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Brand: Gucci / Type: Fragrance / Concentration: Eau de Toilette / Gender: for women / Contents/Size: 75ml

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      08.09.2012 17:27
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      A lovely smelling perfume

      I received this gucci guilty eau de toilette as a gift under the Christmas tree and it is lovely. It comes in a shiny gold bottle with the GG logo on the front and back. The sides and underneath of the bottle are a glass so you can see how much perfume you have left. The bottle I received was a nicely sized 75 ml / 2.5 fl oz and on the bottom it recommends you can use it for 36 months after opening, however mine will not last that long as I am already over half way through the bottle.

      I have had several people complement me on the smell and quite often people will ask me what fragrance I am wearing, those already in the know always complement the smell too as once you have wore it you will recognise the smell on other people.

      I asked my husband where it was from and he had purchased it for just over £60.00 from boots. He got me this one when he explained to the sales assistant that my normal perfume for special occasions was obsession and this is the one they recommended. I have found that I would not wear my obsession through the day as it is quite heavy however this gucci guilty has a nice balance and I do tend to wear it for work almost daily rather than my more 'fresh and light' smelling ones.

      It looks like a very classy bottle and really does look nice on my shelf, a little also goes a long way and two or three squirts will last you for most of the day.

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      18.07.2012 20:51

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      Classy Perfume, typical Gucci!

      This is a very classy perfume, as with anything associated with Gucci. It is beautifully packaged and the bottle itself is gold and reminds me of a solid block of gold - only downside is it begins to look dirty as it is shiny and you can see all of the finger prints on it! On both sides of the bottle there is the double G and you definitely know right away it's Gucci. The little glass window that the G's surround not only looks good but is great to see how much perfume you have left - or lack of it in my case!

      The smell of Gucci Guilty is one I find hard to describe as it lets off so many different vibes. Firstly it is a very sweet and fresh smelling perfume which gives of a very powerful, distinct aura. Being a sweet smell it is quite floral smelling which definitely gives of a sexy feel - quite provocative! It definitely has that feel good factor to it and I am always complimented when I were this perfume. I usually wear it during the day and by night time it has mostly worn off but it does last quite a long time by just using a little bit. It is not the cheapest perfume and I have the 30ml bottle so I have to be careful in this respect.

      Overall, it is a very stylish and classy design with the bottle and original packaging and a equally as stylish and classy perfume to go with it. I would definitely recommend this perfume. Especially if you're looking for that extra boost!

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      30.12.2011 00:49
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      Best fragrance I have used

      I was so pleased to get this for my birthday a couple of of months ago. It is by far and away the best after shave I have used before.

      There was a lot of publicity surrounding the fragrance over Christmas with stiff competition from various other manufacturers. Every TV program you watched on a channel you would be bombarded with some advert or other trying to improve you sexual life with a new fragrance. From the single man to the man who wants it all there are various companies trying to change your life. However I cannot imagine there being one that would be any better than this. This one is simply superb.

      I was given it in a box set with Gucci Shower Gel and the packaging was lovely. As I opened it the scent was so strong I could smell the fragrance there and then. The combination is like fresh forest tinged with peach and flowers.

      Due to the fact that the scent is strong you really do not need a lot to put on for it to be effective. Gucci was one of the companies advertising this scent in a very sexual way and the Guilty name has seductive and sexual annotations. It is very vibrant and if you are single man there is no doubt it will get you noticed in a club or bar. Certainly you will get compliments for it and attention.

      Overall

      The bottle comes in sizes of 30, 50, 75, 100ml. Personally if you buy the 50ml bottle this I think provides good value as you wont need to be spraying loads and therefore will not go through the bottle quickly. You should be looking to pay between £40 and £65 depending upon retail outlets. Finally I would say it is more of night time scent. Not really one for the office unless you are planning to meet that girl at the photocopier again. It is simply lovely and worth every penny.

