Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Gucci No.3 Parfum

Aldehydes, Coriander, Green Notes, Bergamot.
Orris Root, Jasmine, Muguet, Tuberose, Rose, Narcissus.
Amber, Oakmoss, Leather, Musk, Patchouli, Vetiver.

I am reviewing the parfum version of this 1985 release from Gucci. The minute you get a whiff of this creation, you KNOW that you will not smell fragrances made like this anymore. I wish to avoid rambling on about how the industry is castrating perfumers and saving us from ourselves. It's a done deal and the artistry won't be coming back unless current ( and future ) visionaries can pull a horseshoe out of their collective asses. On the flip side however, not every release from the bygone days was worthy of accolades, despite having less restrictions. I suppose that leaves us truly appreciating the good ones and selectively forgetting the not-so-good.

Gucci No.3 Parfum opens substantially and is devoid of any scratchy qualities usually associated with some EDT's. I'm not accusing the Eau de Toilette version of No.3 of being so as I haven't tried it. Honestly, after wearing this numerous times, I have no inclination to do so. The Parfum version is simply too rich and well balanced to pique my interest in another rendition. Even after initial application, the sillage is low-throw but full and succeeds in being a muscular, close proximity scent.

The top accord is part shimmer and soap that tilts green with subtle spice. There's also an underlying earthy woods quality fortifying the opening. Once a few minutes has elapsed, floral, earth and leathery components being to assimilate like building blocks and claim ownership to the composition. Weaving in and out of the transitions is a mild herbaceous aspect that bolsters the green floral theme of Gucci No.3.

The conglomeration of notes evokes a "clean" sensuality that's very feminine and also sexy. It does represent the 1980's in its construction, but I would not consider it a dated fragrance by any means. Even in its time, it would take a confident woman to successfully wear this and in today's sensibilities, nothing has changed. I find that Gucci No.3 Parfum possesses an exceptional tuning of notes and would perform superbly as a formal or evening scent for any well dressed woman.

Gucci No.3 is part sophistication and part come-hither. I believe this house hit the mark where blending is concerned and the deft use of an accenting leather is quite good. To me, it's a win-win situation, but others may disagree.

Sillage is full but close and longevity is around the 8 hour mark on my skin. Thumbs up from Aromi for Gucci No.3 with a strong recommendation to sample first.

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