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.