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    Default Whats good from Givenchy?

    Just got a vintage sample of Givenchy Gentlemen and really like it, and I was curious about what else is good from that house. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Whats good from Givenchy?

    Vetiver & Greenergy are two I like.

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    Currently, Vetiver.

    Discontinued, Insense, a dry masculine floral. Not discontinued, but ruined in reformulations (though vintage is still available on ebay or the like) Givenchy III, a green chypre.

    cacio

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    Monsieur de Givenchy & Givenchy Gentleman are bottle worthy for me. Monsieur de Givenchy is a nice citrus fragrance with some depth (lavender & oakmoss) that can be worn year round in all occasions. Givenchy Gentleman is a statement making patchouli & leather fragrance. They of course are better in the older formulations. I wish I could try Insense, but it was off the shelves before I took up this hobby.

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    Vintage Givenchy Gentlemen was one of my first purchases - I still have the splash bottle after all these years. Wonderful juice.
    I also enjoy Monsieur de Givenchy.

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    I don't have any from Givenchy but I'm trying to get INSENSE.

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    I tried on Play Intense today. Really loving the scent.

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    Gentleman (vintage)
    Xeryus (vintage)
    Insensé
    Last edited by easyfish; 2nd August 2012 at 05:37 AM.

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    Monsieur de Givenchy and Vetyver.
    for swap/sale:



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    Insensé isn't discontinued, it is just harder to get hold of. It, MdG, Xeryus and Vetiver were all put in the Mythiques range (YSL have recently copied this idea). They are all good, although one review of Xeryus says its been badly reformulated, I don't know, I never tried the original.

    Gentleman is fantastic. Greenergy is good, though it's only supposed to sell in Asian Duty Free (!), it's also supposed to be a rebranding of MdG2. I also like Pi, Pi Fraiche, VI Fresh Attitude and Play Intense.

    Pi Neo and Xeryus Rouge are a bit weird, but interesting, you might like them.
    Currently wearing: Équipage by Hermès

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    I'm a bit more of a modern Givenchy lover:
    Play Intense
    Pi
    Very Irresistible Fresh Attitude

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    Default Re: Whats good from Givenchy?

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Currently, Vetiver.

    Discontinued, Insense, a dry masculine floral. Not discontinued, but ruined in reformulations (though vintage is still available on ebay or the like) Givenchy III, a green chypre.

    cacio
    I've never smelled the vintage Givenchy III, but I do really like the current version.

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    Xeryus and Very irresistible are worth a sniff.

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    Default Re: Whats good from Givenchy?

    MdG is great. been wearing for the past few weeks.

    dying to try xeryus rouge and vetyver

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    Default Re: Whats good from Givenchy?

    i like play intense personally

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    Most of the Givenchy classics have been badly reformulated IMO, Xeryus has been reduced from being an 80s powerhouse fragrance to being a pathetic skin scent, as the Oakmoss has been removed. Xeryus Rouge too, is no longer what it once was, the ambery musk and sandalwood are no longer present, the current formulation, smells like a bowl of rotting fruit. The only decent Givenchy is Pi and vetyver.

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    Default Re: Whats good from Givenchy?

    A very solid line up. My favorites being...

    Insense
    Givenchy III (vintage)
    Vetyver
    Monsieur De Givenchy
    Xeryus


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    Default Re: Whats good from Givenchy?

    Givenchy Play
    Givenchy Play Intense

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    Default Re: Whats good from Givenchy?

    Xeryus Rouge
    Very Irresistible for men
    Pi
    Pour Homme
    Play
    Play intense

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    Default Re: Whats good from Givenchy?

    vintage Monsieur de Givenchy and Insense are the standouts along with the one you already like.
    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)
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    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    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
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
    Currently wearing: Tsar by Van Cleef & Arpels

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    Xeryus is the only one I take seriously

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    Default Re: Whats good from Givenchy?

    So far I have tried or bought 3 from Givenchy and I like them all a lot.

    Givenchy PI
    Givenchy Very Irresistible
    Givenchy Play Intense
    Living each day one spray at a time

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    Quote Originally Posted by easyfish View Post
    Gentleman (vintage)
    Xeryus (vintage)
    Insensé
    I agree wholeheartedly!
    Currently wearing: Versus Uomo by Versace

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    Default Re: Whats good from Givenchy?

    • Givenchy Play Intense (own... tried the Play but prefer the Intense)
    • Xeryus Rouge (own)
    • Givenchy Gentleman (tried and liked it, but not enough to be in my wishlist yet)
    • Givenchy Pi (tried, not really a fan)
    Currently wearing: Dia Man by Amouage

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    I like Gentleman, Xeryus, Xeryus Rouge, Pi, Insense, Insense Ultramarine, Insence Ultramarine Ice Cube. Didn't care much for Very Irresistible Fresh Attitude Summer Sorbet.

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    I enjoy Gentleman, Pi, Xeyrus Rouge, and the rarely mentioned Givenchy pH. I also find Play, Play Intense, Very Irresistible and some of the flankers to it to be pretty decent, but not bottle worthy.

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    I own and wear Givenchy play and get complimented on it. I am not a big fan of Pi but that's because I'm not a big fan of Gourmands.

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    All the good ones have been mentioned so I'll add a feminine that I really like...

    Hot Couture. Purchased bottles for an ex and my sister, they both love it and it smells great on them!

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    Givenchy is one of my fave houses.

    - Givenchy Gentleman, a roaring woody beast from the past
    - Monsieur de Givenchy, one of the classic Eau de Colognes
    - Xeryus, vtg, one of the best old school herbal fougères
    - Xeryus Rouge, vtg, a very straaange male fruit'ish fragrance
    - Insensé, vtg, an extremely dry male floral
    - PI, love it or hate it, it has become a modern day classic
    - Givenchy Play Intense, a sweet chocolaty must have

    From their female line up

    - Givenchy III, vtg, is a very male-friendly floral chypré

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    Default Re: Whats good from Givenchy?

    Pi was my first favorite cologne. As I have move on to more high $$$ I still love it!

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