Au Masculine and Guerlain did the same to LIDGE, I had been left without a signature scent until the coming of the Gentleman Givenchy Eau De Parfum. Why not a bigger punch of patchouli? Today I'm going to review the Gentleman Givenchy Eau de Parfum Boisée a new interpretation of the range that reveals Gentleman's sensual side to the full. This article is archived and available for registered members only. ", Biff2 writes wasn't as convinced, "Gorgeous opening but the pepper takes over the scent very quickly and makes it a tad on the sour side. Givenchy Gentleman doesn't impress me at all hence the thumbs down. Notes: Black pepper, lavender, orris, patchouli and black vanilla. ", And OlfactoryLover adds, "This is my favourite release so far this year for men. The new Narciso Rodriguez Bleu edp is my go-to for warmer days now (it reminds me of Tom Ford Noir a little bit). Add your review of Gentleman Eau de Parfum Nik70 Show all reviews United States. Fragrantica member RickS1169 quite liked this new EDP but notes the fragrance's familiarity, "The opening is a blast of pepper, with the iris and vanilla in the background. Other fragrances from this brand: Givenchy Gentleman (1974); Givenchy Gentleman (2017); Givenchy Gentlemen Only (2013); Pi (1998); Xeryus (1986), Perfumers: Olivier Cresp and Nathalie Lorson. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. but recently it seems that the men's launches have been somewhat uninspired and very much in keeping with already established trends. My only qualm is that there is yet another mainstream fragrance release which takes inspiration from prominent notes used by Dior (Iris, Ambroxan, Leather). A neo-classic is born. In fact I'll be reviewing Iceberg Man in the coming weeks as I found it quite similar to Tom Ford Noir. Reminds me of: Dior Homme Intense (2011) if the lavender and pear were replaced with vanilla; Valentino Uomo Intense (2016) if the leather were replaced with tolu balsam; Des Filles a la Vanille Toi Mon Amour; La Maison de la Vanille Vanille Noire du Mexique; and Lavanila Laboratories Pure Vanilla. This gentleman is a sweet vanilla-orris set against warm balsamic notes. With its oriental vanilla composition, it's the closest Givenchy has come to another Pi (not that they need to replicate Pi but I'm happy to see another full-fledged vanilla oriental). Fragrance Reviews: 998921 The base echoes with woody patchouli and the sensuality of black vanilla. A surprising fragrance that pairs the warmth of fiery wood with the subtle elegance of iris. The Bottom Line: Givenchy used to be a trendsetter (remember Insense? Thank you for including my review. Givenchy Gentleman is far more comparable to Boss Number One by Hugo Boss (1985). Very much. Copyrights © 2006-2020 Fragrantica.com perfumes magazine - All Rights Reserved - do not copy anything without prior written permission. I've worn it 5 times now and no one has yet commented on it. I only get the pepper for 10-15 minutes and it fades into the background for more of an iris dominated scent. Perfumes: 62751 Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Founder of this eponymous blog, focusing on men's fashion & lifestyle. Longevity seems to be slightly above average as well. TRIVIA: What is the difference between iris and orris? It's insulting for one to even compare this to Giorgio for Men(1984) when it's nothing similar. Dry down is nice but overall I find this one a bit too sickly and powdery, although it's better than its older brother which literally smells of nothing but pear. A rhythmic scent to accompany you through the night." Slightly less unstructured, not as polished, but oddly more enjoyable because of the complexity and its ability to surprise you. The Iris flower itself has a soft, satin like finish. I never invested in that one personally but I'm aware that it's a scent that can very easily transport you back to an era. Vanilla is my favorite fragrance note, and buttery orris is a close second, so I'm always excited to discover new variations. Iris is a term for the entire plant, blossom and all, while orris typically refers to a preparation of the Iris germanica and Iris pallida root or rhizome (a plant's underground stem). This fragrance is very similar to Dior Homme Intense and Valentino Uomo Intense with the iris and vanilla combo but the tolu balsam in this is perfect for the composition. Similar to PI, Obsessed, YSL Homme Libre and Dior Homme, @joeg: incredibly helpful! It's almost as if this finished fragrance is a single accord in what could have been a more complex composition. For me the biggest "con" with these kinds of scents is that I can find ones that are very similar for next to nothing. Contrasting notes built upon a beating floral heart. Try this if you like: Creamy orris aromas; sweet powdery vanilla (think fluffy marshmallow); resinous orientals; simple, straightforward compositions. It's definitely got a more spicy undertone. This Gentleman feels unfinished, however. The original is so successful and iconic that I'm sure many of us also hoped Givenchy would leave it alone. The typical Givenchy glass bottle (Gentleman Only, Gentleman EDT 2017), itself similar to the original Givenchy men's bottles of the 70s, is this time colorized internally for the lower portion of the bottle and externally for the middle and upper portions of the bottle with matching black cap. Not really. In the "old days," the "big name" might be more natural smelling and/or the similar "lesser names" weren't that much less, but today there is such a big difference in price, it only pays to buy the more expensive designers if you just don't want to think about it or do any online research (or want to have the bottle on your counter top).
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