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      28.08.2011 11:35
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      Great fragrance for all year round and all occasions

      I have tried and tested so many perfumes and had a draw full of them as think a smell finishes of a look but I was looking for a signature smell. Last Christmas when I was browsing for presents I was presented with this smell and feel in love with it which is why iv asked all family members and my boyfriend to buy it for me,I knew that I had found the smell I wanted people to associate with me. I find that the smell carry's over from day to night so can wear for work and out for drinks with the girls. I will be using this perfume for ever now and will defiantly be a must on me birthday and Christmas lists,as for value we know perfume is not cheep but I find this smell lasts and does not fade. The fragrance is not to heavy like some others but has got a noticeable smell, a must have for those who like a classy ladylike smell.

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      28.07.2011 15:26

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      Smells Fab!!!!!!

      I Love perfume i love the different types of them i have one for a day and one for a night when im going out with the girls so at christmas i saw an advertisment for gucci guilty!!!! and i pested my boyfriend to get this for me even though id not even smelt it at the time but i think i liked the bottle more than anything!!!!!

      So when i was out shopping he bought me a 75ml bottle from boots as it was christmas it come in a set and i got body lotion with the fragrance

      The fragrance-
      Guilty is the new Gucci fragrance that became available September 2010. It is designed for the glamorous, daring, brave, and very sexy girls who like to party and enjoy themselves. The face of the advertising campaign is Evan Rachel Wood, singer and actress.Gucci Guilty contains the notes of mandarin, pink pepper, peach, lilac, geranium, amber and patchouli.

      Gucci Guilty For Women asks you to indulge yourself in moments of guilty pleasure and feel the freedom of staying in control while you're pushing your own boundaries. Gucci Guilty is made for young, sexy and slightly dangerous women, with a provocative blend of notes that kiss the skin with daring sensuality.

      Gucci Gulity For Women is a sensual and distinct scent for a woman. Gucci Guilty For Women is a beautiful and rich oriental floral. It begins with madnarin and pink pepper, over a luxurious and fruity heart of peach, lilac and soft geranium. The base of this bewitching and sexy fragrance is a blend of ambery notes and patchouli. Gucci Guilty For Women is housed in a beautiful bottle that is a real statement of luxury.

      The Price- Gucci guilty come in 30ml,50ml,75ml and a 100ml the 75ml costs about £66 in boots as a set but if you shop around such as bodycare or the perfume shop or shopped on line such as amazon or ebay you could get it cheaper!!!!!!

      I like the bottle because its gold so it packaged nice and looks expensive.

      you can wear it of a day and of a evening.

      and the fragrance has a nice fruity smell that's not overpowering and doesnt get to the point of smelling like some perfumes do!!!!!!

      I would say that its worth the price that you pay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      06.07.2011 15:46

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      A favourite in my collection

      I have only recently started wearing Gucci Guilty after my husband bought it for me as a Christmas present last year when i was pregnant. Historically buying perfume for me is a bit of a minefield as i get migraines triggered by certain scents and often perfume will be a trigger. However this was not the case with Gucci Guilty- i love it!!! For me personally, i find that i wear it as a day time fragrance as i find it quite light bodied- although i will wear it for more casual evenings out round at friends. Scent wise i would describe it as more floral than fruity.

      I like the shape of the bottle it comes in and the design of the top is good- it stays on the bottle when travelling. However im not a fan of the gold bottle and for me, i feel it looks a little tacky- its notone i would leave out on my dressing table!

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      27.04.2011 22:22
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      A nice one from Gucci

      I have quite large collection of perfumes and perfume samples which I have received through the post, one I recently received was Gucci Guilty, I have tried a few of Gucci's perfumes in the past through samples I have received but never actually purchased them myself. The perfume I received came with a card with a small amount of information about the perfume on it as well as a picture of the perfume bottle which I have to say looks quite stylish and one I would quite like to have stood out in my bedroom.

