Milky, cloying, synthetic floral.
This is just Gucci copying Hypnotic Poison and adding a distracting opening. I don't mean that to be disparaging but it becomes more and more evident as it dries down. The beginning phase of Rush is like a normal girl you know or work with, drunk beyond her rational limit at a party; it can be fun, intimidating, or annoying, but it always takes you aback. The latter parts are all vanilla-patchouli-rose a la HP or S de Scherrer. I happen to enjoy these milky woody creations so Rush is just fine by me.
Whatever else one can say about Rush, it has an abundance of character and personality - it is cheeky, daring and distinct; attributes which are so lacking from modern fragrances. The first time I smelled it I was standing on a tube station platform and the most gorgeous smell was wafting from further down the platform. I am a sucker for jasmine, gardenia, vetiver and patchouli so its a no-brainer for me although I can understand the repugnance some people feel for it. It is a monster of a frag; a throwback to the 80s powerhouses; not for the faint of heart and as often noted, must be used very sparingly. Nonetheless, when it suits the wearer and is worn at the right time and place, it is pretty spectacular.
GUCCI RUSH is not something that very common and will make people ask you what kind of perfume you are using so i would call it a UNIQUE scent.The fragrance is a balance between traditions and 21st century dynamism.It is a scent that gets attention from people. Gorgeous,Sensual,Authentic,Feminine,Sweet, Impressive,Irresistible,Fresh and Warm at the same time.
African freesia and peach mingle seductively with coriander,jasmine and the intense carnality of damask rose to amplify but a single message in sub woofer pitch:"I am woman,hear me roar!"The lovely vanilla, the patchouli and the vetiver at the base only serve to mollify it enough to allow men to flirt with you shamelessly.
This is not frilly or girly smelling but it is perfect for an assured,grown-up lady sure of her sexuality,yet never vulgar.It is also nice for any Season.The EDT Appropriate for Evening wear.You know a fragrance is great when someone walks past you and catches a whiff and actually turn their head to comment it.
Longevity?+8 hours on my skin.
Of course I love this. It's an 80s powerhouse throwback named after poppers that smells like poppers. Electric youth indeed!
Old man on bus, with tone that is not necessarily complimentary: "Excuse me. Whatever that is you have on..."
Me: "Oh, thank you! It's Gucci Rush."
Old man on bus, shaking head: "Whatever that is you have on..."
May it always be in production-- this is all Gucci still have going for them on the perfume end. Tom Ford's perfumes were so interesting before he started his pretentious eponymous line.
If you wear Rush, make sure to wear a lot. This is a statement scent that is meant to be big and opaque. Transmogrify into an electric red rectangle; the instructions are there in the bottle design. I am dismayed when I smell a stale little whisper of Rush, a stale little whisper of Alien, a stale little whisper of Angel, a stale little whisper of Coco Mlle, on women. Oh, what it will take to undo the damage that modern American beauty magazine editorials on the alleged proper way to wear fragrance have wrought--spray and walk through, one spray, others must only be able to smell you when they lean in close, all that prim 50s etiquette guide bullshit. Above all, don't listen to Goody Onespritz when she admonishes you that it is better to risk underapplying than to be "perfume lady" or "cologne guy."
"A woman who wears too little fragrance instead of too much has no future" -me
25th February, 2015 (last edited: 02nd October, 2015)