Product Type: Givenchy fragrances
Newest Review: ... on my second bottle. The miniature can be bought from Amazon for under £10.00, I am a fan of Givenchy perfumes and in particular, the Ange... more
Can I Tell You A Secret?
Givenchy Ange Ou Demon Le Secret Eau de Parfum
Member Name: angelboouk
Givenchy Ange Ou Demon Le Secret Eau de Parfum
Advantages: lovely collection of notes, unique, bottle
Disadvantages: price, strength, not special enough
~Givenchy Le Secret~
Launched : 2009
Fragrance family : fruity floral
Le Secret is part of the Givenchy Ange ou Demon fragrance collection. This Eau de parfum was promoted by Una Thurman and is described as 'embracing both sweetness and strength, provication and purity'.
*Top notes (the initial scent) - green tea leaf, winter lemon and cranberry
*Heart notes (the main scent) - white peony, jasmine sambac and aquatic flowers
*Base notes (the finishing scent) - patchouli and blond woods
The bottle of Le Secret follows the same design as the original Ange Ou Demon perfume. The bottle to me, looks like a gem stone of some kind with its faceted appearance. The back of the bottle has little indents and the complete design is unusual and quite stylish in appearance. The glass is clear and perfectly shows off the pretty, peach liquid inside.
~Price and Availability~
Le Secret EDP is available from various websites in three different sizes - 30ml, 50ml and 100ml.
*www.escentual.com : £36.90 - £73.35
*The Perfume Shop : £38.99 - £55.99
*Amazon UK : £35.80 - £68.79
Le Secret EDP is part of my miniature collection of perfumes and I am currently on my second bottle. The miniature can be bought from Amazon for under £10.00, I am a fan of Givenchy perfumes and in particular, the Ange Ou Demon collection so I was pleased to add this EDP to my growing collection. I have previously owned Le Tendre and the original Ange Ou Demon but there is an elixir version of Le Secret available too which I really must try.
I love the bottle design of Le Secret. It is a confident, attractive design and looks very expensive. Scent wise, Le Secret is a beautiful scent which has a lot going for it. I apply a dab of the perfume to my neck and wrists. The initial scent is quite strong but it quickly reduces a pleasant level. I wouldn't say that Le Secret has the strength of other Givenchy perfumes. It is more EDT in strength than EDP but is still noticeable on my skin and others can detect it if they are standing near to me.
The top notes of Le Secret are beautifully fruity and fresh. The lemon is the main note here and combined with the cranberry and green tea leaf accord, a refreshing, sweet scent is evident. It is very natural smelling and has a fizzy sort of zing to it without being sharp - it is well balanced. It isn't too heavy but simply a light, sweet aroma which comes through as being uplifting. I find it to be quite pleasant and not at all complex. It reminds me of cool, fruity flavoured tea.
As time goes on, the heart of Le Secret becomes evident. The sweetness from the lemon remains on my skin and is joined by a soft, light floral scent. This sweet, floral blend is very delicate and clean smelling. The lemon comes through a little sharper in the heart and my nose can pick up on the peony and jasmine. I would have liked the jasmine to be a bit stronger as I like a sensual jasmine note but it was a little too subtle to reach its full potential. The scent is flirty and feminine.
Unfortuantely, Le Secret EDP doesn't last all that long. The base notes come through and only 2hours or so and aren't very strong at all. I can still detect the lemon but now it is joined by a whisper of light patchouli and a delicate woody note. The scent sits very close to my skin and could have been much stronger. After an hour or so, the scent is all gone from my skin which is rather disappointing.
The lightness of Le Secret makes it ideal for day time use and it would suit being used on a warmer day as it is an airy and quite bright scent. It isn't complex or long lasting enough to be considered an evening scent. Le Secret is quite a youthful scent but would appeal to women of any age in my opinion.
Whilst I love the way the scent flows and it is quite a unique scent with the tea note being there. It works but it isn't executed well. It is too weak and doesn't last long enough to be worth the high cost in my opinion. I adore the scent when it is on my skin but it is disappointing when the scent fades so quickly. I just wish it was a little more concentrated as it would likely be one of my favourites. It just isn't special enough for me. The quality is lacking.
I would recommend buying this if you come across it very cheap but don't expect a lot from it.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: gorgeous scent which is let down by the strength
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