Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Gucci No.3 Parfum
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.
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.
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.