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    Default Gucci pour homme relaunch?

    Here in The Netherlands Gucci ph is unavailable already for almost a year!
    No stores sell it anymore, and also online you cannot (hardly) find it anymore.

    Today I was reading the Ici Paris XL magazine and suddenly saw Gucci ph discounted from 76 to 38 euros??!
    They never sold this stuff anymore anyway, so I was a little stunned also because on the picture they didn't show the familiair Gucci box but a black one!

    Long story short: I went to the store and yes............loads of Gucci ph and in the well known white/black box! All 100 ml.
    I asked the SA what was going on, if she knew and she answered that I was right that they (and other stores) did not sell it anymore for quite a while as it was discontinued but that they suddenly got a big shipment of it and immediately sold them with 50% discount!
    The black box in the magazine was the old aftershave of Gucci she said. A mistake.

    I bought two 100ml bottles, both with batchcode 1180 which says on http://checkcosmetic.net/ that it's production date is June 30, 2011! If that is so, that probably means it's still in production anyway and was never discontinued.

    This store Ici Paris XL is one of the biggest in The Netherlands and has like dozens and dozens of stores in several cities. Only here in Utrecht they have like 4 stores at least!
    That means, assuming they all have those Gucci's for sale, that, at least here in NL they unpacked some huge stock of (2011?!) produced Gucci ph!

    Here the link of the folder as long as it works:
    http://folder.iciparisxl.nl/ICIPARIS.../#/zoompage/7/

    Anyone knows about a Gucci pour homme relaunch?
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    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Acqua di Parma: Colonia Leather
    - Chanel: Platinum Egoïste
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Revillon: R
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Ferrari: Essence Oud
    - Knize Ten
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    Default Re: Gucci pour homme relaunch?

    Great find! Sure that made your day. Enjoy.

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    Default Re: Gucci pour homme relaunch?

    Wow, awesome find

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    Awesome, Slayerized!

    Good to know you, man...great find!

    Cheers and thank you for sharing this - it could be revelatory in the coming weeks/months with worldwide impact on this fragrance that everyone had considered "DISCONTINUED".

    A call to Gucci is in order to confirm the exact story. Are you up for that?

    Cheers,

    ericrico
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    ― Charles Baudelaire, The Flowers of Evil & Paris Spleen

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    Let's see what happens (in other countries?!) first I'd say before calling/mailing them and maybe get useless answers as I read so many times in threads about people mailing the company for answers on scents discontinuation or reformulation ("no this scent is not reformulated" etc.) lol
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Acqua di Parma: Colonia Leather
    - Chanel: Platinum Egoïste
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Revillon: R
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Ferrari: Essence Oud
    - Knize Ten
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Dior: Aqua Fahrenheit

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    Default Re: Gucci pour homme relaunch?

    I would love to get a real answer as to if this is discontinued or not.

    Last year I heard it was, yet it was still listed on the Gucci website, Sephora, and various online sites. Now, I can't even find it at Sephora, it seems to have completely vanished here in the US.

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    brilliant find slayerized, in the UK is not available anywhere.

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    Default Re: Gucci pour homme relaunch?

    My guess is that the company came across some old stock, and they're trying to quickly unload it at a discount since Gucci pour Homme is not part of their ongoing inventory.

    I would be (very pleasantly) surprised if this was part of a relaunch for Gucci pour Homme.

    I bought the very last bottles of Gucci PH at a local Sephora yesterday for backup. All other Sephora's within 30 miles are out of stock. The codes indicate these were produced around March 2011.

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    Yes, I agree!
    It must have been stocked somewhere here, though I think that Gucci will relaunch this fragrance sometime anyway (maybe in a few years) and maybe in a cheaper formulation as this one is pretty complicated and expensive (as so I heard), but maybe I am totally wrong.

    The ones I have are produced June 30, 2011 (the batchcode was 1180 and not 1880 as I accidentally wrote down in my first post; corrected) but is that called "old stock" I wonder? Not even a year old and that makes me wonder what actually their last production date was?!



