This is one of those perfumes that make people stop and ask what you are wearing. I get compliments everyday on this perfume. Hands down this is one of the best perfumes I've ever owned and I wil not never get tired of it. This is my fourth bottle. I put this on early in the morning and by the evening I can still smell it. In the bottle it doesn't smell as good but once you spray it on your skin it smell absolutely amazing.
I love the smell of this perfume, but I eventually got tired of it. I don't recommend buying the bigger bottles because if you don't like it, then it'll be a waste of money. It is a strong perfume, so I don't recommend soaking yourself in it.
I gave up on finding a sweet edible fragrance that lasted and didn't smell childish and cheap. So i dropped the new scent search for a couple of years and stuck with my standbys. (Falling in Love, Coco Mlle) Then after reading reviews for Hot Couture and giving it a few tries: Yes! This scent is like a raspberry mocha, it's super sweet but rich, freshness from the berries but creamy from the chocolate/vanilla/coffee. This scent is straight up womanly, I don't know if I would say it's sexy, more cozy and romantic. Like being in a french bakery cafe that is filled with that hot melted chocolate smell and smoky breads. It stays on the skin for most of the day, I applied at 10am, and now at 7pm I could still smell it gently, but applied more to write this review :) And it lasts for DAYS on clothes. My boyfriend gave me a good hug/smell (you gotta love those) and said "Mmm you smell soft and.....goooood....what is that??" Great for the early spring weather when you want to smell girly but still cozy. Finally a new scent to wear!
I love girly, sweet perfumee so this is on roation with Miss Dior (cherie, not originale) and L'Air du Temps. It lasts very well on my skin and smells of Refreshers sweets; a lovely sherbet scent. It's not over powering but up close smells beautiful. I get a waft when I next pick up a scarf or top I wore with it.
The packaging is a bit...let's just says the bottle won't be on display once empty. However it is very functional and that's the important thing. I keep in in the cardboard box and this is enough protection for travel. I think the bottle looks cheap though; it deserves something more delicate and pretty.
I will buy this at full price if I have to in future but it is quite frequently included in 1/3 off promos in the UK so it can be bought for a more reasonable price.
Because of the long lasting scent I never need to reapply this in the day, which also makes it better value.
Based on the bottle alone (since it has no ad campaigns to get it noticed) I would never have entertained this perfume so I am glad it showed up on a perfume site suggestions based on preferences type list.
Another plus of this is that I've yet to meet another wearer. I just hope that it doesn't get discontinued because it's not popular enough.
Givenchy Hot Couture is elegant and confident! This is the perfect scent for that sweet, innocent woman with a secret sexy, naughty allure to her. A sweet smoke raspberry spiced up with vetiver. Soft hints of jasmine and bergamot with warm amber, musk, and a touch of rose. I am absolutely in love with this bewitching, glamorous, and sophisticated fragrance!
smells like juicy couture couture, smells like rasberries...sweet and warm.
Love this product! My favourite scent by far, I will always keep buying this! Super excited when christmas came around got the Givenchy holiday gift set with the perfume,roll on and lotion, love it!
This is my all time favorite perfume! I had purchased this back when they had the Alexander McQueens limited edition. I've gotten so many compliments from family and friends; strangers have even came up to me and have asked what I was wearing. The smell is so unique. I only wear this on special occasions because it is pretty pricey, but well worth the splurge! I'm so glad that Givenchy had brought this back. For a long while.. It was very hard to find.
Hmmm . . . . After pondering over this for 2 years, I finally went for the 100ml EDT blind-buy based on the cult-like reviews and the Michael Edwards Fragrance Finder that consistently recommended this when i put in several of my current favs in their "If you like that then try this" . . . . I love berry notes and my skin tends to radiate spices and earthy notes (sometimes to my chagrin), so I hoped this would be a winner. It is not my destiny with Hot Couture. I don't get ANY berries beyond the first 5 minutes, yet something oddly and vaguely sweet lingers in the background . . .like fruits stewed with soup spices?? Strange. . . Then the combination of the spices and vetiver drew a definative/firm line in the sand and that is that. It appears that I'm alone in my lack of love for this strangely sweet peppery, rooty concoction that is not very pleasing to my nose. I don't hate it but I don't get the loveliness that so many have described here. I'll give it another go before deciding its fate in my collection or offering it up for swap. So sad.
Surprisingly pretty fragrance by Givenchy. A delicious smokey rasberry with a candy sweetness. By the label design I assumed this was an older perfume from the 80s but it was only released in 2000. Personally it doesn't suit my style but I would recommend anyone to give it a try.