Gentlemen Only fragrance notes

  • Head

    • birch leaf, green mandarin, nutmeg, pink pepper
  • Heart

    • cedar, patchouli, vetiver
  • Base

    • animalic notes, frankincense

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Latest Reviews of Gentlemen Only

A lot of those notes considered as manly. Good, but nothing too special.
21st February 2020
First notes are floral and quickly develop a well balanced sweetness.

The opening is very unisex.

Later it transitions into a more masculine, woody, scent.

Overall this is a casual and pleasant perfume. It is lacking in character but that allows it to be very safe and office friendly (I couldn't imagine someone being offended by the smell).

Longevity is suprisingly good, though this quickly becomes a skin scent.
10th October 2019

I love this stuff. It's a solid fragrance to wear to work and to smell good while remaining somewhat discreet and not attracting unwanted attention. The overall smell is something like the pink pepper accord you get in Spicebomb, but it's crisper, less-sweet, and a bit more brisk and airy as well. Thus it wears less heavily and has a very fresh quality about it that balances the sweetness. Before I tried this, I thought it was going to be a lot more conservative and "boring" in its impression, but it's really not that at all. Although it's somewhat safe, overall it's quite uplifting and feels rather modern. While the fresh-spicy-sweet pink pepper accord generally drives the fragrance, it's supported well by a woody vetiver accord in the base that emerges later in its development, and a kind of gray, smoky incense that that keep the pink pepper and mandarin orange in check, lending a needed and slightly bitter more masculine element to the mix. On the whole, it's a well-polished and blended fragrance with very smooth transitions and harmony and balance between the notes. You'll feel crisp and fresh wearing this and will be able to enjoy it throughout the day even if you're not intruding the space of those around. Longevity is solid and projection is on the better side of average. Quietly becoming a favorite of mine, I'd give Gentlemen Only a final rating of 8.5/10, and I'm going to recommend it as a blind buy for those in the market for a fresh, safe, and modern casual-office fragrance that gets the job done.
11th January 2019
A nice green mandarin smell that borders on lychee in the beginning, and then it moves into the characteristic green orange smell afterwards. The patchouli and vetiver give it a cooler icy effect. It's very professional and casual at the same time. It's very easy to wear and no notes overstay their welcome. The basenotes warm things up a little at the end, but neither section of notes is overbearing. Great scent!
25th December 2018

Slightly effeminate.

Sweet floral woody.

If that's what's called playful fair enough. Not in my book. More like Unisex.

Fragrance: 6.75/10
Projection: 7/10
Longevity: 7/10
30th October 2018
I really enjoy the bright citrus, fresh, sweet, green opening in Gentlemen Only. Very enjoyable and ultra-pleasant.

I see this is as one of those scents that's perfect for daytime semi-formal or business. Basically, perfect for work in offices.

I get very good projection throughout the day when wearing.
9th January 2018
Not bad at all. It's a very pleasant and inoffensive formal-wear scent to my nose. Has a very green/sweet/woody vibe to it. As the name suggests, it's a very gentlemanly fragrance that I think is best suited for the more mature crowd (maybe 40+).

There is a note in there, however, that I don't really care too much for- it's either the patchouli or the frankincense, or maybe the combination of both that's kind of turning me off it. Other than that, very nice fragrance- I'm really enjoying my little sample of it, but definitely not planning on buying the bottle.
20th July 2017
Semi-sweet, woody, a bit green. Can pass as a unisex scent. Very pleasant. Only wish it lasted longer on my skin.
21st June 2017
Gorgeous juice. Lasts ages on me and gives of a lovely silage. Floral, musky and patchouli scent.
21st February 2017
This basic formula has been done to the point of overkill by many other houses, but somehow Givenchy has managed to make it more wearable. It's fresh without being cloying and somehow stays sharply upscale in quality. I don't see the particular need for many aromatic aquatics in my wardrobe, but I certainly would grab for the Givenchy Gentleman Only over the others in this market saturated family.
25th January 2017
This is okay. I like it better than many designer frags I've tried. I picked up a slight cinnamon edge that I liked. It's just a bit sweeter than I was hoping. I'm going to try it again before I make a decision on whether or not it's bottle worthy or not.
15th January 2017
Nice scent, however it does not last on my skin. I can not recommend this due to the poor performance. Do not let the nice lady at the counter convince you to buy this one. Pass.
29th February 2016