Gucci Eau de Parfum (2002)

Gucci Eau de Parfum by Gucci
Bottle Design: Lloyd & Co
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Gucci Eau de Parfum is a popular perfume by Gucci for women and was released in 2002. The scent is spicy-oriental. It was last marketed by Scannon.

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Perfumer

Daniela Andrier

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesHeliotrope, Orange blossom
Heart Notes Heart NotesIris, Caraway, Thyme
Base Notes Base NotesLeather, Musk, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Frankincense, Cedar

Ratings

Scent

8.2 (149 Ratings)

Longevity

7.9 (108 Ratings)

Sillage

7.5 (93 Ratings)

Bottle

8.2 (107 Ratings)
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Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 10.0/10
1
Lovely and warm
This fragrance is one of my favorites. It's spicy and warm. Makes you want to kuddle up under a blanket while drinking cinnamon tea. At the same time it makes you want to explore mysteries or go on an adventure. It incapsulates the feminine secrets and essence. It's a statement fragrance, but at the same time so very private.
Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 9.0/10
3
mystery in bottle
Spicy,warm,mysterious fragrance with great sillage. On my skin, main notes are incense, leather, cedar,heliotrope.Yes, it is dark , but dark is sometimes very enjoyable
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3
orange floriental
I don't think this perfume is made any longer, but I have a pile of carded samples that I bought years ago for $.25 apiece at some old perfume shop. I always liked it in that dirty pleasure sort of way, relishing that cheap thrill of mild sleaziness of enjoying a cheap perfume. 

Trying this perfume again after a few years I realize my mistake. I found these samples at some mistakenly low-price and the made amateurish mistakes of equating cheap with Cheap.   This is a beautiful, simple floriental, one that eschews the genre’s typical diva-ish complexity in favor of simple, well-chosen broad strokes. I smell it as if it is under an olfactory magnifying glass. It's laid out like paint-by-numbers canvas that only has the colors orange flower, cumin and amber filled in. The artist stepped back, realized less might be more and left if in its simple state of beauty.  Perhaps more mainstream perfumers should try this pre-editing, because Gucci EDP smell a little rough at the edges and just right.

This simple structure makes a tightly knit perfume that remains coherent through drydown.  Smelling it years later, it seems like a fragrance that could be released today as a masculine woody floral.  
Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 9.0/10
Helpful Review    3
Very dark, warm, and plush...
Like leather seats in a room full of spices and incense. This is a very dry fragrance, but quite mysterious as well. Has an almost resinous like quality to it. Spicy caraway with deep vanilla. Dry orange blossom in the opening. The "cherry" aspect of the heliotrope with the dry leather and incense make it very unique. Can be a little dry, and almost tangy with the spicy-sweet dry-down, but I like it. This is amazing for a female EDP from Gucci. There is nothing quite like this out there these days, and it also develops into an incredibly sexy dark, spicy leather scent on a man. Brilliant!
Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 8.0/10
Very helpful Review    8
Mysterious, dark and sexy
It is not for everyone, but I adore this perfume. It is unique, earthy, sexy and beautiful. This scent unleashes inner tigress in me. It feels ancient and mysterious – like walking through the ruins of a forgotten, ancient temple and feeling connection to dark mysteries of ancient times.

The composition is sultry and spicy. The opening is a bit sharp with orange blossom and heliotrope, but it goes into middle notes pretty quick and they are so divine. I normally do not like caraway seed in perfumes. But this one proved me wrong. The combination is so harmonious and beautiful. It wraps around me like a second skin and makes me feel so divine. It is strong, dark but silky at the same time. The scent has wonderful complexity towards the dry down where the leather, incense, woods, musk and just a touch of vanilla are in perfect harmony.

Gucci EDP has been my favorite for many years. It has strong and unique character, but that’s why I love it so much. I crave its dark beauty, especially when the autumn rolls in. It is sad that this scent is discontinued now.
Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 6.0/10
4
just too much.
i really wanted to like this! it is certainly a well constructed, and very respectable perfume, in terms of both formula and quality. but, as i was afraid, the iris and heliatrope ran right out of the gate with loads of sweet incense, which on me is the instant, and terrible powder bomb! the resinous woods underneath are rich, and fine, the vanilla seductive and slightly boozy, the leather note smooth, and not overdone, and the nutty undertone gives it a buttery, almost "oily" cast. there was a light herbal note that dissapeared, and i can detect some flowers drowned in the sweet, srupy juice, but i cannot distinguish, or rescue them. sadly, i cannot get it off my hand. sungular. one drop. so, if you love it, please apply carefully (this test was an old formula) it is a powerhouse!
Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 7.0/10
Very helpful Review    4
An Ode to the Caraway Seed
As odd as this may sound, GUCCI EAU DE PARFUM is a lovely little ode to the caraway seed. I didn't know this until I saw the notes, but I was certainly pleased by the woody nuttiness which I was unable to identify, and there it was: a double dose of caraway seed!

