Givenchy will launch Gentleman, a new fragrance for men, this month. The scent is meant to "imagine what [1974's Gentleman fragrance] would be like if it were made today, and is unrelated to 2013's Gentlemen Only.
Gentleman was developed by perfumers Olivier Cresp and Nathalie Lorson. Notes for the woody floral fougère feature lavender, iris, pear and patchouli-leather accord.
Givenchy Gentleman will be available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette.
Oh I remember the 70s version and remember liking it back then…wonder how similar this current rendition will be.
love the bottle too..looks classic and classy!
According to WWD they are reaching for the under-30 set, if that offers any clues. I like the bottle too.
So if this is Gentleman what happens with Gentleman (1974)?
It might have the fate of Miss Dior (appearing with an “original” printed on the label) or might just as well disappear.
I love the original and I can still smell it walking between the crowds in my city’s financial district.
It gives me pause, as it is one of those perfumes I love and admire, but that I think it would wear me and not the other way around as it is supposed to.
But heck the original brings me back to the 70s when I was maybe 5 or 6 years old and some acquaintances from my parents brought it and used it from trips abroad.
I must say that the ones that wore it at the time (at least in my neck of the woods) were some really douchy fellows. Thankfully time has been kind and now (surprise!) Only gentlemen wear it.
Good question, and I don’t know. I’m guessing it will disappear, but kaos.geo could be right, it might just get some sort of new name.
I am afraid that I’m not all that optimistic; I’m not sure I like anything this house has produced recently ):
I have always loved the bottle – very classic. I hope this is nice, the patchouli/leather gives me a little hope this will be a good one!
I do hope the fragrance is largely true to the notes (well, perhaps not so much to the ‘pear’). I will be looking out for this.
I have worn the original since the late 70’s. The original is a beautifully done masterpiece with an almost pure “raw patchouli” drydown. Perfection actually. I think that I will stick with the original 70’s version of this classic (well, I should say the reformulated original at this point).
Iris, pear and patchouli? I’m intrigued…