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.
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 year..it 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.
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.
A really good smell, kind of like Dunhill Desire a bit. Sort of medicinal & sexy, but also lacks projection, prompting heavy application. Headachy-ish.
With all the individual character of an airport terminal, Givenchy pour Homme runs the scintillating gamut from Ho to Hum. I acquired this one in a lot that contained what I was truly interested in - another bottle of vintage Gentlemen. A test of the orphan bottle of Givenchy PH revealed it to be unobjectionably fresh and mannered yet insubstantial, somewhat in the style of Creeds of the light and very frail-structured variety.
This is all too synthetic and phony to me. The citrus is sharp, the floral and spice are metallic and the woods are plastic. Perhaps the quality of ingredients isn't up to the Givenchy house name - who can say? In the end it's tolerable, but nothing that isn't done better by hundreds of other houses, and it's certainly nothing memorable.