Not Guilty: Guilty Pour Homme by Gucci
Well, this isn't going to be the most in-depth review I've ever written. Partly because getting a sample out Bloomingdale's in the Beverly Center is like getting wining lotto numbers. This time the place was so bereft of Sales Associates I didn't even have one there to sneeringly tell me they don't do that..
So this review is from a healthy spritz.
"Guilty" is one of those fragrances that is frankly mis-named. Sort of like years ago when Vendetta came out- I liked it, but there was a darkness missing that I thought should be there with such a name. Let's just go to the Bloomindgale's Website and look at some of that ad copy, shall we?
"Young, fearless, with impeccable taste, the wearer of Gucci Guilty Pour Homme is a hero for our age – exuding charisma and more than a little dangerous."
Uhh, not really.
Not to say what's there isn't very nice. It's a nice little lemony thing with touches of mandarin and a little greenness that moves into a standard fougere territory of lavender. They talk about a "defiant touch of pink pepper" but I never got it. Mind you, I did like what I got- it was perfectly pleasant and the woody patchouli at the end was very nice, if rather anodyne. The patchouli in particular is perfect for a patcho-phobe: light as a feather. The word that occurred to me when wearing it was "pleasant." In my head the wearer of Gucci Guilty Pour Homme is the sort of stalwart chap who's more likely to have the oil changed in your car for you than he is to ravage you in it's backseat- and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that..
$80 for 3 ounces practically everywhere. I tested at Bloomingdale's.
Image: stolen from Bloomie's