Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Givenchy Very Irresistible L'Intense Giveaway

"Intense" is the feeling I get during a dance class that pushes me to my limits, the unwavering focus that overtakes me when I write, the feeling of love I have for those I cherish. "Intense" also happens to be the name of Givenchy's newest fragrance, Very Irresistible L'Intense.

The original Very Irresistible launched in 2003 with Liv Tyler as its spokesperson and Givenchy's muse. Who could forget the lively charm of the Very Irresistible ads? I still love them years later.

Now Very Irresistible returns in an edgier, but no less feminine or elegant, incarnation with L'Intense. At the press preview I attended, I learned that this latest incarnation is supposed to reflect Liv Tyler's own ongoing personal evolution, symbolizing her growing maturity and her return to her rock royalty roots. Featuring notes of purple plum, intense rose, patchouli and musk, this fragrance starts out strong, then fades to a spicy floral before becoming a lingering woody musk.

Liv Tyler in an ad for Very Irresistible L'Intense

Admirers of the bottle should note that the signature twist shape was inspired by Hubert de Givenchy himself, who once said that he wanted to create something with a twist. To complement the pink hue and sensual rose notes of the fragrance inside, the bottle is slightly shadowy and bears a tattoo-like silver rose.

Very Irresistible L'Intense is available nationwide at The Bay and Shoppers Drug Mart.

Two lucky Solo Lisa readers will each receive a 30 ml bottle of Very Irresistible L'Intense. To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post telling me what "intense" means to you. International entries welcome. All entries must have some means of contact (e.g. blog, Twitter, email). Any entries without a means of contact are automatically disqualified. The contest ends Friday June 3rd, 12pm Pacific Time. The winner will be chosen randomly. Good luck!


  1. When i feel intense, it means i am completely immersed in what i'm doing or saying, with complete passion and my energy level is high...

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  2. Intense means smouldering or heavy. Something that you can really immerse yourself in.

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  3. Intense means..uncontrollable, irresistible spark to me anyways ;) There are not many people you have intense chemistry with in a lifetime!

  4. intense to me is being very focused. Not stopping, not taking no for an answer.


  5. Intensity to me means peaked and extreme levels of emotions - whether it'd be happy, sad or angry. Intense is when I am have committed extensive efforts to something and am waiting on results.


  6. Intense for me is.....giving all you got! Never stopping until you can do it!

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  7. Intense = adrenaline. Mostly what I call a good workout when I know I've pushed myself to burn those calories and strengthen my body : )

  8. Intense to me is having complete passion for your life and love!

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  9. Intense means having a high degree of something.

  10. Intense to me means "extreme" - can either be in positive or negative depending on the situation. So you could be super intense with respect to work ethic in a good or bad way, for example.

    xo, alison*elle

  11. To me intense is the stanley cup playoffs!! Go canucks go! :)


  12. Loved what Sumi said! Can't really beat that. But I do have to add that being intense is to be full of personality and conviction. Takes a lot of confidence :)


  13. intense is the childlike enthusiasm, the adult like determination, the calmness of a sage, the confidence of the optimist...yet, the drive that emanates from within, making you achieve the most difficult task...be it emotional, abstract, or very tangible.


  14. Intense to me means having that 'je ne sais quoi' effect on people. It's an undeniable allure.