Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Gucci Bamboo Eau De Parfum

One of Gucci's most recognisable design signatures, the bamboo, makes an appearance in its fragrance collection. Aptly named Gucci Bamboo, its sensorial composition draws inspiration from the Gucci woman's harmonious dichotomy.

She balances strength and confidence with her innate femininity. She bends yet she does not break. She is full of vitality, she is adaptable, and she faces life's changes with ease. She is an alluring mix of many sides.

"Being asked to work with Gucci has been an extraordinary honor. It's incredible to collaborate with one of the world's most influential fashion houses on such a special and empowering fragrance project. I treated the Gucci Bamboo campaign like a film role. The character is multi-layered and intriguing, and truly a modern woman."
Gal Gadot

Name: Gucci Bamboo Eau de Parfum
Price: RM 361 for 50 ml
Made in: France

The Fragrance
Able to flourish in extreme conditions including withstanding a hurricane's force, the bamboo plant's natural strength compares to steel. Slender and elegant, bamboo soars willowy over other vegetation.

Mirroring these characteristics, the perfume is both soft and intense at once. It highlights femininity with a flowery bouquet, enhanced by a voluptuous woody accord. The compelling and sensual scent simply hypnotises...

◆ Top note: Bergamot
◆ Heart notes: Casablanca Lily, Orange Blossom, Ylang Ylang
◆ Base notes: Patchouli, Sandalwood, Tahitian Vanilla, Amber

I guess it is too much to ask for a literal interpretation? I for one would have been delighted to see bamboo featured as one of the notes in the perfume! But it is a huge game changer in the nuance of the fragrance; perhaps an entirely new perfume would have been born!

Nonetheless, the scent resonates with me so much that I have been wearing it every day with fail. It loses its potency when evening rolls around, so it is wise to decant some in a Travalo for freshening up purposes. Just in case I have plans later on. It is better to be prepared, ha!

The Flacon
The bottle design melds delicate sensibility with strong lines. The boldly cut art deco, diamond-style glass facets are juxtaposed against the ridged bamboo cap and the pale blush scent inside - a metaphor for the multifaceted Gucci woman.

The Collection
◆ Gucci Bamboo EdP 30 ml RM 260
◆ Gucci Bamboo EdP 50 ml RM 361
◆ Gucci Bamboo EdP 75 ml RM 455

The Composition
The full ingredient list for Bamboo Eau de Parfum:-
Alcohol Denat., Parfum (Fragrance), Aqua (Water), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, BHT, Linalool, Limonene, Hydroxycitronellal, Geraniol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Salicylate, Citral, Benzyl Benzoate, Farnesol, Citronellol, Isoeugenol, CI 60730 (Ext. Violet 2), CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 17200 (Red 33), CI 14700 (Red 4).

Disclosure: Press sample.