    Quote Originally Posted by hobbes22 View Post
    My guess is that the company came across some old stock, and they're trying to quickly unload it at a discount since Gucci pour Homme is not part of their ongoing inventory.

    I would be (very pleasantly) surprised if this was part of a relaunch for Gucci pour Homme.

    I bought the very last bottles of Gucci PH at a local Sephora yesterday for backup. All other Sephora's within 30 miles are out of stock. The codes indicate these were produced around March 2011.
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    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Acqua di Parma: Colonia Leather
    - Chanel: Platinum Egoïste
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Revillon: R
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Ferrari: Essence Oud
    - Knize Ten
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Dior: Aqua Fahrenheit

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    Nice score Slayerized.....Congratulations on a Great Find!!!
    Gary

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    Went on the Gucci site yesterday and saw it there, guess they are still selling it direct?

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    Default Re: Gucci pour homme relaunch?

    I hope they do reissue phI instead of all these underwhelming new releases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killerloop View Post
    Went on the Gucci site yesterday and saw it there, guess they are still selling it direct?
    Oddly enough, earlier today Gucci has it listed on their site as "ready for preorder," to be shipped between 4/1 and 5/30. Now when I go to the Gucci PH page on Gucci's site, where it used to list the price or preorder, there is just this: "123606 99999 0099"

    Gucci Pour Homme on gucci.com

    Gucci, what are you trying to tell us...

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    hmmm. Interesting

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    Does anyone know what is supposed to be the last production date of Gucci ph?
    My bottles have May 2011 (batchcode 1180) and in this thread March 2011 is also mentioned. Sounds like pretty recent bottles to me............
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Acqua di Parma: Colonia Leather
    - Chanel: Platinum Egoïste
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Revillon: R
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Ferrari: Essence Oud
    - Knize Ten
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Dior: Aqua Fahrenheit

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    Okay -

    Here it is. First off, a warm credit to Slayerized for catching onto this! I followed up and spoke to "The" Fragrance Specialist at a Sephora in downtown San Francisco - a very well-informed individual. All department stores - Macy's, Bloomingdales, etc. here in the US have stopped carrying Gucci Pour Homme I. However, due to a large clientele base requesting it (and poor sales of current Gucci male fragrances), Gucci is STILL producing and distributing Gucci Pour Homme through Sephora (exclusively) at most of their stores in the US (or at least the ones that have the demand/sales)! The female sales associate before held in her hand a 3.4oz/100ml bottle - and the Fragrance Specialist confirmed that they will only carry that full size. No longer will 1oz/30ml or 1.7oz/50ml bottles be distributed - even through Sephora.

    I asked the direct question and he gave me the most direct answer he could: To his knowledge, Sephora is the only chain in the US that will be carrying the bottling, only in 100ml full bottle size, and at the current price of $73 plus tax.

    Everything else from the Tom Ford era is discontinued and gone. He said that he heard rumors, but nothing was actually in the works with Gucci to get other bottles (like Envy for Men, which I asked about explicitly) back on the shelves. They are long-gone and even he knew that the demand has sent prices straight up.

    So, if you want Gucci Pour Homme and you live in San Francisco, the store on Powell St. in downtown has it! We discussed how current the production was and whether or not any reformulation happened. The answer was a confirmation that it was very recently (new) production for distribution to Sephora in the US and a limited number of chains who were demanding it in Europe (Slayerized knows!) and elsewhere. Gucci did not reformulate this, according to him and very rarely does any reformulating (I mentioned Envy for Men and he agreed it was a rare exception). The 50% discount that Slayerized got is clearly a reflection of karma - good things happen to good people! :-)

    Realistically, that price won't continue forever as this is current production juice from Gucci and it was clear that Sephora WILL NOT be discounting their bottles. The Fragrance Expert said that the chain Slayerized bought his bottles from is probably doing a short-term promo to bring it back into people's wardrobes and rotations. Plus, the timing of it being re-released is not quite perfect...early spring. Fall would have been smarter marketing, but who the hell is complaining here????? Not me.

