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Gucci: Pour Homme, Eau de Toilette
As my mother owns her little shop its so easy to get fragrances half price really so for me it's just fun to try some fragrances out because it's not as expensive. I love the brand Gucci and loved the fragrance when I tried it out so of course I had to have it. You can buy a bottle of 50ml for the price of around 50 pounds, certainly not cheap.
The brand Gucci is well known and started by Guccio Gucci who was born in 1881 in Florence. He started making bags when he was 29 years old and became a success. 18 years later he opened a shop in Rome where also his sons started to work and from there on it has been growing ever since. Guccio himself died in 1953 but not the brand.
In 2008 Gucci Pour home came on to the market and is the male version of the female perfume. The fragrance of Gucci supposed to be a warm, intense and manly. The ingredients are bergamot, violets, incense, jasmine, tobacco, pepper, cedar wood, patchouli and amber. All of this should form a scent that is seductive to women when you wear it.
I always love these little promises and stories behind a product but hardly see it happen in real. I didn't suddenly didn't become over seductive according to the people are me but they did gave me compliments about the way I smelled. I have to agree with them because I think the smell is really good. It's a warm scent but not sweet and more spicy even which makes it for me a perfect manly fragrance.
The only problem I can find with this fragrance is the price. The bottle isn't cheap with 50ml for 50 pounds. I do think it's worth it but just about and think it would be a great present to give or receive.
I might be doing myself a disservice by reviewing Gucci Pour Homme as I have never noticed anyone else wearing it and regard it as "my" scent; but here goes.
The top note is quite light and incense like, but that disappears quickly. The base notes are much more subtle. Underneath it is a quite old fashioned masculine scent; woody, musky and subtle. There's a hint of souks and spices. That is where it beats the mass market modern men's scents that have nothing left after the top notes have gone.
The black and white houndstooth check box and big heavy bottle back that manlyness up The weight and size of the bottle makes the 100ml a pain to travel with but the small price difference means it is not worth buying the 50ml.
It reaches a point where I can barely smell it myself but that is when women seem to notice it more and lean in to get a better smell of it. Call me shallow but isn't that the point? I love it that people can't do the usual scent spotting thing and tell you what you are wearing.
You may have to ask for it as many stores stock it but don't display it and prefer to push the newer Gucci II which is nowhere near as good in my opinion.
I have been wearing Gucci Pour Homme for about 5 years now and rarely wear any other scent. If I smell you wearing it I will have to kill you, there can be only one....:-)
I purchased two of these at christmas last year, one for my brother's x-mas gift and one for myself.
It comes in a very attractive bottle which is cube like with sharp corners and contrast, definitely one for show.
The fragarance itself is earthy and woody. Its quite subtle and evasive. Its comes across quite sophisticated and charming and it doesn't seem to be whiffing off every third person you walk by in the street like some other aftershaves.
I like the unique quality of an aftershave in that it allows you to be unique to those around you like friends, workmates and family. Its your.... smell... so to speak. However, when everyone else wears it (which usually happens to all the great ones) it becomes pointless for me. Its like being a wee sheep at that point.
What I am getting at is, if you like individuality then buy this product. Its not overdone or overused.
Gucci Pour Hommeãs spicy, woody scent has the warm character of amber, strengthened by a fusion of woods and vetiver /