Code of Conduct
Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1

    Default Givenchy gentleman reformulations

    I'm begging some expert for GG to post pictures of each formulation of Givenchy Gentleman (and to list the years of changes). I would like to collect all formulations, now i have only current, and the one with metallic top from 2007. I don't know how earlier than thatone looks like

  2. #2
    Wearing Perfume Right Now
    Bavard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Middlesex
    Posts
    2,459

    Default Re: Givenchy gentleman reformulations

    Givenchy Gentleman with the wrap-around label is the sign to me that it is an older version.

  3. #3
    Basenotes Plus
    purecaramel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    in a garden with 7 senses
    Posts
    1,525

    Default Re: Givenchy gentleman reformulations

    Quote Originally Posted by Bavard View Post
    Givenchy Gentleman with the wrap-around label is the sign to me that it is an older version.
    I agree 109ml Silver wrap around and clear shoulder. The earliest were boxed like below and had no gloss boxing.about 1974-1978.

    ][ATTACH=CONFIG]52128[/ATTACH
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Scarcity is an illusion. Unlearn it.
    Currently wearing: Héritage by Guerlain

  4. #4
    hednic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Reside in McLean, NYC, Manuel Antonio & Búzios
    Posts
    138,804

    Default Re: Givenchy gentleman reformulations

    Quote Originally Posted by Bavard View Post
    Givenchy Gentleman with the wrap-around label is the sign to me that it is an older version.
    Yup!
    Remember that while it is perfectly acceptable to criticize the content of a post - criticizing the poster is not.
    Mean spirited, nasty, snide, sarcastic, hateful, and rude individuals on Basenotes don't warrant or deserve my or other Basenoters' acknowledgement or respect.

  5. #5
    Super Member Avecesar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Paris
    Posts
    496

    Default Re: Givenchy gentleman reformulations

    I started to wear GG in 1979 ; the bottle was like this one :
    Givenchy Gentleman vintage.jpg

    You can see that this is a natural spray bottle.

    Before natural spray, GG was delivered in bottles with an atomizer system ( pressurized bottles) like this one :
    GG Vintage.jpg

    I believe that this is the oldest version.

    I currently own this one :
    Vintage GG.jpg

    and I believe that this is a more recent vintage bottle than the previous ones.
    Last edited by Avecesar; 24th June 2016 at 08:50 AM.
    Currently wearing: Chêne by Serge Lutens

  6. #6

    Default Re: Givenchy gentleman reformulations

    This is my bottle . I hope it helps you.


  7. #7

    Default Re: Givenchy gentleman reformulations

    Quote Originally Posted by Ciprian View Post
    This is my bottle . I hope it helps you.

    Is this one with atomizer system or natural spray?

  8. #8

    Default Re: Givenchy gentleman reformulations

    It's with atomizer.

  9. #9

    Default Re: Givenchy gentleman reformulations

    Quote Originally Posted by Ciprian View Post
    It's with atomizer.
    gas atomizer? surprised.

  10. #10

    Default Re: Givenchy gentleman reformulations

    Quote Originally Posted by HankHarvey View Post
    gas atomizer? surprised.
    Why surprised?
    It seems to have been pretty common up through the early 80s. I have aerosol bottles of Givenchy Gentleman, Eau Sauvage, Diorissimo, Eau de Rochas, and No.5 parfum. I also had a bottle of My Sin (Lanvin), but it was dead by the time I got it. The old Lanvin aerosol bottles are the only ones I avoid now.

  11. #11
    Super Member Avecesar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Paris
    Posts
    496

    Default Re: Givenchy gentleman reformulations

    Quote Originally Posted by RoRo View Post
    Why surprised?
    It seems to have been pretty common up through the early 80s. I have aerosol bottles of Givenchy Gentleman, Eau Sauvage, Diorissimo, Eau de Rochas, and No.5 parfum. I also had a bottle of My Sin (Lanvin), but it was dead by the time I got it. The old Lanvin aerosol bottles are the only ones I avoid now.
    I also own several aerosol vintage bottles (Carven vetiver, Monsieur Carven, Polo, Lanvin for men, ....) and RoRo is correct when saying that aerosol bottles were used up through the early 80s. They were the alternatives to splash bottles, prior the natural spray bottles. The main difference is that one single spray from atomizer was delivering much more fragrance than from a natural spray .
    Currently wearing: Chêne by Serge Lutens

  12. #12

    Default Re: Givenchy gentleman reformulations

    Quote Originally Posted by RoRo View Post
    Why surprised?
    It seems to have been pretty common up through the early 80s. I have aerosol bottles of Givenchy Gentleman, Eau Sauvage, Diorissimo, Eau de Rochas, and No.5 parfum. I also had a bottle of My Sin (Lanvin), but it was dead by the time I got it. The old Lanvin aerosol bottles are the only ones I avoid now.
    Interesting. In all my vintage frag finds, I've only ever encountered one aerosol atomizer. Had no idea they were used that widely.

Similar Threads

  1. Givenchy PI, Question about Reformulations Dates
    By GalileoFigaro in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 1st February 2016, 11:31 PM
  2. if you like givenchy gentleman....then you might like...
    By Sicktrick in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 25th February 2013, 12:35 PM
  3. Replies: 15
    Last Post: 8th January 2013, 11:32 PM
  4. vintage Givenchy Gentleman and other thoughts on reformulations?
    By Strollyourlobster in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 14th November 2008, 12:45 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  



Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000