Gentleman Givenchy (2018) Eau de Parfum

Gentleman Givenchy (Eau de Parfum) by Givenchy
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Gentleman Givenchy (Eau de Parfum) is a new 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.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBlack pepper, Lavender
Heart Notes Heart NotesDalmatian iris, Tolu balm
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouli, Black vanilla



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Submitted by OPomone, last update on 11.02.2019

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The face of the advertising campaign is British actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

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Iris/Vanilla Bomb
SOTD: Givenchy Gentleman Eau de Parfum 2018: As of 01/14/19

My take on this fragrance it has the similar DNA of Valentino Uomo Intense, but more tone down and more versatile in my opinion than VUI (Valentino Uomo Intense) for more in the fall/winter. It is a gorgeous scent I scent the Iris or Orris, Tolu Baslam and Vanilla from the opening through the dry down,with the hint of the Tonka bean, cinnamon and lavender really well balanced and blended gorgeously. It projects 3-4 hrs and is beastly on my skin for longevity it lasted on my skin/skin scent around between 12+ hrs but it still lingered around 15+ hr mark. Is a must have if you don't have DHI or VUI.


Scent: 9/10
Presentation/Design: 8.5/10
Value: 7/10
Longevity/Performance: 9/10: Lasted on my skin/skin scent around between 12+ hrs, was still lingering on my skin on the 15+ hr mark
Overall: 9/10
Bottle 9.0/10 Sillage 8.0/10 Longevity 9.0/10 Scent 9.5/10
Helpful Review    4
Which one do you prefer? Gentleman or Gentleman?
1994 versus 2018
Givenchy is a enigmatic perfume house. There is no such thing as a bad Givenchy, but some are kind of so so, and some others are true masterpieces. Some are elegant and light weight, and some others are real scent bombs.This dissertation may lead us to an obvious question that I have seen being argued passionately more than once:
- Which is the best Givenchy masculine fragrance to date? .... and for a vast portion of the fragrance comunity that question is equivalent to "which version of Givenchy Gentleman do you like the best?"
I guess the opinions may be divided between those two main streams, one from 1994 and the other from 2018. Some people will choose "Gentleman" and some others will prefer "Gentleman". If you ask me, I may have to ponderate it for a while, but probably I opine it to be "Gentleman". I also would place "Gentleman" in the second place. It's really a gentleman trivia.
Whatever is your opinion, my opinion or anyone's opinion, almost everybody agrees that "Gentleman" and "Gentleman" are two very well designed fragrances. Both of them have strong "personalities", are very aromatic, quite alluring, with near "beastmode"performance, with a fantastic blending, and a simple but elegant presentation. And their similarities end about there.
In between a third Gentleman has been edited (EDT 2017) but it seems to be quite forgetable when compared with the other two.

Olivier Cresp and Nathalie Lorson are far from being fragrance nose rookies. Between the two of them, designer landmarks like Angel, Midnight Poison, Encre Noire and Bentley for Men Intense, were created. Givenchy decided to create a brand new "Gentleman" line instead of bastardizing their icon masterpiece from 1994. And they were clever enough to keep both lines in production or at least available for purchasing. That admirable state of mind had already given benefits when the "Les Parfums Mythiques" series was created.
The 2018 EDP has probably generated enough quorum to be considered the best designer fragrance from 2018. We, amateur fragrance lovers, tend to create anchors to reference a new perfume design, and even in the very same day of the fragrance presentation, happened the unavoidable comments of it being similar to Dior Homme Intense or to Valentino Uomo Intense. I must admit for myself that Gentleman EDP 2018 is quite intense but follows a different path of those two ilustre predecessors and competitors.
The notes listed in Parfumo are almost the same as those published at; however if you look at the official ingredients list, you may conclude that other notes are used as well to compose this symphony. Those notes are at least light citrus (bergamot) at the top, moderate to heavy cinnamon and moderate cloves in the heart together with benzoin and tonka in the base. Limonene, citronellol, cinnamate, cinnamal, benzyl benzoate and coumarin are ingredients that do induce some of those "added notes".
Givenchy classifies this Eau de Parfum as a woody-floral Oriental.
Gentleman 2018 opens with a spicy-floral accord of lively pepper with the gentleness of aromatic lavender and a touch of bergamot freshness.
Contrasting notes battle in a floral heart. I thank god this perfume not having a very lipsticky iris, although this note makes the fragrance follow the actual trend for distinguished designs. So iris is blended with warm balsamic and ambery tolu balm, powdery violet scented orris, fragrant sweet cloves and a sesuous bittersweet cinnamon, giving to the fragrance a masculine pitch feeling.
The base blends a woody earthy patchouli with the sexy gloomy sweetness of black vanilla, some hints of sweet resinous vanilic benzoin and the bittersweet almond facet of coumarin (tonka).
The drydown shows some resinous spicy hints, but consists mainly of warm sweet cinnamon and a still dark and masculine vanilla.

