if got this as a present. Having said that, for those who haven't tried Ange ou Demon the eau de parfum and like orientals with a dominant lily and patchouli theme, Ange ou Demon Eau de Toilette can be a nice fragrance to have. I've given it a 4 out of 5 overall rating as it has managed to seduce me the second time round but it's really a 3.5 out of 5.
Staying power: 5 / 5
Composition: 4 / 5
Value for money: 4 / 5
Overall value: 4 / 5
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