The company says:

Peppery effervescence riffs with the gentle and aromatic lavender. Contrasting notes built upon a beating floral heart. Warmed up with Tolu balm, the Iris heart plays a solo, full of strength and delicacy played out with a masculine pitch. The base echoes with woody patchouli and the sensuality of black vanilla. Oriental and addictive. A rhythmic scent to accompany you through the night.

Gentleman Eau de Parfum fragrance notes

  • Head

    • black pepper
  • Heart

    • lavender, iris, floral notes
  • Base

    • patchouli, tolu balsam, vanilla

Latest Reviews of Gentleman Eau de Parfum

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Vanilla and tolu balsam centric fragrance that unfairly gets compared to DHI solely because of the iris note. In truth, Givenchy Gentleman EDP is nothing like DHI or Valentino PH or Prada L'Homme or any of the other iris dominant scents that are ubiquitous at your local department store fragrance counter. I personally am not a big iris fan and mostly find it old lady or cosmetic feminine and tend to avoid it. However, I do own DHI and my favorite Amouage Interlude Black Iris. Givenchy Gentleman is another that does a good job taking away the cosmetic iris tone by flooding it with a rich vanilla and tolu balsam. In fact, the iris here is a supporting note rather than the feature of the scent. My only disappointment is in performance. It's a bit subdued for an EDP even though it does have some depth. Fairly casual and IMO a better cold weather option. You can always carry a pocket atomizer and reapply if it underwhelms on your skin as it does mine. I still get about 4 hours of moderate to light sillage and it is very pleasing to the nose. I haven't tried any of the multiple flankers and probably won't as they don't seem interesting at all. I'd recommend this one, but better found at a discount.
17th November 2022
Gentleman EDP reminds me of a passionate man looking for some fun, looking for an affair.many times an "EDP" flanker is just that:a more intense version of the original but this is not the case,as this "EDP" version is different,nothing else.this is not a Dior Homme Intense killer,this is it's very own creation that only shares a similar opening with a well known fragrance.i can imagine this being worn at a formal,sophisticated evening event where the men are in bow tie/tuxedo and the women in long evening dresses.

The opening on my skin smells of a soft bergamot and spicy pepper that's been purely can automatically detect that beautiful orris get the soft elegance of the orris then hit with that creamy masculine vanilla.the real underrated hero of this fragrance is patchouli. very wonderfully blended with the vanilla to give this orris and pepper combo some don't find any girls that dislike it.not monster sillage but it certainly has enough to leave a trail that other people will pick up on as you walk past.
12th December 2021

Comparisons have been made between this and other iris-dominant fragrances, but I get little to no resemblance between Dior Homme Intense/Valentino Uomo Intense and this. This is no gourmand, and the orris is more abstract and creamy than lipsticky.

No, this strikes me as a retro-futuristic fougere, reimagining Caron pour Un Homme's vanilla base into something balsamic and resinous. A streamlined, sleek, synthetic lavender mingles with the orris, while a heap of dry, peppery spices add a smokiness.

It's the perfect scent to wear while pondering whether or not androids dream of electric sheep.
2nd December 2021
The opening blast of pepper, softened a bit by a green-ish jasmine note, makes for an uplifting start of this olfactory journey.

The drydown adds quite an intense iris, which is a tad darker, smooth, a bit sweeter, and a good rendering of this floral. This is the stage where reminiscences of more recent samplings of Dior Homme come to mind.
Some whiffs of oleander and very briefly of katsura tree leaves appear transiently. Then a balsamic undertone, a Tolu notes leads into the next stage of the development.

The base adds a smooth patchouli, which misses any harsh or rough edges. This smoothness is enhanced by the addition of a pleasant vanilla impression, which is more and the restrained side and never really loud or cloying.

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

Quite a nice take on a not-so-sweet floral approach, this scent fr cooler spring days is not without an original touch. Unfortunately, some notes are rather generic. Overall 2.75.5
10th August 2021
I didn't really realise what had happened to this "Gentleman" line until I tried it. Gone is the old-school, animalic scents I remember from earlier years. In their place is a range of Dior Homme-style wood-and-iris fragrances. YMMV in terms of whether you think it's a good move, but I think it's undoubtedly a safety-first marketing decision.

In this parfum version, there is pretty much nothing of interest going on. The opening is frankly a mess of artificial woods, a touch of pepper, and that iris note. In fact it does dry down quite nicely with a little vanillic accord, but it provides nothing of note along the way. Not bad, but of little aesthetic value.
27th April 2021
It's OK - quite sweet opening that does not develop to anything incredibly interesting or masculine. I get sweet floral notes and patchouli, no black pepper in the opening whatsoever. There's tons of vanilla at the heart and dry down. That's all you get. I was hoping for more sophistication.

sort of blah
6th August 2020
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