Rated 4.65 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Worthy of the name Gentleman
Givenchy's Gentleman Eau de Parfum Boisée is a very deceptive flanker in the lineup.
Most people expect designer fragrances to be very linear, and upon first whiff, I immediately got black pepper, cocoa and iris, which seems to be the 'it thing' right now (looking at you, Valentino/Dior!). If I was smelling this at the mall, I'd probably just pass it by and go look for something else, because it really isn't that remarkable at first. But after giving it some time to dry down, a nice woodsy note (hence the name Boisée) comes in to play and really pulls that iris back to something a bit more powdery/dry, revealing a masculine take on an otherwise 'lipsticky' note. This... this is it! Office-worthy, and excellent for date night as well as cold weather events, and the EDP concentration on this will give you a solid 6+ hours (more if sprayed on clothes).
Presentation is awesome - I love the textured label with Gold lettering on the bottle, and especially appreciate the gradient that runs from black (top) to clear (bottom) for more than just aesthetics. One thing I really dislike about dark/painted bottles is that it's nearly impossible to tell how much juice you have before it's too late.
Note that I'm only giving 4 stars as The note profile may not be for everyone (it's a 5/5 in my book, though!). This is definitely a 'try before you buy' if you don't own anything that has a prominent iris/orris note, but my advice would be to give it time to dry down, or else you will be missing out on an excellent scent profile that is truly worthy of the name Gentleman.
Most Helpful Critical Review versatile but not memorable
The fourth in the Gentleman collection, Givenchys new addition creates a strong first impression but a weak finish. It has an effervescent opening with great iris and spice notes, but it all fades away within 30 minutes. Dont get me wrong, it smells amazing but it just doesnt last. The scent is quite versatile; it can be worn by people of all ages and during all seasons. Yet, the transition of notes from top to end is almost nonexistent. I was exited to experience those woody, cacao and patchouli notes but I missed them. Overall, this parfum makes a good Christmas gift, but it wouldnt be my first choice. The price makes sense considering it a designer fragrance, but I would not go out of my way to buy it at retail. If you like fragrances with strong openings and are okay with it fading away relatively fast, then Givenchy Gentleman EDP Boisée is for you.
Reviewed by 469 customers My husband loved it
andreac670 from undisclosed
I received this product as complementary to review from Influenster. My husband said that this is the best perfume he has ever try. He decided to buy the big bottle. 100% recommended it
sotofelix from undisclosed
This smells good but goes on light and doesn't last as long as I hoped it would. Good to have on hand if ur allergies r acting up, but otherwise, I'd like it to last longer.
genesiss56 from undisclosed
This fragrance has enchanted me in my man. smells rich, soft delicate. The delicate essence of him is felt. I definitely recommend it and if I would use it again
Spicy masculine fragrance
angiezhu from undisclosed
In recent years, Givenchy has managed to revive the brand, with perfumes adapted to current times. And this perfume goes in that direction.
Although the perfumes from the Gentleman series seem to be built around the iris note, this seems undoubtedly a spicy one, with coriander in the foreground, flanked by pepper. Great combo!
Longevity and projection are both very good.
This is a good scent. I gave my husband a sample I received from Influenster and he loved it. It lingers on his clothes more than on his skin. I love it too because it smells very masculine and rich.
Longevity 8 h
aslinl1 from undisclosed
My husband really liked this mens cologne, it smells really good. The scent is really good I really liked it too it is strong but not overpowering.
kountry2thekore from undisclosed
I received a sample size from Influenster and Givenchy to test in exchange for an honest review. It is a spicy woodsy scent that has a masculine vibe scent. I loved the smell of it and it lasted about 4-5 hours. I would consider this more of a fall/winter scent and recommend it
empressliy from undisclosed
I mean this in the best way this fragrance smells like my dad. it has a very classic masculine vibe to it. there isn't anything that is necessarily unique about it but it is a good one to keep on hand. I like the fragrance my hubby likes it too. you can't go wrong with something so classic!
