Father’s Day is right around the corner, and we can’t think of a better way to show Dad you care than by pairing a fragrance with his inimitable personality. Sure, he probably gives off copious pheromones on his own, but why not send his aromatic profile to even greater heights? One or two sprays and your dad will take on a new olfactory dimension, to the point that Mom might get jealous…or enticed.
Made for Dad
The iconic Gentleman line by GIVENCHY started with the first Gentleman creation in 1974 includes the newest fragrance, which promises a very addictive and exciting composition, powdery, earthy, and boozy from the key whiskey accord, developed in collaboration with a master distiller.
Following the woodsy and spicy Gentleman Eau de Parfum Boisée from 2020, and woodsy and aromaticGentleman Eau de Toilette Intense from 2021, Givenchy Gentleman Eau de Parfum Reserve Privée makes a new olfactive step in a new way from its predecessors.
The bottle follows the same design cues as the rest of the line’s current releases. Notice the detail on the bottle of the clear glass which exists for about half an inch below the juice itself.
Protruding through the glass is the gorgeous, golden-colored juice that will remind him of high-quality rum. Or any amber liquor, for that matter. The black ombre colouring on the bottle is stunning, showing off the resinous darkness which exists inside the bottle.
With a rich blend of whisky, heady florals, and natural woods, Gentleman Reserve Privée leaves an intoxicatingly warm trail that’s long-lasting without being overpowering. Refreshing natural notes lift the scent, starting with vibrant bergamot which adds a tangy sweetness to the smooth whisky absolute top note, which has been created using aromatic barley from a refined Scottish distillery.
To loosely describe the scent, it’s very woody, powdery, and slightly sweet. But to dive in, the woodiness gives me a very fresh cedar and oak vibe and is somewhat reminiscent of patchouli. The iris is extremely powdery but is done exceptionally well. Together, the pair of notes merge to form a sexy aroma.
The notes of whisky and chesnut create a delectable aroma suitable for men looking for a cold-weather date night scent. The whisky note offers a Glenlivet 12 vibe as this Scotch was finished in French Oak. That same sweetness, depth, and poise were transferred into this scent.
If your old man loves the original Gentleman scent, he'll definitely love the powerful combination of woody-floral facets also found within Gentleman Reserve Privée. This whisky-fuelled version is made for anyone who loves woody scents but wants a deep and intense aroma.