Gucci Guilty – Freedom’s Fragrance
First launched in 2010 and now a house legend, the Gucci Guilty fragrance line has evolved over time and has even been dubbed one of the most sought-after scents in the 21st century. It’s a hallmark fragrance that plays on being "guilt-free", encapsulating the notion of complete liberation — one that allows you to take risks and be whoever you want to be.
You’ll notice that Gucci Guilty is a fragrance that both men and women can share. Smelling of a life lived free of unreasonable expectations, Guilty is an effortlessly unisex fragrance that sits comfortably within the same sphere as similarly gender-neutral fragrances such as Le Labo’s Santal 33 and CK’s CK One.
The fragrance perfectly captures the unconventional notion underlying the Italian house’s agnostic approach to perfumery in search of the perfect olfactory and emotional union of both sexes. This is clearly evident in the fragrance’s notes. Despite being traditionally "feminine" in nature, Gucci Guilty Pour Femme incorporates pink pepper, a traditional ingredient in many men’s perfumes. Similarly, the male-oriented Gucci Guilty Pour Homme blurs gender lines by using ingredients associated with more romantic ideals – orange blossom absolute, white floral with honey tones, neroli, and French lavender.
Gucci Guilty opens with an initial explosion of pink pepper, Amalfi lemon, and lavender. In the heart of this evocative scent lies a complex and nuanced bouquet of aphrodisiac orange blossom – stimulating and entrancing – fused with neroli and rich, verdant aromatic notes. It’s nothing but a celebration of bold, confident masculinity. As the fragrance’s final phase unfolds, patchouli, a signature Gucci scent, gains a new strength bolstered by the inclusion of earthy cedarwood. This gives the perfume an overall light intensity tempered with warm spice.
Gucci Guilty is glaringly bright but delicately soft at the same time. And that’s the beauty of it. For that reason, it’s a fragrance that can be worn for any occasion: at work, out shopping, on a date, or special occasions. Just spritz some on your neck, and you’re good to go. We’d lean more toward using this during the day since it isn’t quite sultry enough for a night out.
Guilty has several perfumes in its fragrance line, each with a different color, a different bottle, and a different story. Rotate between the original Gucci Guilty or other iconic flankers such as Gucci Guilty Intense or Gucci Guilty Absolute. Maybe even add a touch of the new with the limited-edition Gucci Guilty Love, a modern, spicy fougère take on the original. Men can explore Gucci’s more expressive offerings in the form of Gucci Guilty Black or, for an even more romantic scent, Gucci Guilty Eau de Toilette cologne. In addition to a spray, Guilty is also available as an aftershave lotion, shower gel, and deodorant.
Pink Pepper Fougere from Dossier is a luxury perfume without the luxury price. After all, you wear the scent, not the bottle. This Gucci Guilty replica shares the same spicy green accord that melds into a woody base, creating a contrasted, sensual, and intriguing scent. Dossier’s Gucci Guilty dupe might just be the perfect mix of expressive masculinity and edginess your lifestyle calls for.