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 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 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.
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 :)