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    Default Re: NEW: Gucci - Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Femme For Women!

    You’re killing me RP - went to our local Gucci boutique and they don’t expect to receive it for another month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Even France is being cheated! And Japan has its own weird fragrance selection, heavy on Bloom, Flora and Bamboo.

    Maybe Coty was able to do the American paperwork faster - or Gucci's American web store was ready first. I will bet that the European web store is next - maybe even before it goes on sale in stores here.
    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Please don't believe this old fake news in my signature:

    Currently wearing: Allure Homme Edition Blanche Eau de Toilette by Chanel

    I'm really wearing drydown of Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Femme, after taking a shower and washing with Bleu de Chanel Shower Gel, which did NOT remove the base when I most negligently forgot to diligently scrub the spot where I had spayed the Gucci!
    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    I'm cheating on Chanuary again with GGAPF. Numerous compliments from my wife, who keeps asking what it is, whenever it gets applied. Although once she said "Good smell, but too strong!"

    Oh yes. Too strong. Time to lodge a complaint. Lasting too long as well.
    Now you're just becoming a tease!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cazaubon View Post
    You’re killing me RP - went to our local Gucci boutique and they don’t expect to receive it for another month.
    Criminal! The online buy experience was perfect. Obvious that Gucci is turning into Amazon!

    Quote Originally Posted by Suspended View Post
    Now you're just becoming a tease!
    LOL! It's true. I'm even using my wife for "olfactory porn"!

    "She said it was TOO STRONG!"

    Yeah, I know I'm being a jerk here, but I'm also reversing my position on the blind buy from www.gucci.com, for those who can do it. Obviously this is not going to do you any good, but I think there are a bunch of people here who should just jump for it, IMO.

    If this is not to one's liking, just Ebay it real quick and it's like money back. Anybody who can tolerate the same intersection of designer with niche that the men's scent represents, AND they are big fans of strong rose, AND they are OK with classic poachable women's fragrances like Shalimar, Vol de Nuit, etc., should just jump if they can, IMO. This is amazing stuff. It deserves pre-buys, not crickets!

    Now if money is the big object, I've noticed the men's Absolute going for about $40 now (small bottle) on F-net with mega-coupons, so I expect this to drop, eventually, too. So good news there - I think everybody will have this scent within reach, even on a budget. It will never hit Zara prices, but even poor students will have this thing at some point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Criminal! The online buy experience was perfect. Obvious that Gucci is turning into Amazon!



    LOL! It's true. I'm even using my wife for "olfactory porn"!

    "She said it was TOO STRONG!"

    Yeah, I know I'm being a jerk here, but I'm also reversing my position on the blind buy from www.gucci.com, for those who can do it. Obviously this is not going to do you any good, but I think there are a bunch of people here who should just jump for it, IMO.

    If this is not to one's liking, just Ebay it real quick and it's like money back. Anybody who can tolerate the same intersection of designer with niche that the men's scent represents, AND they are big fans of strong rose, AND they are OK with classic poachable women's fragrances like Shalimar, Vol de Nuit, etc., should just jump if they can, IMO. This is amazing stuff. It deserves pre-buys, not crickets!

    Now if money is the big object, I've noticed the men's Absolute going for about $40 now (small bottle) on F-net with mega-coupons, so I expect this to drop, eventually, too. So good news there - I think everybody will have this scent within reach, even on a budget. It will never hit Zara prices, but even poor students will have this thing at some point.
    Not being a jerk, just having a bit of fun (at our expense.)

    The price is one of the great things about the Gucci, and I wouldn't care if the whole world smelled of it, it's so good, it deserves to be popular.

    Still can't find any info on a UK release date for the femme

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    Tried this today, reminded me a lot of Etro Manrose due to the patchouli, rose, pink pepper and vetiver but better with a dollop of blackcurrant thrown on top. Its not as bold/unique as the mens version as I've smelled something exceedingly similar before and generally the combo of notes isn't a new one but it also isn't offensive and currant accord is quite wonderfully realistic plus overall the scent is very well blended.

    Plays close to the skin for me but sticks around for quite a while.

    Expected something groundbreaking and this is not that but I can see how some folks will dig it as there isn't really anything one could dislike about it.

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    I noticed, yesterday, that it was available here now. I haven't tried it yet, but was just going to blind buy online. Unfortunately, I'm expecting a car bill (MOT time) so I'll wait to see how that goes before treating myself.

    Not managed to try Manrose yet, either. Palmolive, which would you say was better, the Gucci or the Etro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suspended View Post
    I noticed, yesterday, that it was available here now. I haven't tried it yet, but was just going to blind buy online. Unfortunately, I'm expecting a car bill (MOT time) so I'll wait to see how that goes before treating myself.

    Not managed to try Manrose yet, either. Palmolive, which would you say was better, the Gucci or the Etro?
    Touch choice as by my exceedingly harsh scale they are both 6/10 scents. Both have an air of familiarity due to the mentioned components/note structure, neither is remarkable and neither held my attention beyond the first sniff.

