Perfume Reviews

Reviews of Gucci by Gucci pour Homme by Gucci

Total Reviews: 96
This one is a mixed bag for me. Upon initial application it has a powdery curcabit (melon/cucumber) quality to it. It has notes of Jasmine and bergamot which I like. Fortunately the fragrance settles down into a nice deep masculine oriental scent. I love the scent after dry down and it does hang around well on my skin. I can frequently still detect it the following morning on my wrists. My wife likes it too.
03rd March, 2018
This has basically disappeared off shelves, a response to universally negative critical feedback a few years ago. From the same crowd that venerated dior home, le male, a men, Gucci 1 and 2, Michael for men, terre de Hermes and a plethora of other generic overly sweetened men's potions. Problem with all these fragrances I've noted is how dated and cheap they smell now that we are a few years in the future.

Gucci by Gucci also known as Gucci 3 at the time, doesn't have this issue. A fragrance that's top and mid heavy and then settles down to a fairly simple sweetened (but not too sweet) tobacco/ashtray accord supported by an extremely refined amber, pathchouli, and a hint of leather. This is an excellent designer that can hold its own against any niche fragrance.

This is a sylvan, silvered purple-grey chypre that whispers but never screams. In a fragrance landscape where 1 million and bleu de Chanel are blockbusters it's easy to see why it died an early death - too bad the so called "critics" wrote it off for its obvious "similarities" to everything else without noting it's subtle, elegant and haunting differences. This is a watery men's cologne that somehow evokes darkened, shadowy and blurred images, nostalgia and longings for times past, with a few simple strokes. Call it a willfully minimalist masculine for the Issey Miyake pour Homme generation
26th September, 2017
O, chypre's oakmoss!
Before they took you from me
You whispered to me.
16th June, 2017
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Woody, spicy and smells like a mass market scent, which means most people will like it. Reminds me of the scent coming out of Sephora when you walk by in the mall. Not big on projection. I'm giving thumbs up for the smell, very nice, refined and pleasant.
15th August, 2016
One of the reviewers said this was a 'piney' fragrance, but I think they are mistaking it for cedar. This fragrance has predominantly cedar notes.

This is a masculine, woody, pleasant cologne, with hints of amber and pepper. The grey glass bottle is stylish and the heavy chrome ring on the top has a nice feel.

This was the second fragrance I ever bought for myself, after Pi which is very strongly amber scented. I wanted something that still had amber in it but toned down a bit. Gucci by Gucci pour Homme fit the bill. I imagine this is what Ralph Lauren's living room smells like at his Colorado ranch: Cedar with leather and tobacco notes.
26th April, 2016
This one is really meh. In theory, it should work because it has some nice notes, but it's not memorable. Smells perfectly pleasant and safe, though. I mainly get a woody sweetness that doesn't develop much, though it sticks around for around five hours.
02nd August, 2015

I enjoy fragrances from Gucci.this is a lovely scent in my opinion.not unique but simple in very nice a is clean.Good for fall.

The bottle is gorgeous.sillage and longevity is average (longevity 5 hours on my skin) if you are fan Gucci fragrances you have to try by Gucci by Gucci pour Homme!i wait now for Gucci by Gucci sport!

23rd April, 2015
Terrible. Walk into any mall and you will smell this whether you want to or not. Absolutely nauseating and boring. Smells like boxed commercialism. Very similar to armani code. I despise them both. Shame on gucci for discontinuing the masterpiece that was Gucci Pour Homme (2003 version with black and white patterned box, and heavy square brown bottle.)
09th April, 2014
I love the scent, but it doesn't last so not great value for money. :-(
06th April, 2014
I loved this when I first tried it. I was looking for a new signature scent and I did not know anyone who used it. When I first smelled it and wore it for the day I noticed that the scent does not come on very strong, but still stays on you all day. This is impressive. It smells very piney and although I find it pleasing, not everyone does.
The Good: Subtle, confident, piney, mature.
The Bad: Piney to the point that it may put some people off. Makes me think of the scene in the movie Tommy Boy where Dan Akroid accuses Chris Farley of wearing "pine tree perfume".
Overall: A solid choice if a dry, spicy fragrance with a pine front and a musk back is what you are after.
03rd March, 2014
This is a case of, nothing wrong with it, but not sure what is right with it either. Almost reminds me of marshmallows- soft, powdery, easy, lightly sweet. I
10th February, 2014
When I tried this scent for the first time in the store, I absolutely loved it. Fantastic opening, smelled great the rest of the 30+minutes I was in the store shopping, so I bought a bottle. SOO disappointing now that I've been home and wearing it for a week. The longevity is terrible. I can't smell it anymore after an hour, either on my skin or my clothes. Damn shame because it smells fantastic for the first hour.
28th November, 2013
My Favourite

