Rush 1999

Rush by Gucci
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Rush is a perfume by Gucci for women and was released in 1999. The scent is floral-sweet. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Coty.
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Perfumer

Michel Almairac

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesFreesiaFreesia
GardeniaGardenia
PeachPeach
Heart Notes Heart NotesJasmineJasmine
CorianderCoriander
RoseRose
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouliPatchouli
VanillaVanilla
VetiverVetiver

Ratings

Scent

7.3418 Ratings

Longevity

8.1301 Ratings

Sillage

7.6273 Ratings

Bottle

4.9304 Ratings

Value for money

7.938 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 07.10.2021.
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7
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5
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8
Bottle
4ajbukoshka
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4ajbukoshka
Top Review    14  
Vladislav Balovackij. From trying to land a number two hit.
_The sky is white, because it's snowing stones again
Ferrari or Lambo - I want both!_
- 15-year-old Vladislav Balovackij thought to himself.
Eleven years and 22 number one hits later, Vladislav sits in the basement of the villa he gave his mother, trying unsuccessfully to land a number two hit.
_Say, what shall I write in my lyrics? What else shall I tempt you to do?_
...
_Come on, I'll show you in the pub what a bar stool tastes like!_
_And now she's flying upstairs... somewhere in another world_
_In her world, there's no Youtube bloggers - she gets down on her knees for a capsule of coca!_
"Bratans, Bratinas, Bratuchas, it's awesome, but how do I get it all combined? Yo, Bratan, can you pass me that loose tea back there?"
Wrumms. The door slams open.
"Maama, I told you to knock!"
In the background, _Hennessy on ice, Latina lays me lines_
_Drinking only iced tea because tequila doesn't pop anymore_
Mama B.: "Vladislav, moj zolotoj, moj zaj4ik (my darling, my bunny). I just wanted to show you the box of toys. Smotri!"
Vladislav, who has now accidentally tipped the spice box into his peach tea: "There, Mum, thank you for the Lego bricks. You are the best! Bratinas and bratuchas, don't I have the best mother in the WORLD!" He wants to shout it out loud, but the words don't get very far. His voice is a little scratched. Still, those words get through - not only do they sound nice, but they don't miss their target. If the target wasn't standing right next to him, it wouldn't have even gotten a whiff.
Mama B. hides her face in the little bouquet of flowers. She couldn't hold back a few tears. And how wonderfully elegant these flowers are! She had never received such in Ukraine. There, there were always only roses for the special occasion. These beauties here had nothing in common with them, they were so restrained, green, fresh, and yet beautifully elegant.
LEA enters the room, _If we do love each other, why doesn't it hurt?_
"My dearest Bratan, this all sounds totally dope, but what the heck is a toxic relationship if no one calls 911? Way too sweet."
"You know the Bratan remains the same. We're writing about a girl today, I thought, because I want to show people that drugs are bad."
Mama B. nods. She's proud of her son. Sometimes she forgets he's still a young man, so much does he resemble his father in his forties. But with his mischievous grin today, he looks like himself again at twelve, as he stacks Lego brick after Lego brick. A takoj chudoj (but so thin)...
LEA smiles, something else would be unthinkable. "You gotta like that thing about that girl. It makes you feel good."
"_God is on her side, as with all people who have a pure heart._ Told you, Bratina."
"_Ballers all away, rapapapam!_" laughs LEA, disappearing into her cabin to record her part. Vladislav doesn't see that she secretly steals a few of the Lego bricks from his box in the process.
He's back in his thoughts, muttering to himself so that hardly anyone overhears.
_No matter what you have, house or palace, there's no room for that up there._
"Davaj, mum let's go for a walk. I'll carry the laundry upstairs in a minute, then you can get dressed while I'm gone."
_We're wearing Gucci not Fila, I'll put the Benzer (...)_
Three hours later, Mama B. pokes her head through the door again, this time having knocked first: "There's almost nothing left of you! That's how skinny you are! But at least it looks cozy now. Before we go outside, you need to put on some more. I'll make you something to eat. Pelmeni?"
"Mom, it's okay. We're having pizza today. Two for me, three for you - and the rest for the kids."
The basement room has gone quiet, smelling of cellar - and a hint of forest after Vladislav opened the window.
_What kind of mil a month? I make mil a day!_
"I'll just put on a few more mil a day. Problem solved." muses Vladislav Balovackij. Today he is not Capital Bra. Today, he's just a normal young man eating pizza with his mother and the rest of the family.
_Yes, Bra, I fought for my' success - and never regretted any of those steps!_
This time, maybe it'll be enough for a number two hit. The summer can come. But first, it's time to move on.
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Marieposa
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Marieposa
Top Review    31  
Come on Barbie let's go party!
I used to love going to Bootie Mashup parties. True to the motto "We mess up your favorite songs", the greats of the scene like Dj Lobsterdust, TitusJones and many others mercilessly mix really EVERYTHING the world of music has to offer. Pirate pop icons like "Knock out Eileen" I still like to sneak into any playlist and PartyBen's "Galvanize the Empire" I'd still be pulling up in the company parking lot if I hadn't gone into business for myself years ago.
Sure, the result is musically convincing sometimes more and sometimes less, but the parties are a lot of fun and the music very danceable. Where so many rhythms meet, the own Gezappel must fit somewhere to it.

