When a bottle of Gucci Guilty fragrance landed on my desk, I could not stop a wry ironical smile.
Quite a while ago, one of my first fragrances that I purchased with one of my early paychecks was Gucci Envy. I don’t know if anyone remembers it. It was a tall thin square bottle with green liquid – Envy = green – and I liked it so much, I repurchased twice because I actually finished up every drop. Then, they came out with a Gucci Envy in a black bottle, that was supposed to be more intense. But it did not sit well with me and after that, for some reason, I decided I did not like Envy anymore.
Enter Gucci Guilty. Was it to guilt me into remembering an old fragrance love? One wonders at these sort of kismet.
Gucci Guilty comes in a highly reflective gold bottle with golden liquid. I never quite associated Guilt with gold so I can’t quite make the connection the way I did with Envy. Its very bling but sleek. Is that even possible? Even the signature interlocking GG on the front is big, bold and bright. I love it and the in-your-face style it embodies. One of those times I don’t mind having logos decorate my products 🙂
The scent suits me, thank goodness. It has a floral fruity scent with a hint of spiciness, that enables you to wear it in the day or layer it on to transition into the night. I like the smell – its a strong spicy sexy sort of scent but it isn’t very unique. Its not a scent you smell and go “Aha! Gucci Guilty!” Its more like “Mm… nice fragrance. It smells familiar…”
I wear this one on days when I dress up a little for the office. I like wearing Guilty with a string of pearls or a statement necklace and a black wrap dress with a bright bag. 2 spritzes, one behind each ear does it for me. Its enough to trail a waft of scent, but not so strong that when people enter the office lift with you, their eyes start to water.
I can’t wear this one with a casual look though. It just doesn’t go. This is a fragrance that calls for you to dress up and look like the sexy lady you are, because you already smell like one! 😉 Being an Eau de Toilette, the scent doesn’t quite last the day. But at the end of the day if someone were to lean in, they’d still catch the rather alluring scent. Its quite appropriate I think. And very sensual 😉
Now quick! Does anyone remember Gucci Envy? Did you like it as I did? 🙂 Or how about Guilty? Have you gone and taken a sniff? Its been out quite a while now, sexy ad and all.
Gucci Guilty retails for RM217/30ml, RM272/50ml, RM355/75ml for Eau de Toilette at fragrance counters that carry it or at airport duty free