I spent ages trying to find a fragrance that was better than what my ex wore, terre d'hermes.

It wasn't easy. I dont know much about fragrances so I relied on this site!

I tried Chanel Bleu. I found it like Polo Sport but less interesting.

I tried Oud Velvet Mood by Maison Francis Kurkdjian. For £200 a bottle it was pretty underwhelming.

I tried Bottega Veneta pour homme. It had no projection or longevity.

I tried Rive Gauche. Terre d'hermes smells modern, Rive Gauche doesn't.

I tried Green Irish Tweed and Aventus. Someone here said GIT is like cool water but less synthetic. True but it still smells like Cool Water.

I tried loads then one day I smelt Gucci by Gucci pour homme and my troubles were over. It lasts well and projects well but it is subtle. It's not spicy or pine or aquatic or floral, but for me it is distinctive, abstract and great smelling. God damn it I dont care what this site says I think its better than terre d'hermes.

I cant recommend it highly enough.

05th October, 2013
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Nice but bland

There's nothing to dislike here but it's a bit bland. Longevity is poor, good for work as it will offend no one but its not bottle worthy

16th May, 2013
Lovely scent, very attractive and appealing to others. Buy a bottle today and I can guarantee you won't be disappointed.

Lee H.
29th April, 2013
I was looking for something elegant with my first salary. I went to a shop and started smelling around. I fell in love with it's floral and fresh but dominant note... I instantly bought it. For 3 years now it's been one of my all time favourites and I can only recommend it.
31st March, 2013
When I bought this I didn't think it was extraordinary or somehow mind blown... but it is quite unexpected unti almost all the people I greeted / hugged when I met them, they complimented that "this is a nice smell ", or would ask me "what is the perfume" ... so I couldn't argue or have negative thoughts on this one.
21st February, 2013
Sorry to say it: this is one of the most... let's say... modest frag in my collection. Must I add that it is there because I received it as gift, from a friend who don't excell in knowing me?
Quite unimpressive. A more-than-ordinary male-perfume lover will be disappointed. A I was.
Overall, a 5,5/10
13th February, 2013
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
A fresh, initially a touch ozonic and bright note with citrus, violet, some patchouli and a bit of leathery spiciness later on, but overall a linear scent on my skin. The ingredients are not without potential, but on me they are quite bland, and I cannot shake of the impression of a watery blandness. Silage and projection are poor, but the longevity is excellent with over five hours on me. Alas, this does not remedy its overall unexciting character. 1.75/5.
05th December, 2012 (last edited: 28th February, 2017)
Generic smelling, but nice. Like a flanker or sports scent, it is crisp, bright out-in-the-sunshine fragrance. I guarantee that if Creed had made this...It wouldn't have all of the thumbs down.
30th October, 2012
cerjr Show all reviews
United States
Not sure why so many people dislike this one, but it serves a purpose. Weekend wear, spicy, masculine, and perfect after a workout, this is a great scent.

It lasts long, it is distinct, and I love the spiciness of it without having that gourmand tendency that others do.

Perfect weekend cologne for me.
06th October, 2012
Lots of negativity for this one on Basenotes...but I love the stuff. It's versatile, and works well in the office or at a nice dinner.

It's a subltly spicy (kinda fruity) but leathery vibe for the first few hours...then it seems to turn a bit soapier - almost like a vetiver based scent (not sure what the exact notes are here).

