Gentleman is the newest Givenchy perfume that appeared in perfume shops all over the world in 2017. It inherited the name from an old 1974. perfume classic that was later reformulated into the scent of sad, old and worn down skin. So, let’s see how a gentleman ought to smell, according to Givenchy.

At first, Gentleman smelled promising. It reminded me of dear (before the reformulation) La Nuit de l’Homme by YSL, probably because of the spices, cardamom in particular, aromatic herbs and leather. I liked that that leathery note is not like the raw scent of isobutilquinoline despite being a touch stronger and velvety. So, I walked from Sephora to the nearby bookshop, browsed a few interesting books, went for the exit and smelled my wrist again and…

The perfume was all but gone. I tried to think whether I have accidentally washed or whipped my hands in the meantime, but now. That is the magic of Gentleman. It sounds silly but it works. Not like the magic of Molecule 01, now you see it (smell it), now you don’t. No, the perfume disappeared and never returned. Without saying goodbye. How very ungentlemanly of it.

If Givenchy Gentleman were a movie character, it would fit perfectly in the role of a charming supporting actor in a teenage horror who gets killed after half an hour just to scare the main cast. That is how I see this perfume, as a side actor who is there just for the sake of other brands, so you wouldn’t feel the lack of this horrible trend of hyperproduction of bad perfumes covered with good marketing campaigns. It’s such a pity because if it was properly executed, this perfume would find its buyers among those who loved old La Nuit de l’Homme. Like this, it’s not even worthy of a discount price in a free shop. Instead of Gentleman, choose YSL La Nuit de l’Homme. Even though it has been reformulated, it is far better than this one. If you want to stay within Givenchy brand and need a perfume for winter than Givenchy Pi is what you need.

[Fragrance notes] top notes: pear, cardamom, pineapple; middle notes: lavender, iris, geranium; base notes: patchouli, vanilla, leather.

[Fragrance group] woody aromatic. The advertisement for this perfume can be seen on Givenchy beauty YT channel. If you want to read a review about one of the best perfumes ever from this group and find out what celebrity loves it, you can do so HERE.

Perfume creators: Olivier Cresp and Nathalie Lorson.

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