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Givenchy Gentleman Eau de Toilette

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Brand: Givenchy / Type: Fragrance / Concentration: Eau de Toilette / Gender: for men

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      01.11.2010 11:54
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      long lasting fragrance for men

      Givenchy make a lot of fragrances and one I like is the givenchy gentleman eau de toilette. I can wear this day time or night time and its an aroma that always gets a good reaction from others.

      The aroma this gives off is great, its very strong and positive and is a masculine smell that lasts all day. I don't need to spray much of this to smell great as it is highly concentrated.

      You can buy the aftershave as well but the eau de toilette lasts much better and gives a longer wear time for me. I can just use one spray each side of my neck and then let the givenchy do the rest.


      When I get this it comes in a black, silver and grey box now, not the black and white it used to have. I think the box is very smart it looks well made and protects the after shave very well. You can see the givenchy logo all over the box as part of the design.

      The bottle is plain but looks great. The givenchy label is shown and adds class to the bottle. It is heavy and feels well made in your hand. The spray top is easy to use and I only use one squirt each side of my neck when I use it.

      This is a very spicy and warm aroma for men. It has leather and spices and gives a very confident feel when I wear it. Its great on colder days as the spices make me feel warmer but on hot nights the aroma is long lasting and intense.


      I can detect cinnamon and spices in this when I wear it. The cinnamon has been mixed with citrus and gives this its amazing smell. It is a bit sharp when first on my skin but gets smoother when the musk and patchoulli kick in after a while. They really make the aroma last.

      I have a 50ml sized bottle of this and it has been with me for over a year and still smells great. I know this can be about £22 for this much but I think thats ok as this is a good fragrance for a man.

      I would recommend this as it lasts a long time it is a great smell and always gets plenty of attention when I wear it.

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      29.10.2010 10:32
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      Not for the faint-hearted

      And for my next perfume review, I move along the bathroom shelf and find my least favourite - Gentleman by Givenchy; the bottle is still nearly full and although I am too mean to throw it out, I have a feeling that the pong has got worse with age.

      For anyone who likes to go around smelling like fly spray, then this would make an excellent choice. It has a really strong unpleasant smell and offers the added disincentive of looking like a bottle of wee! It comes in a boring and uninspiring plain glass bottle and dates originally from the mid-seventies.

      I sometimes wear it in public places as it stops me being mobbed by nubile young women but other than that, it's all I can do to find any occasions when I really want to wear it. In fact, now that I think about it, I might as well just throw it out or give it to somebody I don't like.

      I've just had a whiff and it smells a bit like dandelions - do you remember as a kid mashing up flowers in a jam jar to make perfume? - well, it's like that, but without any rose petals. The smell is very strong, bordering on objectionable, but if I'm to make any concession, it does mellow and soften after a while and even though I don't like the smell, nobody has said that they find it obnoxious and I have not been conscious of having been given a particularly wide berth when out and about.

      I don't mean to be disrespectful to the manufacturers who do produce some good fragrnces so I'll just pretend that it's gone off a bit through having had it for ages and finish this review by saying that it is something of an acquired taste... but you had best not drink it!

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        11.06.2010 16:07
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        So good it could get you into trouble!

        What can a gentlemans after shave lotion or eau de toilette, that was created way back in 1974 offer to todays young hunk?

        After all its old school style is not perhaps in keeping with the modern and somewhat androgynous scents created and marketed today. In 1974 the smart young men of the time would have been more than pleased with the creation made by Hubert de Givenchy. But do you know I still think this classic fragrance is one that can be worn with great aplomb by the young lads and older fellas of today.

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        The bottle is still the same as in the photo above, plain and understated in shape with a sleek stylish silver wrap around label telling you this is not just any mens fragrance, its a deep hearted Givenchy Fragrance. The box is now in moody black with a subtle sheen and has the distinctive Givenchy logo at its centre set in silver foil effect.

        You can buy the after shave lotion 'splash' bottle for between £19.99 and £33 depending on where you buy and that gets you 100mls of product. By splash bottle, I mean you splash it on all over like Henry Cooper in the Brut ads as it does not have a spray on applicator. The EDT spray can be bought for a little more, its much longer lasting on the skin too and for between £25 to £35 you get a 50ml bottle.

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        My OH has been wearing this on and off for longer than I can remember and swears by it too. My nose has become quite partial to a whiff of this and when I tell you the EDT should linger on the skin for the best part of the day I speak from experience. It mellows over time too and becomes much more subtle the longer its on the skin.

        Its fragrance is rather unique to my mind, as I can't think of anything to compare this to but think classy, powerful and masculine with a seductive warmth and you are along the right lines.

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        The fragrance would be classed as a woody aromatic one. The base notes, in other words the fragrance heavies that hold the fragrance together are of russian leather and civet and these are backed up by musky patchouli, vetiver and pungent sandalwood.

        Tarragon, cinnamon, and bergamot give the signature tangy top notes (the bits you can't put your finger on but which heighten the senses) which makes this very different from many other mens products.

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        Givenchy say that this an 'aromatic fragrance for the man of action who wants to experience all the excitement life has to offer'. So all you powerful seductively masculine men who are fed up with androgynous scents might want to give this a try. 5 stars Givenchy, 5 stars!

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    • Product Details

      Launched in 1974, Gentlemen is woody aromatic fragrance with an unashamedly strong masculine identity. It combines the strength of character of tarragon and cinnamon, the masculinity of vetiver and patchouli and the nobility of civet and Russian leather. An original and assertive fragrance.