Every perfume brand has something to called its “flagship fragrance”, a scent to be presented to the world as their line’s introduction to their various other collections. For the well-known French fashion brand Givenchy, it is its Very Irrésistible Collection.
First launched in 2003, Very Irrésistible was created by professional perfume artists, Dominique Ropion, Sophie Labbe, and Carlos Benaim. Very Irrésistible is an incredibly feminine fragrance created from five variances of roses: Centifolia Rose, Peony Rose, Fantasia Rose, Passion Rose, and Emotion Rose. This collection of fragrances was meant to be a modern take on this tried and true scent.
To quote the current face of the Very Irrésistible collection, Amanda Seyfried:
"I love the sheer elegance of Givenchy Very Irrésistible. It's floral and strong, but not overpowering. I look for perfumes that evoke confidence."
The collection, of course, has different scents to cater to varying tastes for the modern ladies. There is the collection’s Eau de Toilette and Eau de Parfum. Very Irrésistible Eau de Toilette has anise as its opening note: Delicately-fresh, brings in an original modern nuance in the classical floral harmony.
Eau de Parfum has a more cheerful fragrance to it, adding a bit of vanilla to the mixture. Adding vanilla to any fragrance can be a challenge since, if you are not careful, the perfume would become too thick or too sweet. Fortunately, the Eau de Parfum has a good balance, undeniably adding just enough richness to the fragrance to distinguish it from the Eau de Toilette.
Very Irrésistible L’Intense
does exactly what is says on the tin. This variant is meant to be more intense, taking a certainly more seductive tone in comparison to other scents within this collection. Its fragrance starts off in genuine Very Irrésistible style: fresh and rosy. Slowly, the scent gives way to more glow and just a hint of darkness. L’Intense diffuses quite well, leaving a very silky but strong enough scent to leave you with a feeling of elegance and confidence at the same time.
Finally, we have one of the latest additions to this collection: Very Irrésistible L’Eau en Rose. You only need to look at the name to know that this fragrance boasts the rosiest tones in this collection so far. Its appeal lies in the fact that unlike most rose fragrances in the market, L’Eau en Rose manages to come close to its original scent in nature. Not only that, it also manages to have a brilliant mixture of fruitiness in it. It does very well to avoid being too sweet and not too thin as a scent. L’Eau en Rose has a balance that remains true to the style of Givenchy’s flagship fragrance.