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Givenchy Play (2008)
by Givenchy


Givenchy Play information

Year of Launch2008
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 173 votes)

People and companies

PerfumerEmilie Coppermann
PerfumerLucas Sieuzac
Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

About Givenchy Play

Givenchy Play is a masculine fragrance by Givenchy. The scent was launched in 2008 and the fragrance was created by perfumers Lucas Sieuzac and Emilie Coppermann

Reviews of Givenchy Play

"Generic seems to be the harshest word" in modern perfume reviewing... this one deserves that appellation in spades.

My main complaint isn't that it is not original - and it certainly smells the same as any number of modern designer efforts - but that it promises a lot more and doesn't deliver.

Coffee, vetiver, tobacco? All absent to my nose. The end result is that GP lacks any hint of a backbone to prop it up, none of those "stronger" ingredients that provide a worthwhile base. What I get instead is a kind of sub-Dolce & Gabbana PH, soapy, inoffensive, and throroughly without interest.

Semi-gourmand? It wishes.
14th May, 2016
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
Acidic orange citrus opening with pleasant hints of spice. The later stages are characterised by a synthetic-generic light flowery concoction topped of with some patchouli - the end is rather dull and inglorious. I get moderate sillage, adequate projection and five hours if longevity on my skin. Mediocre at best. 2/5
15th May, 2015
Bitter orange and grapefruit is beginning to be in more and more designer fragrances nowadays, well at least the ones I like. My only complaint with this fragrance is the projection but it does garner compliments.
02nd August, 2014
This is a useful scent. Great for graduations, a friend's wedding or a job interview. The "playful" mp3 bottle design doesn't match the fairly classy juice but I appreciate an attempt at a different design. The marketing didn't match the juice either. Compared to, for example CK Eternity, it's not as serious or mature but good for similar situations. I wouldn't wear this everyday or a night out but I will definitely buy this.
06th December, 2013
All Season Signature

This is confidence in a bottle. Sweet, woody, and spicy all in one neat, long lasting package. More complex than your average frag. Should be worn by young men in there 20's and 30's. Very "Playful" yet mature at the same time. Don't be afraid to try new things. GET IT.

Pros: Long Lasting, Nice Bottle, Versatile, Confident
Cons: If you don't own it"

22nd October, 2013
My wife loves

There is a sensual warmth to this fragrance that is appealing. I like it, but my wife loves it; it is her favorite on me of the many dozens I have tried. The Arymis word may be the reason for it; it does have a quality or tone to the wood that I have not smelt before.

I know that his does not get a good deal of love here, and is viewed a overly synthetic and generic, but I think its a pleasing smell with a hint of sensuality. Light enough for summer, but with enough warm for winter; this is a good all around sent for me. It does lack depth and complexity; it is not a challenging sent. Still, it is one of the view that my wife and I both like (we have very different fragrance tastes), so it remains a constant in my closet and my go to "date night" fragrance.

Update.....I have rated this a 4, which frankly, is a reach. As much as my wife loves the small, I enjoy it, but there is just zero projection. I need to spay it until the cows come, which frankly makes it not a good value.

Pros: Warmth, good longevity
Cons: lacks complexity

06th July, 2013

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