      About The Perfume
      The description of the perfume is not what I expected, it is described as if it is a person stating that "this woman discovered the very scent of defiance" and it also described it as being "conceived" by Frida Giannini the creative director. The information about Gucci Guilty continues to talk about it being "young, audacious and discerning", going by this information (although a little odd) I imagined this perfume to be quite a strong fragrance which may be suited more to the younger woman rather than older woman with the perfume description stating the "wearer" as a "Heroine of our age, a 21st century beauty who holds all in her thrall". The way in which the perfume was described did encourage me to give it a go purely because I had no idea what to expect, I knew this was not going to be a subtle fragrance and was expecting something quite powerful but at the same time elegant.

      The Packaging
      Obviously I do not actually have the perfume in the bottle it is sold in as my Gucci Guilty was a free sample, however the packaging is shown on the sample card. The bottle is what I would call a rounded square, the majority of the bottle is gold in colour with the sides being made from clear glass allowing you to see the perfume inside the bottle, the Gucci logo can be seen on the front of the bottle, this is quite large and takes up most of this area. Just below the Gucci logo are the words Gucci Guilty, these appear to be written in the gold on the front of the bottle. The packaging from what I can see is quite simple in design but very stylish ad elegant giving the impression of a high quality fragrance.

      The Fragrance
      Top Notes - Mandarin and Pink Pepper
      Middle Notes - Lilac, Geranium and Peach
      Base Notes - Patchouli and Amber
      When I first applied Gucci Guilty I could definitely detect fruity top notes although this was not clear enough for me to actually tell that it was mandarin as for Pink Pepper I have to be honest and say I have no idea what this is or what it smells like. The middle notes state that the perfume should go on to develop into a slightly more floral fragrance rather than a fruity one however I would have described this as quite a floral fragrance right from the start. I hadn't had the perfume on long when both the fruity and the floral note began to fade and dull down leaving what I would describe as a slightly sweet but musky fragrance. With this perfume I found it very hard to detect the top, middle and base notes from just wearing the perfume and had to do a bit of research on this, I was surprised what the actual notes are because personally I would not have said these fragrances were the main ones in this particular perfume. As I have said I agree that I could detect notes of fruit fragrances as well as floral notes but these were not clear enough to state exactly what they were, I could not detect peach at all. I would describe this perfume to someone as a sweet musk type of perfume, I was correct in my first assumption that this was going to be a strong fragrance, to start with I thought it was going to be a bit too strong for my liking but this did quickly dull down slightly, still leaving a strong fragrance but one which was much more to my taste. Normally with perfumes you can detect them working through the top notes, middle notes and ending on the base notes the longer your wear them, however personally I did not feel that this happened with Gucci Guilty, I seemed to get the top and middle notes together as soon as the perfume was applied (a fruity floral fragrance) which after quite a short amount of time faded to leave musk base notes which continued the whole time I was wearing the perfume. The staying power of Gucci Guilty is extremely good, I applied it in the morning and although faded the fragrance was still detectable after a days work, I would need to reapply if I was going out in the evening but this would easily last for a night out.

      Price
      Gucci Guilty is not the cheapest of perfumes with the prices depending on the size bottle you purchase, the prices I have listed below are based on the product being brought from www.cheapsmells.com, however the price does also vary from shop to shop. Whilst Gucci Guilty is a bit on the expensive side I would say it is worth the money, it is a long lasting fragrance and one which I would say is suitable for all occasions whether that's a day at work or a night out.
      *30ml - £34.50
      *50ml - £44.50
      *75ml - £55.95

      I would definitely recommend Gucci Guilty and would consider purchasing a bottle of this for myself, it has a lovely sweet fragrance to it which personally I like in a perfume, the fragrance is long lasting and suitable for a variety of occasions. Whilst this is quite a strong fragrance it is in no way overpowering, I would say it is probably more suited to a younger woman, however this is a matter of opinion and depending on your taste in perfume. The perfume comes in a stylish and elegant bottle and I would say that you do not need to apply a huge amount of this at any one time. I would definitely recommend this perfume and would be happy for it to become a regular in my perfume collection

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        20.04.2011 15:50
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        One of my favourite perfumes...sexy and seductive

        I have loads of different perfumes...i dont know how i always manage to justify buying another, but Gucci: Guilty is a must in my eyes...and my nose!!

