Fragrances Day 1: Givenchy Very Irrésistible Review

I’ve started getting into fragrances lately, and I picked up a sampler set of 9 fragrances from Sephora including Dior Addict 2, Versace Bright Crystal, Juicy Couture Viva la Juicy, Dolce & Gabbana Rose The One, Prada Infusion d’Iris and Givenchy Very Irresistible. At first whiff my favourites are definitely Viva la Juicy and D&G’s Rose The One (Prada what happened??), especially since I love floral scents!

The thing about fragrances is that how it smells in the bottle might not be how it will smell like on you. This is due to our individual body chemistry reacting with the perfume, which is also why the same perfume might smell different on different people. Just whiffing the scent in a store also isn’t a good gauge of what the perfume smells like, and ideally you should test a scent out for a whole day so you let it develop fully on your skin. I’ll be testing some of these perfumes out over the next week or so, wearing them for a full day each. Hopefully I’ll be able to give you guys a good idea of what I think about each one!

Givenchy Very Irrésistible Eau de Toilette


Givenchy’s Very Irrésistible is one of the brand’s current bestselling scents. Givenchy says that the scent is:

“An homage to Givenchy’s early days when fashion and cinema were intertwined, Very Irrésistible Givenchy, unites the elegant tradition of French style with the energy and pop-culture pizzazz of American film. Bursting with roses and infused with star anise, and verbena leaf, Very Irrésistible Givenchy is a fresh departure from the traditional floral fragrance.”

Very Irresistible has Peony Rose, Fantasia Rose, Centifolia Rose, Passion Rose, Emotion Rose, Verbena Leaf and Star Anise. Givenchy weren’t kidding when they said this scent was bursting with roses! The top notes are very nice and floraly, and I quite like it. In fact, I could sniff this from the bottle all day. It’s refreshing and sweet but not overly so.

The sweetness fades after about an hour, and the scent goes from sweet floral to a warmer, more sensual floral scent. It smells like the sort of thing you would wear to a sophisticated French dinner party, with a dress that hits your knees. By this point I can see why Givenchy calls this a departure from the traditional floral fragrance, since it’s not just a girly floral. It has a nice full, deep body, and think it would be great as an everyday scent to wear to work.

I asked my boyfriend what he thought of Givenchy’s Very Irresistible, and all he said was “Resistible” ahahaha. If it’s too irresistible for you though, you can pick up a standard sized 1.7oz Eau de Toilette Spray from GivenchyBeauty or Sephora for $67USD.

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