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    Default Givenchy Gentleman

    wow.
    Love it I just got a 50 ml bottle and I find it awesome, intoxicating and full of charisma. I can believe I missed this one before.
    I get tobacco, musk and .. some vetiver all executed impeccably , I feel like going and buying myself a 100 ml bottle.
    If you like masculine fragrances with an edge this is the one.
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    I agree. I love it. I'm on my second bottle

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    Basteri, I regard GG as an outstanding treaty on patchouli. Realized it after buying a vial of at an artisan's shop.

    It has been reformulated, but nonetheless, the new version is awesome.

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    Congrats, stellar fragrance. Beware, though, GG is the king of sillage and you will quickly become "cologne guy" if you don't bridal your application. Seriously, the sillage is good from a 100 yards out. To me this is a CEO power scent.
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    Fernando, did u buy new or vintage???

    the vintage is more civet and les sweet.
    the nw is more foucused on rose and patchoulie.

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    I love it! It is one of my all-time favorite scents. Very classy and sexy.
    Currently wearing: Mitsouko by Guerlain

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCBoy View Post
    I love it! It is one of my all-time favorite scents. Very classy and sexy.
    My thoughts exactly! One of the best ever IMHO.

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    I keep trying to like this and fail. It's not one to attract women with.

    Of a similar ilk but with a far nicer drydown is Jasper Conran Mister.
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    it was a swap and it must be the new formulation but a winner. I keep smelling myself and I will reapply after my night shower.
    This made it among my top... 10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HDS1963 View Post
    I keep trying to like this and fail. It's not one to attract women with.
    I have had very different experiences with my GG (both old and new). I always get women standing very close or outright commenting on my frag when I wear GG. It is a monster of patchouli and civet, the cinnamon in the opening is rather excellent to my nose.

    It is a perennial favorite, I have 2 bottles and will probably acquire more....

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    Women are very attracted towards it with me. It should fit your personality. If you come across weak or insecure or don't have any badass look at all, things like these won't work

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    I did not care for how this fragrance smelled on me, but a female friend did, and found it sexier than nearly every other scent I had worn around her.

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    Always glad to see this wonderful stuff get space around here. Love both formulations that I've tried.

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    I also get some ... earthy/ dirt note and a shy gourmand twist, I would not say chocolate nor cocoa , maybe is a "thick" vanilla.
    This one is a big two thumbs up.

    (Mr Turin gives two stars only, before opening the Guide I was almost sure he will give it 4, 5 stars... go figure)
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    It is a great fragrance all around.
    Currently wearing: Augusto by Mazzolari

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    Quote Originally Posted by InconcievableZen View Post
    Women are very attracted towards it with me. It should fit your personality. If you come across weak or insecure or don't have any badass look at all, things like these won't work
    I can assure you I definitely don't come across as weak or insecure and women often describe me as having a very naughty air about me - this fragrance just doesn't work on me. I revisited it last week to see if my nose liked it any more but it didn't. You see I felt the same about Conran Mister, but that has grown on me. A recent girlfriend was intoxicated by that, she loved it, and would love the taste of it on my face, it made her go weak at the knees. It made her feel funny in the lady area too, all good in my opinion... Funny that the reviews in the Directory absolutely slate it. I find the opposite, I really like it now, but didn't at first.
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    Givenchy Gentlemen is truly an awesome fragrance. It resides in my TOP 5 firmly. The tobacco note is great without any dirty or dated smell. Along with other notes it just works wonder for me. Like one of the reviewers said, "... it smells like a million dollar! ..." . Oh Yeah!

    I've never wore it to work yet. But I try to spray some on weekend whenever possible. :-)

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    I loved it from the first sniff, so I'll join in this chorus of praise!

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    That s why Basenotes is so amazing . I swaped it to you because i hate this frag that i had bought blind . I hate civet so of course i simply can t enjoy G. Gentleman.

    Looks like our swap was great

    I m glad you like it that much, enjoy !
    Current top 10 in no particular order : Malle - Carnal Flower (pre 2008) ; Montale - Black Aoud ; Bond #9 - Silver Factory ; Tauer - L'air du désert marocain ; C&Z - No 88 ; Francis K. - APOM ; Creed - Aventus ; Amouage - Epic ; Profumum - Dulcis In Fundo ; Amouage - Opus V

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    Thank you for reminding me of this scent!
    I just checked my bottle and I'm running out so now i'll have to run tomorrow to get a new one! (of course!)

    cheers!

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    Used to be a favorite of mine, but right now (I weared recently the vintage) it's just too bitter from beginning to end. Yes, there are wonderful notes if you are willing to search them, but the overall feeling was just bitterness.

    I have both vintage and reformulated. Next time I will revisit the reformulated. If I can remember well, I will not regret the experience.

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    Givenchy Gentelman is pure class.....When I smell that fragance I think in something good, well made, exclusive, 5 stars. For trully gentelmans.

    I m seriously thinking I must to buy one bottle soon.
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    For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a new Armenia."

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonysoprano100 View Post
    Givenchy Gentelman is pure class.....When I smell that fragance I think in something good, well made, exclusive, 5 stars. For trully gentelmans.

    I m seriously thinking I must to buy one bottle soon.
    Aha! now I remember. The "million dollar" comment was from YOU!
    Last edited by abc1234; 10th February 2009 at 02:23 AM.

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    I like the drydown, but it does lack dynamism and can become slightly irritating at times after an hour or so. If anyone is interested, I have new mini bottles of it (.10 ounce) that I can sell for $7, shipping within the USA and with tracking number (and including the paypal fee too), total.

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    update
    Givenchy gentleman just made it into my top 5
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    Quote Originally Posted by InconcievableZen View Post
    Women are very attracted towards it with me. It should fit your personality. If you come across weak or insecure or don't have any badass look at all, things like these won't work
    Too bad many people would believe a post like this... It has nothing to do about weak or insecure, but you're right, one shouldn't wear any certain parfum unless they are willing to do so...

    No need for any badass look... just good taste... and a willingness to learn!

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    The message is clear. Badass look is not needed indeed, that's why i said or. Badass look won't help you. Weakness or insecureness will ruin it, making it incongruent. Go for AdG or some other metrosexual scent if you're metrosexual or an emo-boy

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    I love this fragrance. At first the civet and patchouli was tough to get used to, but I've learned to love it.

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    This is the second fragrance I ever owned and I remember it being magical as a 17 year-old at a high school dance. Given to me as a gift, and what a gift it was...charming.
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