Name: Absolutely Irresistible
Size: 2.5 fl oz
What I liked:
– if you like floral gourmand scents with an amber base, this is for you
– good sillage
– beautiful bottle
What I didn’t like:
– not particularly original
– the opening notes may be too sweet for some people
– it’s more gourmand than sensual
Released in 2008, Absolutely Irresistible is one of the many flankers to Very Irresistible. The one “more glamorous and higher-end”, according to Givenchy. But I don’t agree with it. To me, there’s nothing glamorous about the girl who wears Absolutely Irresistible. She’s not the sophisticated, confident and powerful temptress who knows how to seduce a man. She doesn’t put on a sexy and fiery red dress, the same colour as the bottle, to go out with her man, knowing exactly how the night’s gonna end.
No, the Givenchy Absolutely Irresistible girl is still in her early 20s, and still quite naive when it comes to dating. She will invite a man over to a simple home-cooked dinner, dress nicely, but not sexily, for him, and hope the evening will go well, and he won’t notice how nervous she is. She will drop hints, but won’t make the first move. She expects him to, if he should find her absolutely irresistible. But will he?
Absolutely Irresistible starts with a fruity burst of mandarin and red berries. On my skin, it’s the sweetness of the berries that predominates and takes over the opening notes, while zesty mandarin whiffs dance in the background. At this point, she’s teasing him, enticing him to lick her just where she has sprayed on this delicious aroma, all the while afraid that he’s gonna find it too sweet and back away.
This almost gourmand stage doesn’t last long. Soon, Absolutely Irresistible reveals its floral heart. Jasmine, surrounded by milky, almond-scented heliotrope petals, takes center stage here. However, it never becomes overpowering. It headiness is instead well-balanced by the tarty sweetness of the top notes and the warmness of the drydown. Amber and cedar, plus a delicate dollop of patchouli, intertwine together as the fragrance is drawing to a close.
Givenchy has created a very pleasant scent with good sillage and average staying power, but it has failed to infuse it with the passionate lust the tall, red glass bottle seems to promise. Still, the scent, at least at the beginning, is almost good enough to eat. But I can’t help to be disappointed. A floral gourmand with an amber base isn’t really what I expected from a fragrance that promises to make you absolutely irresistible.
Givenchy Absolutely Irresistible Fragrance is a floral gourmand scent with an ambery woody base. Although it has good sillage and average staying power, it’s not as sensual as it promises to be, and not particularly original either. The tarty, citrusy top notes may be too sweet for some people too.