Gentleman Givenchy Réserve Privée 2022

Gentleman Givenchy Réserve Privée by Givenchy
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Ranked 63 in Men's Perfume
8.3 / 10 986 Ratings
Gentleman Givenchy Réserve Privée is a popular perfume by Givenchy for men and was released in 2022. The scent is sweet-spicy. It is being marketed by LVMH. Pronunciation
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Main accords

Sweet
Spicy
Powdery
Woody
Creamy

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
Scotch whisky absolute Italian bergamotItalian bergamot
Heart Notes Heart Notes
ChestnutChestnut Italian iris concreteItalian iris concrete Chinese iris Benzoin SiamBenzoin Siam
Base Notes Base Notes
Indonesian patchouliIndonesian patchouli Virginia cedarVirginia cedar Haitian vetiverHaitian vetiver

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8.3986 Ratings
Longevity
7.9898 Ratings
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7.6897 Ratings
Bottle
8.1902 Ratings
Value for money
7.9853 Ratings
Submitted by Franfan20, last update on 01.03.2024.

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Razvanyke

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Razvanyke
Razvanyke
Very helpful Review 6  
Great release for DHP fans
I am lucky enough to be able to enjoy this perfume quite fast after its release and I can say that I smiling and keep sniffing my wrist all the time since I sprayed it this morning.

It starts very pleasant and familiar, with iris, bergamot and a slight boozy note .. the familiarity comes from the Florentine Iris present in DHP, which has a similar opening. This is for my nose almost identical with DIOR Homme Intense 2017, pre-reformulation version .. less powerful of course, but as intense and beautiful.

The chestnut and the benzoin, are shy and hide behind the multiple Iris notes but keep the character of the perfume quite romantic and classy. I do not smell any vetiver but there is a beautiful high quality cedar note in the dry down, making it even more classier if that can be possible.

After about 20-30 min it becomes a very addictive smell (if you like LVMH Iris scents) which reminds me very much of DHP without the stinky leather, which to be honest it´s a total no go for me.

This is far from a "new" release, but very close to DIOR Homme I/P pre-Reformulation scent DNA. As we know, Givenchy and DIOR are both part of LVMH so for me this is a very smart move from them .. to take over the perfume world with DHP as the Original bad boy, and create a well behaved brother called Réserve Privée and make it a Givenchy.

For the price, quality and smell .. this is a 9/10 creation. 1 point goes off because it is a copy paste DHP without the leather.
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JackHunter33

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JackHunter33
JackHunter33
Very helpful Review 5  
Iris And Whisky Maketh The Gentlemen
Now this smells very nice indeed with the fresh iris in the opening that soon has chocolate facets. The whisky adds a nice subtle dimension to the scent and pairs well with the chocolate tinged Iris.

As time moves forward the scent becomes woody and nutty from the chestnut. Here it begins to get sweeter and powdery with what smells like a hint of caramel melded with the woods.

I get several hour longevity on the skin and very average projection. Within arms length for the first hour dropping to within half a arms length after. It is a scent that stays close to you.

All in all a delight!
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Samir0804

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Samir0804
Samir0804
Helpful Review 5  
Style in a bottle
I thought about it for a long time. Should I really buy it? Do I really like it that much? Isn't it too sweet for me? And so I sniffed this fragrance again and again, pondered and then ultimately left it on the shelf. Until that one fateful Black Friday. It's the year 2023 and, like every year, I see lots of messages about various offers two days before "Black Friday". My inner anti-capitalist just wrinkles his nose. "I'm not going to take part" I say to myself. Long story short: I bought it after all. On Black Friday. At full price. And I couldn't be happier about this decision. After this far too long intro, here's a brief summary of why I'm so happy with this fragrance.

Flacon:

The bottle is nice and heavy, slightly rounded as with every fragrance in the Gentleman range and fits well in the hand. I really love the color gradient of the glass from black to brown to transparent. For me, this color gradient makes it by far the most beautiful bottle in the whole range.

Fragrance:
The fragrance starts with a very present whisky note, which actually reminds me of a nice glass on the couch in the evening. Despite the strong sweetness, the fragrance never becomes unpleasant or pungent, which for me is also due to the beautiful iris and chestnut. Both blend in very well and make the fragrance incredibly soft. In the drydown, it then loses some of its sweetness and becomes woodier without changing its basic orientation significantly. You could say the fragrance is linear. This is perhaps true in comparison to other fragrances, but this simplicity is incredibly fitting here in particular. It seems reduced to the essentials, calm, elegant, serene without the urge to really stand out.

