The House of Gucci needs no introduction. The company started in 1921, and has since been regarded as one of the highest quality names in the world of fashion. Gucci started creating fragrances in the 1970s, with the first fragrance for women launched in 1974. Let’s take a moment to review some of the brand’s signature scents for men.
This incredible fragrance reminds us of drinking a warm cup of black tea on a beautiful morning. It’s one of the most versatile tea-based fragrances around, and delivers a complex, interesting scent profile.
Gucci Pour Homme II starts out green, with top notes of violet leaf and bergamot. That quickly dissolves to a spicier heart of red hot chili pepper pimento, cinnamon, and black tea. The base contains wood, tobacco leaves, musk, and myrtle. This fragrance is a masterpiece.
You can’t beat the versatility of this bottle – it can be worn in any season, any time of day, and in settings that are both casual and formal. If you’re looking for a classy fragrance for the warmer months that’s not an aquatic, this is the way to go. It’s also perfect as a classy, understated fragrance for the office.
There’s one downside here: longevity and projection isn’t great. In our opinion, though, given how interesting the scent is, it’s still absolutely worth your time.
Lavender is the star of the show in Gucci Made to Measure. This is an oriental spicy fragrance that’s supposed to fit your skin like a tailor-made suit.
It opens with top notes of bergamot, Tunisian orange blossom, French lavender, and aniseed. The heart contains nutmeg, water lily, juniper berries, plum, and cinnamon. The base contains labdanum, patchouli, leather, and amber.
The notes that truly make an impression are lavender, as well as plum and leather. The plum adds a subtle sweetness, and the leather provides a smooth finish. This is not a unique fragrance, but it’s incredibly versatile and well done. It’s great for any season and almost any occasion, though it’s not quite sultry enough for a night out.
Gucci Guilty Pour Homme
Once again, Gucci Guilty Pour Homme doesn’t deliver the most unique fragrance, but it’s a pleasant, manly scent with refreshing woody, earthy qualities. It opens with a burst of citrus thanks to top notes of lemon, as well as lavender. These give way to a heart of orange blossom. Base notes include cedar and patchouli, which give Guilty its warm woodiness.
Gucci Guilty can be used during either the day or the night. It performs well in the spring, summer, and fall, but the harsh winter weather would likely drown it out.
All three of these fragrances are pleasant enough, and will definitely get you your fair share of compliments.