Friday, May 03, 2013

Gucci Guilty Black : Daring Turns Darker

Strong and Bold. This is the two words I can use to describe the new Gucci Guilty Black (Homme, or men). I received a bottle of this fragrance and was eager to try it. Now, into it's second week, I must say it complement me rather well.
Sexy Bottle
The top note, as noted (read below) did smell of strong lavender, often associated with "calming" property. It can be overwhelming if you are used to more subtle fragrances. Lucky for me, I am used to stronger more woody smell and it worked perfectly fine.

I could not tell the "middle note" as I have not smelt orange flower before. However, a quick check for the characteristic points to a very useful flower where it is used for wedding. Neroli too, is citrus based and that was where the middle note were heading - refreshingly masculine.

Being a fougère fragrance, it is expected to have a woody base note. And it did not disappoint with the known patchouli base synonym with the Gucci fragrance mixed with cedar wood for that lasting base note. The fragrance was still lingering on after a full day of work.
As it is on my bathroom counter top
This fragrance is very strong, I would suggest to start with 1-spritz to gauge the strength needed. For my existing fragrance, I would spritz myself twice (Dunhill Desire Blue).

Below is the official write up of the fragrance, for both women and men version.
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The heritage
Gucci Guilty and Gucci Guilty Intense have been heralded as the scents of 21st Century seduction. In these audacious, globally award-winning perfumes, today’s guiltless young men and women have discovered the scent of provocation that has proved utterly addictive. Thrill seekers the world over have been seduced into indulging in guilty pleasures.
Now, in the dark and mysterious Gucci Guilty Black, the story becomes still more compelling, giving it a new, more passionate and more daring edge. A sequel and a new chapter.

The innovation
Creative Director Frida Giannini remarks: “These characters fascinate us as they are taken on a life of their own. We are eager to know about the next chapter in their story as it unfolds through Guilty Black”.
The Guilty Black lovers bring out the most thrilling sides of each other: alone they are magnificent, together irrepressible. Fearless in their passion, they are brazen, shameless, unpredictable – ready for each and every explosive encounter. Their attraction is instinctive: they go where they sense danger and each other.
Too much is never enough for our young hedonists, who drive each other to live life to the fullest. Again and again, they give in to pleasure and the excitement of breaking the rules.

The fragrances
Gucci Guilty and Gucci Guilty Intense are scents of indulgence and guilty pleasures. Now, in Gucci Guilty Black, the House chooses provocative, glossy black to encase the glowing red and green of its iconic webbing.

GUCCI GUILTY BLACK POUR FEMME 
An intense oriental floral in which RED-hot sensuality is all

TOP NOTES
The scent demands attention with a sparkling prelude of succulent red fruits and an impertinent fist of pink pepper. The mood is youthful audacity.

MIDDLE NOTES
The heart combines the lusciousness of raspberry and peach with a heady femininity of lilac and violet. Here is tenderness amid the bravura.

BASE NOTES
The patchouli that is the hallmark of Gucci fragrances here generates a sense of addictive craving, while the voluptuousness of amber suggests deep femininity.

GUCCI GUILTY BLACK POUR HOMME
Come bottled in vital GREEN fougère in which dynamism spells seduction

TOP NOTES
The scent captures the senses with an explosion of bracing green coriander and invigorating lavender that evokes youthful confidence.

MIDDLE NOTES
Its middle motifs celebrate ardent, yet assured masculinity. Aphrodisiac orange flower - stimulating and entrancing – fuses with neroli and richly verdant aromatic notes.

BASE NOTES
The patchouli that is the hallmark of Gucci fragrances reaches a new potency blended with a lavishly textured cedarwood – intensity at its most alluringly energetic.

THE DESIGN
Gucci Guilty took the House’s golden entwined Gs and used this emblem as an incitement to subvert. Gucci Guilty Black carries this association still further – never has the coupling within this logo appeared more provocative.

The brand is equally famed for its iconic green and red web stripe – signalling both “Made in Italy” and “luxury heritage”. Here this webbing is transformed into gendered colour schemes: danger-signal red for the Guilty Black heroine, unfettered green for its hero. The flacons are uncompromising bold, black perfection.

As one would expect from Gucci, there is great tactile appeal in the bottles’ marriage of high-tech and high style. Giannini notes: “I wanted to create a provocative design for Guilty Black, yet building on the now iconic packaging of Guilty. We added an evocative red glass for the female fragrance, green for the male, as a tribute to the timeless Gucci web stripe.”

The line up
Gucci Guilty Black pour Femme Eau de Toilette 30ml RM 225
Gucci Guilty Black pour Femme Eau de Toilette 50ml RM 275
Gucci Guilty Black pour Femme Eau de Toilette 75ml RM 368
Gucci Guilty Black pour Femme Body Lotion 200ml RM 167
Gucci Guilty Black pour Femme Shower Gel 200ml RM 143
Gucci Guilty Black pour Homme Eau de Toilette 50ml RM 240
Gucci Guilty Black pour Homme Eau de Toilette 90ml RM 314
Gucci Guilty Black pour Homme After Shave Lotion 90ml RM 233
Gucci Guilty Black pour Homme Shower gell 150ml RM 112

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