The house of Gucci have created this 'Guilty' perfume which is available in eau de toillete and eau de parfum,the second being a stronger and more lasting fragrance.
Gucci describe this as :
"A scent of defiance, the wearer of Gucci Guilty is the architect of her own destiny. This warm yet striking oriental floral scent carries hedonism at its heart, and seizes the attention with a flamboyant opening born of the natural rush that is mandarin, shimmering alongside an audacious scattering of pink pepper. The effect is at once arresting and compellingly seductive."
This is a perfume which is distinctive, warm and yet flowery and seductive. It is sweet and floral yet has notes of spiciness hidden in its depths. It is one that I have managed to get a sample of and one that my step daughter wears quite a lot so a fragrance I know well. It is not a cheap scent so one that you might buy every now and then.
Frida Gianinni observes: 'What we have created in Gucci Guilty is something hypnotic' and 'The effect is at once arresting and compellingly seductive.'
The perfume comes in a rounded square bottle with a silver covering with the G of the Gucci logo in the centre front. The lid makes up the top half of the bottle and once you lift that there is a spray nozzle underneath. The bottle comes in a sleek simple black box with gold Gucci logo central on the front.
The notes in this are:
top notes of pink pepper and mandarin
heart note of lilac, geranium and peach
base notes of patchouli and amber
I find this is a perfume that I enjoy wearing anytime, night or day and as my step daughter Is under thirty and I am just a bit older I would think it suits a wide range of ages. I am not sure about all the advertising bumph about 'being architect of their own destiny' and being 'arrestingly seductive'. It is for everyday women who want to feel that bit special and smell of something other than cleaning and washing up or baby sick and grubby clothes. It is a small escape that we can all enjoy and a scent that we can sniff and take ourselves somewhere exotic for a short time or just enjoy smelling lovely and feminine for a while.
I find this a lovely fragrance, a pretty and delicate feminine fragrance. It is subtle and does hide inner depths. When I first apply this I am aware of the sweet orange scent but the pink pepper is also very much there with its peppery note. The middle notes of lilac, geranium and peach are shortly in evidence as the scent becomes warmer and sweeter but not sweet or sickly. The base notes of patchouli and amber give a depth and heart to the perfume but without ever dominating the sweeter notes.
I find this perfume lovely and sensuous but not that long lasting. I also notice that for its price it doesn't have great sillage after the first half hour or so which considering its price I feel it should. I love the scent as it is both warm and quite striking and an unusual oriental floral fragrance but I wishit lasted longer on me than it does. I find I have to add another squirt after about three hours although it does last on my clothes a bit longer.
The descriptions of this are far more poetic than I am and I do think they are slightly OTT in their floweriness!
"The scent seizes the attention with a flamboyant opening born of the natural rush that is mandarin--imbued with a modish transparency--shimmering alongside an audacious fist of pink pepper. The middle notes are an alluring concoction of heady lilac and geranium, laced with the succulent tactility of peach--all velvet femininity with a beguiling hint of provocation. The patchouli that is the hallmark of Gucci fragrances here conveys a message of strength, while the voluptuousness of amber suggests deep femininity."
So there you have it in poetry what this perfume creates but in my humble view it is a lovely quite floral and yet hints of romance and exotic lands but I just wish it lasted a bit longer.
The prices for this as always with perfumes vary considerable but it is never cheap. Prices on Amazon for the EDT are 30ml for £33.66, 50ml will cost £41.36 while 75ml strangely is £43.48 so the best value of all. 50ml of the eau de parfum will cost £42.61 so actually probably a better buy than the same sized EDT. As I said Amazon may not be the cheapest option but I often buy from there as I have vouchers to use and this makes it an almost free treat then.
This is a lovely sweet and quite sexy perfume that would suit a wide range of ages and in my view is not too heavy for day wear yet does have enough appeal to be one for evening wear, just remember to take it with you for a top up though as it is not long lasting and will not take you beyond three hours in my opinion.
This fragrance smells stunning,really noticable and just screams quality.
The bottle is great and looks quality too.
The only downside is the price is expensive but you get what you pay for here :)
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