Very Irrésistible Givenchy L'Intense 2011

Very Irrésistible Givenchy L'Intense by Givenchy
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Very Irrésistible Givenchy L'Intense is a popular perfume by Givenchy for women and was released in 2011. The scent is fruity-floral. It was last marketed by LVMH.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesPlumPlum
Heart Notes Heart NotesRoseRose
Base Notes Base NotesMuskMusk PatchouliPatchouli

Ratings

Scent

7.665 Ratings

Longevity

7.247 Ratings

Sillage

7.247 Ratings

Bottle

8.054 Ratings
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7.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
DonJuanDeCat
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DonJuanDeCat
DonJuanDeCat
Very helpful Review    7  
You can smell plums..
Good evening everyone, here I am again (...have you just started to sigh?? Shame on you!! :D)! Today I'd like to introduce Givenchy's Very Irrésistible L'Intense, a Givenchy fragrance line that already has tens of different flankers, but I haven't tested a single one yet.

You know that Givenchy is for the most part "only" a mainstream brand as far as her fragrances are concerned and which is why some exclude from the outset and do not even want to test, but I think that Givenchy in particular has beautiful fragrances in his repertoire. Therefore I can only recommend to test these scents if you see them standing on shelves. Yes, dare to spray these fragrances on your skin, as I dare (more and more) to test women's fragrances in full perfume shops. Well, now that the weather is getting better and the skirts and shorts of the ladies seem to get shorter and shorter again, of course I'm going to sweat again, if I have to test such a women's scent near you and I'd rather crumble, but apart from that I'd only be distracted by the sight and would hardly get to sniff at the sprayed scent, which would make me miss the top note, and probably even the whole heart note of a scent, ... :DD *sigh*

And that the skirts become so short that you could see more than you thought when a lady moved unhappily and that you also saw a scent like "Plum" in the scent list shortly before, which sometimes is a synonym for a female scent... well you know what it stands for, it doesn't help to stay calm without getting nervous... argh! :DD

But all right, Givenchy it is. Well, let's see how the smell smells.

The fragrance:
The fragrance begins with plums and roses. From somewhere, a little sweetheart rises whose source I can't find. This sweetness is probably due to the mix of plums and roses. In the background there seem to be more flowery notes, but they are not further identifiable and only give a flowery impression.
A little later I clearly smell the earthy, cool scent of Patchouli, which gives the scent a quite mature impression.
Also later, the musk slowly emerges, gradually replacing the first sweetness of the fragrance. While the first sweetness as described was more fruity and flowery, one now smells the distinctive scent of musk. In addition, the fragrance is now also gentle, almost creamy.
Towards the end, the fragrance remains floral and sweet. The plum can still be smelled, but of course it is now much less strong than at the beginning. Also the rose is clearly weaker, so that one notices in the basis even more only "general, heavy flowery notes", together with the mentioned musk and patchouli.
Everything is fine, I think, even if the flowers could have been looser in the end (but you know from me anyway that I always complain about heavy and/or sultry floral notes :D).

The Sillage and the shelf life:
The Sillage is okay, not particularly strong, but also not so weak that you would have to get very close to sniff the scent out of one. The shelf life of over eight hours is very good.

The bottle:
The bottle is high and thin, with beautifully curved lines that are slightly wider at the bottom than at the top of the neck. At first glance, the bottle is reminiscent of the Armani Code flacons (from the women's fragrances). The Givenchy bottle is dark red with a rose pattern at the top. The neck is chrome-plated and bears the Givenchy lettering. The lid is rectangular and glossy black. A very nice bottle.

Soo, that was Very Irrésistible L'Intense. I liked the smell. Not very outstanding, but nevertheless quite nice, because it radiates a certain elegance and sexyness, even though the fragrance is not particularly complex. The patchouli makes the fragrance look a little more mature, but it's not as disturbing as in some other fragrances, where you sometimes get the clenched load of earthy notes that, in my opinion, disturb an otherwise beautifully scented fragrance.

As some have already mentioned here, the fragrance is especially suitable for the evening, especially in autumn it comes across well. So if you're looking for a not very complex evening or night scent, which just radiates nice and feminine and you can't do anything wrong with it, you should have a look at it here.

