Want to sport a Gucci cologne this year? These are the best options.
Gucci has been a top fashion house since its launch in 1921, but the company did not begin creating fragrances until the 1970s. Envy for Men (1998) and Rush for Men (2000) were launched as male versions of Envy and Rush, their earlier female-directed perfumes.
Subsequent introductions in the male fragrance market have firmly established Gucci as a super-luxury parfumier. You will scarcely see a Top 10 Cologne List without a Gucci cologne included.
So which are the best ones?
Here are our top three recommendations from the list:
Read on for more info and the complete list…
Best Gucci Colognes
Here are they in no particular order…
Lemon peel, pink pepper, and lavender comprise the top notes of Gucci Guilty, the early fragrance in the Guilty series.
This scent has spawned at least six flankers. It was created by Jacques Huclier and launched in 2011 as an aromatic companion to the popular 2010 Guilty fragrance for women.
Gucci Guilty is light, fresh, and aromatic early on, with a deeper, woodsier feeling coming from the base notes of cedar, vanilla, and patchouli.
- Top notes: lavender and lemon
- Middle note – orange flower
- Base notes – patchouli, cedar, and vanilla.
This is a woody, musky, “vanilla-y” aromatic scent. It is versatile enough to be worn all year round and on many different occasions. If you are a fan of vanilla, this is one of the best vanilla-based men’s fragrances on the market.
Gucci By Gucci Pour Homme
We’re including a classic in our roundup because, well, we all need a classic in our fragrance wardrobe.
This is an original Gucci cologne for the classic gentleman, masculine and elegant, yet not without depth or passion.
Gucci By Gucci Pour Homme blends the scent of chypre, wood, and flowers with aquatic notes and the freshness of cypress. The aromas of pine and bergamot give it a back-to-nature feeling, while incense and tobacco make it distinctive and vivid.
The long-lasting scent of ambergris gives warmth and saturation, and the smell of black pepper infuses a certain nuttiness. Finally, this composition is crowned by the smell of wood — patchouli, cedar, and firewood.
- Top notes: bergamot, cypress, violet;
- middle notes: tobacco leaves, black pepper, incense, leather;
- base notes: patchouli, cedar, fir tree.
Wear it on special, formal occasions or at your men’s club or cigar bar… you get the idea.
Gucci Guilty Black Pour Homme
In what could be called both a further sequel to the Gucci Guilty line and a new chapter — Gucci Guilty Black fires up a deeper, more explosive version of the original.
Be prepared for a strong, exciting, unique fragrance. It has been described as hedonistic, brazen, and provocative — hypnotic even. It’s also addictive and super popular.
Unlike its predecessor, which has a citrusy opening, Guilty Black opens with lavender and green coriander, making it an overall warmer, spicier, and more sophisticated experience.
Middle notes are orange blossom and neroli, with base notes of cedar and patchouli. It balances all notes extremely well, but lavender and green coriander take a leading role adding a certain daring sexiness to the entire recipe.
This fragrance makes a lasting impression, although you can wear it every day with casual or night club wear. Its longevity is good, so one spritz per day is generally enough. This one is a must-buy, in my opinion.
Gucci Guilty Pour Homme
Gucci Guilty Pour Homme is provocative and seductive, a woody amber fragrance that elevates the original Gucci Guilty to even greater heights.
It was launched in 2022, so it’s a brand new concoction. Its premise is to uplift Gucci Guilty to a more intense version of masculinity.
Opening smoothly, and at its essence, is a deep ambery labdanum combined with orange and nutmeg to give you a new richness. With patchouli and musk rounding out the ingredients, the fragrance adds an exotic, mysterious, sweet sensuality.
- Top notes are juniper, lavender, and lemon;
- middle notes of orange blossom, nutmeg, and labdanum;
- base notes are wood notes, musk, and patchouli.
For the modern man looking for an unforgettable masculine fragrance, this is a great choice.
Gucci Pour Homme II
Tea anyone? Gucci Pour Homme II invites you to an incredible olfactory experience. This is a tea-based fragrance with a brilliant, complex composition, launched in 2007.
It starts out with top notes of violet and bergamot, dissolving into spicier accords of red-hot chili pepper pimento, cinnamon, and black tea. From there, you’ll discover a base of wood, tobacco leaves, musk, and myrtle.
Gucci Pour Homme II is a classy, elegant, understated, versatile fragrance you can wear every day to the office. Sillage is fine, even in an office environment, but it will last 2-3 hours at the most. Nevertheless, this is nothing less than legendary.
Gucci Made to Measure Eau De Toilette
Are you a fan of lavender? Gucci Made To Measure is tailor-made for you, so to speak. It is an oriental, spicy fragrance that will fit you to a T.
Think opening notes of bergamot, Tunisian orange, French lavender, and aniseed.
Heart notes comprise water lily, nutmeg, juniper berries, plum, and cinnamon. (Is your mouth watering yet? It should be).
Base notes are labdanum, patchouli, leather, and amber.
The lasting impression this EDT will give you is of lavender, plum, and leather. It is oh-so-smooth, balanced, versatile, and attractive, just like a well-made suit.
Gucci By Gucci Sport Pour Homme
This is one of Gucci’s sportier entries in the men’s fragrance field. If you are a workout fanatic, if you run or play sports, then you could use this light, refreshing cologne to splash on after exercising and showering.
Gucci By Gucci Sport Pour Homme is an aromatic, woody, sporty fragrance, splashing you with orange, lemon, and grapefruit, then descending into fig, cardamom, and juniper berries.
Finally, you’ll warm to the scent of wood, patchouli, musk, and tobacco leaves.
This fragrance is lightweight (though in a good way) and is wearable in the warmer seasons, especially summer. It is crisp, refreshing, fruity, and suitable for every day. If you are looking for something sportier in your choice of cologne, you can’t go wrong with this one.
Wrapping Things Up
Gucci is a brand you’d be wrong to ignore. Their line is always compelling, with a wide variety of fantastic fragrances for every man. Sexy, sensual, classic, earthy, rich, sporty, elegant, or light — Gucci always delivers with exceptional quality and brand reliability.
You’ll find your go-to fragrance here.
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