Just like a really well-made bootleg, Gucci Rush mixes elements from old familiar scents without regard to loss: there's the peach from Mitsouko - barely discernible under the booming bass - the smoky purring vetiver vanilla from Habanita, and the patchouli hedione backbone of Diorella. It's all been shaken with an overdose of milky fruity lactones in a happily bubbling chemical cocktail that probably leaves no one able to tell what originally belonged where. What results is a totally whacky but extremely good-humored neochypre, and I would highly doubt that any of the ingredients ever grew on a plant. To me, the result smells more like it was an accidental byproduct of Walter White's trailer.
Rush doesn't get you high, though, but it does make you happy. Me, anyway.

Whirling, I spin on the vibrating dance floor, singing along chunks of lyrics to songs I didn't even know I knew. Neon colors glow in the black light, spinning with me, faster and faster. I accidentally jostle another dancer, giggling, and disappear to the bar before he can misunderstand my attack. Instead of the requested gin and tonic, the bartender sets a glass of a bluish fluorescent liquid down in front of me, grinning diabolically. I don't care! I courageously take a sip - and lo and behold, it tastes delicious. Just the thing at this moment.
At some point I stand barefoot outside the club. I've disposed of my trampled shoes in the trash can around the corner. The music pulses in my blood and the bass still throbs in my ears. The cold night air tingles on my skin as I wait for my taxi.
Tomorrow I will be a sensible and responsible adult again. That's when I'll wear Chanel or Guerlain again, because there really are enough fragrances in my perfume closet for the library, the theater, or a fine dinner. Rush is certainly not the most beautiful or intelligent of my olfactory friends, but she is my favorite to go dancing with. She's got a big mouth, but her heart is in the right place, and I don't know anyone who can laugh as heartily at herself as she can.
That my little (butt-ugly!) red plastic bottle will ever be empty, I rather think not. But you never know ..
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7.5
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7
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Christacita
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Christacita
Very helpful Review    11  
California in 1999
I have a nostalgia tinged story with Gucci Rush. I'm taking you back to San Diego in 1999, where I had had enough of the dreary life in Switzerland and decided to travel to California for half a year. No sooner said than done, I visited a language school in San Diego Down Town - besides impressive experiences and road trips with the convertible through Nevada. At that time, the body cult had me firmly in its grip, so that in addition to beach volleyball training on the beach every evening, I even worked out in the gym at lunchtime. While chatting intensively on the cross trainer with my charming Frenchman from Paris, I leafed through Vogue magazine and discovered a sample of Gucci Rush fragrance. Once I smelled it, I was smitten. I fell head over heels in love with the peach-freshness bouquet with coriander-vanilla topping. To this day, I don't know if it was the influence of the coriander or the Frenchman that drove me crazy. Be that as it may, since then this bottle must not be missing in my perfume collection. After all, no one wants to miss out on California Feelings from 1999. If only for the sake of nostalgia.
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Tradescantia
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Tradescantia
Top Review    6  
Not a nerd - Still a very good performance
This is where high school nostalgia grabs me in a weird way.
To exaggerate.
I was glad to have outgrown the school and the presence in selbiger was probably somehow a necessary evil.
Matching song : Tequila Sunrise by Cypress Hill. The Spanish version.

Got tired of that song, like tequila.
Not really mine anymore.

This scent is recognized, about like Eminem's music. Eminem himself, however, is underrated as a lyricist.

There's a joie de vivre here.
Nihilism and hedonism collide like nowhere else.
Matching personalities that I'm almost certain don't rate as they are: Kate Moss and Amy Winehouse.
Spicy coriander meets floral and cilantro. The synthetic peach is a matter of taste. Polarizing.

Fits me like a white Fender Stratocaster. Quite, but somehow not at all. Gucci Rush leaves an empty solution set and shares with me a place in the front row: with Gucci Boolm, the subtle and modern tropical anmuted and Fracas, which I no longer want to miss, like China Town.

Somehow it's also attractive, like Lenovo's Think Pads, whose design fits perfectly for me.
The bottle hits my dry sense of humor
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7.5
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9
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9
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10
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Lgsoltek

8 Reviews
Lgsoltek
Lgsoltek
Very helpful Review    3  
Kitsch chypre
The first time I smelled this was at an Osmothèque conference on 100 years of chypre. Rush was chosen and presented by Christophe Laudamiel as one of the iconic chypres. At the time I hated it. What the hell is this weird plastic thing?
Now I understand it. If Mitsouko is Ingres’ Grande Odalisque, then Rush is Martial Raysse’s Made in Japan version of it. It's deliberately kitsch, blatantly synthetic, plasticky, shouty, industrial. Just as Martial Raysse said, beauty is bad taste, and bad taste is the dream of an over-desired beauty. Seen in this way, Gucci Rush fits perfectly into the pop art aesthetic. No need to be so serious all the time. Sometimes we just need a bit cheap trashy fun.
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Rosaviola
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Rosaviola
Top Review    20  
The red Lego brick of the child woman
I got to know Rush through the comments here and got a bottle of Rush ( as so often...).
That was about three years ago. I often take a very long time to get to know a fragrance until I write a comment.
Rush is still in my collection, same bottle.
The bottle itself is bright red and rather ugly, but very handy, fits even in the tightest, overfilled perfume chest of drawers and is definitely recognizable.
Also it forms a certain contrast - the hard, unplayful bottle to the feminine fragrance.