        Over Xmas, i saw endless tv adverts, magazine adverts and billboards and wondered what all the fuss was about. I bought a 30ml bottle from Boots for £35 and its worth every penny!!

        It comes in a sleek black box with gold writing. The bottle screams class and elegance. Its shiny gold and has curved edges and the Gucci logo is on the front.

        In my opinion, the shape of the bottle is easy to carry around in a handbag, which i always do.

        Gucci Guilty is a warm yet striking oriental floral perfume with hedonism at its fragrance heart. The fragrance commands the attention of many around, with a flamboyant opening of mandarin, alongside a fist of pink pepper. The middle notes are a mesmerizing concoction of heady lilac and geranium, laced with the succulent tactility of peach - which evokes femininity. The patchouli that is the hallmark of Gucci fragrances here conveys a message of strength, while the voluptuousness of amber suggests deep femininity.

        This fragrance is deeply seductive and has a sexy smell. My boyfriend loves it and ive had many comments about it. If I'm having a fat day or I'm feeling low...it never fails to put me in a good mood and it definitely makes me feel sexy. It's not too overpowering when you first put it on. I find it lingers all day, so it's good value for money, becasue you dont have to keep reapplying all day.

        Its perfect for everyday use, but I do think it packs a punch when teamed with a pair of killer heels and a little black dress! I wouldnt say its suited to younger women (im 23), but I just cant resist it. It would be lovely on a woman in her late 20's-mid 30's.

        The only thing it's guilty of is being a seductively gorgeous fragrance! Buy it now!!!

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          11.04.2011 03:18
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          I wanted to love this...I do when first sprayed and my bf loves it!

          When my gorgeous fella asked me what I wanted for Valentines day this year I don't think he got the response that he bargained for! I knew exactly what I wanted...this Gucci Guilty but I was guilty for being greedy after smelling this one and I asked him for the largest size of this Eau De Toilette too which is 75ml and a whopping £61.00 a bottle in Boots though if you have the time do peruse other shops for this as it can be sought out cheaper if you take the time to (which my man didn't!) or look on the internet for it for which bargains can be found and of course this is available in other sizes too and in Boots a 30ml bottle costs £35.00, a 50ml bottle is £48.00 and a 60ml purse spray is £54.00 and of course the 75ml I have is £61.00.

          The Packaging:

          The packaging of this perfume is simply lovely and what attracted me to it in the first place. The box is shiny black with gold writing all over it and on the front of two 'G's' are enteined and we are told that it is Gucci Guilty Eau De Toilette, on the back of the box ingredients used in the perfume are listed as are contact details for P&G (the maufacturer of the product). This is simply a lovely black box with a shinier black band that runs down the sides of the box that reminds me of a tuxedo! The bottle is a bright shiny gold with again two G's entiwined in capital letters and we are told that it is Gucci Guilty on both sides of the bottle and to the top of this there is a twist on/off cap that goes over a push button (no aeresol sprayer) and on the bottom of the bottle we are told that it is an Eau De Toilette, contact details once again are given for P&G and the size is stated. I love all of the packaging of this lovely, expensive product but the bottle really is a sight for sore eyes. I love the fact that although the casing on this bottle is a gold sort of metal material the sides off the bottle are clear as are through the G's on both sides of the bottle so I can see the light pink transparent liquid through it and it really is beautifully square in shape with rounded off edges so is nice to display without thinking it may topple over!

          The Scent Itself:

          My initial thoughts about this scent was wow its sublime! At first sniff I thought I had fell in love and found my soulmate (the scent I mean lol).

          The scent initially is simply devine, sophisticated, warm and well blended as well as being unique and like no other fragrance I have ever tried or owned in the past and screams that it is quality.

          This is an interesting blend of Mandarin, Pink Pepper, Peach, Lilac, Geranium, Amber and Patchouli. To me this is sort of an Oriental scent with a heart of soft florals really. Although when first applied this fragrance is rather strong it is really feminine, subtle and delicate with a gorgeous sweet warmth to it. You can gently smell the top note of peach, sweetening up naturally the fragrance along with the pepper really popping through, again giving it a warmth with the hearty floral notes of Geranium and subtle fragrance of patchouli hinting its way towards a musky base.

