Gucci pour Homme (original) (1976)
    by Gucci




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    Gucci pour Homme (original) is a men's fragrance by Gucci. The scent was launched in 1976

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    Colin Maillard's avatar

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    A nice, fresh, classic masculine scent from the '70s, with citrus notes, aldehydes, a mossy side of oak moss, herbs (basil), a central note of carnation, spices (quite prominent at the beginning), a light balsamic breeze all over, with an initially discreet base of vanilla, leather, tobacco. The leather accord emerges better after a while, and it's a "good old" leather one – dry, refined, spicy. To be honest I was sure I would have gone mad for this one, while instead in my opinion it's just... good. Partially because I smell honestly quite a heavy dose of pungent and almost harsh spices (they'll tone down eventually), partially because there is something that just does not work that good between leather, a sweeter base accord (vanillin and perhaps sandalwood?) and the spices, but most of all, simply because it is not that fascinating to me. It's clean, understated, pleasantly conventional, but I am afraid has nothing which can "save" it from being "just another classic masculine scent". Surely pleasant, but nothing more for me.

    6,5/10

    12 July, 2014

    Way Off Scenter's avatar

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    A beautifully balanced and assured fragrance that straddles the line between leather chypre and fougère. After a flourish of citrus and barbershop lavender top notes, the original Gucci pour Homme settles into a supremely dignified, yet rugged accord of patchouli, labdanum, sandalwood, cedar, leather, and spices. Above this lies a collection of aromatics, among which I detect sage, geranium, and lingering lavender. It’s a complex arrangement, but tightly integrated, rich, but not oppressively heavy. What impresses me immediately about the original Gucci pour Homme is how effectively the astringent aromatics and woods offset the sweet resins.

    Gucci pour Homme develops in a traditional manner, morphing slowly through a cycle of accords as it ages. As the aromatics drift away smoky leather and woods – especially cedar – assert themselves more firmly, with a result suggestive of pipe tobacco, riding tack, and a recently extinguished fireplace. At this stage I’m inclined to agree with foetidus that Gucci pour Homme parallels Équipage rather closely in style. It’s the softer and more balsamic of the two, but the congruities are very apparent. The drydown relaxes into leather, moss, labdanum and woods, with all the assurance of the big 1970s and 1980s masculines, but none of the expected bombast. This balanced, yet assertive style of masculine perfumery survives today in scents like Azzaro pour Homme, Tuscany Uomo, Équipage, Or Black, Aramis, and Lauder for Men. Too bad the original Gucci pour Homme no longer stands beside them to carry the banner.

    15 June, 2014

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    Gucci Original is an absolute classic and the fact it is no longer available is just WRONG! Imagine if Aramis, Polo, Tabu, Joy or Chanel No. 5 were to cease to exist --- or if a classic piece of music were to disappear from the earth --- or if one of Shakespeare's plays could no longer be seen. Each represents a loss of a vital piece of human culture and imagination.

    H & R's Fragrance Guide lists the notes as:

    TOP: Bergamot, Lavender, Basil, Artemisia, Petitgrain, Lemon
    MIDDLE: Geranium, Carnation, Patchouli, Jasmin, Orris, Pepper, Pimento Berry, Sandalwood, Cedarwood
    BASE: Moss, Tonka, Musk, Vanilla, Labdanum, Amber, Leather

    This fragrance is a near-perfect balance of fresh, wood, leather, and mellow notes … strong enough to be assertive, but not overpowering, and sophisticated with an undertone of rawness. It lasts many hours, but stays close to the skin, so it's not an "in-your-face" all day scent bomb like some more recent creations. It's not only a perfect representative of 70's class, it's a timeless statement, and I still get compliments when I wear it nowadays.

    07 March, 2014

    Hojji77's avatar

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    A moment in time

    I was fortunate enough to stumble into an Ebay auction where a little 7.5 ml bottle of this (listed as "Gucci Ladys Perfume") became mine for ten dollars.

    It's a typical high-quality Italian product of the late seventies--woody chypre with cologne elements and a neat leather phase in the late going. Rich without being heavy or overassertive. Although this GPH is clearly a conceptual ancestor of Azzaro PH, Borsalino, and Gucci's own Nobile, it's smoother and more elegant than any of these.

    Is it worth the prices it generally commands now as a "holy grail" vintage? To my mind, no. There are plenty of in-production things that smell just as nice, and just as typical of the period. But it's certainly very good.

    Pros: Smells good
    Cons: Perhaps not quite equal to its mystique"

    04 August, 2013

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    at the end of the 70 exchanged with a classmate duplicate with gucci pour homme eau savage at that time I was a bit indifferent to the smell seemed too light and with little power, I was a fan of paco rabanne but after some year just to use it I started to like very much to make me buy a "copy" of security and I remember that it was already difficult to find 1986/87 now in suitable opportunities often use it. I love the dry down of this fragrance would call it a mosieur carven with something extra, lavender perhaps, but a masterpiece extinct

    30th December, 2012

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    After a beautiful bergamot and lavender opening it adds wood in the drydown that is very beautiful. in the later base notes oakmoss and a very subtle leather note is added. The moat impressive parents the wonderful quality of the ingredients, and the avoidance of any sharpness or shrillness in the fougére notes - quite different from Nobile. This ia throughout a restrained, classic and never obtrusive fragrance. After the first couple of hours it retreats with its wood-and-moss vibes closer to my skin, and it lasts about five hours in total. A classic, gentle masterpiece.

    07 December, 2012

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