Rush is a very feminine fragrance, as just mentioned. A light-blooded scent with a bit of fruit, but still never too sweet.
This femininity corresponds rather to that of a young woman, lolita-like, roe-eyed, tender. A woman, tender with an innocent look, who attracts men with her big eyes and apparent fragility and awakens the protective instinct. I'm sure he would have fitted in well with Kate Moss in the '90s
Rush has a bright, flowery scent character, innocent and yet erotic.
I perceive the top notes most strongly with the light freesia, with gardenia and some peach. Afterwards some jasmine can be recognized and a hint of fresh rose with a light apple note behind it. The whole thing never gets too sweet or too fruity. I can't recognize coriander directly here, perhaps it gives a light, gentle spiciness, a breeze only.

Rush should not be dosed too much, otherwise it can easily appear artificial. He seems really nice on me when he's discreetly dosed. All in all, Rush is a well-done fragrance that older people can also wear well - you don't have to be a Lolita to it! I'm thinking about buying another bottle of it.
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Omni

70 Reviews
Omni
Omni
Helpful Review    4  
Niche cellophane
It has a presence around the shops at this time of year; Mother's Day next weekend. On me it smells like unwrapping an Apple Computer, niche cellophane. Sorry, no love towards it.
Littlered

12 Reviews
Littlered
Littlered
Very helpful Review    6  
Hot and bothered
I am hopelessly in lust with Gucci Rush. It really stands apart from other fragrances. It is not trying to be something else.
The sweet, fruity candy powder and flowers melt together, and pack the first punch. Then they effortlessly give way to the hazy patchouli to create a sugary, spicy drydown.
It is totally carnal and provocative - no soft innocence here. Spicy, sensual, hot and ready, daring, unique, in-your-face, unapologetic.
You will either be completely, utterly taken...or not. It is worth finding out!
jtd

484 Reviews
jtd
jtd
Very helpful Review    6  
Meandering anthropomorphizing of a perfume. Great perfume, though.
There’s nothing I can add to the comments I’ve read about how this smells. Hairspray, lactones, patchouli, non-existent flowers, bubblegum, poppers. All true.

It’s the feeling, though. There’s not even an attempt to tether this thing to anything actually botanical. Natural and chemical are words I tend not to use, because what do they mean? Nature, as we use it discussing the environment, has no meaning whatsoever when you look at it. And what matter isn’t chemical? That said, Rush’s value is that it is unnatural and chemical. And altogether unapologetic. And all the better for it.

If this is a signature scent, I pity the people close to the wearer. This is definitively an occasional scent. It is loud, cruisy, intolerant and laughs incessantly. This is the Dionysus of perfume. It’s also monotonous, not in the sense of humdrum, but of hitting one note, and one note only, endlessly. There is very little evolution in time with this one, but why should it be otherwise? Who wants a party to end? All credit to Tania Sanchez for describing this as both large-scale outdoor art and intended for a night out. That’s the best characterization I can imagine for this baby. Ultimately, though, the night-on–the-town analogy gives with one hand and takes with the other. Yes, Rush is the life of the party. Absolutely. We’re all drawn to her when she arrives. But she’s also the sitter. The last one at the party, dancing drink-in-hand by herself while everyone else has left.

Wonderful.
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Sherapop

1239 Reviews
Sherapop
Sherapop
Helpful Review    2  
Neither Compelling Nor Abhorrent
My initial impression of Gucci RUSH was of an oriental vanilla perfume. Completely innocuous and likeable. The patchouli creeps in slowly and does not seem too loud at all to me (as some reviewers have complained...). But perhaps my patchouli receptors were permanently paralyzed during my testing of ANGEL.

In any case, I am surprised by the polarized reviews of this perfume. This appears to be another one of those great debate scents (like ANGEL) which inspires equal parts adulation and abhorrence. Somehow I fall in between on this one. Gucci RUSH seems pleasant and wearable, if not particularly memorable or distinctive, to me.

I can see that it might overwhelm with overapplication, but the solution to that problem is to follow this simple prescription: Apply half as much as you did the first time. If it's still too overwhelming, cut it in half again... ad infinitum. I realize that at the end of the series some will find--with their true fragrance bêtes noires--that the amount they are able to apply is immeasurably small...

Given the strong reactions against Gucci RUSH (both here and elsewhere), I'd surmise that skin chemistry plays an important role in how the composition plays out on any given wearer...
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a very particulra fragrance: a strong coriander note hits your nose at the first spray,but after a few hours the bouquet develops its warmth

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