    But as I said I'm very very picky when it comes to juice and these are my initial impressions after a couple of sprays. I was expecting something a lot bolder and the fact that it smells like something else so heavily (not Manrose but a womens fragrance whose name currently escapes me) kind of put me off. It is however most definitely unisex and could easily be pulled off by a man should you wish to walk around smelling like fresh blackberries oozing their aroma onto a bed of roses as there is nothing overly feminine about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palmolive View Post
    Touch choice as by my exceedingly harsh scale they are both 6/10 scents. Both have an air of familiarity due to the mentioned components/note structure, neither is remarkable and neither held my attention beyond the first sniff.

    But as I said I'm very very picky when it comes to juice and these are my initial impressions after a couple of sprays. I was expecting something a lot bolder and the fact that it smells like something else so heavily (not Manrose but a womens fragrance whose name currently escapes me) kind of put me off. It is however most definitely unisex and could easily be pulled off by a man should you wish to walk around smelling like fresh blackberries oozing their aroma onto a bed of roses as there is nothing overly feminine about it.
    So you don't think the femme Gucci smells like a flanker of the mens?

    It's my huge love for the mens that has me interested in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suspended View Post
    So you don't think the femme Gucci smells like a flanker of the mens?

    It's my huge love for the mens that has me interested in the first place.
    No, not in the way I expected at least because I was envisioning around 70% of the mens scent with the bandaid switched out for a rose and the pool of grease covered with some blackcurrant juice and this isn't that. I too enjoy the mens version of GGA but this isn't half as bold as that and nor will it be so divisive as its much more crowd pleasing.

    I'd advise a sample to test on your own skin as my impressions are only off three sprays on an initial wear and I did go it into it with rather large expectations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palmolive View Post
    No, not in the way I expected at least because I was envisioning around 70% of the mens scent with the bandaid switched out for a rose and the pool of grease covered with some blackcurrant juice and this isn't that. I too enjoy the mens version of GGA but this isn't half as bold as that and nor will it be so divisive as its much more crowd pleasing.

    I'd advise a sample to test on your own skin as my impressions are only off three sprays on an initial wear and I did go it into it with rather large expectations.
    Thanks for your impressions, Palmolive. Now I'm trapped between you and Red (who loved it.)

    I think I'll take your advice and try it first. I'd rather buy more back-ups of the original than have an "alright" femme.

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    I've noticed it's popped up on eBay here in the UK. I'm not sure I would want to blind buy it though.

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    Have to say that the performance on this one is amazing. As well as trying it on skin I had a few sprays on a tester card and had left it on the windowsill only to walk by today and still note it pumping out a soft blackcurrant and patchouli cloud about three feet away. Pretty accurate as it did the same on skin with its radiating cloud of persistent scent that wasn't too overbearing.

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    Tried it today. Sadly, it didn't impress me. On my wife it stayed really fruity and sweet. She just kept complaining it smelled of dewberry oil which was big in the late '80's. Two hours and and it's still very pitchy and fruity.

    On me it smelled like a stale fruit lip balm; waxy and chemical with loud fruit. Two hours on and I can finally detect some notes from the men's version, but the blackberry is still very strong, like a Herbal Essences shampoo.

    Glad I didn't blind buy this. I'm quite disappointed in it.

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    Yup. It ain't all that compared to the men's version, that's for sure. Did you notice the similarity to another fragrance too? Still no idea what the name was as it was a quick sample a while back but it was pretty much the same scent, especially the black currant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palmolive View Post
    Yup. It ain't all that compared to the men's version, that's for sure. Did you notice the similarity to another fragrance too? Still no idea what the name was as it was a quick sample a while back but it was pretty much the same scent, especially the black currant.
    In all honest, no. I rarely take the time to smell new designer releases, so I'm not educated enough to pinpoint it.

    I really wish they'd been braver with the femme.

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    I end up inhaling pretty much everything that comes out hoping to find that special something something but the vast majority of releases are literally forgettable and most don't even make it off the in store smelling strip, let alone a full wearing on skin.

    Gucci can't seem to win. The mens version was polarizing in the extreme for doing something so different and this one is meh in overdrive because it smells exactly like something else.

    Ah well, one of these days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palmolive View Post
    I end up inhaling pretty much everything that comes out hoping to find that special something something but the vast majority of releases are literally forgettable and most don't even make it off the in store smelling strip, let alone a full wearing on skin.

    Gucci can't seem to win. The mens version was polarizing in the extreme for doing something so different and this one is meh in overdrive because it smells exactly like something else.

    Ah well, one of these days!
    That is why I gave up. Everything became so sweet and sickening, not my style at all. The Gucci Absolute Homme was a total revelation for me. The first non-vintage designer scent I've purchased in years. It gave me hope for a fragrance renaissance, I realise now that was probably naive.

