Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Gucci Flora Collection

I finally got my Gucci Flora Collection in the mail! I was really excited because I have a hard time trying fragrances in stores - it sometimes takes me a long while to decide if I like a scent or not. I also have a favorite perfume, but it was a limited edition that wasn't available to the public, so I have no way of getting another bottle. I keep hoping I will run across a perfume that smells similar, and since it is a floral based fragrance, I had high hopes for the Gucci Flora Collection.

Back to the package. It was wrapped up so nice, in a gorgeous box (that I will totally reuse!), tissue paper, etc. It came with three small bottles of the frangrances, a set of testers to give out to friends and some marketing info. Of course, I immediately applied all three on three different spots on my body... and immediately forgot which one I put where!

After that fiasco, I've decided to use them one at a time, so that I could know which ones were which. First I tried the blue bottle - Glamorous Magnolia - since blue is my favorite color. It smells nice going on, almost sweet, but the way it wears is lovely. Sweet and floral but almost fruity, citrusy at the same time.

The next day I tried the green bottle - Gracious Tuberose. The smell was a little strong and green at first, almost as if I would sneeze by smelling it. I didn't though! After a couple hours it mellowed out into a not so floral but very expensive smelling perfume.

Then I tried the pink bottle - Gorgeous Gardenia - It's not unpleasant, but it smells pink. Baby-powderish if you will. Maybe a touch of baby powder, but high end baby powder if you catch my drift. I'm not a fan of most gardenia perfumes, but this one is not overpowering at all, it's just not as much my style as the other two.

I have also tried mixing them. All three blend well together and really allow you to experiment. I do like Glamorous Magnolia and Gracious Tuberose together the best, maybe because I can't decide which one of those is my favorite!

I definitely like all three of them AFTER they have set on my skin a little bit, sometimes the first few whiffs is a little strong. They wear amazingly well. I was also able to share some samples with a couple friends and I hope they like them as much as I do. Now, I am saying I like them, not that I love them. I have yet to find a substitute for my favorite perfume, but the Gucci Flora Collection is a good alternative until that happens.

2 comments:

  1. I too have a hard time selecting that perfect fragrance after the one I loved has been discontinued. I kind of like the Juicy Coutre one that I got this past Christmas.

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  2. How exciting! I have a hard time finding scents I like too. That floral collection sounds great!

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