Giorgio for Men (1984) Eau de Toilette

Giorgio for Men (Eau de Toilette) by Giorgio Beverly Hills
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Giorgio for Men (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Giorgio Beverly Hills for men and was released in 1984. The scent is spicy-woody. Projection and longevity are above-average. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAldehydes, Bergamot, Fruity notes, Orange, Pimento
Heart Notes Heart NotesCarnation, Orris root, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Cedar, Cinnamon
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Benzoin, Oakmoss, Honey, Musk, Tonka bean, Vanilla

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Scent

8.2 (183 Ratings)

Longevity

8.9 (143 Ratings)

Sillage

8.7 (147 Ratings)

Bottle

6.9 (150 Ratings)
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KimJong

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KimJong
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Giorgio Beverly Hills Review (2018 batch)
GBHH has a nuance similar to Givenchy Gentleman in the opening. Honestly outdated but really manly. I got many good responses when I went to a heavy metal geek with it and a black leather jacket. On my nose GBHH is an intense patchouli scent with a 'grandfather' carnation. The messy smell that comes out after drying is, probably a green synthetic that replaces oakmoss, coming up bit like a cannabis scent. Since no one wears GBHH these days, it makes you stand out. Very aggressive and long lasting.
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Hautgout

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Helpful Review    6
Giorgio or The Bathkeeper of Beverly Hills
"Giorgio is his name and he is a lifeguard in the swimming pool on the corner..." is a slightly modified lyrics of the doctors, who do not belong to my musical preference, but whose rough, sexist hints, well wrapped in the lyrics, in the German songs of their own search...
That Giorgio, who immigrated from Bibione to the USA in the 1920s and who had almost been refused entry on arrival on Ellis Island (because of his already young, luscious chest hair), was, in addition to his main activities as Beverly Hills cop and first naked rodeo rider, "chief lifeguard" in the outdoor pool of Untertürkheim, a suburb of Hollywood at the foot of the Broke Back Mountains....His chest hair (which became even more luxuriant over the years) and the heavy gold chains made him stagger bent with grief into the small children's pool, where he died miserably from urine poisoning...As far as usual the usual nonsense...
I once had a "conspiratorial" deal on a Lidl parking lot where I was offered two fragrances: the One Man Show and the Giorgio that I had in mind. I then took the OMS for time reasons, in order to then determine at home that the smell did not really appeal to me... the spurned but still on the back of my hand Giorgio I still noticed the next day despite toilet renovation and cleaning of the guinea pig cage.... Already fixed.
Due to my ignorance of many current fragrances (especially in the high-priced niche segment), I cannot understand these inflationary chest hair, gold chain associations or comparisons at all. Somehow strange, when one hears about the "established forces" here in the forum again and again these platitudes... The fragrance is somehow special, whether because of the "champagne vibes" or other reasons that I can't name - it's not dated at all. For me, sweet scents are not bearable at all or only with great difficulty, unless you use them as discreetly and skillfully as with the aforementioned Giorgio or Grey Flannell... The honey responsible for the sweetness and the final patchouli cause the addictive factor already mentioned here. The current version is absolute "Crap" alternatively I recommend to lubricate yourself with Vaseline and run up and down the stairs 10 times. My 2013 version is a good 6-7 hours of fun and I'm almost tempted to look for a vintage version...
Anyone who is afraid of excessive chest hair and the associated agonizing death of urine poisoning in the small children's pool should rather invest his money in coffee and cake for the next Bible circle...
I recommend "Call me" by Blondie and the film "Ein Mann für gewisse Stunden" with the then still young and hardly recognizable Dirk Bach as musical and cinematic background to the fragrance...
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Stinki

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a very difficult case,
more and better Patchouli is hardly possible, but this scent needed a time machine that goes very (+ 4h) forward. Before these 4 h: mashed potatoes, hairspray, Sir Irish Moos alá americano .. bigger, better, rougher, tougher.
But after 4 hours on the skin nobly candied fruit splinters sparkle like diamonds through the hippiesque, robust earthy patchouli wall and everything is still as full at the start as at the beginning, but now ripened to a perfect melange: Green freshness, dirty vanilla/cinnamon (but natural and unstrained), earthy male patchouli, candied fruit sparkled by aldehydes - after 12 hours the still does not go to the knees. I don't know, I don't know... what am I supposed to think? Pro: Nobody ever gave me more positive (alá wow) comments ...
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Vmaster

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Vmaster
Very helpful Review    7
Powerhouse
Being a child of the 80's, this brings back good memories. An unapologetic lightly sweetened non-hippy patchouli powerhouse of a fragrance that will not only beat you over the head, but will kick you for good measure as you're laying on the ground.

