Sunday, 11 March 2012

Scented Sundays #5

Flora by Gucci has been in my collection for around 3 years. I've never repurchased, reason being I 'lost' it for well over a year but then it showed up in one of my old handbags. I love finding old things, its like going shopping all over again and not having to part with any cash!

At first I couldnt get enough of this scent, and I still like it but dont find myself reaching for it as often as I should.

'Flora by Gucci is an original, feminine fragrance is faithfully rooted in the Italian fashion house's glamorous past, yet exudes a brightness and modernity that is distinctly of the moment. Utterly feminine, yet deeply sensual, Flora by Gucci is characterized by contrasts. The core of this fragrance is composed of both rose and osmanthus flower, a rare and delicate bloom originating in China. Fresh citrus and peony are used as a top note, which impart a sensual youthfulness. These sweeter notes are reigned in by a powerful base composed of sandalwood and patchouli, signatures of the Gucci fragrance world.'
The scent is floral but without being overpowering. I've read a few reviews which describe Flora as a light scent but light isnt how it comes across to me. Once I run out of Flora I dont think I'll repurchase, I do like it but I think I'll try the Eau Fraiche version instead. Have any of you tried both?
Flora by Gucci - 30ml £37
Whats your most reached for perfume?

4 comments:

  1. I love Diesel 'Unlimited Fuel For Life' and 'Oh Lola' by Marc Jacobs :)

    xxx

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    1. Havent trie Fuel For Life yet but I'll have a sniff.
      xo

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  2. Hi there :) I've never tried this perfume but have to admit I love the new Gucci Guilty, but probably won't pick it up just because it's so popular. Have you ever tried Zara perfumes? I've been wanting the Miss Dior perfume since last summer but couldn't justify spending $80. Yesterday, walked into Zara and found a perfect dupe for it (literally smelled exactly the same) for only $10. They have a few so might be worth checking out!

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    1. Zara does some lovely perfume. I have Miss Dior Cherie but I'm not a fan, I find it too sickly and it gives me headaches. Katie Price Stunning is also a good cheap dupe but I think it might only be available in the UK.
      xo

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