Have tried lots, would buy it, though it seems to smell different every time I smell it(reformulated?)Also, doesn't have very good longevity(this determined by bathing in it a the dept. store(s).
This is just a hidden gem in MY OPINION. It has a very soothing scent with a mildly sexy twist to it. I can't get enough of this stuff in the summer, it's manly, young, gentlemanly and well blended. For a young man this is a winner!
Age group 18 and up.
This doesent just smell manly,this smells gentlemanly.Gentlemen Only is more of a daytime fragrance.the wood and spice give it a strong masculine edge.Woody,Smokey,Spicy,Chic,Versatile, Impressive and Absolutely French Style.
I like the fresh and spicy opening with the pink pepper and mandarine with a touch of nutmeg.
soon the vetiver comes to the surface releasing it's aromatic,smokey aspects.As it dries down I would say there has to be incense,musk in the basenotes, because it gets kinda warm and earthy on my skin.
It's not overpowering and if you tend to get headaches from strong colognes this is sure to please.perfect for a cloudy rainy day when walking together he open his umbrella for you when it started to rain as makes other women jealous of you because he is a real Gentleman!
Longevity?Satisfactory on my skin.
This scent is perplexing. I like it overall. The dry down is very different from the opening which is bright. On my partner, it smells sophisticated, smoky, and complex. On my own skin, it smells like dried Chap Stick after an hour or so. The scent is a bit faint on me as most Givenchys have always been, except for PI and Xeryus Rouge. But I've always enjoyed their initial effect. To get a better sense of this fragrance, I recently applied a lot on several points, including my clothes. It was then that I noticed the Chap Stick smell after an hour. I asked my partner and he found it bewildering and agreed. The next day, we tried it on him again and there was no Chap Stick scent. I suppose the scent illustrates for us how different a scent's effect can be after commingling with one's own chemistry.
Givenchy always leaves me confused between the classic Gentleman and their Gentleman Only lines. While I don't know what the vintage Gentleman was like, the Gentleman Only that I sampled wasn't anything that I can imagine ever being popular or related to the classic of the 70's. The problem for me in this one is the spice dominated all the way and I only got a hint of citrus and never any soft wood.
Additionally, the longevity of the sample I had was 3hrs max. If you like spicy citrus or spicy woods, you may like Gentleman Only. I'll pass on it.
17th March, 2015 (last edited: 18th March, 2015)