Givenchy is a brand that subtly combines seduction, elegance and lightness. A mark of excellence in the field of haute couture, it has also been able to rise to the highest peak in perfumery and cosmetics. The Givenchy house was founded in 1952.
However, it was not until five years later that the adventure continued in the field of perfumes. Like Chanel and Lanvin before him, Hubert de Givenchy created a first fragrance called L’Interdit. In 1975, Givenchy then made a perfume for men called Gentleman. However, it is precisely a revisit of this great juice that the Givenchy brand is delivering to us today. Focus on the new Gentleman Eau de Toilette , a clever blend of history, authenticity and modernity.
The story of Givenchy’s Gentleman saga
It was in 1975 that Hubert de Givenchy decided to add a third fragrance to his catalog of men’s fragrances. Thus, Gentleman succeeded Eau de Vetyver, and Monsieur de Givenchy. Far ahead of its time, Gentleman is a fragrance that clearly plays in the register of seduction. Yet at the time, male essences were devoid of any provocation. The latter were rather clear and timid, still close to colognes.
Hubert de Givenchy was nevertheless convinced that men were about to change to become true lovers of perfumes. It is clear that time has proved him right. Moreover, Gentleman still displays a deep modernity today. It evokes an elegant, wild and civilized masculinity, seductive without ever going overboard. Gentleman marks a clear break with his predecessors. With him, we are far from too fresh lavender. Its scent is powerful and easily identifiable. However, this is precisely what we find in the new Eau de Toilette Gentleman.
The basic idea is well and truly present while taking on a new, more contemporary aspect.
The new Gentleman Eau de Toilette
Gentleman is a modern and offbeat Eau de Toilette, respectful of Givenchy’s heritage while addressing today’s men. This perfume seems to have made the best of the past to adapt it to our modern times. It is a clever mix of daring, ardor and spontaneity. Eau de Toilette Gentleman is a very contrasting fragrance, at the same time woody, aromatic and floral, delicate and virile.
This Eau de Toilette begins with a fresh and fruity scent of pear. It appears barely ripe, still crunchy. Then, it is enriched with one of the most emblematic ingredients of men’s perfumery: lavender. This Mediterranean plant is a staple in men’s perfumes, which many remind us of the scent of barber’s soaps of yesteryear.
The nobility of the Gentleman Eau de Toilette, on the other hand, is reflected in the presence of iris, one of the noblest flowers in the perfumer’s entire palette, exclusively reserved for fine perfumery . Finally, it all ends with a duo of patchouli and leather. The result only becomes deeper and more structured while playing the card of eroticism.