A CONTEMPORARY GENTLEMANIn 1975, the couturier Hubert de Givenchy, renowned for his elegance, launched the very first Gentleman Givenchy fragrance: a bold, unusual perfume, a powerful composition with an utterly Couture aura. The distinctive fragrance of the gentleman perfumer.
In 2017 the Maison reinvented this iconic perfume by adapting it to modern times. A perfect combination of charisma and subtle masculinity. A beautiful balance between strength and sensitivity. This new Gentleman inaugurates a line of bold fragrances, to which iris, with its floral, powdery signature, adds the ultimate sophisticated note.
A UNIQUE BLEND
By distancing itself from clichés, Gentleman Givenchy is always where you don’t expect it to be. A characteristic highlighted by the new variation unveiled by the brand: Gentleman Givenchy Réserve Privée. A fragrance born of the expertise of the master perfumers, Nathalie Lorson and Olivier Cresp, who have been crafting the range’s fragrances since 2017.
For this new opus, they were inspired by the world of spirits, and, more specifically, by that of exceptional whiskies. Like the master distillers of the most prestigious single malt scotch producers, the two perfumers were driven by the search for excellence and the perfect essence to create an original blend.
A FRAGRANCE BY EXPERTSIf you take a close look, the world of fragrance and that of whisky are very similar. In both cases we find the same understanding of raw materials, the same meticulous attention to details, the same search for the perfect accord... Furthermore, the aroma of a whisky is just as important as that of a perfume and is defined, in both cases, by its woody, floral, candied, or fruity notes.
This encounter between two such similar areas of expertise could only result in an unexpected opus. A fragrance focusing on an astounding ingredient: a whisky created in Scotland, before being transformed into an absolute in Grasse to become part of a scented composition. A unique olfactory signature, dedicated to contemporary gentlemen.
AMBERY SENSUALITYA woody floral ambery fragrance, Givenchy Gentleman Réserve Privée is composed of traceable top-quality ingredients. What makes it captivating is the striking duality between whisky absolute and iris, the emblematic ingredient of Gentleman Givenchy fragrances. The voluptuousness of the former responds to the refined elegance of the latter....
The first olfactory notes of Gentleman Givenchy Réserve Privée are full of promise. Coriander seeds and bergamot create a fresh, aromatic accord that conceals the warm sensuality at the heart of the fragrance: powdery, slightly woody iris mingles with the sweetness of Siam benzoin and chestnut to highlight the ambery, liquory facets of the whisky absolute. The experience ends with an intense trail, where cedar, patchouli and vetiver essences blend and are rounded by a balmy note: the evocation of woody, ambery, textured notes echoes the olfactory notes of century-old casks where exceptional whiskies are aged.
REINTERPRETED DESIGNWhen he created the bottle of the first Gentleman fragrance back in 1975, Hubert de Givenchy drew inspiration from English gentlemen’s flasks.
Sleek silhouette, slightly curved lines, slender profile: for Réserve Privée the mythical bottle sports the design of the range reinterpreted in 2021. This version makes it possible to noticeably reduce the quantity of glass needed to produce it (16% less for the 60ml version and 30% less for the 100 ml). As for the bottle, which includes 15% recycled glass, it is enhanced by a black gradation lacquer revealing glimpses of the fragrance whose colour (you could say “whose robe”) is as ambery as a patiently aged whiskey.
Lastly, like all Givenchy fragrance cases now, the case of this 2022 edition is made up of recyclable paper from sustainable sources.
1) GENTLEMAN RÉSERVE PRIVÉE EDP 60ML – RM329
2) GENTLEMAN RÉSERVE PRIVÉE EDP 100ML – RM433
AVAILABLE ONLY AT GROUND FLOOR BEAUTY HALL, SOGO KUALA LUMPUR.