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Finally a wonderful Gucci!
when I discovered my first oud scent with Santal Royal some time ago and was immediately hooked on it, I let my emotions guide me and shortly after that I looked for the next treasure containing this note.
But I can't remember exactly how I came across the Gucci Intense Oud. It must've been by accident here on Parfumo... You know how it is, you always come across fragrances you never heard of before... And so it was - I mean - the same with this one [...]
Up to now I could not really do anything with the scents of Gucci and found the ones I tested so far - to be honest - all of them disgusting and partly even repulsive. Normally I associate this Italian fashion house with some kind of adult wannabe millionaires (maybe even a little bit more than a millionaire). or little "rich kids", who in this country try to make the streets unsafe in certain big cities with - in my opinion - weird and horrible clothes, shoes or accessories of this brand as well as their big carts, without noticing how ridiculous these arbitrarily arranged "clothes" actually look (Yes, fashion is also a matter of taste, of course; but in my eyes these things look ridiculous!) Sorry, my opinion.
Well, back to the scent itself. I took a look at the scents, which I found very promising and tempting at first sight.
"Pear and raspberry? Mmh, reads interesting and delicious," I thought at first.
"Rose and orange blossom? Sounds like floral influences, should please me", I was pleased with the heart note.
"Patchouli, Amber, Musk and OUD? Oh yeah, if that's not a great basis!", I was quite euphoric and taken with it.
However, the fragrance pyramid had one tiny little flaw: Saffron! Yes, saffron, supposedly the most valuable spice in the world (at least that's the common opinion among experts). I had never smelled this note in a fragrance before and therefore had no idea what it smells like. So I started to think about it a bit and had minimal doubts, but about this I will say another two words later...
I also read some reviews and watched some YT-videos... So I ordered a bottling here in the Souk about 1,5 months ago.
When the bottling arrived at home, I was naturally very excited and hoped so much not to be disappointed. Because I had especially the saffron note in the back of my mind...
I sprayed my wrists and at the very beginning a bitter, sour and slightly spicy fragrance cloud appeared in my nose... "Hmm, is this the saffron note? Probably yes", I answered my question myself. Because I didn't notice pear and raspberry at first. But my intuition made me wait confidently and I simply trusted my gut feeling, which whispered to me: "Give it time, it's just beginning... He will be something..."
In the further course the fragrance shows its great class! The saffron, a bit unpleasant for my nose, fades after only a few minutes and the fruity and delicious combination of pear&raspberry is added. Because of the rose and orange blossom the fragrance becomes slightly floral-sweet almost in the same breath, which I like very much. Patchouli as well as amber provide the woody touch, but the oud note is in the foreground here and is mMn predominant.
When the temperatures - compared to those days - were much cooler, I had used my bottling machine a lot and of course ordered a bottle afterwards. Because I simply think it's very good!
On my skin it lasts about 6-7h and the Sillage is quite room filling in the first 3h. After that it can be smelled directly on the skin.
In my eyes, this Gucci is a great and wonderful oud fragrance with light sweet tendencies in the background. Despite the for my nose a bit sour and bitter saffron right at the beginning I think it's great, because it gets better and better with time due to the dynamic scent development. MMn it is best suited for the colder season (autumn/winter) and I would prefer to wear it in the evening, but you can also wear it during the day on cold days, which I will do... :)
Like most oud fragrances, it comes across as quite "grown-up" and I think it is ideal for men who have already reached the 30s limit and like to dress classically and chic
For me personally this is the best Gucci fragrance for men! So if you're looking for a great oud scent - for "western noses" - you should try it (if not already done). The PLV is excellent and absolutely convincing; I was able to buy the 90ml bottle at Notino for 54€ [...]
And I thank each and every one of you for reading it!