“ Brand: Givenchy / Type: Fragrance / Concentration: Eau de Toilette „
This is another perfume sample I received in my Debenhams goody bag I got from their Beauty Giveaway night a few months ago.
So as mine is only a sample I can't describe the bottle from first hand but the bottle is basically is white and subtley becomes clear glass at the bottom which looks stylish and stops the white looking cheap. It also shows when you are near the end of the bottle. The bottle also has a silver rose design on it and the roses are graphically spikey looking almost looking electrocuted like the name 'Electric Rose'. The bottle seems to be slightly twisted to create curved sides which looks quite interesting. I don't know how tall the bottle is though. I personally don't really like this bottle which would put me off buying it and as the bottle is quite often half the selling point of perfumes this is a big downside to me.
Givenchy describes the perfume as 'Bright and slightly acidic notes of fresh blueberries and zesty lemon and basil verbena add spark to the signature rose and carnal violet heart of the fragrance as soft cedar and musky pearl seduce your senses and linger all night long.' The idea is to have a mix of soft and hard smells to create a rock n roll feel as the perfume was launched alongside Liv Tylers musical single. I personally am not a great fan of the smell as it's a bit to strong and sharp for me but it definitely stands out to me from other perfumes as it's so different, it's not very florally and is very distinctive. To me it smells more like the types of smells you get using bodysprays rather than perfumes because of this (not that that is a bad thing!).
The smell is very strong and by the end of the day I can still smell it on myself, not quite as strong but as it's distinctive I know it's still there. This is very good as I find a lot of perfumes only seem to last a few hours or half the day at most.
I would say this perfume is more aimed at teenagers and younger woman as it's very modern and new. The smell is very distinctive so I'm guessing it's going to be a marmite smell, you love it or you hate. I am not a fan of the smell or the packaging as I feel the bottle is quite boring and badly made as the design is so simple and not expensive looking. I don't want to sound snobby but I feel perfumes are a luxury item and should look like it!
The perfume costs £44.50 for 50ml which is the typical kind of price for big brands perfume but I don't think it's quite worth this as the packaging lets it down as I have mentioned before. However if you are looking for a really new and different smell I would recommend this and especially as it really does last for a long time on the skin.