As a summary I would say that the House of Givenchy presents us a very good perfume with this 2018 EDP edition. It leads us to forget the 2017 EDT flop. Undoubtedly it must be considered a sweet fragrance but without any gold lingots or handgrenades complexes. I also judge it to follow a different path from Dior Homme Intense and Valentino Homme Intense. Some other comparisons with fragrances like a few Prada juices or Zara 9.0 just does not make any scense in my opinion.
Givenchy declares Gentleman EDP 2018 as an Oriental fragrance and with an explosive signature capability. I tend to agree but I will only give a definite opinion after a math analysis.
Scent opening...........8.75 (very good peppered lavanda accord)
Scent Dry Down........10.0 (Excellent dark vanilla, superior earthy/resinous/sweet hints)
Longevity (h) ..............8.5 (up to 9 hours with 2 sprays)
Sillage (ft)....................8.0 (5 ft with 2.5 h of projection)
Versatility....................8.0 (Above average; avoid any tipe of hot weather )
Usability......................8.5 (To intense/sweet for the office; avoid gym and beach)
Compliments..............9.0 (A compliment magnet, although not the market best)
Uniqueness.................9.0 (Some vibes in common with other upscale fragrances)
Quality........................10.0 (high ingredients quality, excelent cap & sprayer, heavy bottle)
Presentation...............9.0 (a matter of opinion)
Price.............................7.0 ($ 53 plus taxes for 100 ml)
- Average:................8.7/10.0
between 7 and 8 => above average;
between 8 and 9 => recommended;
equal or bigger than 9 => don't miss it;

Opinion on this alluring Gentleman:
Good presentation, very good overall scent, pleasing a lot of people! Above average performance. Pricing still a bit expensive. During 2019 the on line price will come down to the actual level of Gentleman 1994.
Recommended? I suggest you to try it before purchasing it.
Blind buy worthy? Yes if you feel confortable with its type of scent and fits your budget.

Music: Gentleman - "Superior"
Bottle 8.0/10 Sillage 6.0/10 Longevity 8.0/10 Scent 10.0/10
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Helpful Review    12
I bow down
I'm not a writer, that's in advance, but since you can't seem to criticize without writing something yourself, I'll try it sometime.
I have great respect for the great writers here, who always put a lot of effort into it and I like to be inspired by them. This makes me critical if someone sells only one sentence as comment.
So I bow to the great writers here.

Anyway, I'm not, but I found a fragrance here that I like very much and that I can recommend.
He constantly smells like iris vanilla with a pinch of pepper.
I really like that and also the durability is super.
Therefore I bow to this fragrance.

I think it's elegant and I got some good feedback.

Who has time should test him.
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Bottle 9.0/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 10.0/10
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This massive EdP is really hitting, like a bomb. The Sillage is a real knockout. Therefore, dose sparingly - for the sake of the environment !!!!!! But in the right measure a great men fragrance, which certainly not everyone wears (no mainstream). The powdery-pfeffrig-vanillige is certainly not everyone's thing, but mine ;) . In contrast to the EdT rather no summer scent. No, you shouldn't do that to anyone. Can also be worn by a woman who likes powdery-sweet scents. Thumbs up. Big perfume. They can do it, the French can
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Bottle 7.0/10 Sillage 6.0/10 Longevity 7.0/10 Scent 6.5/10
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It reminds me of Dior Homme Intense, Valentino Uomo Intense, some Pradas and several contemporary creations, but it possesses some personalized Givenchy touch. It opens with a strong iris note accompanied by lavender. This iris-lavender is somehow waxy and strange, and I personally prefer Dior Homme Intense iris. Behind is like an ambrette note that gives the composition some niche electrical charge. A pale and fruity Tolu balsam is also present (note: Tolu balsam might be a new Tonka). The base is made of some vanilla fragments I cannot describe easily. It is dark, but not heavy. Present and fleeting at the same time, conjugated with some amber-like aspects

Rating: 6.5/10

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DPArtist 46 days ago
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+1
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Carlitos01 84 days ago
After years of praising the first Gentleman and 1 year ignoring the 2017 EDT, I confess that this 2018 EDP astonished me. Great fragrance!+1
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Jazzy76 136 days ago
As black as its bottle: peppery and balsamic with a good sillage. A magnetic scent !I love it+2
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