In its warmth and woodiness, GUCCI compares favorably with DOLCE VITA, but GUCCI has its own distinct flavor--figuratively and literally.

Let us now lament the sad plight of the forlorn caraway seed, so long relegated and promiscuously applied to rye bread, while at the same time scorned from a distance, mistaken far too often by those of feeble sight for a weevil or an insect egg.

The caraway seed, GUCCI has admirably affirmed, has an honorable, independent existence worthy enough to play a central role in a high-quality perfume.

GUCCI evolves very quickly to a subtle, slightly sweet, nutty-woody scent, and its lingering caraway aura would be very difficult for the untutored (suitably apprised) nose to tease out of the other fine spice and chypre elements, in addition to a few flowers and a touch of incense. (This is NOTHING like Serge Lutens CHYPRE ROUGE, which is more like a caraway seed monster to my nose!) Together, the flowers and oriental components combine GUCCI edp to create a sly perfume which draws attention to itself only through its subtlety.

GUCCI keeps her clothes on, but her blouse is made of very sheer silk.
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Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 8.0/10
Helpful Review    4
Nothing for everybody but still mine
I have used him for years and this has been a long time.

I have found a rest test and rediscovered him newly by chance now.
The beginning is very tastily, sharply and at the same time soft. Caraway and thyme duel gently with Heliotrope.
I find the interplay of seasoning and lighten sweet ones wonderfully. Whoever doesn't like orange flowers should keep away from it. The Orient fans perhaps should glance at it.

Vanilla opens the base; it then will show itself woody musk and incense. It gets dark and mystical like the color of the smell.

A serious smell is passionate, calming infinitely. I have found a new/old winter partner.
Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 8.0/10
Helpful Review    5
Elegant Tweed Jacket
Gucci eau de Parfume is like a elegant Tweed jacket dry and musty it brings
an Androgynous chicness in modern perfumery The opening of Heliotrope with
it's vanilla with almond nuance opens the
top note, in a few minutes dry Caraway
makes it's presence known Iris adds to the
powdery feel it has an strawberry middle
drydown Leather is subtle and it's not
overwhelming Incense adds to the dark mystery
of the scent with an reserved
reputare aloof and not showing her true
nature i love the dark musky drydown
and vanilla sweetens the base.

Gucci eau de Parfume has no categorized
identity genderless it's neither Male
nor Female it brings androgamy to the
wearer it's unisex to me, these are one
of the scents that thinks outside the box
like CK One that does not follow
conventional rules on female perfumery
it avoids trendy girlish watery floral
fruity scents that is all the rage and
beats to it's own drum, this scent is for a
woman who wants to break convention.
Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 6.0/10
Helpful Review    2
Didn't live up to the expectations
The bottle itself and the darkness of the liquid inside, was certainly intriguing to say the least. Gucci eau de Parfum was one spicy fragrance that I was dying to try.

The opening was good, spicy yet smooth and I saw that this fragrance had potential, however what followed was rather strange. The scent just vanished, it was barely detectable, a wimpering hint of spice the only thing left on my skin.

Where were those enticing flowers, the double dose of caraway seed and herbaceous thyme? I began frantically sniffing coffee beans, almost shoving them up my nose in order to smell a faint hint of something, but to no avail.

It was only about 5 hours later when the drydown began to immerge that Gucci eau de Parfum reminded me of its existance. I can see where the comparison to Dior's Hypnotic Poison comes in. The base is very vanilla with a musky and nutty feel to it. The incense and leather notes are only very faint.

Overall, from what I can gather, Gucci eau de Parfum is intentionally a soft and intimate fragrance, not so heavy with the spices as some may think and quite feminine rather than being unisex or masculine.

What I expected and what I experienced were two different things entirely.

Statements

Chimidoro 11 months ago
Soft, indolic, violet scented marker pen.+1
Sillage 7.0
Longevity 8.0
Scent 6.5
Lexa 23 months ago
Is it me or this astonishing beauty lasts 10 mins and then fades away? Was eager to try it, i found it nice but too weak,extremly weak.+2

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