Gentleman Givenchy 2018 Eau de Parfum

Gentleman Givenchy (Eau de Parfum) by Givenchy
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Ranked 59 in Men's Perfume
8.1 / 10 1231 Ratings
Gentleman Givenchy (Eau de Parfum) is a popular 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. Pronunciation
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Powdery
Sweet
Spicy
Creamy
Woody

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
Black pepperBlack pepper LavenderLavender
Heart Notes Heart Notes
Tolu balmTolu balm Iris pallidaIris pallida
Base Notes Base Notes
VanillaVanilla PatchouliPatchouli

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8.11231 Ratings
Longevity
8.11155 Ratings
Sillage
7.61148 Ratings
Bottle
7.91154 Ratings
Value for money
8.0775 Ratings
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 26.02.2024.
Interesting Facts
The face of the advertising campaign is British actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

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Nasenbär18

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Nasenbär18
Nasenbär18
Top Review 18  
New winter favourite
I have to admit that at first I was a bit reluctant because freshly sprayed Givenchy Gentleman smells very spicy and tart. A scent I don't like at all.
I am glad that the fragrance is taking a very good course.
Because after about 10 minutes this strong peppery scent fades away and a sweetish powdery iris and a balsamic patchoulin note remains. Later, the tender vanilla also becomes present and rounds off this elegantly pleasant fragrance composition.
Gentleman may be compared to other fragrances like Valentino Uomo Intense or Dior Homme Intense, but I find this one a little more subtle and sophisticated than the two mentioned.
I would even say it has something of Prada L'Homme, only this one is a bit more complex.
Gentleman smells much better to me on clothes than on skin, because the flowery soapy component is reinforced so that you go through the day with a clean feeling.
By the way you don't have to wear a suit to wear this fragrance, it is enough to be dressed a little casually. Gentleman's adapting pretty well.
For me a new favourite for the cold season and something different than those overly spicy winter scents
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DonJuanDeCat

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DonJuanDeCat
DonJuanDeCat
Very helpful Review 19  
A gentleman does not (usually) think of dirty things!
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 smell:
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! 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.

Conclusion:
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 :)
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FabianO

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FabianO
FabianO
Helpful Review 18  
Gourmand patchouli-vanilla-cuddly gentleman, little innovative, but solid craftsmanship
I grew up with the 1974 original scent, which has absolutely nothing in common with this one except the name. The old one a somewhat rough, herbal, leathery patchouli whip with testicles, big as tennis balls, this newcomer rather Mister Kuschel-Bieber.

I perceive me among all the stuck together appearances of the last decade somewhere in the quality range "mediocre". Benchmarks for good gourmands are still for me things like "L'Instant Guerlain EdP" or "Dior Homme", which I would attest a remarkable innovation, an absolute balance and a timeless elegance.

After that, there was simply too much jumping on already rolling trains and pacing after them. Why the old "gentleman" is not simply renewed in the green patchouli sense without attacking the core character is a mystery to me; half the world of fragrances is already gourmand.

But well, it is solidly successful here, patchouli is a bit smoky-caramel, balsamic, but on the whole, due to the vanilla, also a bit rich in the basic sweetness. On the whole, however, it is relatively well-balanced, harmonious, and with a careful dosage also cuddly in the best winter sense. For me absolutely not a candidate to buy, but made decently by hand.
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HenrikBlau

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HenrikBlau
Top Review 17  
Burnt almonds or the late effects of a catholic childhood
Whenever I passed by the turquoise shop in the city centre in the last weeks I went in and scented both wrists with autumn and winter water. This gentleman also fell into my hands. He made a very sympathetic first impression, so I got a bottling and tried it a few days with him. Here the result.

Flacon
I'm just a bottler, that's why I'm not rated. In the turquoise shop, the bottle made a valuable impression, especially the rather generously proportioning and very rich sounding spray head. The thick heavy bottom and the opaque black glass make it difficult to estimate the fill level
Durability and Sillage
With three sprayers on the neck and nape of the neck, the sillage is neat to powerful after application. Especially in warm surroundings (i.e. indoors) the scent projects long and strongly before it recedes into the close range (but not skin-tight) after 2-3 hours. The durability is very strong. Over 24 hours after spraying on I can still perceive iris, vanilla, balsam, smoke and patch at close range.

