In the world of fashion, of rich fragrances, and luxury goods, Count Hubert de Givenchy was always a name to reckon with. Beyond the fact that such luminaries as Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis could be counted as his regular fashion clients, his fragrances were always considered iconic paragons of French scents. His original Givenchy Gentleman, launched in 1974, a woody-aromatic blend, is still sought after and admired. LVMH now owns the rights to the brand, and while the Count may have passed away in 2018; the brand continues to reinvent itself, and come up with exciting new products.
So, with the holiday season fast approaching, let’s play on the Christmas Carol, and explore the new exciting world of Gentleman Givenchy. There are four new variants in the line, and while they’re all sophisticated and urbane, each variant speaks to a specific Modern Man —one who is confident, restless, and full of charm. Whether picking out for yourself, or looking to gift a very special man, here’s a guide to understanding what lies behind each of the fragrances.
Gentleman Givenchy Eau de Toilette—this is for the daring Gentleman, one not afraid of audacious contrasts. It’s decidedly masculine, but different. Think of a stately cigar room but with a naughty streak. There’s a top note floral twist of pear, with orris and lavender at its heart, and a leather-patchouli accord as the base note. It’s a woody-floral that’s assured, yet delicate.