Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Gucci Bamboo is the ultimate in “feel good” scents. With its cool green lilies and sensuous ylang over aromatic sandalwood, this scent has a tranquil, Zen-like ambience that will instantly make you feel relaxed. It’s a spa day in liquid form.
The pampering vibe is off to a great start with the burst of damp, lush lilies in the topnotes. True Casablanca lilies have the virtue of smelling fresh, but also very creamy. A heady, honey-and-salt facet in the lily keeps the scent feeling fresh and brisk like an armful of white flowers shot through with sea air.
Although Gucci Bamboo contains quite a few potentially heavy notes, the fragrance reads as lively and light. The creamy florals and musk have been aerated for maximum freshness.
A potent and sensual ylang ylang note follows behind the lily. Ylang ylang is a flower that can be rich in fruity banana notes, with a languid, tropical creaminess. But thanks to a shot of lime-like bergamot and the spicy dryness of the sandalwood, the note retains a cool, green tone, and adds a faint, tropical breeze for the other flowers.
The zesty bergamot and bright orange blossom gives the scent a refreshing kick that might remind you of homemade limeade. The sparkling citrus notes fizz around the warmer lily and ylang notes, keeping them buoyant and light.
The limeade feel blends into the aromatic dryness of the sandalwood to create an airy, green woodiness, that’s fresh, crisp, and yet grounding. The creamier accents of the florals, amber, and vanilla in the base create a silky coolness that is right in line with the overall “spa-like” feel of the fragrance. Gucci Bamboo is a blissfully indulgent perfume: revel in the calm of its light, airy tranquility.