Play for Her was introduced by Givenchy in 2010, two years after its masculine counterpart, Givenchy Play, as an floral woody musk fragrance, developed by perfumers Emilie Coppermann and Lucas Sieuzac. Given that I have always liked the male version (however never managed to acquire it!), I was curious about this fresh scent, therefore when the opportunity came, my wife helped me with the testing process. Once again, I used some of the envelope samples received from Sephora during the last year.
The conclusion is that this fragrance comes as a perfect match for Givenchy Play, in the shape of a joyful feminine fragrance built around the orchid flower as the dominant note and subdued from time to time by the pink pepper accords. Play for Her begins very pleasant, on a combination of peach, sweet pea, bergamot, orange blossom and the aforementioned pink pepper. Then, in approximately 15 to 20 minutes the perfume shifts to a soft floral facet, imbued with orchid and juxtaposed by magnolia, amyris wood and tiare flower notes. The time goes by and following a period of about 5 hours, the composition dries down to a woody base in which the featured notes are: Tonka bean, benzoin, patchouli, sandalwood and musk.
The bottle that holds Play for Her exhibits a very interesting look, thanks to the French designer Serge Mansau. The shape that replicates an MP3 player is emphasizing its feminine character with the help of the pink color scheme and the silvery band that wraps it around creates a rhinestone effect. The face selected for the advertising campaign is the Canadian fashion model Noot Seear, who appears in the commercial together with Justin Timberlake, in an outlook of Paris taken from the Eiffel Tower. Overall, Play for Her is the ideal day to day perfume for a young woman who feels seductive and natural.
Givenchy Play for Her Perfume Details
- Play for Her by Givenchy is available in 30, 50 and 75 ml Eau de Parfum Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 100 ml Velvet Body Lotion; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Floral Woody Musk
- For: Women
- Year Introduced: 2010
- Perfumers: Emilie Coppermann and Lucas Sieuzac
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual
Noot Seear and Justin Timberlake Video for Givenchy Play for Her