          However no matter how beautiful and well concoted it is the staying power of this is almost zilch. I spray on loads per go and about ten minutes later you have to get up close and personal to me just to get a faint hint of fragrance from my skin. I hate this about this perfume! They have created a too light a fragrance and it really has no longevity to it at all which means if you want to smell of this you simply have to keep topping it up however you will run through a bottle of this not so cheap fragrance rather fast in that case.

          Sophisticated, gorgeous packaging and fragrance? Check! Still smelling of it after a few minutes of wearing it...nope not at all! It goes on sexy, young but still edgy and sophisticated and makes me feel really classy and elegant when detected which is was the initial lure of this scent but sadly with no staying power to it, it just isn't worth the packaging that it in and its misleading if you sniff it in shop so do try this on and sniff wherever you put it five minutes later and your still keen then go for it! However if like me you like a strong, detectable fragrance then don't feel Guilty...skip it!

          This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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            21.03.2011 20:26
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            A sensual perfume that encourages you to take risks and enjoy life.

            Just before Christmas last year, the adverts for this fragrance were appearing everywhere. It was repeatedly played on TV, shown on the pages of every magazine and seemed to flash up on whatever website I went on.

            When I walked past a perfume shop in Italy and saw the advert displayed in the window, I thought I should go and find out what all the fuss was about. I tried the tester and loved it immediately but having recently bought a bottle of my favourite perfume, I just couldn't justify the purchase of another one so soon. Nevertheless, after arguing with myself all night about why I did really need this perfume as well, I went back the following day and bought it. I guess you really could call this my 'Guilty' purchase.

            Guilty is latest fragrance by Gucci and it was released at the end of 2010. It is aimed at daring yet glamorous women who take risks in order to get what they want. The face of the advertising campaign is Evan Rachel Wood and it shows her with a man whom I am guessing she is not supposed to be with. The fragrance is all about stepping over the boundaries without looking back, being brave and bending the rules whilst staying in complete control.

            The scent is sensual and distinctly sexy. I can't liken it to any other perfume that I have tried and it is strong without being offensive. The fragrance is the perfect scent for a women in the prime of her life, not sweet and sugary for a teenager or heavy and musky for a more mature lady but somewhere perfectly in the middle.

            The perfume has top notes of Mandarin and Pink Pepper. The Mandarin gives a sweet and fresh yet slightly oriental kick to the perfume. The pink pepper is there to add a bit of spice and body to the scent, yet the result is subtle.

            The heart notes are Peach, Lilac and Geranium. The peach helps to give the perfume a delicately sweet aroma and the lilac gives a soft floral scent. The Geranium gives a fresh citrus blast to the fragrance.

            It has base notes of Patchouli and Amber. Patchouli is a plant whose leaves are widely used in perfumes. It gives a woody, earthy aroma and provides this perfume with a dark and mysterious edge. The Amber gives Guilty a sensual warmth that is simply delicious.

            The perfume costs the same as most middle market fragrances, using equalling around one pound per millilitre. Guilty comes in three sizes. The 30ml bottle will set you back around £35, the 50 ml bottle costs around £50 and you can buy a 75 ml bottle for around £60.

            The fragrance can be bought from most perfume shops, department stores and on many online websites. If you have the time to shop around, you'll probably get yourself a good deal.

            The perfume looks expensive in its packaging. It comes in an incredibly shiny and beautiful metallic golden square bottle with curved edges and the Gucci symbol is cut into the middle. You remove the lid to spray the perfume.

            All in all, this is a fresh and fruity perfume that has a darker and mysterious side to it. It is strong without being overpowering and it is not heavy enough to be offensive to anyone around you.

            It gives you a long lasting fragrance with a hidden intensity. It can be worn in the day time or the night time and would be perfect for the summer. Although there is no vanilla in this, there are notes that are reminiscent of it and that's probably why I've fallen in love with this!

