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    Question Givenchy gentleman.....to what fragance can it be compared ????? The nearest by..

    I´ve talked personally to some friends that own " Givenchy Gentleman " , new version and vintage.
    But
    I got very different opinions..
    Is it a strong fragance ??
    Is there in the present market any fragance the stays close to its notes..?
    What can you add to this issue to give the best broadly scope.
    Many thanks .

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    Default Re: Givenchy gentleman.....to what fragance can it be compared ????? The nearest by..

    The vintage stuff reminds me of the unfortunately long since discontinued Giorgio VIP for Men. I find it quite strong... and quite amazing.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie

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    Default Re: Givenchy gentleman.....to what fragance can it be compared ????? The nearest by..

    Bond No 9 H.O.T. Always is similar.
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    Default Re: Givenchy gentleman.....to what fragance can it be compared ????? The nearest by..

    Try club man special reserve. $7 US dollars, and smells almost identical

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    Default Re: Givenchy gentleman.....to what fragance can it be compared ????? The nearest by..

    Quote Originally Posted by JRVavrek View Post
    Try club man special reserve. $7 US dollars, and smells almost identical
    Not close at all.

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    Default Re: Givenchy gentleman.....to what fragance can it be compared ????? The nearest by..

    Then list a suggestion...try it 7 bucks what do you have to life.

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    Default Re: Givenchy gentleman.....to what fragance can it be compared ????? The nearest by..

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Bond No 9 H.O.T. Always is similar.
    +1

    Gentleman is rougher, perhaps more complex than HOT Always which is smoother and more refined but perhaps a little more linear. HOT is aptly named in that the spices+civet smells warm. Both lovely fragrances IMO.

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    Default Re: Givenchy gentleman.....to what fragance can it be compared ????? The nearest by..

    A real cheapie comes to mind - Slider by Paris Bleu

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    Default Re: Givenchy gentleman.....to what fragance can it be compared ????? The nearest by..

    I find some details from Noir Patchouli by Histoire de Parfums without the floral side.
    my current top five (always in transition)

    Dior Eau Noire
    HdP 1725 Casanova
    eau de gloire parfum d'empire
    Dia man Amouage
    comme des garçons man 2

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    Default Re: Givenchy gentleman.....to what fragance can it be compared ????? The nearest by..

    Giorgio Beverly Hills for men is fairly similar. Like Gentlemen better though.

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    Default Re: Givenchy gentleman.....to what fragance can it be compared ????? The nearest by..

    +1 GBH, +1 HOT Always, and I'll raise you Fresh Patchouli Pure

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    Default Re: Givenchy gentleman.....to what fragance can it be compared ????? The nearest by..

    70s, leather chypre. Let's see...



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    Default Re: Givenchy gentleman.....to what fragance can it be compared ????? The nearest by..

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Bond No 9 H.O.T. Always is similar.
    I couldn't agree more.

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    Default Re: Givenchy gentleman.....to what fragance can it be compared ????? The nearest by..

    I'd try Ulrich Lang's Nightscape, the best modern patch scent I know. I wore GG a lot in the eighties and I prefer to leave it there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Bond No 9 H.O.T. Always is similar.
    echo
    Simplex Sigillum Veri

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    Default Re: Givenchy gentleman.....to what fragance can it be compared ????? The nearest by..

    Quote Originally Posted by JRVavrek View Post
    Try club man special reserve. $7 US dollars, and smells almost identical
    Huh? Seriously?

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    Default Re: Givenchy gentleman.....to what fragance can it be compared ????? The nearest by..

    To what can it be compared? It smells EXACTLY like pure patchouli oil.

    It's EXTREMELY strong. This one will come back with a vengence and you'll get strong whiffs of this on yourself throughout the day, even with one direct spray to the neck, which is pretty great value for money but use with extreme care seeing patchouli will be a love/hate thing with people around you. This stuff lasts so long. I've still got my 50ml from 2007 and I've barely made a dent in it (I use it on weekends, not daily). It was my first high-end fragrance. I'll always have fond memories of this one. Very playful/flirty/sophisticated all-in-one. Patchouli also happens to be an aphrodisiac scent. Score! Haha.

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    I know it's not a fragrance in a bottle (which is I think what you're asking about) but if you want something cheaper, buy patchouli essential oil - you'll get the general essence of G.Gentleman by doing this...

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