Creative genius Alessandro Michele had a hand in this latest concoction from Gucci. Like his fashion creations for the label, this juice is colourful, shiny, and poppy. It still has the signature Gucci sexy muskiness, but lighter, brighter, fruitier, more sparkling, fresher. Like a glass of rose at the hippest party in town. The notes: opens with fruity red berries, white floral gardenia at its heart; winds down with patchouli and brown sugar. Sillage is moderate, and relatively long-lasting.
Ever since Alessandro Michele took over the reins at Gucci as its creative director, the label has been on a roll. Churning out gorgeous clothing, accessories, bags and shoes with an interesting vintage patina, accents and details. Unfortunately, most fashion labels and their corresponding perfumes are often not the brainchild of the designer. Still, I was keen to find out how the shiny new Gucci scents fair. Especially when they have been inspired by Michele’s sartorial work. Like most Gucci perfume launches, the Platinum range comes in a pair. My thoughts on the Gucci Guilty Platinum EDT: Nothing like the original Gucci Guilty, it is a warm, fruity-floral (if such a thing were possible). Gucci says: “Top notes – geranium and pink pepper; heart notes – lilac and peach; base notes – amber and patchouli” My thoughts on the Gucci Guilty Platinum Pour Homme EDT: Fresh, citrusy, a whiff of pine needles, warm. This may be made for men, but I’d wear it. This juice turns a little sweet on my skin, which gives it …
Says Gucci: “The new scent pulsates with the original fragrance’s inspiration: bamboo, one of the House’s most celebrated and elegant design signatures, and its references in the Gucci woman. The rich woody floral finds new edge with a bright mandarin note. Lighter than the original essence, Gucci Bamboo Eau de Toilette offers alluring insight into the Gucci woman’s sensual, romantic side.” Says me: A pretty fruity-floral; bright, fresh, a little sparkly, a hint of clean linen, peachy, slightly sweet. An everyday scent.
Sensual and heady, this is not your typical floral perfume. The orange blossom accord usually smells like a white flower with a hint of citrus. But this orange blossom hits and seduces instantly. Interpreted from the brand’s original 1976 cocktail, it is part of the Anthology series. Head Notes: Neroli, Violet leaf, Bergamot, Lemon-cedrat, Cardamom absolute, Pink berries Heart Notes: Orange absolute, Egyptian jasmine absolute, Tuberose absolute, Rose essence, Peach flower, Orchid Base Notes: Sandalwood, Virginian cedar, White musk, Vanilla It reminds me of the flowers that bloom on warm balmy nights, make me pause in mid-stride and take a deep breath. This is not a light and refreshing scent, but it’s a good choice for the day. Bring along a little vial in your purse; it might not last as long as you’d like it to in humid weather.