EXCLUSIVE!! The first of two new fragrances to be released this summer by Givenchy is Amarige Mariage. It is supposed to be the "wedding fragrance" that gives Vera Wang a run for the money. Somehow they missed the mark with this Prada/Flowerbomb smell-a-like. A heavy patchouli opening over white florals, this immediately brings to mind either of the two aforementioned fragrances. It lacks identity. It is not unique, nor is it "wedding-like" in my book. A sparkling rich floral bouquet with different florals fading in and out, or even a nice developing soliflore would have stood a better chance. I don't think Vera needs to be concerned.
However if you like these type of fragrances, you will find this pleasing enough. I did get a compliment on it when I wore it to work. Good sillage and nice lasting ability with quite a lovely drydown once the patchouli settles down.
Notes: Sicilian bitter orange, Calabrian bergamot
Mid: Magnolia and Egyptian jasmine
Base: Ppatchouli, Siam benzoin, Sandalwood.
Release Date: July 2006
Photo: Royal Mirage Dubai/Givenchy Spa