Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Inspired by classic Hollywood “Big Night Out” glamor, Gucci Première is the fragrance equivalent of a glittering gown flowing like liquid gold down the curvaceous body of a movie star. But like many a star of the silver screen, it contains hidden depths that cannot be guessed at from a superficial look at its shiny exterior.
Première lives up to its movie star inspiration by making a grand entrance that will leave you gasping. The opening explodes with dramatic fireworks of sparkling orange blossom and bergamot that demand a reverent hush in their wake. It is a fierce and intoxicating opening, like a glass of rosé champagne drunk too quickly.
Underneath the champagne opening, a heart of creamy white florals begins to stir into life. This lush mélange is shot through with a tart blackberry note for a result that is creamy and bright. The softness of the white flower petals wears on the skin like layers of frothy tulle, creating an ethereal effect .
Despite the dazzling floodlights and the pop of a paparazzo’s camera bulb, this is one starlet whose glittering façade hides a wholesome side. The foundation to the fragrance is solidly classical. While Gucci Première’s spicy florals and zesty citruses have plenty of sizzle, they fit neatly over a calming base of clean musk, smoky leather, and balsamic woods. These notes provide a grounded, earthy feel to the fragrance that is as charming as secret freckles on a movie star’s nose.
The key to Gucci Première’s appeal lies in the balance between the sultry, glamorous florals and the hidden depths of that clean, woody base. The white florals smolder, like the glance of a screen siren ready for her close up - they sparkle and seduce. The warm, dry woods are the comforting embrace the siren takes refuge in at the end of the night.