I’ve taken quite a few Thursdays off from the Thursday Throw Down as of late. I promise I’m still trying out my fragrances, I just haven’t had the time or energy to put my thoughts onto the screen. Today, I’m bringing it all back! Welcome to another rendition of the Sephora Fragrance Sampler showdown.
This week, I’m pitting two very respectable brands, Givenchy and Versace, against each other and the fragrances are going head to head. How will the competition play out? Will either of these two oust the reigning champs and move into the top three? Read on to find out!
Givenchy – Very Irresistible
The elegant tradition of French style meets the energy and magic of the American films in this fragrance with bursts of roses followed by star anise and verbena leaf. It leaves a casual impression that is energizing and its vibrant freshness will make you feel full of life.
This is a wonderful fragrance. It is light; It is elegant; You can literally smell the roses, and roses are NEVER bad! It really is a vibrant fragrance and does make you feel fresh. I won’t lie, I wore it to work one day with an A-line skirt and a striped top, and paired with kitten heels and I felt VERY Audrey Hepburn-esk all day with just a spray of the fragrance. I guess that’s the elegant French style meeting the American films…
I would absolutely love to make this my every day fragrance. However, the more fragrances I sample, the more I realize I can’t limit myself to just one. Why? Because my mood changes constantly, especially at the early hours of the morning, and having to limit myself to just one would never suit all of these moods! So, while I have to choose only one from this sampler pack for the full size bottle, it’s safe to say I’ll likely be expanding my fragrance collection significantly in the coming months!
Conclusion: This fragrance is fun, light, and absolutely brilliant for the office. It really does make you feel full of life and that is a GREAT quality, especially on a Monday morning!
Versace – Bright Crystal
Inspired by a mixture of Donatella’s favourite floral notes, this fragrance has floral and fruit hints of lemon, pomegranate, peony, and lotus flower followed by hints of musk. The fragrance is playful as the shimmering fruits and rich amber encourage spontaneous gestures and instant parties.
With just one spray onto the wrists, your nose is filled with the citrus notes and the floral arrangement and it is an absolutely divine combination. It isn’t overwhelmingly powerful, but is perfectly balanced and lingers quite nicely in the air. This fragrance packs a bit more of a punch than the Irresistible, but in a good way. This one is still light, but has a bit more umph to it when sprayed, due to the mixture of the citrus and the florals.
As the description implies, it’s almost as if my nose immediately wants to party and all those little hairs inside my nose (invisible to the eye of course!) are starting to dance with delight. This is definitely a fragrance I would want sitting on my vanity. It is perfect as a day fragrance for the office (who wouldn’t want to feel like partying all day?!) as well as the perfect balanced fragrance for a night out on the town. It will have the boys lining up, I just know it!
Conclusion: I love the balanced blend of the floral and citrus notes of this fragrance. It is bold and fun without complexity or overpowering the you you try to create. Perfect fragrance for day or night!
Have you tried either of these fragrances? TWEET ME! If you are keeping up with these Thursday show down posts, I now have a top five list and it’s going to be quite difficult to pick just one and I still have six more to sample! I don’t know about you, but I’m sensing a fragrance splurge in my future.
Until next time. XOXO – K