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    Default Gucci Pour Homme : I found it!

    With the recent thread on Gucci PH, I had to go on a quest to find it. I went straight to TJ Maxx after work to browse through their frag offerings. None to be found. The TJ Maxx in Rock Hill sucks, but since I was in there, I bought some gloves and other items for winter. When I left the store, I went over to Ross, which is literally next door. I did'nt see a fragrance counter right away, so I browsed again for other items for home that I needed. I picked up a shower curtain and on my way up to register, I strolled through the accessories department. Next to the jewelry counter, I spied a tall perfume case. I walked around glancing other the packages and on the far corner of the second shelf I see it.....a lone 1.7 ounce Gucci pour Homme and it was $25 (too much?). Mission accomplished! The case was locked, so I had to get an employee to open it. Since they were swamped and perhaps very much underpaid, I waited (forever!) and glanced over the case again. I saw bottles of Hugo Boss, huge bottles of Catalyst, Fendi pour Homme, Gucci Femme, Bulgari Homme, Paco XS, Versace and a host of other dept. store/ designer fare (.... the omnipresent Brittany Spears' Curious: not withstanding! It was in the bargain bin next to the J-Lo Glo.) On the top shelf, I found several bottles of Opium PH edt (another strike!). All of these fragrances seemed to be from $15 to $30. I waited til what seemed like forever and finally the store manager opened to case and asked what I wanted. I ended up getting the Opium too since I love the edp so such.
    The manager would'nt let me have them to carry up to the counter: she had to do it (store policy). It was funny, because on a nearby table, there were loads of gift sets of some of the fragrances that were in the cabinet, including Catalyst.

    It was'nt long before I had the Gucci out of box and on the back of my hand. It was a nice afternoon to experience it for the first time. 43 F and windy with a brilliant autumnal sun. I can't stop smelling the back of my hand. I loved the samples of CDG 2: Man that I used up. Now I have something similar, but somehow...better.

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    Default Re: Gucci Pour Homme : I found it!

    Another has turned!

    It's a great scent. I love to wear it but can't find the appropriate weather often enough to enjoy it as much as I'd like. It is a very fun scent. I am glad to find another fan.

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    Default Re: Gucci Pour Homme : I found it!

    I am excited because I have a bottle on the way! I got mine from Scentiments.com. Can't wait!!!!

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    Default Re: Gucci Pour Homme : I found it!

    Hey paintrman, how did you get scentiments to send it over here?

    Is there some hidden trick I don't know? =(

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    Default Re: Gucci Pour Homme : I found it!

    I didn't. I had it sent to my sister's house in Oklahoma. My Aunt will bring it down in a few weeks. It's a long wait but worth it. I could have it mailed but it would be very expensive. I know people with mail accounts based at the border and they charge for weight and a percentage of the total cost of the item plus postage to the border so for this little bottle of Gucci would be about $18. Mailing to Mexico completely ruins the deep discount of Scentiments.com!

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    Default Re: Gucci Pour Homme : I found it!

    Gucci PH just wasnt my bag. It is really good stuff no doubt. But just not for Jesse. Jesse dont Gucci.

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    Default Re: Gucci Pour Homme : I found it!

    Holy crap! My Ross sucks (I did get a few frags there; Bvlgari Black and By Man the best scores). I work at the TJ Maxx in my town (first dibs on the frags, plus a few bucks off all the already-inexpensive stuff), and we just got in 6 bottles of Gucci PH travel sizes (1oz) for $19.99. Not that terrific of a deal, but this one seems to be really growing on me and I think it will be great in this cold fall weather. Well, the employee 20% off weekend is coming up soon, so maybe $16 ain't so bad... but I'd rather get the 1.7 at Ross if they stock it...

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    Wink Re: Gucci Pour Homme : I found it!

    This one is very interesting. I do like it and own several big bottles. But my first experiences with it were like smelling burnt waxy crayons and pine chips, sort of like a duraflame log. In fact, exactly like a Duraflame log. But it is a great base for other fragrances.

    Later it began to open up to me, but it is a very linear, unidimensional scent. I actually layer it with a tiny spritz of Escentric Molecules to give it a little pink peppercorn and some Iso E Super.

    I like it because it's understated and stays close to the skin. "Different" is an underdescriptive word that I don't use often, but one that applies to this fragrance. If the sillage were doubled, I could see this one being in the Comme des Garcons Incense series, which I love.

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    Default Re: Gucci Pour Homme : I found it!

    The only thing I don't love about this frag is its lack of portability.

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    Default Re: Gucci Pour Homme : I found it!

    I agree, the bottle is so heavy, I remember recieving in the mail. The look the Postman had on his face said it all about the weight of the 100ml.
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    Default Re: Gucci Pour Homme : I found it!

    Gucci PH is sublime, so I never wear it. Illogical. I'm afraid I'll run out. It really smells like heaven on earth. Not particularly sexy, per se, but evocative.

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    Default Re: Gucci Pour Homme : I found it!

    I tested this yesterday for the first time, while looking for new frag for hubby. I thought it was wonderful !! I managed to find a bottle thru a basenotes member, so we can try it for awhile with paying the full price. I might even try it for myself.

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    Default Re: Gucci Pour Homme : I found it!

    I love it but cant wear it enough. I guess winter's too short. curses.

    next year i will be living in upstate NY so I'm guessing the little guy's gonna get a lot of use then. for now, it waits...

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    Default Re: Gucci Pour Homme : I found it!

    For me, this was a tragic mistake due to being a purchase made unsniffed. I thought I couldn't go wrong. Well, I was wrong. It completely fell apart on my skin. It didn't seem well blended, in fact, I thought it seemed very linear after the fruity top note was gone. I also didn't care for the pineapply fruity top note. I gave it away.

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    Default Re: Gucci Pour Homme : I found it!

    This ones not for me - its too woody and full of cedar and pepper. Its composition needs supporting notes to make it wearable. For cedarwood lovers, this might be a HG candidate.
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    Default Re: Gucci Pour Homme : I found it!

    Gucci pour Homme was my SOTD today and I think I've sprayed a little too much in the morning. My mother was standing right beside me in the kitchen and said: "OH, this is gross". I told her that I just sprayed and it will be half gone in five minutes ....
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    Default Re: Gucci Pour Homme : I found it!

    Quote Originally Posted by paintrman
    For me, this was a tragic mistake due to being a purchase made unsniffed. I thought I couldn't go wrong. Well, I was wrong. It completely fell apart on my skin. It didn't seem well blended, in fact, I thought it seemed very linear after the fruity top note was gone. I also didn't care for the pineapply fruity top note. I gave it away.
    I don't think we're talking about the same GPH. My GPH doesn't have anything close to fruity or pineapply. all I get is spice, pepper, incense, and dark dark wood. Maybe you're thinking of the new GPH II which I need to try for myself soon...

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    Default Re: Gucci Pour Homme : I found it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Redcomet
    I don't think we're talking about the same GPH. My GPH doesn't have anything close to fruity or pineapply. all I get is spice, pepper, incense, and dark dark wood. Maybe you're thinking of the new GPH II which I need to try for myself soon...
    Yep, that was what I was thinking. To my nose, there's nothing even remotely fruity about GPH. Sigh, I ADORE the stuff.

    Anyone know where GPH II can be ordered in the EU? I haven't seen it anywhere yet... and am really looking forward to trying it!
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    Default Re: Gucci Pour Homme : I found it!

    GPH has always been in my short list, but as I'm trying to keep the size of my wardrobe under control, I think I'm going to give my father a bottle for Father's Day and keep a decant for myself. No remorse then!
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