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Givenchy pour Homme (2002)
by Givenchy


Givenchy pour Homme information

Year of Launch2002
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 322 votes)

People and companies

PerfumerAlberto Morillas
PerfumerElias Ermenedis
PackagingPablo Reinoso
Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

About Givenchy pour Homme

A new signature by Givenchy. The scent is woody and fresh with green herbs, balms and spices. The bottle was created by sculptist, Pablo Reinoso.
Confusingly, the fragrance is advertised with the tagline: "The Gentleman is back"...

Givenchy pour Homme fragrance notes

Reviews of Givenchy pour Homme

Between this and GpH Blue Label, Blue won out every time.

Fragrance note listings according to another weblog:
[Top] - coriander, mandarin orange, bergamot, violet
[Heart] - vetiver, lavender
[Base] - labdanum, cedar
(the "lush fruits" and "exotic spices" labels don't help)

Compared to Blue Label, GpH is fresher, sweeter, closer to the skin, more powdery and more floral. I never felt "complete" wearing it, like I wanted more from what was already there. It comes close to smelling like Bleu de Chanel EdP, but not as quirky and complex.

Givenchy pour Homme is unexciting, average, and pales IMO in comparison to the more masculine and compliment-garnering Blue Label.
24th August, 2018
This is yet another sub par designer release, and hard to believe it's from Givenchy unless one doesn't know it. It is very chemical-synthetic and alcoholic in the opening, and settles down after a couple of minutes. I can't find any citrus (was it the alcohol?), but detect violet and warm spices, a hint of cardamom; there are some fruity notes, nothing much in the form of florals, and some woody notes; the spices and the woods combine to provide a leathery-amber accord after about an hour, which is its best phase to me. Soon thereafter the volume decreases, and it fades into soft sheer woods with a touch of warmth and sweetness.

The implied style is that of a fresh oriental; however, I find it to be more fruity-woody with a definite leather aspect. The spices are toned down; in fact, Mugler's Cuir Impertinent, though released years later and twice as expensive, comes across as a greatly improved exploration of the same idea. In fact, I even find some vague similarities with Tuscan Leather.

Definitely one to be avoided.

06th May, 2018
bFlay Show all reviews
United States
GIVENCHY POUR HOMME...pleasant, inoffensive, pedestrian, quirky, sweet, winsome-over-time...this fragrance causes the same emotional arc that someone else's puppy does. It's cute and novel for a while, then you are glad to go home after enjoying it for a while. Great daytime, anywhere fragrance...very light fruits and green woods opening that dissipates within the hour to a very lighter still masculine floral and vetiver accord that wears very close to skin. This is meek and mild...could be desirable in certain circumstances.
10th July, 2016
This was one of my fragrances in my early twenties.. At the time it fitted in well with lots of other generic fragrances in its release almost stood out a bit with its fruitier vibe.. Nice bottle also at the time but all this was way back then and unfortunately the world has moved on and givenchy pour homme hasn't.. I can't give this a thumbs down as it's been a positive part of my life but the evolution of scent has completely left this fragrance obsolete.
14th June, 2016
Boring bland scent that doesn't work for me. It is what it is... A nondescript scent that is available for a decent price but I no longer have any interest in. It does last for about 6 hours on me with a little projection over 2 hours on my skin with 2 or 3 sprays. Good for casual wear or the office.
02nd June, 2016
A really good smell, kind of like Dunhill Desire a bit. Sort of medicinal & sexy, but also lacks projection, prompting heavy application. Headachy-ish.
15th February, 2016

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