Gentleman Givenchy 2018Eau de Parfum

Gentleman Givenchy (Eau de Parfum) by Givenchy
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Gentleman Givenchy (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Givenchy for men and was released in 2018. The scent is powdery-sweet. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by LVMH. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBlack pepper, Lavender
Heart Notes Heart NotesIris pallida, Tolu balm
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouli, Vanilla

Ratings

Scent

8.3 (345 Ratings)

Longevity

8.2 (318 Ratings)

Sillage

7.7 (319 Ratings)

Bottle

8.1 (324 Ratings)
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 28.10.2020.

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The face of the advertising campaign is British actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
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CalisThenx
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The Gentleman Among Fragrances
My friend, you come in your Armani Black Suit. Your tie fits perfectly, your shirt is white as snow and your shoes are made of finest leather You are a good-looking guy and also very successful, but nevertheless you are and will remain down-to-earth and above all warm hearted. The thing that makes you warm is the pepper. The lavender gives you a pleasant creamy texture that makes people want to snuggle up to you. Patchouli gives you this down-to-earthness despite your success, but it also gives you, together with the dark vanilla, the foundation that makes you what you are, namely your charm All these things make you what you are, a fine, well-dressed friend to lean on.
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HenrikBlau
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HenrikBlau
Top Review    16  
Burnt almonds or the late effects of a catholic childhood
Whenever I passed by the turquoise shop in the city centre in the last weeks I went in and scented both wrists with autumn and winter water. This gentleman also fell into my hands. He made a very sympathetic first impression, so I got a bottling and tried it a few days with him. Here the result.

Flacon
I'm just a bottler, that's why I'm not rated. In the turquoise shop, the bottle made a valuable impression, especially the rather generously proportioning and very rich sounding spray head. The thick heavy bottom and the opaque black glass make it difficult to estimate the fill level
Durability and Sillage
With three sprayers on the neck and nape of the neck, the sillage is neat to powerful after application. Especially in warm surroundings (i.e. indoors) the scent projects long and strongly before it recedes into the close range (but not skin-tight) after 2-3 hours. The durability is very strong. Over 24 hours after spraying on I can still perceive iris, vanilla, balsam, smoke and patch at close range.

Fragrance or fragrance progression
The top note directly inspires me with a lively lavender note, which immediately recedes after a short but strong solo appearance and harmonizes wonderfully softly with dry powdery iris, fresh pepper and a light vanilla sweetness. Soon lavender and pepper weaken somewhat and are replaced by strong smoky-balsamic notes, which dominate the fragrance over the next few hours. This is accompanied by a clear, yet playful-light, almost icing sugar-like, vanilla sweetness. Unfortunately, these two "scents" are a bit too suddenly next to each other for my taste, instead of forming a round whole. This gentleman has corners and edges. Not least due to the appearance of a very distinguished patchouli, the fragrance now becomes increasingly softer, darker, drier and sweeter. Occasionally I think I can still detect remnants of pepper.

Conclusion
In comparison to related iris scents (I only know Valentino Uomo Intense), the incense-powdery-sweet gentleman doesn't look makeup-y or loud and exhilarated to me, but rather noble and serene. Very good-looking, but not directly sexy. A roughneck in a tuxedo.
A little joke at the end:
Those who are looking for a good, very close gourman should in any case apply Givenchy Gentleman edp very generously and then wait 24-36 hours. Remains of powdery iris and smoky-sweet vanilla/benzoin notes then create a first-class chord of still warm, freshly roasted almonds!
Personally, I have a very poor perception of incense and similar notes in perfumes, or rather fade them out very quickly (possibly late effects of a Catholic childhood). Therefore I have enlisted the help of my partner for this comment. After a short time, I am able to enjoy the powdery-sugary roasted almonds :P I want to apply more and more of them. Meanwhile, my partner's eyes are already watering from all the incense or Tolu balsam. A dangerous scent! br />
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The Darkness is Warm and Sophisticated
Givenchy Gentleman Eau de parfum has really s good smell! To begin with its modern and minimalist black bottle that is so beautiful and elegant. The juice smells, at the beginning, of Iris accompanied by hints of black pepper. At this stage it smells a bit like Prada Homme Intense. As the minutes pass, the iris gives way to cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Then it becomes more pleasantly spicy and masculine with an ever-present undertone of dark vanilla. To my nose it reminds Zadig & Voltaire Just Rock for Him, also created by Nathalie Lorson one year before. To do it short is a highly recommended perfume! Finally an elegant and enveloping black pepper in its deep vanilla heart! Very well blended, right night atmosphere, mature, but modern, sophisticated and on the edge of the so-called niche perfumes ...+++
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Rquill67

