Every now and again weird fragrances will come out, and I would usually hate them. There are very few that I like, but most of them I don’t. They smell okay, but it’s just hard to walk around smelling like that. I’m sorry to say this but Gucci Guilty is one of those fragrances that I just can’t wear.
I know that may be a bad start for a review, but I couldn’t get your hopes up. I’m just like everyone else when it comes to fragrances. I like a fragrance that will make a good impression on those that encounter me. I like to leave a “mark” when they smell me. I don’t mean anything too strong and unbearable, but I want something fragrant and something that will give people a piece of my personality. To me, that’s the perfect fragrance.
Some fragrances are so bad that it can leave a person confused or repulsed. Heavy citrus is one thing that repulses me. Other people are repulsed by extreme musk or super sweet fragrances. And we all are disgusted by something dusty or stifling. Sadly, Gucci Guilty is a little bit of all of these things. It’s too much of everything. It smells horrible. I actually smelled the scent on multiple occasions because I thought that maybe it was just a unique scent that I wasn’t sophisticated enough to understand from the first sniff. But each time I smelled it, I hated it more and more.
The fragrance is actually described as having notes of pink pepper, lilac, amber, geranium, peach, and patchouli. Now if you just pay attention to that alone, the fragrance sounds like it may smell great. I personally love amber, geranium, and patchouli. But in this fragrance, it’s just not working. I assume that the lilac and peach is not a good match for those spicier notes like pink pepper and patchouli. Amber is usually potent enough to save the day, but it wasn’t in this case.
This fragrance is not sexy, attractive, or flirty–all the things that women love in a fragrance. So in my book, Gucci Guilty is a complete dud. It does not embody anything that women represent. It’s just bad. However, if you’re still interested, you can find Gucci Guilty on www.gucci.com for as low as $80 a bottle–a not so great price for a not so great fragrance. Because of that, I’m forced to end this review with a frown.