I've been cold-shouldering Pi of Givenchy for years. He's been in the perfumeries for almost 20 years now and Givenchy have been producing some very nice fragrances which are also in my possession.
He has not been advertised extensively for a long time and in the shops he is now a little further down and is no longer immediately noticeable.
I'm not averse to the scent either. And with Pi, the "dessert aspect" doesn't come to the fore as much as with some other gourmand fragrances. Pi is a rather soft and quiet fragrance with a delicious marzipan note.
Now Pi found his way to me about 4 years ago and since then I like to wear him especially in the colder season. I think he needs temperatures below +10 degrees to really come into his own. There's something warming and flattering about him
I myself always feel a little more comfortable in the cooler season than in summer. This is not to say that I start swearing when the thermometer reads 30 degrees or more. I then only screw in my activities.
But now I am more in my element again and here in the north there have been one or two autumn storms.
So it's time to push the summer citrus fresheners, aquatics and greens further back and bring out the woods, orientals and sweet beaks.
In my opinion Pi is very well balanced, aromatic and green notes, which are not defined in more detail, open the fragrance, together with some herbs, which are also not too clear to smell. I only perceive citrus very weakly.
The heart note seems to mix with the base immediately, because after a short time Pi sets itself something and the marzipan note comes out quite clearly. For me, this is an enriched marzipan, with vanilla, some sugar and floral notes, but everything is very fine and unobtrusive.
Some wood I think I still perceive distant.
However, the fragrance as a whole does not go through too remarkable a course, the ingredients are beautifully coordinated and complement each other very well. One is almost tempted to nibble on oneself because the marzipan note is so delicious ;-D
This unobtrusiveness makes Pi a pleasant everyday companion, as he does not slay the surroundings with sweeping scent clouds.
The bottle is a beautiful eye-catcher. I find the idea with the bracket over the spray head quite successful.
The bottle still lies well in the hand at the 100ml size and the sprayer is also worked very well
But unfortunately there is also a big shortcoming regarding durability and projection.
Unfortunately, Pi is very dimmed there. Since I only know the current version, I cannot compare it with the original version. But it should have been much more persevering and stronger. I've already read this here several times in comments and statements.
One could almost claim that the shelf life does not exceed the period corresponding to the number Pi, and that one is no longer perceived within a radius of 3.141...m.
Unfortunately I can confirm that, I sprayed Pi this morning around 9:00 and hardly noticed anything after 12:00. On the skin not at all, on the clothes still a little.
This is very unfortunate, as the price-performance ratio is not exactly in a good light. Because overly cheap Pi is not actually.
At the same time I bought the Pi Extreme a little later, which is very similar to the original Pi, but holds better. The description fits almost 1:1 also to the.
I don't know if I'll buy Pi again when the 100 ml bottle is empty. For now I like it well, but the meagre durability rather speaks against it. For fans of this fragrance I can basically recommend it, but you should be ready to spray it quite quickly.