In the incomparable classic black and white romantic comedy “Roman Holiday”, there are actually three incredible stars: Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, and Hubert de Givenchy. Women still swoon for Gregory; and of course, Audrey’s beauty is legendary, but it was Givenchy that presented her to perfection! His costume designs for this film and many others starring Miss Hepburn continue to dazzle and delight in true, timeless fashion.
Audrey and Hubert were close friends for most of their lives, and in 1957, Givenchy asked his master perfumer to create the now-famous fragrance, L’Interdit especially for her. The name means “The Forbidden”; and, like Audrey herself, it is both delicate and complex, as well as demure and devastatingly sexy. Miss Hepburn wore L’Interdit exclusively as her very own private perfume; and then, in the early 1960s, Givenchy made it available to the world… Citrus, peach and strawberry swirl with rose, jasmine and violets to sway above sandalwood, amber and vetiver: a fragrance worthy of a silver screen goddess—or any woman who seeks to beguile her leading man!