Givenchy Play For Her ~ new perfume

Givenchy Play For Her fragrance advert

Givenchy will launch Play For Her in August. The new feminine counterpart to 2008's Givenchy Play For Him fragrance is fronted by Justin Timberlake and model Noot Sear.

Play For Her was developed by perfumers Emilie Coppermann and Lucas Sieuzac. Like Play For Him, Play for Her is based on amyris wood; the women's version also focuses on tiare. Play For Her Eau de Parfum also has notes of pink peppercorns, white peach, bergamot, sweet pea, magnolia, sandalwood and musks. Play For Her Eau de Parfum Intense adds orange blossom, orchid, patchouli, tonka bean and benzoin.

Givenchy Play For Her will be available in 30, 50 and 75 ml Eau de Parfum. (via cosmeticnews, image via wojpictures)

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  1. maggiecat says:

    Wait – the Intese version is coming out at the same time? Didn’t there used to be a decent interval between a scent and its flankers? A couple of weeks at least?

    Snark aside, the notes sound pleasant enough, if not particularly memorable. (I didn’t say that the snark was really far aside…)

    • Robin says:

      They did the same w/ the men’s in 2008 (and it isn’t all that different from the old days, when perfume houses frequently released different concentrations at the same time), and don’t worry…I’m quite sure there will be flankers to come, LOL…

  2. miss kitty v. says:

    Pink peppercorn = run for the hills. To me anyway.

  3. lupo says:

    Oh dear. And I’ll tell you why I’m ohdearing.
    You might have spotted at your local pharmacy/boots/superdrug store an article with the same name, “Play for her”. It’s not exactly a fragrance, though. It’s a playful (indeed) accessory that the very famous maison Durex is selling along with other offerings, more known to the vast public. End.
    This is to say: very wrong name, very very wrong.

  4. lupo says:

    … and do not comment on the “Play for Her Intense”!

  5. Owen says:

    I knew Givenchy couldn’t resist bringing Play out for women seen as it was apparently popular for men.

    I just knew they would bring it out for women.

    • Robin says:

      And you were right :-)

      • Owen says:

        it’s their biggest fragrance for some time isn’t it? other than le male terrible.

        and when I saw it on the shelf, my subconcious actually mistook the pink bottle for a cheap tacky MP3 player.

        • Robin says:

          Le Male Terrible is Jean Paul Gaultier.

          But Play is supposed to look like an MP3 player :-)

  6. sayitisntso says:

    Last month, I shot a small role in a short film with Noot Seear (she played a tennis player and I was her bodyguard). I’d heard she was a model before she arrived on the set – and that piece of news had me expecting the worst in diva-like behavior. But she couldn’t have been more lovely – open, friendly and engaging, and overall just a pleasure to work with. Nice to see she’s doing well. I may have to give this scent a sniff.

    • Robin says:

      Hey, how cool is that! I will look forward to seeing it.

  7. Veronika says:

    I am horrified with Givenchy right now. After L’Interdit, Le De (I’m enjoying this dirty green jasmine very much this summer…), Organza, Extravagance d’Amarige… they make mediocre Very Irresistipbles and Plays. It is like almost every LVMH house wants to become a mass market line…

    • annemarie says:

      Yep, I’m with you.

  8. jonr951 says:

    I really luv Play Intense for men. I cant wait for these 2 to launch in the U.S. I hope the Intense is a good one. : )

  9. I love Play for men, it’s hard for me to imagine how it will translate to a female version though.

  10. thenoseknows says:

    The Play Fragrances are Oddly, Very Attractive! I was thoroughly Surprised at how well done they were for such a mass market idea (I mean Justin Timberlake does not AT ALL Scream UPPER MAARKET to me!) but i am loving the notes for the womens version(s) The White Peach Especially, and they sound like they will be as nice as the men’s! :-) worthy of a good sniff i am sure!

  11. jonr951 says:

    Macys has a scent called Very Irresistable En Hiver edp as a limited edition under Givenchy. I haven’t heard of it before. Is it new or really old because it says it is no longer available and it won’t let you click on it? I want to hear the notes. I like the color of the bottle. : )

    • Robin says:

      Never heard of it, but bet it’s an upcoming release.

  12. jonr951 says:

    Oh cool then. I thought I missed out. Thanks! : )

  13. Ketlin says:

    I like Play for her. Also Givenchy – Le secret is fantastic.

  14. jonr951 says:

    I tried the Plays today and they were fine but I don’t remember them very much at all. Is it bad that I liked the bottles? I have no taste whatsoever! LOL! No joke I am horrible! I tried the Very Irresistable En Hiver and it was kind of unpleasent. I just remember not liking it very much at all. I guess I’ll have to try it again but at 1st whiff it was a no no for me. : )

    • Robin says:

      I have not yet seen the bottles, but I like a cute bottle and these do look cute in the pictures! Too bad the scent isn’t memorable.

  15. jonr951 says:

    I know they weren’t bad at all but I honestly just don’t remember what they smell like. I’ll have to smell them again soon. : )

  16. _Sweet_Dreams says:

    these are actually pretty decent. I got the one in the pink bottle. It’s a well done fragrance. No, they’re nothing memorable but I will gladly accept wearable and pretty. The “intense” one to me is more vanillic and foody, which is nice but the pink one has more sparkle I think.

  17. aleta says:

    I just received a sample from Sephora; at first it smells exactly like some drugstore bath salts I was gifted as a teen, which were meant to be used before bed. Salty, soapy orange peel with a bit of vanillin sweetness and a faint hint of something like lavender. It’s not exactly soothing, kind of like being tucked into starched sheets by a brisk governess. There’s also something like pears poached in an overheated pot when I jam my nose close to my wrist. I won’t be picking up a bottle, but I very well might reach for the sample when I have a cold.

  18. Emma78 says:

    Aleta, I’m getting orange from my sample too, but it’s more like sugary mandarin orange.

    Then again I don’t really like foody fragrances and am still whining about the discontinuance of Fleur d’Interdit.

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