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    Givenchy Play by Givenchy

    Nothing particularly wrong with this juice which is decently appointed but averagely synthetic and forgettable. To me this is basically a spicy/citric grapefruit prominent olfactory long transition towards a vanilla/patchouli base with a (yet partially) tart and dusty fruity aftertaste. Masculine. I detect the bitter orange/ grapefruit combo flanked by the peppery dustiness. Frankly i do not detect any trace of tobacco (in the sense of toasted smokiness) while i smell in the dry down a decently elegant floral/fruity dustiness with a touch of ambergris over a smooth vanilla/patchouli. I felt initially the tentation to assess it negatively but the sharper dry down with its touch of less metallic (than at the beginning) elegance and the emerging woodsiness from the vetiver prompted me towards the neutral rating.

    22nd February, 2013

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