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Rquill67
Rquill67
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Best in the Givenchy Gentlemen Line-up!
In my opinion Givenchy's Gentlemen "EDP" is the BEST in the Givenchy Gentlemen line of fragrances. It's warm, spicy and balsamic. It's sweet and powdery (but not too powdery or cloying), and projects well. I would say this is great fragrance for fall and winter (my favourite time of year to wear deep and rich fragrances). I give this a 10 / 10!
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DonJuanDeCat
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A gentleman does not (usually) think of dirty things!
Hello everyone, welcome to a new fragrance comment from me! Today it's about the men's fragrance Gentleman by Givenchy, a fragrance series that I actually like (I'm counting the Gentlemen Only fragrances here, and yes, read correctly, they're spelled with an "e", so gentlemen, plural... I'm only mentioning it in case you missed it, so you can concentrate on it instead of picking on me as usual... :D). But maybe these scents are not that special for most people. Which might be the reason why only a few people read this comment.

Then why do I even bother? I could try so many other scents, but of course most of my samples are again women's scents and then it is said "The Don never tests men's scents", ... man man man, I have just written two sentences and I am already again only grumbling ... :D

So back to the scent! As I said before, the Gentleman fragrances are not bad at all, of course there are also some weak flankers, as the series already has some fragrances, but I would generally recommend to have a sniff at these fragrances, as they are especially useful as an everyday fragrance, for example for work.

Of course I have to mention that none of these scents are so-called pantydroppers, which immediately attract the attention of women and they get hot on the scent carrier... and already 90% of the readers jumped off... tsss... and they say that I am offensive or have constantly dirty thoughts...

The smell:
The fragrance begins with a mix of pepper, lavender and above all vanilla. While the pepper is spicy, it is softened by the soft vanilla and both fragrances harmonize surprisingly well with each other. In addition you notice the balsamic scents, which make everything even more pleasant, the fragrance even appears slightly creamy.
A little later, the lavender notes increase, making the fragrance seem a little more tart and spicy than it did at the beginning.
Basically, the fragrance stays like this for a very long time, until the spicy notes in the base weaken a little bit and the scent then becomes even more smooth, which is mainly due to the vanilla, which as always lasts the longest.
All in all, a very beautiful fragrance throughout, which one could compare especially with fragrances like Dior Homme.

The Sillage and the durability:
The sillage is good and you are wrapped in a nice scent for some time. The shelf life is also really good with more than ten hours shelf life.

The bottle! The bottle is rectangular with strong curves, thick glass base and shiny black. The glass seems to have been divided into three segments, with the fragrance's name in the middle segment. The neck, together with the cap that is also black, looks like a top hat. All in all, a noble-looking, quite nice bottle that also fits the hand quite well.

Conclusion:
Soo,... wow, I really liked this scent, but it's no wonder, as it's very similar to one of my favourite scents, Dior Homme EDT. Of course, there are already noticeable differences between the fragrances, which I think is good, but it's still going in the same direction of fragrances like Dior Homme. The Gentleman here is a little more tart and spicy, but still smooth, while Dior has a slightly powdery sweetness and is therefore a little more reminiscent of lipsticks. Apart from that, the Sillage scent was a bit stronger than the Dior (we are talking about the normal Dior Homme EDT and not Intense, which is stronger). Oh, you know what? In short, Givenchy is somewhere between DH and DH Intense for me.

For me, however, the differences are still a little bit small, so that a purchase would be worthwhile for me or for all those who already have Dior Homme fragrances (or even some of the Prada L'Homme fragrances). However, if you're not a fragrance collector and you've emptied your Dior or Prada, you could of course reach for this bottle. For a change or something, you know what I mean. On the other hand, I also know that some people find it hard to part with certain fragrances or replace them with others, don't they?

