Gentleman Only by Givenchy
Launched in 1975 and created by perfumer Paul Léger, Gentleman Only by Givenchy with its stylish mix of Vetiver, Patchouli and Leathery notes has become and iconic fragrance, a true classic.
News of a reinterpretation of Gentleman Only was greeted with trepidation at the Ape to Gentleman office – why risk spoiling the legend? In the same breath – change is often good, and we trusted Givenchy to create something equally epic.
The reinvention of Gentleman Only is a freshly spiced fragrance with primary scents of a blend of green mandarin, pink peppercorn, musk and birch leaf. The fragrance is picked up by a background scent of a trio of woods – cedar, vetiver and patchouli. An evocative fusion, which gives the fragrance its incense tones.
An uncomplicated, adventurous yet sophisticated scent – remaining true to its heritage, housed in a stylish flacon with a bluish setting, magnetic and incandescent sheen, and a bottle adorned with a woody-metallic sleeve in gunmetal grey.
The scent and the flacon meet expectations, as does the actor representing Gentleman Only – Simon Baker. A natural charmer, stylish and no doubt popular with the fairer sex – Mr Baker is a fine choice.
So, “why risk spoiling the legend?” – the new Gentleman Only by Givenchy is a fine example, of why.