Rush by Gucci (1999) —
Perfume Directory

Rush (1999)
by Gucci


Rush information

Year of Launch1999
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 270 votes)

People and companies

PerfumerMichel Almairac
PackagingTom Ford
Parent Company at launchWella > Cosmopolitan Cosmetics

About Rush

Tom Ford says this isn't a fragrance for the shy or meek.
The bottle, which houses this oriental scent, is a plastic red block.

Reviews of Rush

Quite bitter and aromatic. Green floral. Moderate sillage and longevity. Could be unisex. Not bad, but not impressive.
23rd April, 2018
Rich floral.
Patchouli and mildly spice-laden.
Aromatic middle voice.
Touch of fruit.

A good retro-style perfume. It reminds me of wandering around a shopping mall near the holidays. Strolling by store after store where all the aromas and various musical selections all mingle together. That's what I envision when I close my eyes, while wearing Rush.
08th October, 2017
I was somewhat hesitant to try this, given the reviews here. Just goes to show you that body chemistry is everything and you never know until you try. Wow. Say what you will, but on me it's .........

Smoldering. Heady. Intoxicating. Exquisite.

11th September, 2017 (last edited: 12th September, 2017)
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
A strong, fairly loud and evocative floral burst hits my nose immediately when it hits my skin: gardenia, freesia, hints of hyacinth and a slightly spicy coniander-based undertone - it tries really hard to get my attention.

The base is quite straightforward: a jasmine - the run-of-the-mill type joins up with a somewhat anaemic rose impression, pushing aside the white floral components of the top notes.

The base is characterised by the addition of a soft patchouli note, which has a sweetish undercurrent attached to it, and a very restrained vanilla; both fade out slowly towards the end.

I get moderate sillage, good projection and seven hours of longevity on my skin.

This spring scent is a chemical mix, escaped from the laboratory and a harbinger of the synthetic-sweetish soups dominating the Gucci menu these days - although it is probably a touch better than the rest of them. Rush is so generic that I am not in a Rush to buy it. At least the red bottle is hard to misplace, even in a big tote or bag. 1.75/5.
14th April, 2017
Stardate 20161214:

Milky, cloying, synthetic floral.
14th December, 2016
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.
13th December, 2015

Add your review of Rush

You need to be logged in to add a review

Shop for Rush products online

Search for on eBay

Oops! The request was not successful. Make sure you are using a valid AppID for the Production environment.

Member images of Rush

You need to log in or register to upload images

Private Notes

You need to be logged in (or register here) to use Private Notes.