Originally Posted by noirdrakkar
gucci 2 isnt discontinued, i see it sold everywhere
According to what I was told by someone at Gucci, it's following the same pattern Gucci Pour Homme followed and will disappear when their stock runs out. If you REALLY look around, you can still find a bottle of Gucci Pour Homme on store shelves (I snagged the last one at a Sephora two weeks ago) but it disappeared from websites, including Gucci's site and Sephora, back in July. So, if GphII follows the same pattern, it'll disappear from Gucci's site first. ...? I don't understand why anyone would hide the fact that they're discontinuing a fragrance. Let it be known and they'd probably sell out faster. So odd!
Interestingly, I bought a backup bottle of GphII at fragrancenet last week for around $60. Today, it's up to $84.
Also interestingly - and confusingly - I saw GphII disappear from Nordstrom months ago, but they had a few bottles last week. Very weird. The SA seemed as surprised as I was when she spotted it.- - - Updated - - -
Originally Posted by Riverwide
I don't understand why they can't make a scent like GPH II sell by the bucketload.
OH! MY! GOD! YES! I don't get it either! I honestly think Gucci doesn't know how to market their fragrances. I've gotten more compliments from GphII than from Aventus (though Aventus does quite well too), and the compliments have been more... uhm... more inappropriate
With Aventus, I've been told I smell great. And that's awesome. But with GphII, I've had women comment on how delicious I smell. And I think any guy knows, that's BETTER. I'm not saying GphII is better than Aventus. I'm just saying that, at least for me, it's a superb date-night scent. To me, GphII is the perfect combination of classy yet sexy. Most sexy scents hit you in the face with the fact that they're going for sex appeal, which is fine, but it's not what GphII does. GphII is subtle sexy. It's not for a guy going clubbing, hoping to get lucky. There are much better scents for that. GphII is for the guy who has a date, and yeah, he sure wouldn't mind getting lucky, but his real priority is to have a great evening and get a second date. GphII has a gentlemanly vibe.- - - Updated - - -
Originally Posted by silentrich
I've always wondered why this fragrance took 4 years to create.
I never believe that stuff. It's just marketing. I suspect the real reason Gucci didn't release a follow up to Gucci Pour Homme between 2003 and 2007 was because Gucci had other priorities at the time (though who knows, really). GphII is a great scent. But 4 years to create it? I don't buy it.