After 14 hours of research evaluating 46 products, we picked Givenchy Hot Couture as our top choice.
Have you got your mind set on buying a new Givenchy perfume? Nice taste! The Givenchy name evokes the height of French style, luxury, and innovative haute couture.
Givenchy has a rich history of classic fragrances, such as the quintessential 1990s mature fragrance, Organza. Givenchy perfumes are rich in personality and irresistible notes (pun intended).
Our top pick (it’s too good to make you wait!) is Givenchy Hot Couture. We love the combination of sweet, tart raspberry and citrus with sexy amber and pepper. It is sweet without being too young or sugary, with deep woods to add a little mystery. Sophisticated, exciting, and alluring.
Will you give Givenchy Hot Couture a whiff? Or perhaps you’re allured by the more classic Ysatis or Organza? Either way, you can find here your signature scent with Givenchy.
Also, you may not want to miss out on our list of the best perfumes for women too!
Givenchy Live Irresistible came out as a limited edition as part of the Irresistible family. Many people find strong similarities between this fragrance and Lancome’s La Vie Est Belle, but with more spice.
You may find Live Irresistible to be too sweet and syrupy. If you want a fruity perfume with a mild sweetness, Miracle by Lancome could be perfect.
It begins as a very fruity, almost tropical scent but moves into spicier depths. The top notes are primarily pineapple with a whisper of praline. Spicy black pepper fused with sweet rose takes over the heart. The base notes offer deep, musky amber and patchouli.
Live Irresistible is a summertime scent and suits both day and evening wear. It has a moderate-to-strong sillage and great longevity, taking you from work to drinks.
Live Irresistible ranges from about $35 - $48 per ounce, which is reasonably pricey.
Ange ou Demon is a heady scent with plenty of gourmand vanilla and warm spicy base notes. If you’re looking for something sexy, rich, deep, and strong but not overtly sugary, try this. The spices and creamy florals diversify the sweetness.
You may find the spice factor a little unappealing, particularly the saffron.
The top notes are fresh mandarin, spicy saffron, and thyme. The heart notes are creamy, floral, lily and ylang-ylang, with oakwood and tonka bean at the base. This would suit a woman looking to allure and intrigue.
Ange ou Demon is definitely a winter scent, and the strong sillage makes it ideal for evenings and special occasions. It’s not a fresh, sparkly, or clean scent, so it may seem counterintuitive during spring and summer.
Depending on where you source it, Ange ou Demon can cost as little as approximately $21 per ounce.
Givenchy Dahlia Divin is a versatile fragrance for strong women. It ticks all the boxes of citrus, woody, spicy, floral, and oriental without leaning too far toward one. It is warm and comforting yet fresh and positive at the same time. A complex yet mass-appealing fragrance.
You may find this a little underwhelming in terms of sillage and overall impact.
A sophisticated scent that is grown-up without being too mature or “old school”. The top notes are fruity mirabelle plum and pink pepper, with white floral jasmine, peach, orange blossom, and rose at the heart. The base warms the fragrance with sandalwood and patchouli.
The fruity, floral notes are perfect during spring and summer, while the woody, spicy notes transition seamlessly into fall and winter. The moderate sillage and longevity are office-friendly for daily wear.
Dahlia Divin costs a spendy $50 per ounce, approximately.
L’Inderdit (1957) is a playful, feminine, and sophisticated fragrance with true French elegance. It is sweet, floral, woodsy, and fruity, perfect for playful, confident women. Think sweet pear, fizzy orange blossom, with dramatic patchouli.
You may find L’Interdit to be a little weak and not long-lasting enough.
L'Interdit has a strong presence of sweet pear at the top, with a spritz of citrusy bergamot, tangy orange blossom, and tuberose at the heart. The base notes are deep and dramatic, with vetiver and patchouli. The newest edition also has strong pavot flower notes that provide sweet, herby florals.
L’Interdit works beautifully during winter thanks to the mysterious, woody depths. However, the sweet, zingy fruits and powdery florals are great for summer. An everyday scent that is just dramatic enough for evening. Perfect for chic women who want a scent that is sweet and girly without being sugary or too gourmand.
At around $31 per ounce, L’Interdit is reasonably priced.
Givenchy Amarige (1991) is a very powerful fragrance rooted in white florals. It is mature, complex, elegant, and not for the faint of heart. Some may describe Amarige as “vintage” when compared with sexier, younger fragrances.
The extra-strength may be too overpowering, and too intense for a close workspace.
The top notes provide a hit of fruits, with orange, peach, and plum. The heart is where the strength lies, with tuberose, neroli, gardenia, and carnation. The base is incredibly rich and woody, with tonka bean, sandalwood, amber, musk, and cedar. Amarige is great for mature, sophisticated women who like classic scents. It is sensual, but not “nightclub sexy”.
