Gianfranco Ferré for Man Gianfranco Ferré Homme 1986 Eau de Toilette

Gianfranco Ferré for Man / Gianfranco Ferré Homme (Eau de Toilette) by Gianfranco Ferré
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Gianfranco Ferré for Man is a popular perfume by Gianfranco Ferré for men and was released in 1986. The scent is spicy-leathery. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot TangerineTangerine LemonLemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesFernFern IrisIris JasmineJasmine CardamomCardamom LavenderLavender PetitgrainPetitgrain JuniperJuniper
Base Notes Base NotesLeatherLeather MossMoss MuskMusk SandalwoodSandalwood FirFir VetiverVetiver CedarCedar

Ratings

Scent

8.2146 Ratings

Longevity

7.3114 Ratings

Sillage

6.8116 Ratings

Bottle

7.2117 Ratings
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8
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29 Reviews
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A like but not a love
Not to be confused with Gianfranco Ferre For Men, this bottle of For Man with the transparent top is by Diana De Silva.

It opens with a pleasant citrus and sage that quickly give way to carnation and geranium. It soon dries down to oakmoss, and patchouli with a subdued musky animalic vibe. It's quite subtle - unusual given the "loud" period during which it was launched.

Performance on my skin is very disappointing. Even if I overspray AF, it projects decently for an hour, then becomes a skin scent for another 3 hours before it's gone. Reapplying is a must if I'm gonna be out for more than a couple of hours. Overall I can enjoy GFFM... elegant, refined, and restrained as it is. A like, but not a love.

Worth mentioning that the inbuilt sprayer on my bottle gets stuck after every... single... spray. This never happened to me, not even with dirt cheap drugstore brands, nor with €1 atomizers from AliExpress. I wouldn't mind if this was a one-shot-one-kill fragrance, but this is a very light scent which requires multiple, multiple sprays if you want any sort of longevity. Spray. Pull it up. Spray. Pull it up. Spray. Pull it up... repeat endless loop. It feels like operating a flintlock musket at the battle of Waterloo. Rant over.

Masculinity Level: Keyser Soze from The Usual Suspects, restrained power, hiding in plain sight.
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In the deep fir I walk
"Forstmeister Parfumeur's best creation", so far...I "unfortunately" only have a mini of it.
This "Gianfranco Ferre" is a truly natural-looking, wonderfully mossy forest scent that somehow comes across as "soft".
Although I like it quite "creaky", I particularly like this one.
I imagine a cool conifer forest, for example the Black Forest or the Bavarian (Bohemian) Forest.
With high fir trees, partly dense and dark, partly light and bright, alternating, with larches, soft, needle-laden forest soil and mossy stones and trunks.
Somewhere a stream gurgles over stones and sticks.
There are also clearings here, with mysteriously whispering grasses and herbs with which the wind plays.
A peaceful environment, just as created to relax and take a deep breath.
There are no distracting frills, the scent is "real" and "straightforward".
Somewhere in the distance I see white trunks of a birch grove shimmering. I also want to go there to sniff the "inky", slightly "tarry" scent of the bark. From "deep fir" to light green.
There I like to rest on a bench and enjoy the fragrances.
And this "Gianfranco Ferre for Men" is on my wish list!
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Drseid

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An Old School Very Affordable Chypre...
Gianfranco Ferre for Man opens with a beautiful bergamot and lavender tandem with a very subtle lemon undertone that hangs in the far background. The lavender and bergamot remain into the early heart notes, soon joined by a very noticeable jasmine, combining with a grassy-green orris and petit-grain tandem. In addition to the primary heart notes, oakmoss from the base rises into the later heart creating the classic chypre structure, while a leathery undertone joins the oakmoss through the dry-down, supported by subtle sandalwood, vetiver and patchouli accents. Projection and longevity are both average.

Gianfranco for Man is a real hidden gem and a fabulous surprise. In many ways it evokes some of the best qualities of classic chypres of the past like Patou pour Homme and vintage Derby... It goes without saying as those are two of the best masculines ever released, being mentioned alongside them is high praise indeed! The opening immediately begins to capture your heart, and then the mossy-green citric middle seals the deal. If there are any negatives they would have to be minor quibbles of longevity and projection not approaching monster levels, but those are minor indeed and absolutely should not deter one from buying this stellar release from Ferre *at all*. Gianfranco Ferre for Man was a relatively inexpensive blind buy at well under $30 that turned out to be a new favorite of mine at any price, earning a very strong 4 to 4.5 stars out of 5 and a "strong buy" recommendation.

Statements

ChicoRoch1ChicoRoch1 3 months ago
8.5
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7
Longevity
5
Sillage
An Italian classic gone too soon

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