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Nobile (1988)
by Gucci


Nobile information

Year of Launch1988
Average Rating
(based on 238 votes)

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Parent Company at launchMuelhens > Scannon

About Nobile

Nobile is a masculine fragrance by Gucci. The scent was launched in 1988

Nobile fragrance notes

Reviews of Nobile

I have a mini, it's often compared to vtg Drakkar Noir and Duc de Vervin and it can be. But as is often the case for me in perfumery the devil is is the details, it's perfectly balanced, the oakmoss is superlative. It feels very simple and straightforward and you may feel you smelled it a hundred times if like me you were an 80's kid, yet in the genre nothing comes close when you put your nose to it.
Un grand parfum without a doubt
30th April, 2018
This came out in 1988, and Calvin Klein Eternity for Men came out in 1989. They are related. Bright citrus opening, Lavender, Basil, Geranium, vetiver. Very similar pyramid, this is more fougere than Eternity and I don't like it as well, but it is wearable and pleasant but I already have fallen in love with Eternity.
17th July, 2017
Nice green, classy mossy woods / floral oriental outing from Gucci that, sadly, is no longer in production. ;^/

At the very start, Gucci Nobile somewhat reminds me of the old-school Ralph Lauren Polo: Spicy, woody, complex. It parts ways by not being as sharp; instead, Nobile strikes me as a decent vetiver-type formulation accented by many floral notes. Then, it stabilizes into a floral bouquet paired tastefully with the "green notes" and a lingering mace / nutmeg.

It is a scent of its time (1988), and there are plenty of other fragrances from that era that it echoes (remotely: Puig Quorum, Carven Homme (original), Ralph Lauren Polo, Cartier Santos, Guerlain Vetiver, Jacomo Anthracite, Paco Rabanne Tenere, inter alia).

How it stands apart is its understated elegance, reflected in its fancy selection of notes from top to bottom of the triangle. The spice mix is numerous, which buries the individual notes but actually synergizes into a pleasant blend.

Can't fathom the prices that Nobile goes for now online! Overall, I appreciate it for being well made and not brash like other 80's / 90's colognes that are its contemporary.
27th January, 2017
Beautiful fragrance! It feels kind of classic, without smell dated. Gucci Nobile is elegant, refined and mediterranean, with a fresh vibe. You can feel the citrusy notes at the opening, with some floral base. The drydown is very pleasant with the woods, oakmoss, sandalwood and maybe, as stated in previous reviews, some soft tobacco. I was able to find a very nice offer for gift set that includes 60 ml EDT and a 120 ml stick deodorant. Highly recommended.
02nd January, 2017
This is a nice lavender fragrance, a typical men's grooming smell. Duc de Vervins L'Extreme by Houbigant is similar, from memory. At times this one grabs me, other times it feels almost too familiar and restrained; light and polite to make a nice office fragrance, but perhaps missing a sufficient hook to keep me interested, despite the long list of notes; but definitely a safe option for a formal event to smell clean and refined.

I get good longevity from Nobile, a full day at the office, and the development is nice, becoming more rugged over the day.
23rd October, 2016 (last edited: 15th May, 2017)
This exudes understated class.
It needs not to try, it just is.
The scents are so seamless and smooth that transitions are ever evolving and largely undetected at the time they occur, yet gracefully present themselves in a manner becoming of a classic.
If you have not tried it, you would genuinely be doing yourself a disservice by refraining doing so.

It not only is my signature scent, yet what introduced me to osmology.

Research suggests that Kathy Gurevich is the nose behind this, developed by Givaudan, for Gucci.
13th October, 2015

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