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              09.02.2011 15:39

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              An excellent fragrance

              Ok, I'll be honest. I'm not really into designer stuff, except for perfumes and this is one of the best on the market at the moment. The fragrance is very similar to Jean Paul Haultier women (original), but without the sharp back of the throat feeling when you first apply.

              I have HATED Gucci perfumes in the past and thought this one would be the same, however it is much more subtle than the Jean Paul Gaultier, but with the same, spicy fruitiness.

              The price of this perfume shocked me at first, but when you think about the quality of the fragrance you can see why it is so highly priced. The fact that it is Gucci will bump the price up on its own, but as a valentines gift this would be perfect for the special woman in your life.

              If she likes Jean Paul Gaultier, she'll love this. The bottle is sexy and stylish, the fragrance well, its the same really. A truely quality fragrance from a brand I usually steer clear of. Doesnt that say it all?

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              06.01.2011 22:10
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              A lovely fragrance but lasting power is dissapointing

              I'm quite fussy when it comes to fragrance and tend to stick with a couple (Chanel Chance and Dior Cherie) which I've used for a while and really love. I'm happy with the scents I wear but sticking to them means I don't often sample new fragrances so I was pleased when I found a couple of new perfumes in my stocking on Christmas morning. One of the box sets I was lucky enough to receive was a Gucci Guilty set which contained a 50ml EDT and a 100ml perfumed body lotion. I'd seen a lot of ads for the fragrance before Christmas and was also attracted by the pretty and unusual bottle when out shopping but hadn't actually tested the scent.

              About Gucci

              Gucci is an Italian luxury fashion brand which was founded by Guccio Gucci in Florence in 1921. The first Gucci boutique was opened in Rome in 1938 where fashion goods designed by Guccio were sold. After his death in 1953 Guccios sons, Vasco, Aldo, Ugo, and Rodolfo all took on roles within the company and expanded in the late 1960's when they targeted the Far East and opened stores in both Hong Kong and Tokyo. The GG logo (the founders initials) were also created at this time along with the Flora silk scarf worn by Grace Kelly and the famous Jackie O shoulder bag. The company continued to grow until the late 1970's and 80's when the Gucci accessories collection and fragrance line which was hugely popular was created. The exclusive brand was now available in over a thousand stores in the US and Guccis products became less popular with its fashionable customers. Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter described Gucci as a tacky airport brand and cheap knockoffs began to appear on the market.

              The early nineties also proved to be a difficult time for the company when new ranges of accessories proved to be less successful than previously released lines and it wasn't until more recent years that Guccis popularity began to grow again. The brand currently offer a clothing range, watches, jewelry, shoes, leather goods and of course a fragrance line.

              The bottle

              As I mentioned at the beginning of the review, I received the EDT as part of a gift set which came packaged in a glossy black box with the GG logo and name of the fragrance printed on the lid in gold. Inside in their own separate compartments were the scent and a black plastic bottle similarly shaped to the fragrance bottle of perfumed body lotion.

              The bottle is gold and square in shape with rounded edges and has the GG brand logo on both the front and back. This has a cut out detail in the centre which has glass behind it and reveals the fragrance inside. The sides and bottom have also been left free of the gold metal casing and the perfume can also be seen here. Gucci guilty is printed underneath the G detail and there is also a small Gucci logo engraved on the top or lid. The lid pulls off to reveal a gold spray applicator and there is a small transparent sticker on the base of the bottle which states the perfume is an EDT, where it's made (France) and that the bottle contains 50mls of fragrance.

              I actually think the bottle is quite bold and unusual which is partly due to the shape and partly to do with the fact that it's predominantly gold. The cut out G detail is also unusual but a really nice touch that softens the overall appearance and breaks up the heaviness of the gold casing. The fact that the sides have been left as plain glass also give the design a slightly more feminine appearance and also allow you to see how much fragrance is left with ease. Overall I really like both the design of the bottle which reminds me of a piece of Guccis jewelry or one of their watches and also like the fact that the bottle feels heavy, well made and like a quality product.