Sillage:

Striking is a good keyword. Because if you want to stand out, you can stop reading at this point and look for an alternative. Or keep reading and simply spray a little more. Joking aside, Réserve Privee really doesn't have a brute sillage. However, like its aforementioned simplicity, this is what makes it what it is: an incredibly sophisticated fragrance that you don't wear if you want to stand out, but rather if you know how to make your fragrance blend in perfectly with the rest of your appearance. If this fragrance were a person, it would be much more Ben Bernschneider than Andrew Tate and since I like the former much more than the latter, I can make this comparison with a clear conscience.

Durability:

The shelf life of the Gentleman is probably the only point where I really have something to complain about. And even that is complaining at a high level. The fragrance lasts a reasonably long time, but I would still like a fragrance with this rather inconspicuous sillage to last a little longer, because after about 6-8 hours you can really only smell it very subtly. In my opinion, this also distinguishes it from similarly designed fragrances such as Dior Homme Intense (2011). While the latter can still be clearly smelled after 8-10 hours, the Gentleman is more or less just a nice memory at this point. It's not tragic, but that's also part of the truth.

Price:
I don't need to say much about the price. For 50-60€, this is pretty much the finest fragrance you can imagine, so the price/performance ratio is almost unbeatable.

Conclusion/overall impression:

The fragrance does a hell of a lot right. If you are looking for an alternative to Dior Homme Intense (2011) with a nice alcohol note, you should definitely take a closer look at this one. For me, it is still a perfect fragrance for fall and milder winter days. Cozy, relaxed and yet classy. What a beautiful creation!
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TonkaTommy

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TonkaTommy
TonkaTommy
Helpful Review 7  
Well. Here it is.
This fragrance. It's everything. Beautiful, sexy, dark, alluring, one would even say unisex (makeup purse vibe, maybe more swanky leather vibe from the iris) but don't let that deter you. This stuff is the best scent I've smelled in years. When you wear this, men will be jealous of you. Women will just make a face like you owe them something THEY NEED. This stuff is ALLURING, for sure. You want to make someone look your way? Look no further...
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Nick99

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Autumn in a bottle
Although I have now been moving for some time in the perfume community and already heard many tips and could gather experience on the subject, I let myself get carried away here to a blind buy. Fortunately, however, this was worth it.

Touted on many channels as the ultimate fall fragrance, the fragrance caught my eye during a visit to a perfumery. Actually, I was determined to buy another fragrance. After this but on the day was not available, is the Gentlemen, influenced by the positive reports, after a short test on the fragrance strip bought.

Enough preliminary skirmish, we come to the most important. How does the fragrance actually smell?
In the opening, the fragrance starts with beautiful, warm notes. I find despite the listed bergamot you can not really perceive citric notes. We have here a beautiful iris, which unfolds together with a chestnut note and underpinned by an alcoholic, Boozy note.
The chestnut I find very interesting and find that it fits well in the fragrance DNA.
The fragrance is rounded off with vetiver and patchouli.

The shelf life is with me at a good 6-7 hrs.
The sillage has enough power that your counterpart perceives the fragrance. But I do not find that it is too strong or almost already slaying.

The best time to wear the fragrance I see in the coming, cold season.
Here he can score with his warm notes.
The best occasions for the Réserve Privée are dates or evenings with friends in a relaxed atmosphere.
In the office, the fragrance will certainly not tick off negatively, but I find for this there are better alternatives.

The rather dark design of the bottle fits well with the fragrance. Otherwise, the bottle is kept relatively simple. In gold lettering, the name and the Givenchy logo are held.

Price-wise, the fragrance is currently about 55€ for 60ml, which I think is absolutely reasonable.

My conclusion:
The many recommendations to this fragrance I can well understand. The combination of iris, chestnut and the whiskey note fits really well together. Just the whiskey lifts him again from other fragrances that also work with iris notes, I find.
A test he is worth in any case and maybe he pulls even in one or the other collection.
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RazvanykeRazvanyke 2 years ago
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A great mix of Iris, Cedar and Benzoin. Like DHP but without the stinky leather. It is classy, boozy and will go great for office or dates.
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Topfpflanze3Topfpflanze3 2 years ago
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Close to the OG but with a nutty chocolate smell which perfects the DNA in my opinion. I would say it goes more in the Valentino direction
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PerfumeaholKPerfumeaholK 2 years ago
So close to the older 75ml DHP bottles, I could not believe it. Evolves into Gentelman with soft boozy vanillin base, really good. Price ok
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InbnkInbnk 2 years ago
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Reserve Privee is like EDP version plus sweety boozy in Armani Stronger With You Absolutely. Nice sweet warm and addictive.
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Herkules762Herkules762 2 years ago
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Born from the marriage of Givenchy Gentleman EDP and Dior Homme Parfum. Good but overhyped.
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