by Ruebennase on Feb 20, 2017
Very nice gourmand, intense but not cloying at all. I get mostly tonka, vanilla, a little bit of coconut in the opening, maybe some aspects of coffee (but this is not dominating the scent for me), and a little bit of pink pepper (which I love!). After a while, pachouli is noticeable, too, and blends well with the other notes. Fantastic scent for colder weather.
Sweet and soft.
by Jeffrey on Nov 24, 2016
This fragrance smells nice on me but it's very soft on my skin even after applying a lot of it. Other then that, it smells sweet in that gourmand class of fragrances. This sort of reminds me of Rochas Man but I think that one is sweeter and stronger. This is the type of sweet fragrance that I like and it's not cloying to me, also. This would be nice to wear in the Fall and Winter mainly at night.
Love the tobacco, coffee shop vibes
by Jarrod on Nov 3, 2016
one of my favorite gourmand smells, deff gives off a coffee shop vibe, great for fall and winter weather, good sophisticated scent
Great Coffee/Vanilla Fragrance
by RC on Aug 18, 2016
This to me, has one of the best openings out there. I LOVE the opening of this scent. I wish it stayed for longer than it does. When it dries down it becomes a darker scent with the coffee coming out more. In the opening it's a very sweet vanilla burst that I absolutely love.
I wish there was a version were the opening stayed pretty much thru out the fragrance. But this just a great scent. Highly Recommend
It's Just Okay
by Brian on Nov 10, 2015
Coffee, Tonka, pink pepper, and patchouli. To me, this one is just okay. There are other tonka fragrances that I prefer including Zegna Intenso, Hanae Mori HM, and Perry Ellis m. Performance is average. Just not worth a full size purchase for me.
Not my style, but it's good
by Sean on Nov 6, 2015
This is very chocolatey and sweet. It's like a stronger and higher quality version of Rochas Man.
by Helder on Oct 30, 2015
This cologne is what the name gives you: Intense. It is really strong when you spray it but fades ever so slightly to that comfortable. If you're looking to leave a lasting impression on anyone you encounter, go with this. It's a very sophisticated scent with a subtle sweetness. I love it.
Nice sweet chocolate coffee
by Colin on Jun 1, 2015
Givenchy play intense is sugary sweet but not too sweet. I get dark chocolate, pink pepper, and a smooth coffee vibe in the dry down
Best for cooler months but can be used in the warmer months if you do not overspray. I've had mixed results with longevity and projection. It seems to last longer than average but sometimes the projection isn't the best.
Smells like a gym
by Michelle on Jan 10, 2015
The first notes smelled like sweat and it smelled sweet. Kind of like a guy who sprayed cologne on himself after a workout. When it dried down the sweat scent died off but I could still sense it there. I didn't like it just because of that. I liked the sweet part but I just can't wear this.
Better than average
by Stacia on Dec 18, 2014
This is one of the few Givenchy products I can get locally, so thought I'd give it a try. It's good! Better than most others at the cologne counter. It's a safe bet too, you won't offend anyone wearing this, nor does it smell exactly like everyone else in the room. It's not too heavy or too light, but has a sort of clean, slightly sweet smell to it, like a nicely layered Oriental, sillage is not outstanding but adequate. The undertones/base notes stay anchored and do not wane, but are never heady or overpowering. Recommended everyday-wear.
by Abanoub on Jul 6, 2014
Amazing! from past knowledge
by Felix on Apr 16, 2014
Creamy and sweet but not too sweet! If you like LIDGE try this!
by Dipsey Doodle on Mar 18, 2014
After wearing the same 2 older colognes for years, I embarked on finding something new and more current. So far this is the best I've found after ordering samples from this site and also smelling samples in stores.
I can't tell you a thing about the mechanics of a cologne...base notes etc. I just know if I like it or not. This one I liked immediately. It's definitely a sweeter smelling one as compared to most I tried that have a sharper, aftershave scent. I know some guys don't like that, but I prefer them.
So this will be my new scent for awhile unless I stumble on something better.
by Susie on Dec 3, 2013
I cannot tell you how awesome this cologne is. It captures the senses. I am constantly sniffing my husband's neck when he wears this. It's a favorite! Give it a try!
Breakfast in a bottle
by Ricky on Nov 6, 2013
This thing simply put is a nutella, chocolatey breakfast in a bottle, but in a sexy way, love this scent, smells so scrumptious and amazing!
by Marky p. on Jun 27, 2012
I have colognes from $8 up to $80 dollars, and I can tell you that this is one of my favorite. The smell is hard to describe, but it's definitely one I recommend. It's smooth, yet holds just enough spice to catch the ladies' attention almost immediately. Very classy cologne.