EXCLUSIVE!! The second of Givenchy's releases planned for July 2006 is Ange ou Demon. This launch will be initally limited Nordstrom and should be arriving around July 15th. "Angelic purity or bewithching seductress? She alone knows", according to the ad designed to showcase this fragrance.
The noses behind Ange Ou Demon (Angel or Demon) are Olivier Cresp and Jean-Pierre Béthouart of Firmenich. Classified as a floral Oriental, this is a very soft and close to the skin scent.
The florals are soft and muted with the saffron and woods lending a powdery veil effect. The citrus is understated and barely noticable as the notes swirl together into a nice lightly spicy floral Oriental with a soft gourmand drydown. More soft and sexy than you might expect from the name, this scent is subtle and clean. Perhaps inviting those nearby to lean in for a closer sniff.
The falcon is just gorgeous with a center crystal droplet which was designed to represent light and shadow.
Top: White thyme essence, Mandarin from Calabria, Saffron essence
Middle: Lily, Ylang-ylang, Orchid maxillaria
Base: Tonka bean, Vanilla, Palissander wood, Oak wood essence
According to The Times - June 30, 2006 article, the beauty in the ad is the daughter of the French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, Marie de Villepin age 20. "She will use her stage name, Steiss, to avoid accusations that she is exploiting her father’s position."
Photo credits: www.escentual.co.uk & Cosmetic News