A white floriental from the Tom Ford era, Gucci’s eponymous EdP segues imperceptibly from orange blossom to almost tuberose with wintergreen salicylate and tart green apple inflections before settling into a long-lasting powdery, sweet oriental base.
The opening is marked by a cuminic contrast that I find myself wishing would hold out longer against a certain aldehydic soapiness. The dirty/clean dialogue however, is engaging and Daniela Andrier’s composition is a standout in both Gucci’s and her back catalogue.
Nose: Daniela Andrier
Release date: 2002 (discontinued)
Notes (per Fragrantica): orange blossom, heliotrope, caraway, iris, thyme, incense, leather, sandalwood, musk, vanilla, cedar.