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8 Incredibly Impressive Givenchy Colognes

Givenchy is one of the most legendary fashion houses. Over the years, the French brand has built a reputation for producing aromatic fragrances that anyone would be proud to wear.

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Givenchy is best known for creating haute couture clothing and cosmetics, but there’s also Givenchy cologne with rich fragrances that suit every taste.

About Givenchy Cologne

Givenchy Cologne (Les Parfums Givenchy) was founded in 1957. The first fragrances, Monsieur Givenchy and I’Eau de Vetiver, debuted in 1957 and 1959. Since then, more than a dozen Givenchy fragrances have hit the market. The fashion house is currently a subsidiary of LVMH. 

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Who Makes the Cologne? 

Les Parfums Givenchy is headed by Renaud de Lesquen, an experienced executive in the fragrance industry. He counts L’Oreal, Yves Saint Laurent Beauty, and Parfums Christian Dior among the top brands he’s worked for. 

Our Top-Rated Givenchy Colognes 

Most fragrances in Givenchy’s lineup are impressive, but some are simply outstanding. So, here’s our roundup of the eight best Givenchy colognes. 

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Givenchy Gentleman 

Givenchy Gentlemen has been around since 1975. Any Gentleman Givenchy cologne review will tell you that this fragrance is best for evening wear. Altogether, Gentleman is a versatile classic that will look right at home in every man’s wardrobe.  

This is the ideal scent for the modern man who loves freedom and sophistication. 

Scent Notes: 

Givenchy Gentleman’s top notes are lavender, black pepper, and Bergamot. Its middle notes are orris, cinnamon, and cloves, while black vanilla husk, tonka bean, and patchouli are the base notes.

Where Should You Wear It?

Givenchy Gentleman is a fragrance you may want to wear on evening formal occasions, all year round.

Read more on Givenchy Gentleman cologne in our in depth review.


PI By Givenchy

Pi is among our number one picks, thanks to its longevity and uniqueness. The cologne has a sensual, rich, and luxurious scent with a blend of sweet, floral, and jasmine aroma. The warm burst of herbs, vanilla, and almond that emanates from it leaves anyone who smells the cologne wanting for more. 

Pi is excellent for outdoor junkies and men who are fans of sensual experiments. Also, if you’re the discerning man who knows a thing or two about elegance, the fragrance will suit you. 

Scent Notes:

Pi By Givenchy’s top notes are tarragon, lemon, rosemary, and Mandarin orange. The middle notes are aniseed, geranium, neroli, and lily, while its base notes are almond, cedar, vanilla, brown sugar, and benzoin.

Where Should You Wear It? 

Pi is best worn on both formal and casual occasions during the winter season. The warm burst of vanilla and herbs will undoubtedly uplift your spirits. 


Givenchy Cologne Blue

Blue Label cologne is a carefree and relaxing version of Givenchy pour Homme. It has a rebellious note, thanks to the sandalwood scent that gives it a new intensity. Although it comes with the most affordable Givenchy cologne price tag, Blue still packs a punch. 

The fragrance is suited to the active man who wants to add a carefree note to his life.

Scent Notes:

The fragrance’s top notes are Bergamot and grapefruit. Its middle notes are artemisia, cardamom, pepper, and lavender, while olibanum, vetiver, and cedar are its base notes. 

Where Should You Wear It? 

Givenchy Cologne Blue is ideal for wearing on a casual date night in the summer. It creates a gentlemanly “sex appeal” that your companion will love. 

Givenchy Cologne Play

Play Eau de Toilette by Givenchy is a masculine fragrance launched in 2008. When it comes to longevity, Play does well because it offers up to 7 hours of pretty decent performance. Indeed, few citrus colognes can last that long. 

If you prefer a not-so-intense fragrance, this one’s for you.

Scent Notes:

Givenchy Play’s top notes are grapefruit, Bergamot, bitter orange, and Mandarin orange, while its middle notes are Amyris, tobacco blossom, and pepper. The fragrance’s base notes are patchouli and vetiver.

Where Should You Wear It?

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Givenchy Play is meant for everyday wear, whether it’s a night out or a semi-formal occasion.


Insensé Ultramarine 

The first thing that comes to mind when one looks at a bottle of Insensé Ultramarine by Givenchy is a beach nightclub in summer. At best, we can only describe it as a fruity floral fragrance with lovely freshness. 

This option would be ideal for the active man who wants a fragrance that’s fruity, floral, and simply refreshing. 

Scent Notes:

The cologne’s top notes are bergamot, helional, cassis sap, and galbanum. Its middle notes are clove, clary sage, clove, and cardamon, while vetiver, sandalwood, oakmoss, and cedarwood are the base notes. 

Where Should You Wear It? 

This heavenly cologne has a relaxed summer vibe to it. Spray it on your pulse points after your morning bath, and it will endure all day long. 


Xeryus By Givenchy

Created in 1986, this Givenchy cologne is recommended for everyday casual use and boasts a well blended and structured aromatic scent. What’s more, sillage is moderate, while longevity is excellent (4-6 hours). 

Xeryus is ideal for sophisticated men who are looking for a spicy, sweet, and fresh fragrance.

Scent Notes:

The top notes are lemon, Fougere, and Bergamot, while the middle notes are melon, amber, and orange. The cologne’s base notes are cedar, pimento, and kumquat. 

Where Should You Wear It? 

Due to its relatively short staying power, wear Xeryus on a formal or informal evening event.


Very Irresistible Fresh Attitude

Besides its name, the other striking thing about this fragrance is how rich and intense it is. It’s pretty heavy, but not in a way that chokes those around you. The coffee and hazelnut notes are a reminiscence of a hot mug of coffee in the morning. 

Men who are unashamed to wear an enveloping fragrance might choose this cologne.

Scent Notes:

The top notes are exotic wood, mint, and grapefruit, while the middle notes are sesame and coffee. The cologne’s base notes are Virginia cedar and hazelnut.

When Should You Wear It? 

This fragrance is ideal for wearing on formal or casual evening events in late fall/early winter.


Givenchy Xeryus Rouge

This fragrance holds the distinction of being Givenchy’s first oriental fragrance for men. Moreover, it has a pretty decent sillage and lasts on fabrics for up to eight hours.

This cologne would be perfect for the modern man who wants to make a bold statement about his style and personality.  

Scent Notes :

The fragrance’s top notes are cactus, tarragon, and Chinese orange, while its middle notes are red pimento, cedar needles, and African pelargonium. Cedar, sandalwood, grey amber, and white musk are its base notes.

When Should You Wear It? 

We recommend Xeryus Rouge for evening wear. 


Born and raised in Austin, David is a dedicated writer and avid fragrance lover. When he's not trying out perfumes, he enjoys traveling and exploring new restaurants.