Well, anyway, I would definitely recommend to test it, but it's best to test it when it cools down again, i.e. from autumn on, because such scents could be rather exhausting on warm days. Then it would be usable for everyday life as well as good for going out.

And that's it. I wish you all a good evening, see you later :)
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CanTheManOri
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Powdery beautiful and yet masculine
As the name of the perfume suggests, this is a fragrance for the modern gentleman Full of empathy and politeness he is a man with his quirks and edges that are not directly visible.
To the smell one can say that it is a powdery and sweet smell which is not too heavy but slightly sweet with a lot of powder.
I like this pureness and probably also many others, but whoever is looking for pure "masculinity" with wood, pepper and earth will not find it here.
But for those who don't want to imitate clichés but want to do their own thing, this fragrance is just the right thing.
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DarkWinterCS
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Wrapped in the fluffy blanket for Christmas
The title really hits the mark, because the fragrance easily scores 10 points in the category "soft and fluffy".
The first thought during testing came quickly. It's like Valentino Uomo Intense. Granted, the comparison is not particularly difficult. After some time on the skin, they still have slight differences. While the Valentino has vanilla and a more noticeable sweetness after a while, the Gentino has a more delicate sweetness and some balsamic components.

Like Valentino, the fragrance is defined by its powdery iris and the soft combination with vanilla. These are the notes that accompany you from head to base. In the background, delicate pepper and lavender round off the whole thing, so that an extremely soft but also elegant essence of our nose is presented.
Like Valentino, the fragrance is not so masculine. Because, you can even wear it as a woman with a healthy self-confidence. But you should be aware that the fragrance is very potent and generates a lot of attention. Although he comes along elegantly, it's more like a wink with a fence post.

In any case, it remains a fragrance that you should have tested in winter (if you don't know the Valentino yet).
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Feuerfuchs
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Everything done right
I like the Givenchy fragrance series and now I'm going to describe the gentleman of fragrances badly.
Why he's a real gentleman?! Let me try to explain To the scent itself, he's not an unknown. You're spoilt for choice. He's in the Powdery-Sweet category. The most famous in the series is the Dior. But also Valentino and Zara are almost equally well positioned. Each time with small differences. It's funny why they don't open a barrel here like they do with all the Aventus Dupes when a fragrance comes on the market that is similar to a well-known perfect scent. Personally, I don't mind it at all. Even if a 1000 Aventus clone is on the market. Competition stimulates business.

But why this fragrance is a true gentleman comes now.
The scent pyramid is given a greater intensity in relation to his version in "Eau de Toilette".
It begins with a spicy chord consisting exclusively of black pepper.
His heart then surprises us with its flowery influence of the iris. Not quite as strong and obtrusive as the other two intensive powders. Very well perceptible but not penetrating. Finally, in the background, which shows us the most seductive and masculine facet, vanilla pod and patchouli are added. Also here not too penetrating but perfectly coordinated. Not too sweet vanilla which I then also no longer like It is therefore a perfect balance for nocturnal moments, special occasions or a romantic evening with a partner.
Its durability is enormous. Still perceptible after 12 hours. It makes me feel so safe. I use it when I want to be sure that I still want to smell good over a longer period of time. The Sillage is great too. Not too intrusive and not too harmless. Little story on the side: I was a mudmaster last year. At home I put three sprayers on my sports shirt. After hours of muddy fighting I passed a small group of women and they called me directly after me loudly that I smell damn good. That was really funny because I didn't even notice him anymore. So much for stamina
I like the bottle very much. Straight lines with curved corners and completely black glass.

Among the powdery-sweet scents I find him a true gentleman. Since it is, I think, the most perfectly tuned. Not too crass and pushy but still very perceptible and a complimentary godsend. For young and old and wearable for every occasion
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Mantus
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The Gentle Tender One
The first thing you can perceive is a liberating, intense and powerful, lovely Mediterranean note, which has a fine balanced herbaceous nuance resonating in the background and is due to the lavender.

At the same time, the lavender is enveloped by a very beautiful aromatic, subtly spicy note of pepper, which ensures that the fragrance gets something very soft and smooth and is also responsible for the wonderfully unobtrusive masculine aura and I suspected white pepper instead of black pepper here.

Already in the first few minutes, the actual theme of the fragrance can be subliminally guessed that a little later it will reveal itself completely.

