Gieffeffe by Gianfranco Ferré
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Gieffeffe is a perfume by Gianfranco Ferré for women and men and was released in 1995. The scent is fresh-floral. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Lemon, Orange, Osmanthus
Heart Notes Heart NotesJasmine, Cardamom, Nutmeg, Rose
Base Notes Base NotesMusk, Patchouli, Sandalwood

Ratings

Scent

7.1 (44 Ratings)

Longevity

5.6 (36 Ratings)

Sillage

4.8 (37 Ratings)

Bottle

6.4 (42 Ratings)
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 06.05.2019
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Elysium

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You need the proper nose to enjoy this
The GiEffEffe scent is so very freakish that it is obvious why many people would find it weird or simply unwearable. You need the right nose to appreciate this. Truth be told, it owns an intricate, warm melange of flowery, spicy, woodsy and citrus that melds into a subtle yet gorgeous scent. I have never smelled anything like this so far, not even close and it truly deserves a chance. At a time when so many fragrances repeat the same ambroxan formula over and over again, it is reassuring to know that Gieffeffe is still there. I notice that the utmost men are phobic or worried about smelling like a woman. You know what? Men naturally produce musk, so a fragrance labeled or viewed as the feminine is going to turn slightly masculine any way on you. Further, light scents or florals tend to be very fresh and not overwhelming on us.

This fragrance is gender neutral and mixes opposite notes such as the more tender floral osmanthus and rose blossom against the more vigorous cardamom and nutmeg spices. It will not be cloying because it is not obtrusive in nature. It is light and settles very fresh on clothes to a soapy or fabric jasmine vibe.

Back to the fragrance, both osmanthus and bergamot create such a creamy blend, whose sweetness is balanced by the zesty lemon and the juicy orange peels. This ain't the classical cologne opening, where plenty of fresh citrus fruits are right in your face. It is more floral, creamy as a sort of English lemon curd velvety custard.

The heart is all about glowing jasmine and sheer rose, that wondrous floral aspect is blended with the spicier side of cardamom and nutmeg. The spices are not too hot, at least they do not overwhelm the gentleness of the blossom.

The sent is too flowery and very subtle at the dry-down too, which is very good. This scent gives you a chance to enjoy osmanthus flowers in the opening and friendly sandalwood at the base. It settles down very well to a Dove original soap vibe, which is beautiful on a man like me. Again, creamy sandalwood dominates the base with just the right tad of white musk, and ain't dirty patchouli to my nose.

I guess I have to write a review from a man viewpoint. I am wearing this fragrance today. It has been a while since I bought it a few weeks ago. Such a good white floral sandalwood fragrance. Very unisex for the men that are not bothered by floral notes. It does open up with a women type perfume vibe for the first 5 mins but turns CK One-ish in the genre. It's no more feminine than that, so fellas chill out and give it a try if you do like florals such as 4711 for instance. It does not smell the same, obviously, but once again no more feminine than that. On my man's skin, the sillage is arm's length for 2 hrs and longevity is nearly half a day, a bit more on fabric. It is a perfect companion for warm spring days and a compliment getter, seriously.

-Elysium
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Elysium 7 months ago
Truth be told, it owns an intricate, warm melange of flowery, spicy, soapy, woodsy and citrus that melds into a subtle yet gorgeous scent.+1
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Jazzy76 15 months ago
Son of the minimal 90es, it's a clean fresh-aromatic scent to share. Perfect as everyday scent and in the hot season, although evanescent+1
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