Hortus Sanitatis 2020

Hortus Sanitatis by Gucci
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Hortus Sanitatis is a new perfume by Gucci for women and men and was released in 2020. The scent is earthy-smoky. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by Coty.
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Fragrance Notes

GingerGinger
PapyrusPapyrus
VetiverVetiver
CedarwoodCedarwood

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Scent

7.021 Ratings

Longevity

8.418 Ratings

Sillage

8.017 Ratings

Bottle

8.622 Ratings
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 03.09.2021.
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9
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Ngarcia

19 Reviews
Ngarcia
Ngarcia
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The big brother of Gucci Guilty Absolute
This perfume smells like a Gucci Guilty Absolute but without cypres and with something herbal instead.

Morillas sometimes doesn't declare the leather within the notes (Black Tie example) but if there isn't leather, there is some alchemy because to a earthy accord of vetiver and papyrus doesn't smell.

Linear, but pleasant, one more point of quality than Guilty Absolute, you may think that they are very similar until you have them hand by hand, the price is excessive, but it is still a full-bodied leather perfume worth trying.
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Ischgelroi
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Ischgelroi
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The Lorsch pharmacopoeia to spray on ?
I have to say here right away I'm actually not a fan of the creations of Alberto Morillas, mostly these are too linear or boring for me. Hortus Sanitatis is an exception, this fragrance is really unique and special. I'm still surprised that something like this comes from Gucci, as the brand has been more represented in Douglas or Müller until now. Hortus Sanitatis is guaranteed not a perfume which will receive many compliments, rather even negative reactions, it is 100% not a fragrance for the club or otherwise. Hortus Sanitatis really reminds me of the traditional herbal medicine from the Middle Ages, I imagine with Hortus Sanitatis I would be in a monastery in the year 800. The medicine was just invented and it smells in the whole monastery after the homemade medicine of the monks. I must say here but quite honestly I can not answer whether I will acquire a bottle of Hortus Sanitatis, because there is almost no way to wear this fragrance.
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Rene72
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Rene72
Very helpful Review    7  
The herbal book from 1491 - masterfully implemented
The Hortus Sanitatis is a book of herbal medicine which was printed in Mainz in 1491 (!). And exactly this is implemented in this fragrance in an amazingly good way. On the one hand the herbal notes, which already remind of medicine. At the same time, there is also a mugginess already described below, I would rather say the smell of old walls, old linen. It is probably oriented on old papyrus, which absorbed exactly these smells, as Hortus Sanitatis in its time. That's the smell of a book that has been stored and breathed there for a long time, perhaps even in a monastery, where in the 15th century exactly such herbs were cultivated and processed into tinctures.
The scent reminds me of a visit to the Dungeon in Hamburg, where the visitor walks through scenes of the dark history of the Hanseatic city. Strictly speaking, the station that reminds me is dedicated to the topic of the plague. A monk in a linen robe in a laboratory with numerous tinctures tells the visitor how much the Hanseatic city of Hamburg also suffered from the plague. Now that sounds worse than it is. The smell does not stink like the plague!
One can only notice a very extreme exaggeration of this fragrance there.
I could swear I smelled an animal. Both in the dungeon, where of course the smell of body fluids was mixed with the herbal tinctures. But also the Perfum Hortus Sanitatis contains something animalistic for me in the further course. There is also a certain smokiness. The scent changes a lot, again and again a different herbal note seems to come through. Although not mentioned in the pyramid of scents, there are different herbs included. I am betting on sage, which also has a certain animalism in nature, sometimes smelling of stale urine, camomile, thyme, rosemary, tarragon and especially laurel. A monastery garden with herb beds, a laboratory in which tinctures simmer and simmer over an open flame and right in the middle of it all, a book of recipes and effects, the Hortus Sanitatis, which absorbs these smells.
I think Morillas has mastered the theme and turned this challenge (who wants to smell like an old musty book or a medieval plague station) into a wearable perfume.
I won't deny that this perfume is demanding. But there's so much to smell, and it doesn't scream compliments. But it does envelop the wearer with a mysterious flair.
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Gschpusi
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Gschpusi
Top Review    0  
Sometimes less is just right!
It's okay if you don't. Therefore short and concise:
I couldn't resist the scents. I like ginger - consume it daily. I like wood and vetiver because it is light green and fresh. I like cedar wood, because it also smells fresh and spicy.
All in all, I was looking forward to Hortus-Sanitatis But what a disappointment to my expectations *sigh*
Ginger is as inconspicuous as if it had slipped under some fruit in a fruit basket and was rotting there. Vetiver is very dominant. I like it very much and gives the feeling of a recreation garden, wellness oasis and health. Cedar wood ... wtf ?! Where did they dig this up? Sharp, engaging, dark black and cold. Almost incense came to my mind, but incense of the evil kind. The only thing that could save this scent would be papyrus wood. Freshly tingly and a touch of sour. But there's too little of it in the cedar to be able to insulate the cedar.
Definitely too spicy and above all and cold
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