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FranknSense 2 years ago 2
7
Scent
5
Longevity
4
Sillage
7
Bottle

The fizzy fresh fougére fragrance in a frosty flacon
This is probably an eccentric fragrance for eccentric people. As per the designer, Gucci Guilty Love Edition Pour Homme should reflect contemporary love. It is a green fresh spicy fougère fragrance that blends spices, citrus, and (hopefully) woods. For me it is just another take of the fresh woody scents that seems to be the new fragrance trend for the masculine gender, and that lack performance. The fragrance is encapsulated in the usual guilty bottle design but in an opaque pastel green... A very metrosexual contemporary love!
The opening shows citrus and fresh spices. Very fresh accords but very volatile.
The fougére heart it's herbal and still a bit citrusy with rosemary and lavender. Very nice accords but still not very enduring.
The woody base consists mainly of Patchouli and Vetiver - so still a bit grassy - blended with Benzoin for a modern sweet touch.
Longevity and sillage are disastreous as one could guess with this notes list. Projection is almost non existant. The performance is totally in line with the frosty a solid green flask design... very pale! Probably an EdP concentration would make wonders for this ethereal scent.
This perfume is broadcasted as Gucci's "Love Edition Pour Homme" but I position it a bit on the "puppy love" side. And I am trying to be nice. I am glad it was an offer.
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FranknSense 2 years ago 3
8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle

A kiss from a rose on the grey
I love a good Oriental Rose, Turkish or Taif. It must have woods also, as well some touches of balsam and resins, and very important, an earthy vibe.
This Black Rose has all that, plus a sweet vanilla drydown bottom frame.
Trussardi seemed to have lost its touch, even with some lousy bottle designs, breaking an high class pattern it had established in the past. Now this designer is coming around again. I noticed that with the good taste traditional bottle design. I tried three of the the two past years lounchings, and became surprised quite positively.
This Rose is very middle Easterner, quite different from the Cartier's Declarations and close to Montale and Mancera Roses.
So far I just had a small decant from this perfume - thanks Poppy - but will certainly buy a full bottle together with the new woody and ambery Trussardi scents.
Worth to buy or at least give it a try.

FranknSense 2 years ago 4
9
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle

The gentle desert wind
A typical Middle Eastern scent but light & airy, almost inoffensive, in opposition to the usual very heavy and pungent Arabic influenced creations.
While it is still a very likeable fragrance, it has probably been hyped as an innovative western creation of a deep oriental fragrance when it was launched back in 2005. YSL M7 was launched only three years before.
The very pleasant coriander opening is only second for the very alluring balsamic and amber ambiance created by magnificent notes of Cistus/Labdanum and Ambergris.
The performance is quite high despite being a smooth perfume.
If this perfume would be cheaper it could be a smashing hit in any designer house.
It's a very nice perfume to have, but not really indispensable any longer. Currently I prefer to wear its related Tauer scent "Au Coeur du Désert".