    That is the story I heard, verbatim, and I'm sticking to it... ;-)

    Cheers, everyone.
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    ― Charles Baudelaire, The Flowers of Evil & Paris Spleen

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericrico View Post
    Okay -

    Here it is. First off, a warm credit to Slayerized for catching onto this! I followed up and spoke to "The" Fragrance Specialist at a Sephora in downtown San Francisco - a very well-informed individual. All department stores - Macy's, Bloomingdales, etc. here in the US have stopped carrying Gucci Pour Homme I. However, due to a large clientele base requesting it (and poor sales of current Gucci male fragrances), Gucci is STILL producing and distributing Gucci Pour Homme through Sephora (exclusively) at most of their stores in the US (or at least the ones that have the demand/sales)! The female sales associate before held in her hand a 3.4oz/100ml bottle - and the Fragrance Specialist confirmed that they will only carry that full size. No longer will 1oz/30ml or 1.7oz/50ml bottles be distributed - even through Sephora.

    I asked the direct question and he gave me the most direct answer he could: To his knowledge, Sephora is the only chain in the US that will be carrying the bottling, only in 100ml full bottle size, and at the current price of $73 plus tax.

    Everything else from the Tom Ford era is discontinued and gone. He said that he heard rumors, but nothing was actually in the works with Gucci to get other bottles (like Envy for Men, which I asked about explicitly) back on the shelves. They are long-gone and even he knew that the demand has sent prices straight up.

    So, if you want Gucci Pour Homme and you live in San Francisco, the store on Powell St. in downtown has it! We discussed how current the production was and whether or not any reformulation happened. The answer was a confirmation that it was very recently (new) production for distribution to Sephora in the US and a limited number of chains who were demanding it in Europe (Slayerized knows!) and elsewhere. Gucci did not reformulate this, according to him and very rarely does any reformulating (I mentioned Envy for Men and he agreed it was a rare exception). The 50% discount that Slayerized got is clearly a reflection of karma - good things happen to good people! :-)

    Realistically, that price won't continue forever as this is current production juice from Gucci and it was clear that Sephora WILL NOT be discounting their bottles. The Fragrance Expert said that the chain Slayerized bought his bottles from is probably doing a short-term promo to bring it back into people's wardrobes and rotations. Plus, the timing of it being re-released is not quite perfect...early spring. Fall would have been smarter marketing, but who the hell is complaining here????? Not me.

    That is the story I heard, verbatim, and I'm sticking to it... ;-)

    Cheers, everyone.
    Thanks for the info!

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    Default Re: Gucci pour homme relaunch?

    I hope such revelations shall occur with Gucci Envy For Men as well...
    Currently wearing: Allure Homme by Chanel

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    If this one was going to be relaunched you can bet it will be reformulated.
    Currently wearing: Balafre by Lancôme

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    Eric,

    First of all, thanks so much for your efforts and all this info!

    Strange thing is that Gucci here in NL distributed it to Ici Paris XL and not to Sephora (we have Sephora as well over here).
    You were right that they only sell 100ml bottles, probably all with a 2011 production date according to the batchcode.
    The discount will for sure be over next week as it is always a weekly thing here. Next week they'll discount other frags.
    Still I think, one day we will experience a relaunch of (reformulated; agreeing with Jack Hunter) Gucci ph, but when?

    The juice I bought is again no reformulation for sure!
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Acqua di Parma: Colonia Leather
    - Chanel: Platinum Egoïste
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Revillon: R
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Ferrari: Essence Oud
    - Knize Ten
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Dior: Aqua Fahrenheit

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    Nice that there are some people asking for Gucci Pour Homme. Its a fantastic creation and the best Gucci so far.

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    Default Re: Gucci pour homme relaunch?

