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Flora by Gucci Gracious Tuberose description
Gucci Flora by Gucci Gracious Tuberose is part of a special series launched under Creative Director Frida Giannini for Gucci, designed to explore and highlight individual notes of the original Gucci Flora fragrance, with each scent in the series representing a facet of the complex woman who wears it.
Now, that’s an interesting concept, isn’t it? As part of the original fragrance, tuberose was simply another team player in the concerto of flowers that created the fresh, spring-like floral effect. When isolated, what does the tuberose note smell like, and what does it say about the woman who wears it?
The keyword here is fresh. Gucci Gracious Tuberose gives us a very surprising and unique twist on this most polarizing of flowers. Instead of heavy, sweet, or candied, the tuberose note here is fresh, green, and soaked in icy dew. It is a pleasant shock indeed, to spray on a perfume with the word tuberose in the title, and not be hit with a heavy cloud of buttery white florals, but instead a refreshing cloud of sparkling green notes.
The tuberose is divinely pure and crisp, as if the cool, green aspects of the flower have been separated and lifted out of the sweeter, creamier basenotes. It is given a sunny, orangey sweetness by a touch of African orange blossom.
But most important here is the dose of violet leaf, which differs from violet flower in that it is not sweet or powdery, but rather sharply green, almost metallic, and watery in texture. Its use in Gucci Gracious Tuberose lends a sparkling, wet, torn-from-a-leaf freshness to the tuberose that keeps the tone radiant and bright.
A lush tandem of rose and peach In the heart accentuates the naturally fruity facet of tuberose, bringing forth a juicy sweetness that infuses the crispness of the fragrance with a welcome touch of warmth. It is a seductive, inviting phase of the scent, slowly drawing you closer and closer. Dry, smoky cedar and ambery labdanum in the base lends the scent a resinous depth that’s almost edible but doesn’t detract from the translucence of the scent.
The takeaway here is that Gucci Flora by Gucci Gracious Tuberose is the rare tuberose fragrance that can be sprayed with abandon even during hot weather and in close working spaces. Its dewy freshness and transparency means that it never ever strays into “too much” territory. It’s beautiful in a simple but clear manner, and that’s more than enough.