When it comes to fashion, apparel, design and fragrance, Gucci is never the wallflower. Bold, (often) gold and larger than life, the luxury Italian brand that started as a fine leather goods store in Florence, Italy in 1921 has evolved into one of the most recognizable (double G’s, anyone) and coveted status symbols around the world.
It’s also become renowned for it’s four decades worth of perfumes and their infusion of ever-changing flowers stirred into Gucci’s ever present and signature base of sensual patchouli.
From Gucci No 1’s large floral bouquet in 1974 and Envy’s white and purple blooms in 1997 to Flora’s peony and rose blend in 2009, the design house’s new Gucci Guilty Pour Femme’s fragrance is as equally replete with flowers. Overflowing in purple lilacs and violets and red geraniums and roses and, of course, a base of warm and spicy patchouli, this eau also contains the radiant citrus notes of Cyprus’ mandora fruit, fiery pink pepper, tart bergamot and glowing amber for an ultra feminine effect. Sheer yet sumptuous, magnetic and engaging this spicy floral blend has a light touch, an independent vibe and an overall uninhibited feeling.
Gucci Guilty Pour Femme EDP, $90 for 30 ml, $114 for 50 ml and $140 for 90 ml, available at Sephora and Hudson’s Baystores.