Givenchy’s Electric Rose – review

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Liv Tyler is no stranger to being the face of designer fragrances and fashion. But as the voice of Givenchy‘s newest Very Irresistible scent, Electric Rose, she’s definitely making her rocker dad proud.

Liv Tyler Gicenchy Electric Rose

Electric Rose is the latest edition of the original Very Irresistible fragrance, which was released almost a decade ago. Givenchy organised an unprecedented encounter between its ambassador Liv Tyler and rock genius David Andrew Sitek to offer a surprising reinterpretation of the song ‘Need You Tonight’, originally sand b the group INXS.

What we say:
While the ad campaign tries to typify Electric Rose as an aromatic, floral fragrance that is inspire by rock ‘n roll, it’s more sugar, spice and every nice than raw or rebellious. The fruity, fresh top notes of blueberry, lemon, basil and verbena blossom into the floral heart of rose, dewy green violet and mixed with notes of anise. A pearly musk and cedar wood rounds out the base of an overall bright fragrance.

I don’t quite see myself as the sophisticated rebel Electric Rose would like to invoke in its wearer, but I would definitely spritz this fresh scent before my next date.

Watch the making of Liv Tyler’s music video for her cover of ‘Need You Tonight’.


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Megan Kakora has helped launch the websites of, and been the online editor for, some of South Africa’s biggest glossy magazines. She believes in less-is-more, except when it comes to her collection of nail polish colours.
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  1. Debbie

    I love perfumes, but never have been able to find the right one for me. I think that most times I choose the beautiful woman showing off the perfume, but I suppose that is ok. Love the video

    5 years ago •

  1. ricebunny

    i love this fragrance. best scent out of the very irrestible collection

    6 years ago •

  1. wyona

    Oooh Provocative Woman, she’s sexy and i love the video, but the bottle is stunning a 5* for this video.

    6 years ago •

  1. kunene

    sorry you guys,you think this is a great video?really?she is a movie star not a rock star,it does not sit well with me……

    6 years ago •

  1. kunene

    well liv taylor is endorsing everything these days, hair productes to perfume, well i love givenchy but, i do not know if liv is the best ambassador for one her lips although full like her dads look pinched and a bit fake……..well

    6 years ago •

  1. Sam

    Not mad about the packaging, hopefully the scent is worth a go.

    6 years ago •

  1. Humphreys

    I’m a perfume addict! This will surely be added to my list of next procurements.

    6 years ago •

  1. Zu

    The bottle looks cheap . It doesnt look like a givenchy

    6 years ago •

  1. diamond

    Would definitly want to smell this

    6 years ago •

  1. Bella

    Love the bottle design and its a great video

    6 years ago •

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