Patchouli. It’s the DNA of all Gucci perfumes, the Italian fashion house’s signature note and the pond from which it’s latest and limited edition eau Flora Gorgeous Gardenia blooms.
Intense and intriguing, the feminine fragrance opens with notes of juicy pear and tart red berries for a sparkling effect before easing into the heady, sweet and creamy blooms of gardenia and frangipani flowers. Spicy and provocative patchouli paired with delectable brown sugar give the eau it’s sensual and grand finale. A modern scent, mix-mastered from a timelessly chic and classic bouquet.
This expression of modernity with sensuality carries through to the perfume’s flacon where the juice is captured in an opaque-lavender, hexagonal shaped bottle featuring black lettering and a neat thin black bow around the neck of the black topper. Nestled in the palm of your hand, the bottle is weighty, while its lavender hue is soothing. The eau’s essence and impact however, is simultaneously comforting and exhilarating. Last but not least, the flacon is packaged in the whimsical flower and insect motif-illustrated box inspired by the couture house’s famed Flora pattern, originally crafted as a beautiful scarf designed by Vittorio Accornero for Princess Grace of Monaco in 1966.
Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Limited Edition, $95 for 50 ml and $124 for 100 ml, available at Holt Renfrew.