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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Main accords

Spicy
Sweet
Woody
Oriental
Gourmand

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
BergamotBergamot
Heart Notes Heart Notes
CinnamonCinnamon NutmegNutmeg SaffronSaffron
Base Notes Base Notes
VanillaVanilla SandalwoodSandalwood

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7.8221 Ratings
Longevity
7.4191 Ratings
Sillage
7.1190 Ratings
Bottle
7.6214 Ratings
Value for money
7.457 Ratings
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 28.12.2023.

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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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DerDefcon

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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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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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KimJong

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Less seductive, less refinedness, but much more versatile
As others have already mentioned, this piece is one of the Spicebomb types and features vivid and distinctive cinnamon. I'd like to add just how Gentlemen Only Absolute differs from competitors like Spicebomb, Bvlgari MIB, L'Occitane Eau des Baux, and etc.

1. Not really boozy. So there is no impression of profligate or free-spiritedness. It is not as seductive or alluring as it is.

2. Not ostentatious. Once this scent itself is not very noticeable, and its performance is also. The longevity is sufficient, but the projection can only be recognized from a really close distance.

3. There is something like a vanilla-based creamy soapy water, and there is a coldness in the middle that almost feels metallic. Maybe Spicy Nutmeg. I really like this part. However, this soapy water is slightly old school, thus adding a mature vibe to the scent. I think GOA is too mature for people under 30.

4. And because of the above three factors, GOA is maybe suitable for day-time offices. But is it really a good scent in the office? Not certain. And also it's a bit modest to wear at clubs or social gatherings. In my opinion, it can be worn anywhere, but not the best anywhere.

5. Anyway it should be said that it has much greater general purpose compared to Spicebomb. It is okay to wear it now, which is mid-April, not winter. And it's a pretty good choice for Cinnamon fans who will always want to wear this kind of scent.

6. There's a shortcoming of course. Ambiguous rather than shortcoming. A sweet element that can never be said to be few. This sweet part is not very elaborate. I read some comments comparing GOA to 1 Million, and I don't agree with that, but I can fully understand that the assessment comes out anyway. This means that the sweetness of GOA is considered an ordinary cliché.

7. GOA's sweet type is yummy vanilla which reminds us of Givenchy Pi in part, with a soft and dark smoky flavor like a baked marshmallow. And I don't know why, but I sense some coffee. It may be a good factor for dark vanilla fans, but it gives me a younger impression too much.

8. So here's my conclusion: The use of scents and the age range of the main target of it are not clear. It is well-made enough, but it is a little old fashion for young people to wear, and it is too flat a sweet taste for mature adults to wear. At night time, GOA is certainly inferior to Herod, Mancera Red Tobacco, Spicebomb or so. It can only be a better choice than them in the office, but there are already many other good perfumes for the office. If you already have a few bottles of perfume, maybe there's almost no reason to include it in your collection.

9. Nevertheless I bought this, because I really love the scent of Spicebomb type. Despite being really fond of it, it is often difficult to wear this type of perfume. For example, I won't be able to wear them during light tea time or confession time (although it's been so long since I've been to the church, anyway). But GOA can share more of my daily lives than them, except for funerals.
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JbN285BgN

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Winter beast
This is a Gorgeous Fragrance, Elegant, Classy, Spicy, Refined and Warm. Unfortunately, It is hard to find and discontinued. Givenchy Gentleman Only Absolute along with Spicebomb and Bvlgari Man In Black are Suitable for the Cold Weather. All of them have a unique spicy Composition and Well-blended. It opens up with slightly sweet fresh spicy and spices notes in the background then dry down is creamy vanilla woody. This scent has High Quality in the dry down. The Cinnamon and The Vanilla notes are dominant in this perfume. I Really enjoy it and I'm so happy that I have it in my collection . Longevity is good.
I have some availability,hit me up if interested.
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RobbieXRobbieX 1 year ago
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A juice similar to Joop Parfum then Spicebomb - this is smokier. It's really smooth and lovely
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Dan81Dan81 4 years ago
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Very gentleman-ly! Structured as a classic fragrance, but cinnamon and vanilla gives it a sexy edge. Still not sure if too sexy for office
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