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Givenchy ´Very Irresistible´is part of a range of Givenchy fragrances that have reinvigorated their brand.
Coming in stylish and dynamic containers and with attractive and different smells, this range really appeals to me and I have used them for just over two years after receiving my first bottle as a gift.
The bottle is triangular and tall in shaper with a large black lid, it looks awesome and the eau de toillette is green and it really can look good in a room rather than simply being an eau de toillette. It comes in a stylish black and green Givenchy box but the bottle is the thing here, it looks awesome, modern, minimalist but chic and stylish, there are ranges for men and women and it looks neither masculine or feminine, it just looks really good.
Available in any decent perfumerie or chemist such as Boots or Superdrug, this product is widely available, I generally buy mine in boots as my partner can get boots points for purchases, but I realise that it is much cheaper online with a 50ml spray costing 20 pounds online and 25 pounds in Boots. Prices can vary with offers but this is a premium brand that just seeps out quality and is well worth paying the extra for.
This is the best fragrance i´ve had, it smells good when sprayed but it really smells good on me, it has a light minty zest with a hint of citrus and wood, when these combine it creates a smell that I absolutely love, it is gentle but has a real spark to it, people always comment when I wear it how good I smell, and I agree, this product is the best fragrance i´ve had and it lasts all day which is another huge plus, it smells really natural and includes Hazel Wood and Virginia Cedar which I haven´t encountered but they are alright in my book.
This is a premium product that is widely available, it is perfectly packaged and smells amazing, it is something I feel confident wearing as people notice it in a really positive way and in my opinion is worth paying that bit more for because of this. It is available in 50ml or 100ml bottles (These can cost between 30-40 pounds) and it is probably worth keeping the bottles as in my eyes they are modern works of art.
I would heartily recommend this fragrance and think its the kind of thing that costs extra but it gets the desired reaction and proves utterly worth it.
i shall start by just saying this is my favourite aftershave by a long way! it is not the cheapest fragrance on the market but u get a huge 100ml for the money you pay and the scent is very long lasting it does not fade in a few hours like most. i would say it smells rather like a chocolate with a kick it is very hard to explain and it just works and the ladies seem to go wild for this aftershave hence its street nickname "rape juice" i would highly recommend givenchy very irresistible to any man who is outgoing or likes to make an impression around his workplace. the name says it all as far as i am concerned. please feel free to ask me any questions if you need to know any more its rather hard to discuss aftershave without being asked questions about it thanks .
A woody, citrusy smell may not be for everybody so i would reccommend a tester for sure first. For me though i can sort of see why this only has a three star rating.
Ive had this fragrance for over a year now, and along with other where i have got through complete bottles, this one still sits on my table half full. I just dont tend to use it too much, its not that the fragrance doesnt suit me, i just always prefer to pick up something different. My girlfriend loves it on me, but everytime i pick it up to use it, i put it back down in favour of chanel or something different.
I dont really think that this is an everyday fragrance, more of a formal one, so maybe thats why it doesnt get used too much? I also have the deoderant as it was bought in a set and although it does smell nice, the smell just doesnt last for long at all.
Overall i think that you definatly need to test this one first, anice smell, just make sure its for you!
The design of the bottle is very modern and unlike any other fragrance bottle in the market. The sleek design captures its very elegance.
The bottle is green in colour and the top is a metallic green colour.
Because of its triangular shape the bottle is very easy to hold and spray and looks great.
The smell of the fragrance is quite sweet and fruity and I would say that it would be ideal for the metrosexual.
The smell would last long enough for a good night out, however more than one application would be required through the day.
The fragrance can be purchased from most health and beauty outlets and range in price from a small bottle (50ml) for around £30 to a larger size (100ml) for around £45. I purchased mine from Boots for £30 and am very pleased for the value for money.
I would definitely recommend this product to other people and would suggest that you go to a health and beauty outlet e.g. Boots and test the fragrance out for yourself.
