Actually Pi Neo is a step below the original Pi. Nothing innovative. It's a good scent indeed, but it smells inoffensive: weak cedar base with some vanilla. I'd pass on this one and get original Pi. Sillage, lasting power and projectium are weak-medium.
Pi Neo by Givenchy, 2008
Quite similar to Allure Homme Sport, but closer to the Versace Pour Homme since no characteristic creaminess first. What it moves away from the previous two is the anise and the quality of its ingredients, this is an extremely synthetic smell.
This one is OK. I give this an average rating. I spray this one on before I go to the gym. 2 sprays, I'm good! This also smells like something I smelled before. Expected a little better with this one.
Boring light aquatic-vanillic with a talky and creamy-musky final consistence and a salty-hesperidic vaguely aromatic initial approach. Really synthetic and "Le Male-Lempicka Au Masculine" kind with its fresh vanillic dry down. I detect an hedonistic milky-aromatic patchouli with a soft mentholated undertone. Dull plastic stuff.
This scent is not completely unworthy of my attention. I like it. It is sweet, yet fresh. Great for warm weather and seductive too, girls (younger of course) love it on a man. This scent can be pulled off well during colder days too. Longevity is quite good, projection is quite solid. Fragrance itself is not something great and awesome, is not a new classic, it is mainstream, but non the less I fancy it. Update: One other thing I need to mention. Like Givenchy Xeryus Rouge, this scent is in fact cold in character. Synthetic is the word many describe Pi Neo with, and I can't deny that there's nothing natural about this scent, but I also can't deny that this scent is not supposed to represent anything natural, it is designed this way - to be sweet and cold, but also appealing or seductive almost if not completely. I'm not quite sure if I'm going to replenish it when I run out of it, but I might keep the prerogative of restocking it when and if the time comes. After all, even if it's not the most memorable scent, especially not when compared with the original Pi or many other scents both "old" and "new", I appreciate it quite much, and like it as it evokes this "young, free, successfull man charm".
Pi Neo is like a fresher, more woodsy and less syrupy version of the original Pi. I find this fragrance much more wearable, and dare I say, much more unisex. Keeping with the futuristic idea, Pi Neo has sparkling citric notes and balanced, fresh woodsiness. I am particularly intrigued by this fragrance, even though it isn't what I'd call unique. This isn't really sexy, in my opinion it's a nice, cuddly and casual fragrance. It also has a rather clean feel to it, but not in a soapy or powdery sense of the word. I find the overall composition very refreshing, and certainly lovely on the right skin type. The ice-blue colour of the bottle actually represents the scent well. I find the scent rather chilling and icy. There is definitely less vanilla is this fragrance when compared to its predecessor. The lasting strength of Pi Neo is pretty good, however the sillage is quite intimate, meaning that it doesn't project strongly. Despite my obvious preference for Pi Neo over the original Pi, I do believe that those that love the original will most likely like this, even use it as a Summer version.
This is a fragrance I like to wear when I curl up to read a good book. It's comfortable and makes me feel "at home". I agree with the negative reviews in part: it smells synthetic, it's not really inspired, but I also tend to agree that it has its strengths. Being a Givenchy, we always expect much more. Test on skin before buying it.
Very synthetic, but not bad smelling. NOt extraodinary, but above average in projection and longevity... Others smell it as "BABY POWDER" ... the sad thing is it actually does.
Notes: citrus, toscanol (synthetic anise), cedar, patchouli, benzion. Aromatic and somewhat sweet. Fairly synthetic and dense in texture. I've smelled worse (e.g., original Pi). Comes across as cheap and banal.
This is a weird one. Having smelt it on a cardboard tester strip I immediately bought some, only to realise that it's passing resemblance to Armani Code is exactly that: a passing resemblance. Smells quite 'nice' in the same way that freshly bleached toilets smell 'nice', until you become acutely aware that you're smelling a toilet. In summary, Pi Neo smells like toilets.
Pi Neo by Givenchy, 2008
|Top Notes||Bergamot, Mandarin|
|Middle Notes||Myrtle, Cedarwood|
|Perfumer||Antoine Lie [Givaudan]|
|Bottle Designer||Serge Mansau|
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