Soo... I'm done with that again. Of course I could still do some stupid word games with "plum"... but something tells me that you would hunt me then, so I better finish my commi and wish you all a nice evening :))
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Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
10
Bottle
Daisyvision

90 Reviews
Daisyvision
Daisyvision
Helpful Review    3  
A truly harmonious scent.
I feel as though each note here does exactly what it should - there's no overpowering anywhere. I just go weak in the knees for that dark & spicy patchouli! Ugh, and that plum is just mouth-watering! It's self-described as 'edgy', but I'm not sure I agree with that. Though it's an undeniably dark, mysterious 'noir'-type scent, it's actually pretty gentle, mature, and quietly alluring. It rests on your skin waiting to be discovered, rather than alerting you to its presence.
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Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Karinoula

82 Reviews
Karinoula
Karinoula
Helpful Review    3  
a very perfume
Nice oriental with rose-patchouli-musk combination, sweetness appears later. Very longlasting 8+ hours, a winter perfume which can be used also during spring. Lovely bottle with silver tribal tattoo design. Reminds alot of Euphoria and Play Intense, a quality perfume indeed. Definitely a winner!
6
Scent
Smellsogood

75 Reviews
Smellsogood
Smellsogood
Helpful Review    2  
Not Quite So Intense
Plum, rose and patchouli, and very nice too. I would probably have bought a bottle, but I have Natori and this does it so much better than the Givenchy. Natori is the diamond standard and this is a little bit rhinestone in comparison. Still it is a very good fragrance and worth seeking out.........but it's not Natori!
7
Scent
5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Missk

1165 Reviews
Missk
Missk
Helpful Review    4  
My favourite Very Irresistible flanker
Very Irresistible L'Intense is a flanker that deserves to be on the shelves. I am rather impressed by Givenchy's flankers actually, I find there's a reason for each and every one of them. The thought of yet another Very Irresistible release rarely makes me cringe, because I trust that I'll enjoy them.

This fragrance is on the darker side of the spectrum. It has rich and musky nuances of rose, plum and patchouli. Quite a sensual blend in fact. There aren't many similarities between this fragrance and the original, apart from the dominant rose note. The rose in Very Irresistible L'Intense is much stronger and in some ways, comes bearing more attitude. Think Midnight Poison by Dior, just less masculine.

I'm a huge fan of patchouli and red roses, so naturally this is a fragrance that appeals to me. However some may find this scent rather off-putting and perhaps even a little too bold. I personally think Very Irresistible L'Intense is quite a stunning and edgy little fragrance, rough on the outside but warm and fuzzy in the middle.

The sillage is quite strong, so a light application is advised, however the longevity was a little disappointing with the scent lasting no longer than five hours on my skin. I fancied this fragrance as a night-clubbing scent initially, yet I don't know whether it could manage to withstand a night of dancing and cheeky shots.

Nevertheless, Very Irresistible L'Intense is a pleasant fragrance, perfect for a woman that is searching for a mysterious and daring scent to add to her wardrobe. I must add that I like the tattoo style bottle also.
7
Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Sherapop

1239 Reviews
Sherapop
Sherapop
   4  
Plum + Patchouli + Rose + Musk
I was pleasantly surprised by VERY IRRESISTIBLE L'INTENSE, having been rather underwhelmed by VERY IRRESISTIBLE. It turns out that these already meaningless flanker names mean even less than nothing, since they bear no clear compositional or category relation to the original whatsoever. As far as I'm concerned, they do nothing but sow confusion. Who can remember which of the flurry of VERY IRRESISTIBLE flankers they actually liked?

Did I mention that "very irresistible" is like saying "very perfect"? Look, it's either irresistible or it is not. There are no degrees of irresistibility or perfection: something either is or is not. VERY IRRESISTIBLE, a fruity-floral in the same general category as The Body Shop CASSIS ROSE, posed no resistance challenges to this nose whatsoever. But I digress...

Why do I like VI L'INTENSE so much better? The composition is simple, but it works: plum + patchouli + rose + musk. Not too sweet, and dark enough fruit to add some nighttime appeal. I wouldn't necessarily confer the honorific title of chypre upon this creation, but it's certainly not as trivial as most fruity-floral frags. Some people have made allusions to Calvin Klein EUPHORIA in connection with this perfume, but I find EUPHORIA far more woody and spicy (and, frankly, blunt) than VERY IRRESISTIBLE L'INTENSE, which really does seem to me to be a relatively well-constructed and pleasing four-note wonder: plum, patchouli, rose, and musk.

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Carlitos01Carlitos01 4 years ago
Fantastic looking bottle; Just like smelling jewelery. It's a bold, feminin, elegant, beautiful, classy woman fragrance.

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