              The notes

              Top notes: Mandarin and Pink pepper

              Heart notes: Peach, Lilac and Geranium

              Base notes: Patchouli and amber

              The scent

              The scent is described as an oriental floral which I was a little bit put off by to start with as I tend to associate the word oriental with slightly heavier fragrances which I generally stay away from. I was pleasantly surprised when I sprayed it to find that this wasn't the case and when I first tried it, the initial hit reminded me immediately of my favourite scent, Chanel Chance. I have noticed that they both contain pink pepper so I'm assuming this is why they smell similar.

              The scent opens with sweet and fruity citrus notes with a hint of delicate spiciness from the pepper. As the heart notes start to come through I get a hint of lilac and fruity peach along with the peppery ness, the initial freshness dissipates a little and the fragrance seems to become a little bit warmer. As the base notes start to come through the sweetness dies down a lot and what's left is something that's warm and quite rich but still very soft.

              After seeing the ads for the perfume before Christmas and seeing the scent being described as bold and daring I was quite surprised after I'd actually tested it because to me it's not really either of these things. I suppose it could be described as sexy but I find it more comforting, cosy and soft than it is bold and I also find it to be quite delicate which is why I like it. I would personally use this as more of an evening scent than something for daytime use but I think a lot of people would maybe find it too light to use in this way.

              Lasting power

              I have to say; I've been a little bit disappointed with the lasting power as it doesn't seem to last past a few hours on me. I understand that it's an EDT and weaker than EDPs but I'm used to getting a little bit more longevity out of out my perfumes. It does tend to hang around for a little bit longer when I layer with the matching body lotion but this is not something I always use and it would be nice if the fragrance lasted a little bit longer without it. I've heard quite a few others complaining about the length of time it lasts too and after searching around I'm disappointed to see that there's no EDP offered in the same scent at the moment.

              Price

              I'm unsure how much the set was which I received as it was a gift but the perfume alone seems to be available from a wide range of sites online where it's generally priced between £45.00 (Boots.com) and £47.00 (Debenhams) for a 50ml bottle. After a quick search I noticed there aren't really many deals on the fragrance at the moment which is probably due to the fact that's a new release but I'm sure deals and reduced prices could be found if you search/shop around before buying.

              Would I recommend?

              I actually really like the fragrance and as I mentioned was really quite surprised at just how much. I think the ads are a little bit misleading and I was expecting something very different before I tried it. I really like fresh and fruity scents that are subtle and feminine and for me Guilty is just a twist on and something slightly spicier and warmer than what I'd normally go for but it's still safe and wearable.

              I would recommend it if your fragrance tastes sound similar to my own and you're looking for something slightly different to what you normally go for, be aware though before you buy that the lasting power is a little bit of a let down for such an expensive perfume. I'm unsure as to whether I'd buy it again due to this issue and would possibly look for a similar fragrance with more lasting power when the bottle runs out.

              Three stars from me for a lovely fragrance, one off for the lasting power and another for the price.

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                04.12.2010 22:55

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                Pretty solid perfume worth purchasing to treat your girlfriend if she likes a strong smelling aroma.

                I brought my girlfriend some of this today. It was either this or Lady Million. We smelled both and this one was simply gorgeous. We got quotes from several shops and ended up getting it from the perfume shop for £46. For that price it also came in a set with some body lotion. The perfume shop offered us a 10% discount so it was a pretty good deal.

                Its quite a strong smelling perfume that I would describe as a musky, sexy, amber, sparkling fruit aroma. The perfume is really pleasant smelling however there are rumours of the smell not lasting that long, which my girlfriend has yet to experience as when ever she is doused in it it seems to last ages! I'd recommend any guy to treat their other half to some of this on a special occasion as it does smell really nice although comes with a price tag to match the brand name.

                I'd describe the packaging as expensive looking and eye catching. It has designer brand written all over it which is why it's quite pricey.

                If you plan on buying the middle sized bottle of this stuff then I'd also recommend getting the gift set as its about the same price and you get a bottle of body lotion with it.

