Italian fashion house Gucci is once again one of the hottest designer labels in the world thanks to the edgy and whimsical creations of Creative Director Alessandro Michele. He’s tapped a late 60s/early 70s vibe for his ready-to-wear and accessory collections that is a hit with Millennial shoppers. It’s put Gucci back on the fashion map in a big way.
That fashion success is extending to fragrance where the brand is prepping a major fragrance launch for August that captures this new mood beautifully. It’s called Gucci Bloom and it is a spirited floral that comes housed in a stunning bottle and packaging. And while the focus will be on Bloom this fall, I wanted to revisit a trio of hidden gems in the Gucci fragrance portfolio. Gucci Flora offers fans of elegant floral fragrances the opportunity to wear scents that might not be as well known. Each is crafted beautifully and contain very good quality ingredients.
Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia
This charming, romantic floral boasts notes of red berries, pear, white gardenia, frangipani flower, patchouli & brown sugar accord. The patchouli and brown sugar notes give it a subtle warmth that balances the white floral ingredients.
Gucci Flora Glamorous Magnolia
This soft, rosy floral has an addictive quality thanks to the unusual pairing of magnolia blooms with warm chocolate accord. It creates a sensual effect. The featured notes in this scent include: freesia, green leaves, citrus zest, peony, magnolia, musk, sandalwood and warm chocolate accord.
Gucci Flora Gracious Tuberose
Think of Gracious Tuberose as a soft, romantic floral with a hint of green freshness. It contains notes of violet leaves, peach, tuberose, orange flower, rose, Cistus Rock Rose & white cedarwood.
You’ll notice the floral print on the box is slightly different for each scent. Gracious Tuberose has a pale green background. Gorgeous Gardenia has soft pink. And Glamorous Magnolia boasts a pastel blue background. Each features a Gucci scarf print that was created especially for Grace Kelly. She often wore this scarf to her public appearances or gala events.
The Giveaway: I’m giving away all three of these Gucci Flora scents to one lucky reader. To enter, tell me in a blog post comment below which of the three fragrances appeals to you most? Which would you try first? I’ll draw one name at random on June 2nd from all those who enter. (one entry per person) If you have a Twitter name, please include it in your post as it is the quickest way for me to contact winners.
Gucci fragrances are available in Canada at Hudson’s Bay stores and thebay.com