A very bright, creamy and slightly powdery note can now be perceived, which carries a very fine, crystal-clear, soapy touch in the background and gives the fragrance a gentle but very pleasant coolness and comes from the pale iris.

The iris is surrounded by an incredibly dense, soft, and sweetish balsamic note of Tolu balsam, with a very delicate crème brulée fragrance, which gives the fragrance a very pleasant, discreetly buttery, supple, tender heaviness - and all this without the fragrance losing its masculinity.

In the last 4 hours, the fragrance properties of Tolublsam make a very small but noteworthy change of direction in very viscous steps.

Givenchy Gentleman maintains the density of the Tolu balsam, but becomes smoother, creamier and slightly sweetish, to be completed by subtle earthy tones that derive from the interplay of black vanilla and Indian patchouli.

In total the fragrance lasts 9 hours on my skin
In the first 2 hours the Sillage is designed in such a way that you can be perceived very clearly on a whole arm length and settles down to a very clearly perceptible half arm length for 2 hours, before it is reduced in quiet steps until the fragrance has died down.

I would like to express my sincere thanks to our perfume "Shuqush" for the bottling.
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Sweet Powder Part 1 of 4: Gentleman Givenchy
It started with me, as probably with many others, with Dior Homme Intense. Around 2011, I discovered him, just started my design studies, and was able to get really enthusiastic about him because of his unusual, almost creative fragrance nuances. Sweet powder with lipstick became one of my favorite DNAs and I actually own many of the scents that some received as interchangeable: Dior Homme Intense, Prada L'Homme Intense, Valentino Uomo Intense, to name the most famous. And this one too.

Almost 8 years after the big bang DHI I get in touch with Gentleman Givenchy for the first time. At the airport on the way to the south, I take the great bottle in my hand, spray it on my wrist without knowing what kind of scent it was, but then knew immediately that I must have it. And although it went to the south, the scent didn't really fit, I packed it. It begins a little spicy at first, the powder needs a few seconds to join it. As soon as the fragrance has settled, a cloud of powdery-sweet elegance surrounds you. Yes, of course there are intersections to DHI here, even very strong ones. While the Dior colleague is a bit more fruity, sometimes even slightly citric, the Givenchy is darker and more mystical. Over time, creamy, slightly balsamic notes are added, the vanilla balances the patchouli well, the iris provides permanent powder, which is why you are always in a triangle of powder, sweetness and darkness. The shelf life and Sillage are good to very good.

Now one could still discuss how the fragrance is to be used. Today I know that DHI was actually used "wrong" by me at that time. To the morning lecture in the lecture hall in T-shirt and jeans and in May - that doesn't really fit. Like the DHI, the gentleman Givenchy has a noble aura that makes him perfect for special occasions, perhaps in a suit. In my opinion, these kinds of fragrances do not necessarily need this. I personally like to wear the darker powder with my T-shirt and leather jacket. Or if I feel like it.

Does a gentleman Givenchy still need to be in the collection if you already have another powder scent? No, unless you're, like me, a fan of this scent DNA. All four are different, even if only in nuances, and have their raison d'être:

Dior Homme Intense - the lipstick
Prada L'Homme Intense - the sweetest
Valentino Uomo Intense - the calmest
Givenchy Gentleman Givenchy - the darkest

I'm glad to have all four.

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BertolucciKBertolucciK 64 days ago
8.5
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A bit powdery, lipsticky, balsamic and spicy. A warm and dark scent beautifully blended. For distinguished gentlemen.
KimJongKimJong 9 months ago
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EDP is also really good. But it's a shame that Original Gentleman's nice old-school leather, which I liked, is gone.
EmorandeiraEmorandeira 15 months ago
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One of the most underrated perfumes in the last years. Close to Dior homme but more creamy-balsamic-spicy instead of floral-woody-powdery
DPArtistDPArtist 22 months ago
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I've never been a fan of iris scents but this dark beauty has left me confused! It's just so alluring, like a femme fatale, naughty but nice
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Carlitos01Carlitos01 23 months ago
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After years of praising the first Gentleman and 1 year ignoring the 2017 EDT, I confess that this 2018 EDP astonished me. Great fragrance!
Jazzy76Jazzy76 2 years ago
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As black as its bottle: peppery and balsamic with a good sillage. A magnetic scent !I love it

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