Group: Woody aromatic
~ Introduction ~
While sorting out my samples collection, I've found a pair of sachets containing Very Irresistible Eau de Toilette For Men and Very Irresistible Eau de Toilette from Givenchy, the latter being the ladies version. As always, a test followed.
~ The perfume house ~
In 1952, Parisian fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy opened his first boutique that soon became a pioneering enterprise being the first to offer ready-to-wear collections for the modern woman. The success of the luxury clothes line was followed by the 1957 launch of Givenchy's first two ladies' fragrances 'De' and 'L'Interdit', the latter inspired by, again, Audrey Hepburn. The house's two first men's fragrances 'L'Eau de Vetyver' and 'Monsieur de Givenchy' came out in 1961. Up to date Givenchy have produced nearly sixty fragrances and an astonishing half of these are men's fragrances.
~ The packaging ~
The tall, triangular bottle comes in neon green and black shades that merge into each other halfway up. The nozzle sits on the edge of the slanted lid metallic on the front. The impression of the packaging and choice of colours is odd, slightly old-fashioned but certainly masculine though the shape of the bottle is definitely modern and looks great on display.
Being the bottle chunky and heavy and the nozzle quite hidden, the fragrance can be applied by pressing down the triangular shaped top. The lid of the bottle is black and follows the shape of the bottle. The box also has green and black shades on it together with the well-known Givenchy logo, the four mirrored rectangular 'G' emblem.
~ The fragrance ~
Top notes: grapefruit, mint leaves
Just after applying the fragrance, a sharp, woody citrus accord dominates the composition that reminds me of a blend of lemon, green tea and a wet, earthy note. The fragrance is almost overpowering first and seems diffuse in the air rather than cling to the skin. The pungent citrus is underpinned by woods and green tones that don't seem to blend together but rather stay separate and somewhat incongruous.
Middle notes: mocha, sesame
The sharp, energetic top notes faded away after half and an hour and revealed a more powdery, and soapy green note that is mixture of woods and traces of lemon that now had a slightly bitter edge which was a detectable coffee aroma though it wasn't distinct enough to make it a gourmand accord. It did mellow and soften the composition somehow and I thought maybe there was something noteworthy going on here after such a disappointingly messy start.
The middle phase lasted for a good three hours and I think it would have lasted more had I used more at the beginning but again, the start of the fragrance is quite strong and I was put off by the pungent smell that kept escaping from the sachet and into the room. (Luckily I tried this at home otherwise my antics might have raised a few eyebrows among my colleagues.) With time, the sharp notes have finally disappeared and given way to a drier, subtler aroma of coffee that actually intensified and sweetened to produce a gourmand accord. It wasn't a pure coffee aroma, it had a green, minty edge and a powdery undertone.
Base notes: hazelnut, cedarwood
After about four hours the minty, gourmand notes of coffee have died down and the camphorous woods emerged from the base notes. The dry, quiet cedar accord felt empty and was barely noticeable as opposed to the sharp, heady start and the aromatic middle notes.
~ Conclusion ~
It may be my taste (or my boyfriend's as he too turned up the nose at the scent) but I somehow expected more from this 'haute couture' brand. A well-worked and skilful blend will stand the test of time (see Bvlgari or Guerlain's men's classics) simply because it is refined and has qualities beyond any fashion or trend.
Very Irresistible For Men's is an unusual fragrance but these unusual fruity - gourmand - and woody notes do not blend together to create harmonious accords, they stay too distinct and seem to be in disaccord. Certainly not something I would associate with the image and name of this high-end fashion and cosmetics brand.
~ Price / where to buy ~
Department stores (Debenhams, John Lewis)
£31.50 / 50ml Eau de Toilette
£45.00 100ml Eau de Toilette
Online from http://www.fragrancedirect.co.uk
£19.99 / 50ml Eau de Toilette
£27 / 100ml Eau de Toilette
Deodorant spray, deodorant stick and after-shave balm are also available.
~ Additional rating ~
Originality: 4 / 5
Composition: 2 / 5
Staying power: 4 / 5
Value for money: 2 / 5
Thanks for reading my review.
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