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    What are your thoughts on this horribly sweet cologne?
    I don't have it in my collection, but what I do have is blackxs Paco Rabanne which is very, very sweet aswell.
    Is Pi similar to blackxs?

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    I never tried Black XS, but I think Givenchy Pi is a good fragrance and I like it.

    I don't own Givenchy Pi because I know I won't wear it enough to justify a full bottle of it.

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    I used to wear Givenchy PI a lot, when it first came out. It smells great but now I find it to be so synthetic. I will not re-purchase a bottle. I had a bottle of PR Black XS. Too kiddie like for me. Gave it to someone else who would better appreciate the fragrance.

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    If applied sparingly, Givenchy Pi had, so far, a rather good interaction with my skin.


    But I admit, Black XS, while not too similar to Pi, is a good alternative, in my opinion, both for the ones who like and who dislike Pi- the notes are vanillic-gourmand too, but with a fudge-chocolate-marzipan-cocoa accord which is, surprisingly, not sickly sweet, nor excessively projecting or overpowering.

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    I can state with certainly, having had a tester of this from Sephora, that women like this one.
    To me, I don't tend to go for sweet or gourmand scents. PR 1 Million is about the only exception I make. My wife had been thinking of giving me Pi for xmas, but I told her not to bother. Pretty cool bottle, though.

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    I personally like it and own it.

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    Nice frag. Purchased when it first came out. Ended up purchasing another bottle. Don't cheat yourself, treat yourself!

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    Smells like Le Male to me.

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    for what it is i like it. Its a synthetic sugary/vanilla/tonka mix. Has great projection, good longevity and gets lots of compliments

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    I like the drydown of Pi. The top notes aren't very nice though. Also, in terms of sweet/gourmand scents, it feels a bit dated. It's almost "ambery" or syrupy to me instead of an edible, gourmand type vanilla. I own Black XS and would rate it way higher than Pi for my tastes. Although Pi would be considered a more mature sweet scent. Anyway, it's not bad, but I'd take a lot of other sweet scents over Pi (Black XS, 1 Million, Le Male, La Nuit, Ck One Shock, Spicebomb, etc. are all more modern).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dagawami View Post
    Smells like Le Male to me.
    +1, bro.

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    It's a better version than le male imo. It's not so loud and better balanced, a little sweeter though

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    Pi is nothing like Black XS. Been wearing Pi, a lot this Winter, it's probably my most worn. Unlike many, I don't find it too sweet. It's more oriental/floral than gourmand imo.
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    Great male almond fragrance

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    I'm not a huge fan. It has a bitter scent on my skin.

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    No they are not simillar at least not for me ...Used to own both of them, and used to love both of them in my younger days . Pi is not ordinary vanilla based scent , not as sweet as it could be.

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    I only tried it once so am not so sure but from what I remember Pi was one of the better of the very sweet frags.
    Black XS though almost made me gag, overpowering sweet shop vibe. Nasty.

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    Sampled it about a year ago, thought I liked it was even considering purchasing, glad I didn't as now I don't like it. Smells old to me.

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    Every thread about this one I confirm that this is a very polarizing fragrance.
    We want a 'Niche' forum.

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    I like it Very sweet.

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