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.
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 parfumo.net 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.
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.
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.
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 !