The house of Givenchy managed to create with Givenchy pour Homme the image of an (almost!) perfect gentleman, the type that comes from the past. It is a thing that goes along excellent with the legacy of the French fashion house founded in 1952 by Count Hubert de Givenchy. Coming from an aristocratic family (his father was Marquis of Givenchy) with tradition in elegance, Hubert de Givenchy made a logical choice when he decided to work in the fashion industry and created one of the most iconic brands of all time.
Now, returning to Givenchy pour Homme, even tough is a nicely done fragrance and has all the ingredients that it takes to succeed, this is not one of my favorites. Probably it is much too sophisticated for me, I don’t know, but don’t get me wrong, I believe it is a nice fragrance, I would wear it, except I would not buy it for my personal collection.
Givenchy pour Homme starts with citrus-spicy notes from coriander with grapefruit and Mandarin orange. The heart of this scent represents a nice balance between the lavender extract and vetiver, conferring it that earthy character. Finally, the cedar and labdanum encountered in the base notes construct the character of this fragrance, building a fresh and woody accord for the dry down. I noticed that the scent is dominated by the notes of cedar and vetiver.
Arrived on the market in 2002, Givenchy pour Homme is a nice woody spicy fragrance created by perfumers Alberto Morillas and Ilias Ermenidis. The bottle exhibits an unusual shape which might not be liked by everybody, being a combination of transparent glass in the inferior part and a very large red stopper, which is also the place where you push for spraying it.
This fragrance might be a good suggestion for the Christmas time of year. However, you should not be influenced by me; better test it and make yourself an opinion.
Givenchy pour Homme Perfume Details
- Givenchy pour Homme is available in 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 100 ml After-Shave Lotion, 100 ml After-Shave Balm Alcohol-Free, 200 ml Hair and Body Shower Gel, 150 ml Deodorant Spray and 75 ml Deodorant Stick Alcohol-Free; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Spicy
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2002
- Perfumer: Alberto Morillas and Ilias Ermenidis
- Recommended Wear: Evening
- Dress Code: Casual
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