Friday, 6 November 2015

Fragrance Shop Discovery Club - Gucci Edition

I am a huge fan of the The Fragrance Shop Discovery Club boxes, which as a regular reader you might know, so when I saw there was a Gucci Selection, I was really excited to get hold of it.  In conjuction with the launch of Gucci Bamboo, this box gives you the chance to try out some of the most popular Gucci fragrances along with Gucci Bamboo.


Within the box there are four samples to try, three for us ladies and one for the man in your life.  I have personally never tried a Gucci perfume, they have just never appealed to me when I have wanted something new, so this was an absolute first for me and if you read my misters blog, then you will know his views on Gucci Rush!

Fragrance Shop Discovery Club - Gucci Edition

Gucci Bamboo is the latest perfume to launch and it is described as being a scent which emanates the Gucci woman's diverse sides: her femininity, confidence, savvy and strength. What you have are Top notes of Italian Bergamot and Orange Blossom, with the heart notes of Casablanca Lily, Ylang Ylang which lead to the base notes of Deep Sandalwood, heady Tahitian Vanilla and unique grey Amber accords. Those together make for a lovely floral scent which lingers really well on the skin and doesn't become overpowered by the Tahitian Vanilla, which I am pleased about because it isn't an ingredient I am a fan of. 

Fragrance Shop Discovery Club - Gucci Edition


Gucci Guilty for Women is described as being sexy and daring, a thrilling sensation pushing you to the extreme. It uses top notes of Mandarin Orange, Pink Pepper, heart notes of Geranium, Peach and Lilac with base notes of Patchouli and Amber. Now this is a scent I liked immediately after tying it, I like the floral notes of lilac and geranium mixed with peach which give it a very soft scent that is a perfect day time fragrance.  If there was one scent I would be most likely to purchase from the box, then it would be Gucci Guilty.

Fragrance Shop Discovery Club - Gucci Edition

Gucci Guilty Pour Homme is described as being 'a masculine aromatic fougère with sex appeal and attitude'. It has top notes of Lavender and Lemon. Heart notes of Orange Flowers with base notes of Patchouli, and Cedar. Now this is most definitely a male scent and for me it is the Cedar which gives it that masculine punch, it is quite an earthy scent which hits the senses as soon as it is sprayed, then once it has settled, whilst there is no sign of the Lavender, there is a hint of Patchouli and Lemon which actually work to make a nice fragrance, but not one I can see my mister wanting to wear, more because of his dalliance with Gucci Rush which has scarred him for life against Gucci scents.

Fragrance Shop Discovery Club - Gucci Edition
The final sample in this box is Gucci Premiere, the only scent I have never heard of. Said to be inspired by timeless Hollywood Glamour and fronted by a modern icon - Blake Lively, Gucci Premiere is described as being a timeless allure that epitomises absolute glamour; womanly, intriguing and seductive.. This scent has top notes of Orange Blossom and light citrus oils, Heart notes of White Flower and base notes of Leather, Patchouli and Musky notes.  This is the one scent within the box that I instantly disliked, I found it to be too over the top with the musky notes and patchouli to the point where it made me cough and gag slightly.  It is very much a scent for some one much older than me, perhaps someone who likes a strong scented perfume, where only a small amount will leave a trail behind you.

So there is a small sample of some Gucci scents that I have had the pleasure to try over the the last week and it was full of surprises.  Some of the scents I liked, loved or hated.  I would have liked to have had at least one more male fragrance sample plus a sample of Gucci Guilty Black, which I like the sound of, but considering this box cost me absolutely nothing, I can't complain too much.

Are you a fan of Gucci Scents?  Do you have a favourite?