So rugged smelling
victorias315 from undisclosed
I am very much a fan of how nice this smells. A great cologne that is not too overpowering. love the design of the bottle. Not sure i would buy this for someone. But would most definitely recommend.
good but not my favorite
nayabqazii from undisclosed
This cologne smells great! Woody with a hint of patchouli without being too overpowering. Only gripe is that it didn't last very long. I stopped smelling it after 3ish hours which is not common for a cologne. Overall I probably would not purchase just because of the poor lasting power.
ankitag8 from undisclosed
My husband loved this fragrance and is planning to buy a full size bottle. Fragrance is not over powering and is just the right amount. Much recommend
my partner loved it
kaileel5 from undisclosed
my partner is so hard to get cologne for because they don't like really strong scents, however they really did enjoy this cologne. i may have found a cologne i would actually buy for them!
Woody and Warm
anaklara21 from undisclosed
I love woody and warm scents and this hit the nail on the spot. My husband doesn't wear cologne all the time but when he does he tends to gravitate to this one again and again. The scent lasts at least for 12 hours and it stays for several days on clothing. It's one of our favorites. It's not super strong to the point that it gives you a headache but it smells so manly. I honestly don't have any complaints. It's higher end and we don't mind the higher price point for a good quality product.
I LOVE THIS
gabymariaglez from undisclosed
This is sooo good and I am definitely purchasing it. I haven't smelled something this good in a while
Love in the air
gabriielad from undisclosed
This perfume is great, my husband loved it and he is not very fond of perfumes, he thinks that just using deodorant is enough, for him not for me lol so I definitely bought it for him just for Valentine's Day taking advantage of the fact that we both loved this woody floral essence and it's really worth what it costs
keishah13 from undisclosed
I received this product sample complimentary for my honest opinion. The guy in my life initially thought this Givenchy Gentleman was a little too strong but after a few minutes the subtle notes of the scent came through. It's a sexy, masculine scent that might be a bit much for daily wear but is perfect for special occasions.
erikag180 from undisclosed
It's the best smelling cologne my husband has ever owned. My husband gets a lot of compliments on it and claims "it is the king of all scents". It is very long lasting. It truly lasts 24 hours if not longer. It is worth the price! We will definitely repurchase!
makeupbylizzie from undisclosed
Highly recommend. Love that it's masculine. But not too masculine to wear as a female.
joeydoll from undisclosed
I received this perfume for free to review from Influenster, its a strong woody, spicy, smooky perfume its smells good it projects well the longevity its pretty good about 8+ hours overall a good everyday perfume.
amandav104 from undisclosed
I really liked this scent on my boyfriend..not super strong..and lasts FOREVER!!!...very invigorating..and to me airy,even though it's a more luxury item because of the price,I'd DEFINITELY recommend it and DEFINITELY plan on purchasing for him!!!
dmelkey from undisclosed
this is a good product for my husband to throw in his toiletry bag and use while traveling. this isn't his "go to" scent but good for packing light. overall it is a good product but not the best on the market.
pixelationnation from undisclosed
This is one of those colognes that you're either going to love or hate. It is a very long lasting fragrance and you really only want 1-2 sprays so I imagine this will last you a long while. The scent is most reminiscent of Tom Ford's Black Orchid. Its got a lot of complex notes but it dries down into a nice subtle woody spice.
it was okay
immythily from undisclosed
I love scents and I collect new perfumes every month , this one is okay ! I wasn't a huge fan ! I received a small sample size so could use it just twice
very masculine and awesome!
rachels345 from undisclosed
My 'young-adult' son tried this cologne and really liked it! It smells very 'manly' -musk, wood, smoke. He used it daily while it lasted and I really felt it made him feel good and I certainly liked the scent it gave him. I think for any guy who wants to grab someone's attention this could be the one!!
victoriaba21 from undisclosed
my boyfriend loves it. it smells like cedar and pine in the best way, warm and spicy, like a sexy man. plus 1 spray goes a long way.
graceyd7917 from undisclosed
this smells so good. I've the musky scent that goes with it. I only got a small trial for my fiance and I love the way it smells on him. It reminds me a lot of his Dior cologne