                Overall a pretty good fragrance.

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                22.11.2010 00:26
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                A bland, sugary sweet and synthetic concoction with poor staying power

                Launched: 2010
                Group: Oriental Floral

                INTRODUCTION

                I was handed a sample of this fragrance recently in a London department store. I'm wary of mass market and designer brand fragrance but as a keen fragrance tester, I gave it go.

                THE PACKAGING

                The packaging certainly shouts designer brand. The carton box is black with golden lettering, distinctive and expensive-looking'. The solid golden-coloured bottle is also an attention-getter as well as quite 'blingy' having a double G sculpted into it on the front providing a little see-through window into the bottle.

                THE FRAGRANCE

                Top notes: mandarin, peach, pink pepper

                Guilty starts out sweet, sparkling and vanillic and the emphasis is on sweet and sparkling with the vanillic sweetness is mostly in the background. There are no actual natural aromas present, just a white sugar sweetness mixed with a sparkling Fanta orange-like vibe that's quite annoying to be honest as it's so empty and generic. Like the fizz in the soft drink, is gone quickly in about 10 minutes while the rest of sweetness persists into the next phase.

                Heart notes: lilac, geranium

                The fizzy note has been replaced by a certain powdery note that reminded me of the powderiness of Kenzo Amour. If I didn't know what fragrance I had at hand, I would have thought I was sniffing a fake Kenzo Amour. It even had the almond-y undertone to it too. Just how that could ever come from lilac or geranium is beyond me unless I have to get my nose checked!

                The overtones mostly consisted of a generic and powdery white floral accord that actually reminded me of the disappointing Belle d'Opium I recently tested together with its annoying high-pitched musk accord that Guilty also started to show but luckily to a lesser extent. I felt the heart was projecting for a mere 2 - 3 around me then it settled into a skin scent.

                Base notes: amber, patchouli

                I didn't expect a lot more from Guilty at this point as all these notes listed are clearly made up on purpose. I mean how stupid this synthetic aromachemical 'CAS:32388-55-9: with musk, ambergris, dry wood, pleasant aroma' would look like if it was listed, even though it's the closest it can be summed up as?

                Actually, I did pick up some synthetic amber in the background behind the relentless sugar feast as it's rough, grainy structure stood out on the skin. Think modern amber, very sweet and vanillic some-what like brown sugar with its characteristic woody and earthy ruggedness. It still didn't make Guilty smell any natural, the synthetic sweetness and the musky undertone spoiled it entirely. The scent was detectable for about 5 - 6 hours with a generous application.

                CONCLUSION

                I'm starting to get a feeling this year isn't going to be my favourite one in terms of new releases, what's more annoying is that year after year so many fragrances come out that are copycats of one another. But then it's not surprising, they all come from the few stables where almost identical formulas and briefs can end up being given away to this or the other brand, it doesn't really matter who gets what, it all ends up on the mass market so not much creative thought or elaboration goes into any of them. The main obective must have been to pour the cash in during the pre-Christmas shopping craze!

                The more annoying thing is of course that these 'creations' are being sold as a kind of luxury with the usual price tag associated with them. Guilty is actually an apt name for this fragrance. It's guilty of creating a hype of seduction and glamour and at the same time using bland, synthetic ingredients combined with zero craftsmanship and creative effort. If you're looking for a real perfume for a real woman, stay away from Guilty.

                PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

                I've only seen it available in the 50ml size which costs £47 which is quite expensive for what it is.

                Thanks for reading.

                ©powered by lillybee also posted on ciao.co.uk

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              • Product Details

                A scent of defiance, the wearer of Gucci Guilty; is the architect of her own destiny / This warm yet striking oriental floral scent carries hedonism at its heart, and seizes the attention with a flamboyant opening born of the natural rush that is mandarin, shimmering alongside an audacious scattering of pink pepper / The effect is at once arresting and compellingly seductive / Top notes; : mandarin and pink pepper Middle notes:; lilac, geranium and peach Base notes:; patchouli and amber.