This is a recent flanker of Gucci Flora perfume, and part of a series of five with mandarin, tuberose, gardenia and violet. It starts with fireworks of lemon and green notes, and that’s when it had me, because if a citrus can not only survive my skin, but also feel so fragrant and natural like in Glamorous Magnolia by Gucci, that must mean something.
And after that, sit down and enjoy the really slow change towards a delicate, non-dense and slightly soapy floral. And that’s pretty much it, but it’s more than enough, believe me. The dry down should be warm with musk and chocolate but I didn’t feel any of that.
Flora Glamorous Magnolia is one of the most uplifting fragrances I’ve tried so far: it’s simple and transparent, really taking its time in the change. It does one thing, but it does it great. I was looking for a fragrance for women to bend the definition of gender, and I think I found it. This one goes straight to my wish list.