    I want one in 100 ml - but I can't find it anywhere online
    Regards
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    Stocked up on it already but good news for someone who is looking for it and/or likes reformulations

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    Reformulation?
    The ones they sell here are no reformulations or whatsoever.
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Acqua di Parma: Colonia Leather
    - Chanel: Platinum Egoïste
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Revillon: R
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Ferrari: Essence Oud
    - Knize Ten
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Dior: Aqua Fahrenheit

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    Hello People from Holland

    Anyone who want to help me - a guy from Copenhagen, Denmark ?

    I need a new 100 ml Gucci Pour Homme I.

    I'll swap you this for it:

    98 ml Guerlain Habit Rouge EDT
    90 ml Santos De Cartier EDT
    120 ml Caron Yatagan EDT
    98 ml Jacomo de Jacomo
    120 ml Halston Z-14
    Brand new unused Men Ü Premiere Shaving brush in black with matching stand
    Fitjar Citrus Kick Shaving cream 250 gram jar brand new
    Truefit & Hill Sandalwood shaving cream jar 150 gram brand new
    Kent Shaving cream 125 ml jar brand new
    Speick After Shave balm 100 ml brand new
    Mühle Sandalwood shaving soap 100 gram brand new

    I'm desperate because I can't find Gucci ph I online anywhere in 100 ml, please help me

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    Default Re: Gucci pour homme relaunch?

    You're welcome, everyone!

    I had to know for myself...at least hear what a high-ranking Sephora repesentative knows.

    He said that it was not reformulated at all. If there is a true "re-launch", then it probably will be...but what was indicated was (more or less) that Gucci made a batch in 2011 for several months that will be distributed through limited channels who are strongly demanding it. Interesting that Sephora in Europe (where you are, Slayerized - Netherlands), is not their distributor for this batch.

    Will it be limited? No one knows for sure. Will any other Tom Ford era bottles reappear - very doubtful, according to the gentleman at Sephora. Again, no one knows for sure...

    Get this while you can is what I believe the mentality should be.

    Great thread and glad I could offer something to it. Cheers.


    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
    Eric,

    First of all, thanks so much for your efforts and all this info!

    Strange thing is that Gucci here in NL distributed it to Ici Paris XL and not to Sephora (we have Sephora as well over here).
    You were right that they only sell 100ml bottles, probably all with a 2011 production date according to the batchcode.
    The discount will for sure be over next week as it is always a weekly thing here. Next week they'll discount other frags.
    Still I think, one day we will experience a relaunch of (reformulated; agreeing with Jack Hunter) Gucci ph, but when?

    The juice I bought is again no reformulation for sure!
    “Some perfumes are as fragrant as an infant’s flesh, sweet as an oboe’s cry, and greener than the spring; While others are triumphant, decadent or rich; Having the expansion of infinite things, like ambergris and musk, benzoin and frankincense, which sing the transports of the mind and every sense.”

    ― Charles Baudelaire, The Flowers of Evil & Paris Spleen

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    Didn't realize this was discontinued... I got a 50ml I never use, guess its going up for swap now
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    I also saw the advertisement from ICI Paris and first i thought it would probably be a mistake. I went to the store anyway and they had a big drawer completely full of it. I bought a bottle and now i finally have all 3 gucci's. Envy, Rush and now Pour Homme.
    And now i am only hoping (dreaming) that next week they have a drawer full of Jil Sander Background.

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    You also had the 50% discount?

    Quote Originally Posted by Metalic View Post
    I also saw the advertisement from ICI Paris and first i thought it would probably be a mistake. I went to the store anyway and they had a big drawer completely full of it. I bought a bottle and now i finally have all 3 gucci's. Envy, Rush and now Pour Homme.
    And now i am only hoping (dreaming) that next week they have a drawer full of Jil Sander Background.
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Acqua di Parma: Colonia Leather
    - Chanel: Platinum Egoïste
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Revillon: R
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Ferrari: Essence Oud
    - Knize Ten
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Dior: Aqua Fahrenheit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
    You also had the 50% discount?
    Yes, i was the first customer on monday when they opened. The first girl i asked didn't know what i was talking about and said it was discontinued. But another girl said it was there and that it was 50% off.

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