"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.
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!