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Monsieur de Givenchy II (1993)
by Givenchy


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Year of Launch1993
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Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

About Monsieur de Givenchy II

A doomed update of the original. long gone, but can still be found in discount stores.

Monsieur de Givenchy II fragrance notes

Reviews of Monsieur de Givenchy II

rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
In the opening and aquatic freshness is combines with a gentle orange blossom, and a twist of lemon provides a fresh vibe. Basil, parsley and a good thyme impression add a green herbal side, with a darker and richer green provided by the presence of sone poison ivy.

The drydown develops a bit of mild spiciness due to a saffron that is quite light and slim compared to other saffron-centric creations; this is no Sultan Safran and the saffron is not that much in the foreground here. There are hints of marigold in the heart notes too, but the latter is really struggling to make a mark in face of the competition of the much stronger saffron.

The base is wood galore, more sandal than cedar on me, but I also get whiffs of guaiac with a nigh balsamic aroma at times, although the latter arrives towards the end only and is very close to my skin.

I get moderate sillage, good projection and nine hours of longevity on my skin.

This fresh and green scent for warmer autumn days is a greener and woodsier than the original MdGI, but it certainly holds its own, and adds even and original touch here and there. The quality of the ingredients is very good mostly. 3.5/5.

18th January, 2020
Tart, green, rich layered scent that is loaded with warm spices and florals. It's stable, linear, and classy, suitable for evening wear all year round; if sprayed with moderation, the sillage is tasteful and never offensive.
Thoughtfully selected fragrance notes are as follows:

Head: Green Aquatic Note, French Parsley (Chervil), Ivy, Thyme, Orange Blossom, Basil
Heart: Saffron, Cardamom, Mimosa, Marigold, Benzoin
Base: CedarWood, Sandalwood, Mastic (Lentiscus)

This legitimate, rare fragrance from Givenchy does not smell dated; I can see MdGII sit comfortably among others Givenchy tester bottles today, perhaps in a more updated container IMO. I love its wet green aquatic and dry leaf quality, with an underlying, solid spiciness.

Monsieur de Givenchy II is full of character and so understated. Recently, I purchased a brand new bottle online for a great price, which I do not regret!

Fairly difficult to find nowadays, yet not impossible if you look long enough. And if you like Givenchy's Greenergy, you'll be able to recreate the experience of MdGII to about 70% (with MdGII being nicer, IMO).

Confident thumbs up for this one! :-)
17th August, 2018 (last edited: 22nd November, 2018)
Not too many people know this cologne. The smell of this one is very similar to greenergy. It has a smooth green smell and i kind of like it.
23rd October, 2005
Don't fret if you can't find this anymore. I think Givenchy re-bottled this fragrance and named it Greenergy, which is readily available, a lemon-lime fragrance with hints of peark and maybe a little fig. Very deep down in the basenotes and after drydown, a hint of Dune-like fragrance by Christian Dior can be detected, though barely. Staying power is not the best, but probably better if sprayed on in layers throughout the day. Bye!
11th October, 2005

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