Sunday, August 2, 2020

Givenchy | Irrésistible Eau de Parfum & Gentleman Boisée Eau de Parfum: Review

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Givenchy | Irrésistible Eau de Parfum & Gentleman Boisée Eau de Parfum: Review
Since the start of the pandemic, I've slowed down my blogging to focus more on work, life, and other hobbies. As things are gradually improving, I'm slowly catching up on some of the products released earlier this year, including two new fragrances from Givenchy. Released early 2020, Gentleman Boisée Eau De Parfum is described as a "woody scent for the most sensual gentlemen". Fronted by the smoldering Aaron Taylor-Johnson, the fragrance is a spicy, sensual update on the original 2017 release. In addition to this men's fragrance, Givenchy also released a brand new women's fragrance called Irresistible Eau de Parfum. Boasting notes of pear, rose, and blond wood, Irresistible ushers in a new era for the beloved Irresistible family (including the Live Irresistible and Very Irresistible fragrances). To read my thoughts on both scents, click......
Givenchy | Irrésistible Eau de Parfum: Review
Givenchy | Irrésistible Eau de Parfum
Housed in a delicate square bottle molded with rounded corners, the Irrésistible Eau de Parfum is a luminous and youthful fragrance designed for the "carefree woman with a strong magnetic charm". The elegant bottle is adorned with a pink ribbon around its neck. Along with the rose-tinted liquid, this feminine touch is contrasted with a raised stud pattern on the bottle's backside that adds an edgy touch to the design.

Top Notes: Sparkling Pear, Ambrette
Heart Notes: Rose, Orris
Base Notes: Virginia Cedar, Musk
Givenchy | Irrésistible Eau de Parfum: Review
Givenchy | Irrésistible Eau de Parfum
Opening on a sweet and refreshing note of pear, this is a feminine rose fragrance supported with warm undertones of cedar and musk. A soft and intoxicating hint of iris is also apparent, thanks to the notes of orris. Due to the generic combination of fruity-floral and woody accords, Irrésistible is not a super original scent. Nevertheless, it's a lovely crowd-pleaser. If you are in the market for a young and fresh spring and summer fragrance, definitely check out Givenchy Irrésistible!
Givenchy | Gentleman Boisée Eau de Parfum: Review
Givenchy | Gentleman Biosée Eau de Parfum
Givenchy | Gentleman Boisée Eau de Parfum (C$130 for 100 ml):
A new "woody interpretation" of the original Givenchy Gentleman Eau de Parfum, Gentleman Boisée is a sensual woody scent housed in an ombre black bottle that kind of reminds me of a sturdy military canteen. The Gentleman Givenchy logo is embossed in gold on a wood-textured label that wraps all around the bottle.

Top Notes: Pepper, Coriander, Geranium
Heart Notes: Iris, Cedarwood, Cocoa
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Burning Woods, Patchouli
Givenchy | Gentleman Boisée Eau de Parfum: Review
Givenchy | Gentleman Biosée Eau de Parfum
Opening on a surprisingly unisex if not feminine floral accord of geranium and iris, Gentleman Boisée quickly takes on a woody and spicy profile that's masculine but sensual. A hint of cocoa and patchouli add a pleasant earthiness, further creating a more nuanced experience. The scent is quite soft, which some people may find disappointing. However, I really prefer it that way as it means that you can't really smell the fragrance until you are fairly close to the person, adding an element of intimacy that makes the fragrance-wearing experience extra special. Overall, this is a pleasant, warm, and woody masculine scent with a hint of spice appropriate for the fall and winter months. 

Availability:
Givenchy is available in stores and online at Sephora and Holt Renfrew.
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