36 comments:

  1. I'm super picky with perfumes; there aren't many that I can tolerate smelling all day - I don't even like fabric softener or strong smelling washing powder! Sample sizes are ideal for me as it allows me to 'try before I buy' and really figure out if I like a scent or not before committing to a whole bottle. x

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  2. I love the sound of these boxes, I love perfumes and always on the look out for new ones. Getting a box of sample sizes is a great way to wear a perfume and see if it suits you x

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  3. Do you have to pay for a subscription to this box? Is it all samples or do you get some good sized perfumes too? I love Gucci fragrances, Guilty is my absolutely favourite :)

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    1. This box was free, but there is a subscription service which is £5 per quarter and it is always sample sizes.

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    2. This box was free, but there is a subscription service which is £5 per quarter and it is always sample sizes.

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  4. What fun to get a box full of goodies! I have to admit, I don't wear perfume anymore. I didn't like it during pregnancy and haven't put it on since!

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  5. It looks like a great box - I haven't tried ay Gucci fragrances x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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  6. these always sound like a great way to try different scents x

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  7. I am at the airport tomorrow, so I am going to find these and give them a sniff haha

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  8. I've never picked up Gucci perfumes, for some reason they've never appealed. I'll give them a sniff when I'm next out shopping to see if they're any good. This little tester box you've got sounds great!

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  9. Gucci Bamboo sounds like it would smell lovely- must try and find it for a sniff!

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  10. I've never tried Gucci perfume but the boxes look amazing. When I do wear perfume, I've been known to go for Ralph Lauren. Will have to hunt out Gucci and have a sniff! :-)

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  11. I'm not normally someone who goes for branded perfumes so this doesn't really appeal to me. However, it's an idea for a Christmas gift for my sister. Interesting review.

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  12. I have not brought Gucci fragrance before as its normally to heavy for me when I try it at the airport. Although I do like the sound of Gucci Guilty might be tempted next time I fly x

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  13. I would love to try this out myself! I find that I love a varied amount of scents for different occasions and I bet this made you step right out of your comfort zone! :)

    Jacqui
    thebroughblog.weebly.com

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  14. Just the name "Gucci" sounds so indulgent! I would love to try the Gucci Guilty for Women. I'm such a goody-two-shoes that it would make me that I would hope the scent makes me feel bold and daring. {hee-hee}

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  15. Love the look of this one and very nice for Christmas .x

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  16. I'm pretty fussy about perfumes and I find a lot of them too sickly or overpowering but I really like the sound of the Gucci Bamboo in particular, I think this is one I might try!

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  17. Gucci Guilty is my favourite. I have been wanting to try another Gucci fir ages but I'm too scared to change he he. I think though I am going to try the Bamboo one after reading this. x

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  18. Never actually had any products from Gucci apart from a fake handbag. I have been using Davidoffs Cool Water for years now. I don't think I could dare to change.

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  19. I haven't tried many of these but I do have Gucci Guilty and that is definitely a favourite. x

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  20. I love Gucci Guilty, I wear it every day - my favourite!

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  21. I love the brand Gucci but have never tried any of the fragrances. I will look out for them - I need some new scent. Ka z

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  22. I have never seen perfume boxes before only make up ones. I really like the sound of it X

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  23. Oh, exciting! I'm a Chanel fan myself, I wonder if they do them? I love that they include one for the guy! x

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  24. I like Gucci Flora, but haven't tried these scents. Am interested in the Discovery Club though, sounds good,

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  25. This looks great. Used to wear Rush all the time!

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  26. I am not normally a fan of Gucci fragrances I am more of a sweet, floral perfume type person but I like the sound of the cedar based masculine perfume.

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  27. I don't think I've ever tried a Gucci perfume to be honest - it's not really a brand I think of when it comes to fragrance!

    Jess xo

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  28. I've never tried Gucci perfume but I do like the idea of trying the samples before you buy the bigger bottles.

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  29. Not a gucci fan or even tried it, still, samples really are great

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  30. I love Gucci perfumes so I think this would be ideal for me xxx

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  31. i'm stuck on the same perfume for the past 10 years and can't seem to find any other that can compare <3

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  32. Not a fan of Gucci myself, but this little discovery box is such a cool way to find something you like. x

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  33. Gucci bamboo smells so good! It has been in my wishlist some time x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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