Product Type: Gucci fragrances
Newest Review: ... and is enough for me. The bottle is 50ml and is a square glass bottle with the words Gucci Eau de Parfum ll on the front in black. T... more
Fruity and floral
Gucci II Eau de Parfum
Member Name: russo2511
Gucci II Eau de Parfum
Advantages: A light fragrance, long lasting
Disadvantages: Price, bottle a bit chunky
I am not really a smelly person - I will explain! I don't think I have ever bought a perfume myself as I don't really like 'smells' and try and use organic toiletries or ones which are un-perfumed and un-fragranced. However I do own a bottle of Gucci Eau de Parfum ll which my husband bought for me on a ferry from Dover to Calais a few years ago. I think he paid about £45 for it which I believe is a good price as the cheapest price I have found now is just under £58 from online perfume stockists. I didn't choose this perfume and was quite apprehensive when it was given to me as if it was a strong heady smell I just wouldn't be able to wear it. However when I did spray it I did like it straight away as I would describe it as a floral and fruity smell. My husband had told the woman at the perfume counter that my last perfume was L'air du temps by Nina Ricci so you can tell how often I buy perfume!
As I am definitely not a perfume buff I find it hard to say what the top notes or the base notes are (and don't even know what this means) but I will give my own personal and honest opinion and my thoughts and findings. I find it quite a soft, sweet but fruity smell which isn't overpowering to me at all. I think it smells of blackberries, violets, orange and jasmine and also a bit musky but in a delicate way and is certainly not what I would call a heavy smell. I spray the perfume once on each of my wrists and the sides of my neck and find that this is sufficient and is enough for me.
The bottle is 50ml and is a square glass bottle with the words Gucci Eau de Parfum ll on the front in black. The lid is made of a very heavy plastic and is round and at least an inch thick and almost as wide as the bottle. Both the lid and the bottle are very heavy together and I am sure could easily break a toe if you dropped it on them, however this does appear to be a very substantial bottle which will last a long time. The perfume itself is a pale pink colour which looks very appealing through the clear glass.
I have smelled other Gucci perfumes which friends have worn and have found all of them far too strong for me but I do like this one. I think it smells expensive and very feminine and is a timeless smell which would suit all ages and is for use anytime during the day and evening. When I use it I would say that it lasts on me about 4 hours although obviously the initial strength of the smell does fade after a while.
As I say I have had this perfume now for a few years and have used about half of it. I'm not sure how long a perfume is supposed to be open for the best results but I keep this in a drawer so it is not subjected to sunlight so hopefully it will last me a while longer.
I would recommend this perfume for women who don't like strong heady perfumes and like more of a floral and fruity smell.
Summary: A lovely fruity and floral fragrance that lasts