To celebrate Chinese New Year, The Perfume Shop sent me a cute little package with the beautiful, oriental smelling Gucci Guilty inside. I can’t say I’ve ever bought or even smelt perfumes from Gucci before working with The Perfume Shop, but now I am becoming a fan real fast. The package itself contained the loveliest of goodies, including personalised chopsticks (which I’ve half mastered!), a personalised fortune cookie, Dragon’s Blood incense sticks, a burner, a fancy looking lolipop, a candle and a gift card! I was SO excited to open the fortune cookie as I just love reading them, so it did make me laugh when my excitement disappeared upon noticing it I was going to have a ‘scentastic’ year…still cute though.
Gucci is more often described as the brand of sex and power, and it’s not hard to see why. This perfume is meant to be incredible sexy and powerful, perfect for boosting confidence and making you feel fierce. It’s exactly what I look for in a scent. I have this obsession with always buying/loving perfumes that work well together. It’s clever in a way as if I put on YSL Black Opium but in my bag I have Sikkim Girls from Lush, I know they’ll still work together if I need a top up. Thankfully, Gucci Guilty fits in perfectly with my perfume habits.
It’s notes are everything you’d imagine in an oriental and sophisticated smelling perfume with top notes of mandarin and pink pepper, sweet and spice. Heart notes are described as peach, lilac, and geranium which again add that sweetness without it being too overpowering and sickly. The base notes of patchouli and amber ensure that everything is balanced out beautifully. It launched all the way back in 2010 and I’m disappointed that I hadn’t found it sooner! The packaging alone is enough to make me want to buy it as I also have a thing for pretty bottles. They make my room look so pretty and definitely attract my eye to them when picking out a perfume to wear.
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