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Pretty in Pink

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27.12.2003

Advantages:
Beautiful packaging, and fragrance

Disadvantages:
Plastic lid

Recommendable Yes:

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How would you describe the fragrance?Flowery, Refreshing, Light 

Would you buy it again?Yes

Why did you buy it?Advertising

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I am a lucky, lucky girl, as Santa brought me not one, not two, but three new perfumes for Christmas. Givenchy's Very Irresistable was launched in Autumn 2003, accompanied by an aggressive marketing campaign featuring Liv Tyler (yes, her out of Lord of the Rings with the over inflated part!) Apparently it represents the early days of perfume house, when fashion and cinema were intertwined.

The packaging is a very pretty pink, with a sort of art deco style glass bottle. There is a sivertone rim round the neck bearing the legend "Givenchy Very Irresistable" and a matching clear plastic lid. Yes, PLASTIC!!!

I always feel let down by plastic lids - after all, you are supposed to be buying into a dream, and plastic just doesn't cut it for me. It does look nice, but as soon as you put your hands on it the plasticness is immediately apparent.

On to the smell. The perfume itself is rose based, but is not a grandma perfume. The roses present include Centifolia Rose, Peony Rose, Fantasia Rose, Passion Rose and Emotion Rose - not that I could point any of these out to you in the street, apart from a peony rose. However, a modern twist is added by the inclusion of Star Anise and verbena leaf. The perfume is very warm, and subtly sexy, yet at the same time quite refreshing. I think it is suitable for all occasions, except possibly a night out with someone you really pray doesn't fancy you - this will defintly appeal to men and women alike.

As for staying power, this is reasonably good - on an evening out you may need to reapply once, but if you've already pulled, then your intended will be able to smell it on you all night long! This is one of those perfumes that it is nice to spray though as it does give you a little mental lift.

Although roses are a bit old fashioned, there has been a bit of a resurgence in recent years - first there was Eternity Rose Blush (which was a limited edition - curses). Now there's this and Cacherel's Amor Amor vying for your perfume buying pounds. It does seem to be a bit of a backlash movement against all the military type fashions over the last few years, and seems to herald a return to all things velvety, floaty and girly. Hurrah, say I.

If you're a lady who really hates being girly then steer clear, but I would recommend getting a whiff of this to anyone else. And pointing out the advert to your other half - after all, theres only six shopping weeks until Valentines Day. Chaps, please take note - this is a great gift if you would like to be taken seriously viz-a-viz your romantic intentions!

Price wise, this isn't too expensive. On the net, you can get 30ml for £24.99 and 50ml for £34.99 at supadrugstore.com. If you prefer to hand over cold hard cash, the prices aren't too much differnet at Boots or Debenhams.

I'm giving this four stars - it lost one for the plastic lid!!

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KatieFizz 31.07.2007 21:07

I totaly know what you mean about the lid, i'd hate that cheap feeling.. but a lovely perfume i love the smell of rose x

sun2006 17.05.2006 01:30

what did I say ??? I'm just sleepy. I have it now and I love it , splendid , beautiful.

sun2006 17.05.2006 01:27

beautiful review. kind of perfumes I love, never tried it :(

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