Gentleman is smoothly fresh, exotic, dynamic and minimalistic but also somewhat pale and mediocre. The stereotype of modern urban men smelling fresh and clean is using to produce pale untemperamental "watered down" concoctions paradoxically just counteracted in the current market by a plethora of (monothematic and almost reciprocally identical) neo-oriental synthetic oudhs too much pretentious and un-original. In the middle the void. Gentleman is far tons of miles from the grandeur of its "original" ancestor and resembles conceptually a whichever (anyway diverse) Zegna Haitian Vetiver or Italian Bergamot. Yes, a huge accord of ginger, (mostly) cardamom (saffron and black pepper) and in my opinion bergamot, hints of tobacco and a touch of vetiver. The soft outcome is extremely gingery, aromatic, synthetically spicy and musky with hints of angular calone and a touch of hesperides. For a modern unpretentious (in terms of real elegance and style) "metrosexual" man. I'm still a baroque one so will stick to classic Aramis or JHL.
09th November, 2014 (last edited: 07th September, 2015)
As others have noted Gentleman is a mildly spicy concoction. It bears, to my nose, little resemblance to the immediate family. It is very discreet and it is indeed attenuated for a modern audience. But it smells good and the longevity is standard for a close-to-the-vest offering like this. Fine for an office, school or church environment where a more potent brew brings the ruckus.
There is a mild pepper note in the start with thin ginger in the drydown giving some freshness. On my skin it's weak, with poor silage and projection. Take Tabarôme Millesimé and dilute its ginger 1:10 and you are at the level of Aramis Gentleman. Longevity is over two hours. Veeery discrete, and the original is sooooooo much better.
Blloomingdale's sells this. The smell is spicy but very weak. Smells deliberately watered-down, like some kind of aftershave.