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GFT (2001)
by Geo F Trumper


GFT information

Year of Launch2001
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 112 votes)

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About GFT

GFT is a masculine fragrance by Geo F Trumper. The scent was launched in 2001

GFT fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of GFT

I have a few of the Trumper samples left over and so can talk to some of them now I've started to write reviews. GFT is from a bunch of colognes that differ only slightly, and which it is hard to tell apart in many respects.

GFT opens with some bright citrus that skirts but never fully succumbs to the furniture polish effect. It then pulls off the trick, also seen in l'Instant de Guerlain, of providing the illusion of citrus-with-endurance by bolting it on to heart notes in a seamless fashion. Where l'Instant uses jasmine to follow the citrus, GFT takes up tarragon, leading to a slight illusion of French cooking.

And really - that's about it, other than a hint at some musk in the base. It's a cologne, so lack of performance can be understood. I feel a little wistful, though, that this isn't at EDT strength to allow the listed base notes to come through at the end. It could have been a contender... as it is, it's just pleasant, and a well done refreshing scent best reserved for hotter weather.
01st November, 2016
jumpfrog Show all reviews
United Kingdom
This is a fantastically well rounded summer evening fragrance. Simply put, it opens with fresh lemon similar to that of AdP Colonia Essenza. But IMO its better! AdP may have longer legs, but this is much cheaper. It doesn't last long and 6 sprays won't go far. A little musk towards the end, but then by this point it is so weak its hardly noticeable. Recommended.
23rd November, 2015
I'm on my third bottle of this wonderful cologne and only now am I starting to tire a little. For me this is one of the very best chypre's in the current market. It's affordable , has amazing longivity and oozes class. Lemon and bergamot in the opening that seems to last forever, for a citrus that is a rare thing and can only be achieved through luck or intelligent blending. The cedar and musk add a soapy sophistication to the dry down and the fragrance remain's fairly linear for hours.
28th October, 2014 (last edited: 20th September, 2017)
Sorry to be a spoil-sport, but GFT hasn't really won me over. There's that trick of candy-sweet lemon leading into verbena that a lot of the Trumpers seem to use. GFT is pretty much based on that, with some juicy orange on top instead of the old-fashioned bergamot that they usually use, so GFT feels much more modern than most of the line. I don't think I would have recognized the tarragon without the other reviews - it's more of a subtle supporting smell. Really, it's mostly just that sweet lemon candy smell (too sweet for my tastes) leading to the verbena.

I love a good citrus eau, but they have intriguing floral hearts and woody supporting notes. GFT just smells lemony and sweet. Meh.
24th March, 2013
What a delightful pick-me-up! To my tastes, this, along with Balle de Match, is pretty much the pinnacle of men's semi-sweet citrus fragrances. It begins as grassy lemon, somehow capturing the brightness but not the sourness of the peel, with just enough soapiness from the blossoms thrown in to mellow it out. In a sense, it's lemon dishsoap, but only in the most delicate, ephemeral way, with just a hint of that sharp soap fizziness that irritates my nose when overdone. It also has a bit of the creamy headiness that I recently found in Creed's Royal Water, but it actually backs it up with something! As it fades, it manages to keep the ratio of tart lemon rind, sweet fruit, and soapy blossoms surprisingly constant, and slowly introduces woodier basenotes. It does venture closer to the brassy, golden metallic aura of Colonia Intensa or Lalique White, but like Burberry Original, GFT stops short of crossing over into that zone; I might call it an "organic" alternative to CI or LW. What's probably the most unusual here is that the stuff has superhuman longevity for a citrus fragrance. Even at the end of the day, I can still smell the quiet, soapy-citrus base, as almost a "clean linen" or "white musk" type of scent, but again in only the most natural, unforced sense, and with sweet lemon juice persisting hours beyond the point where you'd normally expect it to disappear. One of the best in its class.
01st October, 2011
One of the best citrus based scents period. Opens with a nice lemon and citrus accord that actually stays present throughout, though fades a little as expected. With the heart comes the herbal notes based mainly on tarragon with the citrus ever present. Slight woodsy notes show up towards the end. Longevity on this one is excellent and this is hands down one of the best citrus fragrances in a crowded field.
24th September, 2011

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