The strong white florals and musky woods make Amarige perfect for winter. The intense strength and sillage may be too much for the office, but ideal for evenings and special occasions.
Amarige costs around $45 per ounce, which is pricey at first. However, you only need a tiny spritz, so cost-per-use is low.
Ysatis is a true floral fragrance from 1984, with a classic, mature, and elegant composition. It’s the kind of fragrance that brings back memories of strong women from your childhood. Like Amarige, it is strong and long-lasting.
Unfortunately, Ysatis has been discontinued. You may still be able to find remaining bottles, but Givenchy no longer stocks it.
Ysatis has top notes of ylang-ylang, rose wood, citrus, coconut, and aldehydes. The heart notes are deeply floral, with jasmine, rose, and tuberose. The base is very sensual with vanilla, patchouli, musk, amber, vetiver, and sandalwood. Ysatis is sweet (but not syrupy), slightly spicy, slightly citrusy, and very floral, ideal for mature, sophisticated women who like a strong and intoxicating scent.
The strength and heady floral attitude of Ysatis make it ideal for evening or occasional wear, as it may be too overpowering for daily spritzing. It’s an excellent fall/winter scent but could be enjoyed year-round with a light hand.
It depends on where you can source it, as Givenchy no longer makes it.
Ange ou Demon Le Secret, unlike the regular Ange ou Demon, is a clean, fresh, and citrusy fragrance. It’s the kind of fragrance you can spritz in the morning and feel bright, confident, girly, and elegant all at once.
You may find the presence of tea a little too strong if you prefer a more overtly citrus scent.
The top notes sparkle with cranberry and lemon, while the heart bursts through with crisp green tea and warm jasmine. The base notes add woody depths with patchouli and blonde wood. If you love fresh linen, crisp mornings, and bright smiles, give this a try.
The subtlety and moderate sillage make Ange ou Demon Le Secret great for the office or for women who like their fragrance to whisper instead of shout. It’s definitely a spring/summer scent.
At around $50 per ounce, Ange ou Demon Le Secret is pricey.
Givenchy Very Irresistible (2003) is a floral scent for women who want to smell equal parts sexy and feminine. It’s not a “mature” floral and suits young (or young at heart) women who want to be noticed (and you will, the sillage is strong).
While a “pro” for some, the strong hint of spicy anise is off-putting if you prefer a more pure, floral rose scent.
Very Irresistible, while a floral perfume, isn’t a typical rose scent. Star anise cuts through the powdery rose tones, and patchouli adds depth and warmth. You will find hints of vanilla and peony amongst the primarily rose-meets-anise fragrance.
Very Irresistible is an all-year perfume that works just as well in the evening as it does during the day. However, it has a strong projection and longevity so it has the potential to overpower a small office.
Very Irresistible costs around $42 per ounce, depending on where you buy it.
Organza was released in 1996 and is known as a mature, elegant, and sophisticated scent. It is first and foremost a white floral perfume but has spice, sweetness, and warmth, too.
Since its release in the 90s, Organza has been reformulated. While some love it just as much, others find it to be less appealing. Plus, some find the nutmeg a little too sharp.
The top and heart notes burst with jasmine, gardenia, orange blossom, and tuberose, bringing that heady white floral appeal. Nutmeg adds a whisper of spicy sharpness while the base adds warm sensuality with vanilla.
Organza could be worn as a daily scent for women who want to have a “signature” fragrance and not simply a gentle olfactory presence. Otherwise, it would be excellent for evenings and special occasions during cooler months. It may be a little too strong and robust for fresh spring and summer days.
It depends on where you can find it, as the mainstream retailers don’t stock it.
Givenchy Hot Couture (2000) is a feminine, sexy, and intoxicating perfume that is fruity but not “candy-store” sweet.
You may find this to be too masculine (it has notes of leather, tobacco, and smoky vetiver) if you were expecting a fruitier, sweeter fragrance.
The key top note is raspberry, with flashes of crisp citrus. Vetiver and pepper at the heart bring forth a smoky, spicy quality. Musk, sandalwood, and amber create a deep, sensual, woody base. Sweet, fruity, earthy, spicy, and woody notes create a sexy, mysterious, and feminine fragrance for sophisticated women.
Hot Couture is a wonderful fall and winter scent due to the musky amber and smoky vetiver. However, the raspberry and citrus would make for a great spring/summer scent if you don’t mind rich tones on hot days. Wear as an all-day-every-day scent to make an impact.
Depending on the bottle size, Hot Couture costs around $30 per ounce.