Product Type: Gucci fragrances
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Gucci Flora EDP: Mmmmmm!
Gucci Flora Eau de Parfum
Member Name: darling89
Gucci Flora Eau de Parfum
Advantages: Smells good, nice bottle design, long-lasting scent
Early last summer I went on a bit of a perfume-shopping spree, and ended up buying far more bottles of perfume than I needed. Some of these I regretted buying, and only used them a couple of times before abandoning. With Gucci's Flora Eau de Parfum, however, I've been really pleased and still continue to use it.
I really like floral scents, so the name of this perfume was the first thing that attracted it to me. This perfume has base notes of patchouli and sandalwood, heart notes of rose and the osmanthus flower and top notes of citrus fruits and peony. This isn't a sickly-sweet floral fragrance, as the top notes add lightness and freshness, whilst the basenotes make this a sophisticated and slightly sensual scent. I chose to buy the eau de parfum over the eau de toilette as I felt that the fragrance would be longer-lasting on the skin and it also had a deeper, more concentrated scent. I find that with this perfume, a little goes a long way, and I don't have to keep re-spraying myself throughout the day as I've found with some other perfumes. The scent is sophisticated yet relatively light at the same time and ideal for the spring and summer months. I've received many compliments whilst wearing it, with many people asking me what perfume I was wearing so that they could go out and buy it themselves.
I also really like the design of the bottle. It's nothing particularly elaborate, but the perfume comes in a hexagonal-shaped transparent glass bottle, with a small white rectangular label displaying the name and the brand of the perfume. It has a hexagonal gold lid (which complements the peach colour of the liquid inside the bottle) with a black bow tied around the neck of the bottle, with a gold bead on each end of the cord. I think that this is a very simple, classy bottle, and I really like the way that it looks on my shelf of perfumes. The bottle is made of thick glass, which I find very reassuring as I tend to worry about bottles of perfume smashing in my bag, but I don't feel that I have to fret with this one. Similarly, the lid looks a little prone to falling off, which initially caused me to worry that it might come off in my bag, wasting perfume, but I've carried it around a lot and haven't experienced this problem yet.
This perfume is available in three sizes: 30ml, 50ml and 75ml, with RRPs of (respectively) £40, £59 and £72. I have the 75ml version as I tend to get through perfume quite quickly, but a little goes a long way with this scent so I've still got three-quarters of a bottle left after almost a year of on-and-off use. It's not the cheapest perfume around, but I remember buying mine in Debenhams where they had a promotion offering 10% off all beauty and fragrance items, so mine was bought for closer to £65. When I bought it, I received a free candle which I thought was a nice touch, as it's a decent quality candle that really smells of the Flora scent, rather than a cheap useless one.
Overall, I'd highly recommend this perfume. It's a lovely summery floral fragrance which is bound to attract compliments, and comes in an attractive yet practical bottle.
Summary: A lovely floral perfume from Gucci that I've been really pleased with and will continue to use.