Fragrance or fragrance progression
The top note directly inspires me with a lively lavender note, which immediately recedes after a short but strong solo appearance and harmonizes wonderfully softly with dry powdery iris, fresh pepper and a light vanilla sweetness. Soon lavender and pepper weaken somewhat and are replaced by strong smoky-balsamic notes, which dominate the fragrance over the next few hours. This is accompanied by a clear, yet playful-light, almost icing sugar-like, vanilla sweetness. Unfortunately, these two "scents" are a bit too suddenly next to each other for my taste, instead of forming a round whole. This gentleman has corners and edges. Not least due to the appearance of a very distinguished patchouli, the fragrance now becomes increasingly softer, darker, drier and sweeter. Occasionally I think I can still detect remnants of pepper.

Conclusion
In comparison to related iris scents (I only know Valentino Uomo Intense), the incense-powdery-sweet gentleman doesn't look makeup-y or loud and exhilarated to me, but rather noble and serene. Very good-looking, but not directly sexy. A roughneck in a tuxedo.
A little joke at the end:
Those who are looking for a good, very close gourman should in any case apply Givenchy Gentleman edp very generously and then wait 24-36 hours. Remains of powdery iris and smoky-sweet vanilla/benzoin notes then create a first-class chord of still warm, freshly roasted almonds!
Personally, I have a very poor perception of incense and similar notes in perfumes, or rather fade them out very quickly (possibly late effects of a Catholic childhood). Therefore I have enlisted the help of my partner for this comment. After a short time, I am able to enjoy the powdery-sugary roasted almonds :P I want to apply more and more of them. Meanwhile, my partner's eyes are already watering from all the incense or Tolu balsam. A dangerous scent! br />
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Mdrvc
Top Review 19  
Sweet Powder Part 1 of 4: Gentleman Givenchy
It started with me, as probably with many others, with Dior Homme Intense. Around 2011, I discovered him, just started my design studies, and was able to get really enthusiastic about him because of his unusual, almost creative fragrance nuances. Sweet powder with lipstick became one of my favorite DNAs and I actually own many of the scents that some received as interchangeable: Dior Homme Intense, Prada L'Homme Intense, Valentino Uomo Intense, to name the most famous. And this one too.

Almost 8 years after the big bang DHI I get in touch with Gentleman Givenchy for the first time. At the airport on the way to the south, I take the great bottle in my hand, spray it on my wrist without knowing what kind of scent it was, but then knew immediately that I must have it. And although it went to the south, the scent didn't really fit, I packed it. It begins a little spicy at first, the powder needs a few seconds to join it. As soon as the fragrance has settled, a cloud of powdery-sweet elegance surrounds you. Yes, of course there are intersections to DHI here, even very strong ones. While the Dior colleague is a bit more fruity, sometimes even slightly citric, the Givenchy is darker and more mystical. Over time, creamy, slightly balsamic notes are added, the vanilla balances the patchouli well, the iris provides permanent powder, which is why you are always in a triangle of powder, sweetness and darkness. The shelf life and Sillage are good to very good.

Now one could still discuss how the fragrance is to be used. Today I know that DHI was actually used "wrong" by me at that time. To the morning lecture in the lecture hall in T-shirt and jeans and in May - that doesn't really fit. Like the DHI, the gentleman Givenchy has a noble aura that makes him perfect for special occasions, perhaps in a suit. In my opinion, these kinds of fragrances do not necessarily need this. I personally like to wear the darker powder with my T-shirt and leather jacket. Or if I feel like it.

Does a gentleman Givenchy still need to be in the collection if you already have another powder scent? No, unless you're, like me, a fan of this scent DNA. All four are different, even if only in nuances, and have their raison d'être:

Dior Homme Intense - the lipstick
Prada L'Homme Intense - the sweetest
Valentino Uomo Intense - the calmest
Givenchy Gentleman Givenchy - the darkest

I'm glad to have all four.

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BertolucciKBertolucciK 4 years ago
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A bit powdery, lipsticky, balsamic and spicy. A warm and dark scent beautifully blended. For distinguished gentlemen.
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ElysiumElysium 1 year ago
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I can experience a transition between the spicy, dusty and balsamic phases. Far from being too sweet, it appears spicier and more powdery.
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EmorandeiraEmorandeira 5 years ago
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One of the most underrated perfumes in the last years. Close to Dior homme but more creamy-balsamic-spicy instead of floral-woody-powdery
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Jazzy76Jazzy76 5 years ago
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As black as its bottle: peppery and balsamic with a good sillage. A magnetic scent !I love it
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AlishereAlishere 10 months ago
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Very sexy not like dior homme 2007 who is too much soapy feminine
No this's fantastic iris vanilla perfume
very good performance
Absolutely recommend
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