Not long ago, I reviewed Flora by Gucci and fell in love with the generation-spanning, ladylike fragrance that was inspired by Gucci’s iconic, Flora pattern (originally in a silk scarf specifically designed for Princess Grace of Monaco in 1966–still used today).
When you first spray Gucci Flora, there is an immediate smell of fruit mixed with flowers. In fact, the top notes are citrus and peony. But when these notes are mixed with the heart of rose and osmanthus flower, you get a whiff of something fruity and light, with a hint of rose. Wait just a moment more, and that fruity floral is countered by the velvety, leathery aspects of the osmanthus. The base is a sensual but not heavy blend of sandalwood and patchouli (signatures of the Gucci fragrance world.). The result is a modern, playful floral that has a hint of sensuality. When I smell Flora, I want to dress up in a cashmere sweater, or dress up and go somewhere special.