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I Can Never Find a Perfume I Like, But I’ve Fallen in Love This Brand’s Fragrances

Iconic for good reason.

I have a confession: I’ve never really been fussed about fragrances. They’re obviously lovely, but my logic has always told me to save the £100 a nice bottle of perfume costs and use it for clothes.

That was until I smelt Gucci’s perfumes. When I say the iconic brand’s fragrances completely changed my attitude to perfume, I mean it.

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They might seem like an indulgence you can live without, but there’s something really special about the spritz of a perfume bottle. It makes you feel confident and polished, and when you’re stuck on the central line at 6pm on a Tuesday, it’s great to know you smell great too.

This was the realisation I had anyway when I started wearing fragrances. Gucci’s Flora perfume was the first one I fell in love with, and since then I’ve become hooked on the designer’s transformative scents.

I’m not the only one who’s had their mind’s blown by Gucci Beauty. The brand’s perfumes are commonly found on bestselling lists, so they must be doing something right.

Under the creative direction of Alessandro Michele, many of the bottles have been redesigned in recent years and the brand even introduced The Alchemist’s Garden collection, its first ever Haute Perfumery line.

But which one should you choose? Here’s our definitive guide to Gucci’s best ever perfumes.

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The best Gucci perfumes, ranked

8: The Alchemist’s Garden A Song for the Rose eau de parfum

£240 for 100ml – buy now

Gucci’s first ever Haute Perfumery line, The Alchemist’s Garden collection consists of luxe blends from master perfumer Alberto Morillas under Alessandro Michele’s creative direction.

The scents are formulated to be layered and blended together to create a scent personalised to you.

A Song for the Rose contains Bulgarian Rose extract in its purest form, blended with sweet Musk and strong Woods notes.

7: The Alchemist’s Garden The Last Day of Summer eau de parfum

The Alchemist's Garden The Last Day of Summer eau de parfum

£240 for 100ml – buy now

Next up is The Last Day of Summer, another fragrance from The Alchemist’s Garden collection.

This warm fragrance evokes the scent of the change in seasons using Cedarwoods, Cypress and Nutmeg, and earthy tones of Patchouli and Vetiver.

6: The Alchemist’s Garden A Chant for The Nymph eau de parfum

£240 for 100ml – buy now

Floral fragrance A Chant for the Nymph eau de parfum is inspired by ‘tropical forests filled with lush flowers.’

Predominantly a Frangipani-scented fragrance, it also blends ylang ylang with Tiare flower and soft vanilla.

You can layer these fragrances with perfumed oils and acque profumate to create a personalised scent, just for you.

5: Bamboo for Her eau de parfum


Gucci Bamboo for Her Eau de Parfum 75ml

£93 for 75ml – buy now

Perhaps Gucci’s most recognisable scent, Bamboo is woody and floral with top notes of Italian bergamot and orange blossom, heart notes of Casablanca lily and ylang-ylang, and base notes of deep sandalwood, tahitian vanilla and grey amber.

This fragrance is meant to embody the Gucci woman’s confident persona, both soft and intense.

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4. Memoire d’une Odeur for him & her eau de parfum

Gucci Memoire d'une Odeur for him & her Eau de Parfum 40ml

£56 for 40ml – buy now

A fragrance that transcends gender, Gucci’s unisex Mémoire d’une Odeur is based around coral jasmine, jasmine petals and musks, with top notes of roman chamomile and bitter almonds and base notes of vanilla, cedarwood & sandalwood.

3: Bloom eau de parfum

Gucci Bloom eau de parfum

From £56 – buy now

Gucci Bloom is one of the brand’s most notable fragrances and, as you can guess from its name, is another floral fragrance.

Top notes of Rangoon creeper, heart notes of tuberose and base notes of jasmine make a surprisingly rich and powdery scent.

2: Guilty Pour Femme eau de toilette

From £49 – buy now

If you’re looking for a more sophisticated perfume, opt for Gucci’s Guilty.

Top notes of mandora and pink pepper, heart notes of lilac and base notes of patchouli create a citrus scent.

Not only does it smell beautiful, but the bottle is a political statement. It has been recently updated to match the silhouette of the counterpart men’s fragrance, reflecting the equality of men and women today.

For a richer scent, try the Guilty eau de parfum intense.

1: Flora Gorgeous Gardenia eau de parfum

From £55 – buy now

You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but the Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia bottle is a sight to behold.

More importantly, the fragrance has been created to spark joy. Build around the gardenia flower, it has top notes of pear blossom and base notes of brown sugar/patchouli. Heavenly.

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