More than irresistible, this is just very, very, very plastic and synthetic in the wrong meaning – smelling like something which just popped out of a futuristic complicated industrial machinery. I get some nuances that with quite some stretch and fantasy, may be connected with the notes listed (citrus, coffee, cedar), but above all I get a really loud concoction of pure plastic, with laundry-fruity-citrus nuances. Mostly due to musk and citrus, I guess, and something vaguely floral. The only notes which smell acceptably “realistic” especially after a while, are cedar and lavender. With the right name and the right marketing concept, this would be easily a best-seller among the “post-modern futuristic side” of niche perfumery. As is, it’s just more a depressing, Calvin Klein-esque mainstream fizzy burp with no interest, no depth, no taste (both meaning “no class” and literally, “no specific taste”). Surely it is a “fresh” watery version of Very Irrésistible though, as I get some connection to the original - and no, not that better - version, so at least that part of the name is realistic and won’t disappoint you. As for the rest... meh.
Another scent I've owned since it was released and is now discontinued...
Anyway, what I get when first applied is a nice, fresh, citrusy scent with a touch of wood and a dash of floral. It's nice for anywhere from 1-5 minutes, then I get a powder-bomb of a dry down that I have yet to match. It rivals the most powdery fragrances I've ever worn or smelled.
If that's what you're into, or you skin chemistry/nose is more tolerant of this juice more power to you.
02nd December, 2014 (last edited: 10th September, 2015)
The grapefruit-mint opening is loaded towards the sweetish-grapefruit on my skin, but in spite of the evidently synthetic nature of these top notes the overall impression of the opening blast is not bad. Then it becomes rather dull, with a green-woodsy drydown that mixes the generic with the expected. Silage and projection are all right, and with nearly six on me the longevity is very respectable for this somewhat summery scent. I am not surprised is was discontinued after only a few years.
Fresh? Attitude? Aplenty !
No need to analyze notes here. Lest you fall for any marketing ploy about "coffee" (???). Simply, this tropical fruit punch, set against woody, balsamic basil, has got GAME ! True, a flirty head-turner like this, may not work for everyone. But this is nevertheless both novel for once, and appealing... Due in part to it's surprising potency and depth. A stand-out in a sea of wan puppy-dog juice aimed at a younger audience. (Anne)Flippo and (Pierre)Wargnye inject just the right nuance of mint -To buoy this otherwise "strident" mix, atop the cool stratosphere of Givenchy luxury.
This is a big step (imo), above other comparable fresh/young but banal confections -like Gaultier's Le Beau Male, or any cKsummer2000and-whatevs. This under-dog of a fragrance is more than worthy of an adoption.
The (literally) edgy bottle design seals the deal !
Longevity: 6/10 (in base)
Projection (Spring temperatures): 8/10 (in mid)
Art/Creatives: 8/10 (bottle, concept, and scent)
-Bottle carried over from the original.
How: Spring and Summer -but wearable
all seasons, both night or day, casual,
style conscious, dates, parties, flirting.
01st May, 2013 (last edited: 01st December, 2014)
Quite synthetic and headache inducing. Never hated a fragrance more recently, I simply ran to wash it off. Disgusting one.