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Eau de Gucci (1982)
by Gucci


Eau de Gucci information

Year of Launch1982
Average Rating
(based on 34 votes)

People and companies

PerfumerMichel Almairac
Parent Company at launchMennen > Scannon

About Eau de Gucci

Eau de Gucci is a feminine perfume by Gucci. The scent was launched in 1982 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Michel Almairac

Reviews of Eau de Gucci

rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
The 1993 Edition (monochrome pink packaging):

The first blast is a floral hit extraordinaire: A rich and intenses ylang-ylang is in the centre, which features throughout the development of this creation as a core accord, like a golden thread, until the end. Hints of tangerine and bergamot brighten it up, as does the occasional whiff of lemon. It reminds me in its concept a bit of the vintage version of Lubin's Eau Neuve, but with much more emphasis on the white floral notes.

The drydown adds more florals, with honeysuckle and lily-of-the-valley being the most prominent newcomers here, blending well with a lovely iris, and a touch of a lighthearted tuberose blending in beautifully. A floral bouquet of great distinction.

The base is characterised by a minimally powdery ambery vanilla, intertwined with the white floral notes that spill over into the final stages of this composition.

I get moderate sillage, splendid projection and a stupendous fourteen hours of longevity on my skin. A floral power-performance!

A delightfull summery floral, a somewhat more generic in the final stages, but otherwise very well blended of high-quality ingredients. one of Gucci's finest florals.

The original 1982 in the box bearing the original Gucci red-striped-belt logo is more citrus-centred in the top notes, and expresses more lilac and lily in the heart notes. This is also very nice.

Both are amongst Gucci's finest florals and a 3.75/5.
17th April, 2017
Like teardrop, I owned the Concentree (in a very cool navy flask that possibly inspired the Elizabeth and James bottles).

The 21st century has me convinced that florals are not for me, yet in the 20th, when florals were more complex and grounded, they were a wardrobe staple. This was my "polished" scent-- so clean, classy and versatile. Sadly, the vetiver, prominent throughout, would probably render this beauty too "masculine" for current tastes.

23rd March, 2017
This review is for the Eau de Gucci Concentree version, launched in 1982. This is the one pictured on this page, although it's listed as Eau de Gucci, which was actually launched in 1993, & had a different set of notes. The notes for the Concentree are listed on as tangerine, lilac, jasmine, violet, sandalwood, vetiver & vanilla.
This goes on citrussy & cologne-like, quickly morphing into a white floral accord with jasmine & I swear, a rubbery tuberose. Thirty minutes in it blooms into a full-bodied, heady yet smooth & spring-like floral. Three hours in, a lovely lilac note emerges from the background to take centre stage. From this point it fades fast, & I get no discernible base, but it's still going softly after eleven hours.
Definitely one for springtime.
02nd December, 2016
There seems to be a disconnect here. Barbara Herman reviews an Eau de Gucci from 1993, not from 1982. This is the one I am discussing here and it is decidedly different from what the above reviewers note.

This is a green, fruity floral, similar to Lauren's delightful Safari of 1990. As Herman describes, "delicately sweet," and decidedly feminine.

Top: Galbanum, Lemon, Hyacinth
Middle: Jasmine, Muguet, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Orris, Tuberose
Base: Cedar, Sandalwood Oak Moss, Musk, Amber

There would seem to have been two "Eau de Gucci" but the second has not been recognized by Basenotes.

Recommended for the young lady of between 18 and 26.
25th June, 2014
mumsy Show all reviews
United Kingdom
I love this. I agree that it smells really, really familiar, like an auntie smell of long ago. It has that comforting feminine smell of a confident grown up woman who is happy in herself without being brash. The lilac sings, gently lifting over the powdery floral base then the sandalwood settles down to hum quietly all day. I would choose this when I couldn't choose.
23rd September, 2011
To my nose this is a classic tangy floral, a variation on the original Gucci No 1 , which is discontinued and HTF .
The notes include tangerine, lilac, jasmine, violet, sandalwood, vetiver and vanilla .
Soft , very approprite for a sunny spring day !
01st May, 2011

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