I don't wear it for compliments, though it does get them frequently. Sillage is average, projection is modest...but it lasts a full 8-10 hours on my skin and clothes. I once sprayed it on a jacket - and hung it in the closet. It was still there a week later.

Above average, and certainlty something that could be a signature scent for a person confined to a cubicle or an office that needs a daily workhorse scent.
13th September, 2012
I'm torn between a neutral and a thumbs down, but in the end, it's a down. Thumbs up = I'd pay for it. Neutral = I'd wear it if I got it as a gift. Thumbs down = wouldn't buy it and wouldn't wear it even if it was free.

Gucci By Gucci is one big meh.
16th July, 2012
This is literally nothing more than Michael for Men (Michael Kors) at half-strength. That is it. A plummy, semi-spicy, leathery tobacco leaf scent in the vein of Burberry London, with all the lead-ons and poor performance. A very pleasant fragrance, but totally unoriginal and far too understated. The kind of scent that is fetching for modern day people that don't have real olfactory points of reference.
03rd June, 2012
I bought this for my husband and it's my favourite of all his aftershaves. Gucci Pour Homme is a very masculine fragrance. It makes a refreshing change from so many of the men's colognes which have come out over the past few years (that includes you, Bleu de Chanel). Some of them are so metrosexual I'd consider wearing them myself. I like my man to smell like a man, not a teenage girl. This is reminiscent of the proper blokes' smells of the 70s. It doesn't mess about. Fresh, clean, leathery. Love it. Thumbs right up from me.
21st February, 2012
Too generic smelling for its price. I expected a bit better but was kind of dissapointed on this one. I don't think it smells bad but its just a smell that has been done so many times.
15th January, 2012
Someone mentioned it smells like Terre d'Hermes? Yes indeed but it has a softer approach.

This is a woody fragrance that has a hint of sweet cocoa to me. The middle and base notes give out a sensual, warm and delicious smell for me. The tabacco note isnt too much to be an old man perfume.

This fragrance stays close to the skin so it aint going strong on people near you.
10th July, 2011 (last edited: 02nd August, 2011)
Gucci by Gucci pour Homme is certainly nice, but a little too safe in my opinion.

A sales assistant described this fragrance as being sweet, however I do not agree. I'm also not very convinced that this is a woody chypre.

I'd say that this fragrance is more of a woody aromatic. The scent is refreshing, masculine, yet bland. A little like Only The Brave by Diesel.

The cypress and bergamot opening, while somewhat unique, needs more strength. I appreciate that Gucci wanted to produce something modern and stylish, however they failed, creating something rather generic.

I agree with a reviewer on Fragrantica, "Acc", that Gucci by Gucci pour Homme "is not meant to be vibrant, virile, sexy, attractive to women, refreshing or fancy." I do understand that. However from a female's perspective, women like their men to wear a fragrance that is memorable, something that they may smell elsewhere yet connect to you with fondness. This fragrance just doesn't seem to have that ability.

The scent dries down to something rather musky and subtle. Unfortunately the unique notes like elemi resin and olibanum aren't standouts here.

The lasting strength is very poor, terrible in fact, which is very disappointing. I do still recommend this fragrance, however not with the upmost enthusiasm.

30th June, 2011
I actually quite like this scent. It's both citrusy and woodsy and doesn't smell too synthetic. Longevity is an issue, but my biggest gripe is that this smells so similar to Terre d'Hermes. Has anyone noticed that?
15th April, 2011
I received this cologne as a gift from my fiancée.. She loves it. She loves the deep, musky, woodsy smell of it.. I hate it.
Here's what I have to say about this frangrance.. First off I get very few notes with this one, right from the beginning I compared it to a pine tree air freshener.. But, I think that's a little harsh.
This fragrance does have a soothing, relaxed feeling to it. It's never over powering which is nice, and lasts for as long as you decide to wear it..thumbs up. If you need a scent for a movie night or any 1 on 1 date it perfect and probably the only place it will get noticed....
Just as an added comment.. I wear this the least of all my colognes but let me tell you.. Females for some reason LoVE this scent.. I've gotten more compliments on this then any other colognes I've worn....besides Armani.
09th April, 2011