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    Yeah, there was no way this was going to actually smell 70% like the men's - that would be dead on the shelves in the States with the women. I'd say more like 20% in common, and then 30% like the original GG pour femme. The rest is the new rose berry frag.which is way out in front.

    Yeah, this is definitely going to do better with the gals, IMO. I stil think it's pretty innovative - at least as much as the men's from my somewhat mainstreamish perspective. YMMV, as they say!
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    I've had a shower and washed my hands several times today. My Son asked me to come outside and play basketball with him. I noticed as soon as the cold damp air hit my hands I could smell the Gucci Guilty Absolute pour femme again. It's been 25 hours since I put one spray on the back of my hand.

    Nuclear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suspended View Post
    I It's been 25 hours since I put one spray on the back of my hand.

    Nuclear!
    Norlimbanol (or one of its kin) strikes again?

    I'm so sick of these interminable drydowns. And worried that they're training the public to judge a perfume by its endurance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    Norlimbanol (or one of its kin) strikes again?

    I'm so sick of these interminable drydowns. And worried that they're training the public to judge a perfume by its endurance.
    This one carries the main accord pretty much all the way through, so it's not just the goldenwood (I think) that's lasting. Definitely the fruity and rose notes are lasting, too.
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    Funny thing I thought I'd mention - I had a dream tonight that I was trying this one out. In my dream it smelled like a less opulent POAL with blackberries. Go figure!

    I need to try this stat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    This one carries the main accord pretty much all the way through, so it's not just the goldenwood (I think) that's lasting. Definitely the fruity and rose notes are lasting, too.
    Yes, the fruit stays there the whole time. There really isn't any major change from start to finish.

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    Default Re: NEW: Gucci - Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Femme For Women!

    This started off with a urinous black currant note, then the sweeter berries took over. Pleasant but not for me. I also tried the men’s which I preferred, nice sandalwood smell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nastka View Post
    Funny thing I thought I'd mention - I had a dream tonight that I was trying this one out. In my dream it smelled like a less opulent POAL with blackberries. Go figure!

    I need to try this stat!
    That's pretty much it! The fruit is quite strong, though I think it's well-balanced.

    Hope it roughly matches your dreams.

    Quote Originally Posted by Suspended View Post
    Yes, the fruit stays there the whole time. There really isn't any major change from start to finish.
    There is a part near the beginning that I really like, which goes away, but I don't know what it is.

    Quote Originally Posted by cazaubon View Post
    This started off with a urinous black currant note, then the sweeter berries took over. Pleasant but not for me. I also tried the men’s which I preferred, nice sandalwood smell.
    Didn't notice any no. 1, BUT THANKS FOR THE WARNING!
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    It's out now in Debenhams. I'm wearing it right now on the back of one of my hands and whilst it's enjoyable, it's not quite my bag. I hoped for more patchouli. Instead, it reminds me of JhaG Miss Charming, but with the raspberries being replaced with a load of cassis. In fact, it reminds me of cassis / blackcurrant sweets. Thankfully this note is starting to fade on me. There's an undercurrent of something that is in the men's version, but it's very slight. Will report back later.

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    Default Re: NEW: Gucci - Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Femme For Women!

    I tried it in the shop without huge expectations (as I had several peel off testers of original Guilty and it was merely okay for me) and surprisingly really enjoyed the huge and slightly sour blackberry note sitting in some woods. I asked for a tester vial, and now, after 10 wears, I can truly say I really do like this one a lot and am willing to purchase it when I see it going for a good price.
    It's primarily berries and woods to me, but I was pleasantly surprised when sometime around 4th wear I noticed that the leather note is actually quite prominent and very beautiful. Rose here isn't big, it's quite subtle on my skin, and it complements the berries nicely. I do love being in a cloud of this unsweet and a bit calming scent. To me it feels elegant, but not the stuck up kind of elegant, it's more youthful and cozy and a bit carefree kind of elegant to me, very fitting for a rock concert as well.

    There was an instance where I thought it's performance isn't strong, but it was because I was too frugal with the juice on my vial. When sprayed with the sprayer or dabbed more than just a tiny drop from the plastic wand it actually projects (on me; might be different on you) for 7-8 hours and stays as a skin scent for the rest of the day.

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    Good review ClockworkAlice. I haven't tried it again since my last post, but mainly because I'm not a huge fan of blackcurrant which I got back then. Still, a nice fragrance, but it sadly doesn't live up to the male counterpart which is very 'niche' smelling for something mainstream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    This stuff is absolutely (expletive deleted) beautiful. It is wildly exceeding even my already high expectations.
    I tried this out

    Quote Originally Posted by Suspended View Post
    So you don't think the femme Gucci smells like a flanker of the mens?

    It's my huge love for the mens that has me interested in the first place.
    I tried this out as I'm a big fan of the men's version. It didn't remind me anything of the original GGA but I'm in agreement with Redneck Perfumisto, "absolutely (expletive deleted) beautiful." The rose is very prominent and the overall effect is very smooth and refreshing. I think it's great and if I had money to throw away I'd buy it just to have in my collection.




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