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    Default Would you think they'd discontinue Gucci ph 2?



    Only released 4 years after ph1 after all. Or maybe the sales are really much better? I never hear mainstream frag lovers talk about this one much..

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    Default Re: Would you think they'd discontinue Gucci ph 2?

    The license for Gucci fragrances was sold to another manufacturer I think, and they probably didn't want to pay for the license to the formulas of the old fragrances.

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    Oh, OK. Never knew that.

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    Default Re: Would you think they'd discontinue Gucci ph 2?

    I hadn't heard that about the licensing, but Gucci has a pretty well-established history of discontinuing scents once sales drop below whatever threshold they have. GPH1, Nobile, Envy for example. Solid scents that many basenoters like, but not enough of the general population kept buying. They've all attained (to one degree or another) cult status and the insanity pricing that only happens when they're no longer in production. The same fate is in store for GPH2, it's just a question of when.
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    I think they will. Before the line gets stagnant.
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    Default Re: Would you think they'd discontinue Gucci ph 2?

    If they were crazy enough to discontinue Gucci Pour Homme, it wouldn't surprise me that they would make the same mistake again.

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    Sephora stores in Poland and Greece are no longer carrying this one for sale and in Romania i only saw 2 retail bottles in a store. When i asked for details, i was told that once bottles are gone, there will be no new stock as it will not be for sale anymore. So it's either discontinued or with limited availability (but not for Sephora).
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    I see it in the Sephora stores here in the Chicago area all over. This rumor went around last year and I actually saw an increase in stock after that.
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    Default Re: Would you think they'd discontinue Gucci ph 2?

    I bought a backup last year when the rumors started flying...
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    Default Re: Would you think they'd discontinue Gucci ph 2?

    I have also seen it out and about in my area. Hasn't disappeared yet.
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    Default Re: Would you think they'd discontinue Gucci ph 2?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sylver View Post
    Sephora stores in Poland and Greece are no longer carrying this one for sale and in Romania i only saw 2 retail bottles in a store. When i asked for details, i was told that once bottles are gone, there will be no new stock as it will not be for sale anymore. So it's either discontinued or with limited availability (but not for Sephora).
    Thanks for letting me know. Maybe get some stock, not sure yet.

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    If economic/market related/commercial constraints, especially less frequent and/or less profitable sales set in, (almost) any fragrance can at some point be hypothetically threatened by discontinuation (excluding perhaps a few classics that managed to remain, with little or no variation, bestsellers for decades or even centuries). Nevertheless, can easily imagine this fragrance having a good future and accordingly profitable sales ahead, since its comparatively high popularity is actually matched (far more than in the case of other popular scents) by its good quality and value for money.

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    I'd throw myself off the bridge over the M5 near Frankley Services, after tucking into a final meal of pie, chips and peas (overpriced, yes, but so convenient, and you can't take it with you).
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    Couldn't care less for the moment, I'll patiently wait 2030 for falling in love with it paying it four times the price it costs now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Maillard View Post
    Couldn't care less for the moment, I'll patiently wait 2030 for falling in love with it paying it four times the price it costs now.
    Haha, when it's rare it smells better.

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    Default Re: Would you think they'd discontinue Gucci ph 2?

    Frida Giannini was fired and based off their new designer, they are heading in a more darker quirky direction. Its possible they would bring some of the old Tom Ford classics back IMO. Fingers crossed.

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    Default Re: Would you think they'd discontinue Gucci ph 2?

    Quote Originally Posted by AMAR_420 View Post
    Haha, when it's rare it smells better.
    Much better....probably masterpiece material here were talking about.

    Very good everyday frag, once sales get too low, I believe it will go too.

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    I still see this in my area also!

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    At some point they will stop production of this fine scent. If you like it I suggest getting while you can at a good price.
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    The packaging is too good to last. Surely Gucci's bean counters are scheming on ways to develop cheaper products that can be sold at higher margins. If GPHII remains in production, it's only a matter of time before it ends up in a plain Jane bottle similar to the brand's latest homely packaging.

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    Default Re: Would you think they'd discontinue Gucci ph 2?

    Sephora's around my Area has plenty of it but imho this scent to me is Meh! Glad others are enjoying it though
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    Default Re: Would you think they'd discontinue Gucci ph 2?

    It's still available at my local Sephora's. I remember talks of discontinuation last year but I'm not sure if that's the case anymore...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonghpafu View Post
    It's still available at my local Sephora's. I remember talks of discontinuation last year but I'm not sure if that's the case anymore...
    I think this is the problem with discontinued scents. There is rarely any actual clarification until stocks start to become depleted.
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    Default Re: Would you think they'd discontinue Gucci ph 2?

    2 x 100ml bottles, im good.
    Good versatile scent for those that enjoy tobacco, and dont mind violet leaf.
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    Default Re: Would you think they'd discontinue Gucci ph 2?

    Also see it at Sephora without fail. .. At this point I might have to get a backup bottle. Even though this one is cult status with most Basenoters, mainstream is meh over it. Could see Gucci pulling the plug.
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