L'Arte di Gucci 1991Eau de Parfum

L'Arte di Gucci (Eau de Parfum) by Gucci
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L'Arte di Gucci (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Gucci for women and was released in 1991. The scent is floral-chypre. Projection and longevity are above-average. It was last marketed by Scannon.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAldehydes, Bergamot, Fruity notes, Green notes, Coriander
Heart Notes Heart NotesGeranium, Orris root, Jasmine, Lily-of-the-valley, Mimosa, Narcissus, Rose, Tuberose
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Oakmoss, Leather, Musk, Patchouli, Vetiver

Ratings

Scent

8.4 (65 Ratings)

Longevity

8.7 (48 Ratings)

Sillage

8.2 (49 Ratings)

Bottle

7.9 (61 Ratings)
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 29.08.2019.
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10
Scent
ScentFan

327 Reviews
ScentFan
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Oh, My! Hello ...
I utterly concur in your conclusions, but disagree with your imagination, GothicHeart. A woman wearing this isn't hiding leather or a stiletto under her clothes. She's got nothing on at all under there. Onlookers -- or I should say ongawkers -- see this plainly under her expensive silk dress. Everyone's polite, of course. Her jewelry's real and she's wearing the 80's version of Jimmy Choos. The guy she's with is a rakish, rich, worldly scoundrel who wants other men to ogle his conquest. They're dining late at the Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas, having just come from the theater. When they get home, he's going in the back way so they can strip naked and get in the pool under the moonlight. Inside they'll drink champagne. She says she'll never forget this night.

Or so I imagine.

L'Arte di Gucci moans passion and elegance. It's a woman who makes lyric love all night and the next day writes poetry. True, if anything interferes she gets a stiletto. Minor detail, though.

Hubby hunted an unopened vintage original down for me, I fell so in love with this rosy Chypre/Oriental. It's in line to be in my oriental shiff-fest underway, but a whiff of it this morning demanded instant review. If I could only have one fragrance, this treasure is one of the few I could live with forever.
8
Scent
10
Longevity
10
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
GothicHeart

87 Reviews
GothicHeart
GothicHeart
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L'Arte di faccia tosta ...
L'Arte, huh?... Well, what can I say? It matches its name perfectly. Art... The art of indifference and nerve! Because even negative aspects demand a certain artistry. And here, this snob Italian lands a blow! She takes no prisoners! Insolence and sass galore! Rose as a note in perfumery, is not something I am truly fond of. (When it comes to male fragrances especially, I find it almost impossible for rose to be harmoniously blended in the composition. Untill now, only Loris Azzaro's Acteur and Alain Delon's Iquitos have found a not just decent but stunning way to do the trick.) But here rose shines! And not in a usual and, more or less, expected romantic way. No! A dirty and marginally vulgar rose it is that drags you by the nose... It is the scent of a woman who, under her expensive suit ( a Gucci one doubtless), hides leather underwear and a stiletto. A stiletto that she shall not hesitate to use, if all else fails (most unlikely). She had the misfortune of being born in a fin de siecle. In an era when the loud and hyperbolic (nonetheless dazzling) enfants terribles of the '80s started walking the path to oblivion and the watery and optimistic voices of the '90s started to gather attention further still. But she didn't care about it. To tell the truth she NEVER cared about anything! And today, even after so many years have passed since her departure for the heaven of lost scents, she still remains a serious contestant for the title of the most "Fuck you!" and "In your face!" attitude of the last decades...
10
Scent
BronxBeauty

58 Reviews
BronxBeauty
BronxBeauty
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Pretty Nearly Perfect
Like many writers on this blog, I own many, many chypres: dry green, herbal, fruity, rosy -- you name it, I've owned it. For me, perfume pretty much requires oakmoss. There are two green chypres I consider pretty nearly perfect, and both were made by Gucci: L'arte and Gucci 3. (I prefer the latter slightly.) Both are wonderfully juicy, lush and well-blended, not elegant and austere as some French chypres are. If you like the genre, you must try them.

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