Gentlemen Only Absolute (2016)

Gentlemen Only Absolute by Givenchy
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Gentlemen Only Absolute is a popular perfume by Givenchy for men and was released in 2016. The scent is spicy-sweet. It is being marketed by LVMH.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot
Heart Notes Heart NotesCinnamon, Saffron, Nutmeg
Base Notes Base NotesVanilla, Sandalwood

Ratings

Scent

7.8 (141 Ratings)

Longevity

7.3 (118 Ratings)

Sillage

6.9 (115 Ratings)

Bottle

7.6 (129 Ratings)
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 26.01.2020.
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Carlitos01

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Carlitos01
Carlitos01
Very helpful Review    4
Absolutely worthy!
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This fragrance does not deserve to be underrated the way it is. It's very spicy and moderately sweet with excellent notes of nutmeg, cinnamon and heavy vanilla. The sandalwood bottom is quite fantastic and endures all through the sweet vanilla dry down. And yes, it may well be the the most well classified Givenchy in any feminine head turning contest.
For me it's a twist on the much praised and loved Spicebomb and deserves to be on a pair with other hits like Bvlgari Man In Black.
For a 2015 edition, the name turns out to be a poor choice as it becomes outshined by the 1974 Givenchy Gentleman and recent Givenchy Gentleman recent editions of 2017 and 2018. The name confusion caused by the other 5 Gentlemen Only don't help as well. I have witnessed more than a couple of fragrance sales people misleading customers with the abondance of Gentlemen and Gentleman by Givenchy. Actually this flask is the nicest one.
Performance may be considered fair.
If you haven't do so yet, just try it in any perfume store. It's really worthy.
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Simonsensus

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Simonsensus
Simonsensus
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Gentleman in shirt, Ralph Lauren sweater and worn leather jacket
Leather jacket "young Romans"(from Falco and off goes the post.
A masculine scent that even women in their 20s like very much.
A fragrance that shows women who the man is, but also, at the same time very pleasant and appealing to the woman.
But guys, this scent is not for insecurity.
This fragrance is pure arrogance
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Gury

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Gury
Gury
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Christmas in a bottle!
I was in the mood for a pure winter Christmas scent. Without reading me reviews (which somehow always influence me) off to the next perfume store and tested a few fragrances. Since I otherwise used Armani Code Profumo or Spicebomb Extreme for the winter and Christmas season (and still use it) I wanted something similar, but still different and there it was. This black bottle with the red batch. It looked like winter to me and so I sprayed on a tester - WOW! At first some freshness, but directly the cinnamon note also came along. Awesome. That's how Christmas smells. It was my association right from the start. But one knows it with head notes etc., so first a splash on the wrist and went shopping, shopping and after a few hours tested again. Now the vanilla was added and I was completely convinced. That's how it must smell in a Christmas bakery!
Meanwhile it is a fixed part of my 3er-Kombo (Armani Code Profumo, Spicebomb Extreme and Gentlemen Only Absolute) for the winter-Christmas time. If you are looking for a pure winter scent, you should not ignore it here. Great part of Givenchy, Chapeau!
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DerDefcon

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Helpful Review    3
A sweet-spicy scent that fades too quickly.
In search of a fragrance for the cold season of the year, it is almost impossible not to miss this bottle with its red accents. It doesn't always have to be a hand grenade, with which probably everyone here in the forum knows what to do and there doesn't always have to be an extravagant bottle form available, which focuses more on appearance than on being. After all, the appearance of the product is often the only consideration when it comes to buying a new product. Spicebomb Extreme by Viktor&Rolf is a good example. The fragrance is interesting and therefore has a certain buying power, but especially the bottle is probably the thing that contributes to the final decision for many less perfume enthusiasts.

So, that was quite a lot for the bottle alone and that, although the bottle itself is not responsible for the fragrance and its course. So let's move on to what's probably the most interesting thing for all of us.

Sprayed onto the arm joint, a strong freshness is noticeable at first, which is caused by the bergamot in the top note. Very fast, however, nothing more is to be perceived magnificent from this however and cinnamon as well as Muskat use. The fragrance becomes warmer, softer and automatically spicier, which is definitely due to the very present cinnamon note. That resembles the brew for a certain time, which by the way should not be meant contemptuously at all, which can be found in the orange-black hand grenade. But even these parallels are soon no longer to be heard, as sandalwood and vanilla now provide a little more sensuality and sweetness, which somewhat damps the cinnamon spiciness and harmonizes perfectly with it. Spicebomb Extreme is, probably by name, even more radical when it comes to contrasting sweetness with pepper and tobacco.
We can state that Givenchy's fragrance has a great harmony, which is sensually warm and whose sweetness is accompanied by a wonderful spice. This is the fragrance for those for whom Spicebomb Extreme is too extreme, too strong, too proll. It is a fragrance that fits perfectly on the Christmas market, which can also be worn on Christmas Eve, when you are sitting in front of the fireplace, the family is visiting and wrapping themselves in a cuddly sweater. For me it's just a Christmas scent, thanks to cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg. For the autumn or for the winter it is simply inappropriate in my eyes.

But what definitely doesn't fit here are durability and sillage, because here I simply expect more from such a heavy fragrance.
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Bernado77

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Bernado77
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Christmas for Gentlemans.
Very nice autumn or winter scent, well balanced, fresh scent of bergamot and slightly cinnamon with a touch of vanilla, saffron prevents it from appearing too powdery. Certainly not a fragrance that you smell all too often, but also because of its rather average Sillage, which is limited after 20 minutes at the latest only to an arm length distance, and also because of its composition, now no real high-end niche fragrance, where you cry Wow is the unique. Nevertheless I like it and like to wear it in winter, e.g. on the Christmas market, it actually smells like Christmas, like a kind of Christmas for men

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Aithan 8 days ago
I get smoother 1 Million PR opening with Armani Code drydown.
Performance is average.
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AmberScent 12 months ago
As a cinnamon/vanilla/nutmeg/sandal blending, is one of the best available.
You cannot ask for a more spicy, sweet & woody scent than this!+3
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Carlitos01 14 months ago
Alluring oriental sweet and spicy manly fragrance. I like it very much and that seems to be the opinion of several ladies in my office.+4
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