Let me explain.
Monsieur smelled of citrus - front and centre.
But, with aromatics and powder, it had more oomph than a citrus cologne. And as it developed it got more like a powdery fougère.
What swings it for me is the brightness my mini still has, which makes it feel like a fat citrus cologne, the sort of thing I call Cologne de Toilette; a sub-genre that I believe was invented by that Napoleon of Perfume, François Coty.
Patchouli suited and booted
Last time I looked, Givenchy had six Gentleman's in their line up, and that's not counting the Gentlemen. Right now, I'm gonna ignore all those Johnny Come Lately's and deal with the main man. Gentleman (1974) is a woody aromatic with...