Two sprays are enough, as 3+ will fumigate the room. This is the perfect fragrance to wear heavily if you want people or any other creatures that breathe to avoid you. Don't get me wrong, this is a wonderful spicy woody fragrance and smells great but most people today are just not used to having their sinuses assaulted by the powerhouses of yester-year.

Pros:
4 oz can be purchased for under $20 USD.
Great bang for your buck.
Nuclear projection.
You will be avoided by most sentient lifeforms (Perfect for introverts).

Cons:
You will be avoided by most sentient lifeforms (Bad for extroverts).

A must-have for any collection.

8/10
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Drseid

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Drseid
Drseid
Helpful Review    4
The One I have Reached Most For The Last Quarter Century And Still Going Strong...
Excellent throwback scent to when I was younger, growing up in the eighties. This, and the original Polo were my staples back then and they both still smell great and hold up today. Giorgio is a great combo of patchouli, other aromatics and oakmoss. A very masculine scent with tremendous staying power, sillage and projection – I dare you to use more than one spray! Almost as good as the scent itself is the under $25 price a 118ml bottle can easily be acquired for nowadays. Bottom line is Giorgio for Men in its vintage form should be in every man's fragrance wardrobe, is a classic powerhouse, and is an absolute 5 star masterpiece!

Note on the re-release version... Some of the EA re-release bottles (with the dark mossy colored juice) smell just as good and last just as long as the vintage stuff I have been wearing for years. Unfortunately EA has spotty quality control (or multiple manufacturers) and many of the later re-release bottles with noticeably lighter color translucent green juice are significantly inferior and should be avoided if you can. These do still smell good and are plenty strong, but why settle for an inferior smelling scent when the "good stuff" can still be acquired relatively easily?

Edit (6/6/13): It looks like this has indeed been reformulated. The reformulated re-release bottles have light green translucent juice and on the ingredients list on the yellow retail box it lists both oak moss and tree moss as ingredients. The original formula (which applies to both the vintage bottles and the original re-release) only lists oak moss and is a darker, almost mossy green color juice.

Definitely stick to either the vintage juice, or the original re-release bottles, as the newer tree moss laden re-release is inferior on the dry-down.
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Krmarich

24 Reviews
Krmarich
Krmarich
Helpful Review    4
Blast from the past!!!
My large vintage 4oz bottle arrived last fall. I paid under $20 USDs! This is amazing in every way. It is really a different fragrance from the current EA version, which is a pale echo of the original. To reproduce its original formula would be astronomically expensive. This is high end niche quality!!!

To begin, the juice is darker. It offers a twist off cap for the spray or splash option. That leaves you two different openings-spraying releases aldehydes and oakmoss, giving it a projection like no other. It doesnt just fill a room, yet my entire house is more like it. In todays world, a tiny dab from the bottle is all you need. The fruity notes are peachy dried apricots. Most men today may find it feminine(Aromatic Elixer), not in a unisex way. Its not, really. Its just from another time.

Then comes the heart that is priceless-very green PATCHOLI(you must enjoy this note or else) that shares the stage with a lot of oakmoss(my favorite note of all!), honeyed rose(tiny white ones that just break your heart), cinnamon and real sandalwood. The duration is 24 hours or more. Yes, there is some vetiver in here. The iris gives it some powder. The cedar amber notes are very sturdy. The vanilla is dark, like a Guerlain vanilla. This is my pick for Mitsouko for men.

Its an elegant chypre more than anything, as it takes its time to unfold all of those rich dry notes. Strangely, its not sexy(no civet or skanky musk), just an openly flirty attention grabber. Just give it lots of space/time to roam. Fragrance in the modern age doesnt have the time for a chypre. Indeed, it is a class that has left the market, perhaps forever. I have been writing this review for several hours, savoring every nuance.

Its a clean green Rodeo Drive Rolls Royce. Fendi Uomo later added black leather and more darkeness, a black Farrari racing around the Amalfi coast. Thats the closest thing I can compare it to. Both are superb.

For those of us who experienced it then, it is quite dated-wine coolers, moussed hair, Miami Vice, sunglasses at night, 80 tuxedos with real diamond cuff links. 24 years later, I find it everything I STILL love. Nothing can ever really compare to Giorgio for men. American culture had reached its peak as far as fragrance was concerned. OOP, its now just a fading memory for most...

Oh, sorry, I had to toss out my EA Fragrance bottle. Its worthless compared to this magnificent original.
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Statements

Itchynose 175 days ago
Honey, patchouli and rose. A classy, formal masculine scent but a bit dated and stuffy.
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Elysium 13 months ago
So dirty, you lose yourself in the heat of passion and turns you on in the most naughty, unconventional ways. For smutty earthy lovers only!
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Guapo 3 years ago
Bold. Truly honey-patchouli bomb.
Still in production.+1
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