This Intense version of Gucci Guilty perfume for men starts citrusy with – I would say – red orange, and that will remain one of the main notes of this fragrance, thanks to the fact that my skin didn’t destroy it. The result however, is warm rather than fresh, prelude to the common quality of a diffused darkness just like in Gucci by Gucci for women. The fragrance then adds some herbs and gentle florals to the citrus, and the the outcome is green and quietly wrapped in a sweet and powdery layer.
Or, in one word, unisex.
I’m not sure what I should think of the fact that a good part of masculine or feminine fragrances that I try seem perfectly shareable to me. Maybe I’m missing the point completely, or maybe it all makes sense with what Chandler Burr says in The Perfect Scent, about the archaic division of perfumes into “masculines” and “feminines,” […] a pure marketing tool concocted to give heterosexual men permission to wear fragrance
Not only a great quote to throw in during casual perfume-related conversations, but also very true. As a consequence, the less permission hetero guys need to wear a perfume, the less worried they are about sending old-fashioned masculinity signs.
All this actually almost fell apart when this Guilty Intense Gucci gave exactly one of those signs in the form of laundry detergent smell. It came out very intense on the blotter, and that’s when it lost a couple of points (too easy…)
Anyway, it only lasted a couple of minutes, then it all mixed with all the above, and became interesting again towards the dry-down: powdery, sweet, woody, but all of that very soft.
The fragrance then adds some herbs and gentle florals to the citrus,