- Top notes – peony, mandarin orange, citruses;
- Middle notes – rose, osmanthus;
- Base notes – pink pepper, patchouli, sandalwood.
Gucci Flora is a floral perfume that has been launched in 2009. This is the is the second perfume made by the Giannini House in Florence, which unlike the first Gucci by Gucci fragrance- ideal for a strong woman, Flora portrays a sensual woman, eager to experience the peony and rosewood scents.
Gucci Flora Qualities
The composition is triggered under the citrus and peony arrangements, while its heart is enriched with rose and osmanthus. The osmanthus flower has come to the attention of perfumes through its amazing complexity and is delighting the feminine audience for a long time through the fruity- floral vibrations, along with the leather notes. The base of the fragrance is ending with patchouli and sandalwood arrangements. The bottle’s shape has the architectural base of Gucci by Gucci, in a geometric hexagonal shape. The composition is in the color of champagne, meant to express royalty and feminity.
The image of the advertising campaign was the Australian model Abbey Lee, wearing a silk dress with floral prints. The photos were taken in a golden corn form Latvia, with over 4000 floral species with music background of the remix ‘’I feel Love’’ By Donna Summer.
The smell of Flora is not really that floral. It is sweet floral, maybe with a hint of caramel and vanilla. I think this is perfect for spring/ summer scent, it makes me think of warm summer evenings. It is very young and playful, but also quite sexy. Some people say it’s too generic and although I’d disagree I see their point. It’s nothing too risky, is very safe which makes it suitable to wear every day not only on specials occasions. This isn’t a sort of scent that you’d expect from Gucci, it is quite different when you look at other fragrances from this brand.
Flora, however, is a nice balance of a little bit of floral, a little bit of sweetness, and a little bit of freshness. The projection is good, not too invasive, but visible. The dry-down scent is completely different to anything.
Flora by Gucci is a light, fresh and lovely without being overbearing. It isn’t very complex, but sometimes simplicity is a good thing. It can initially disappoint you as it does smell kinda generic but it’s really subtle and complex despite the simple linear arrangements of notes. It’s mysterious and dark but still very sweet, like a pretty young girl hiding behind flowers arrangements.
I would have liked to have seen some stronger floral notes such as jasmine or orchid added to this fragrance to give more of a kick. The scent as it is now is far too common for it to be outstanding.