Announced in December 2012 as the new extension of a brand which convinced that Gucci is sailing on a tricky track, Gucci Guilty Black Pour Homme is merely a pale image of the scents once unveiled by this Italian company. And here I’m mostly referring to 1998’s Envy for Men and 2003’s Gucci Pour Homme, because I’m convinced these are all time classics.
This fresh perfume, Gucci Guilty Black Pour Homme represents a flanker to 2011’s Gucci Guilty Pour Homme. Official described as an “intense and energetic” woody aromatic fougere I should warn you that, on my skin, Gucci Guilty Black Pour Homme vanished in approximately three hours that followed the spraying of two whiffs. In the end, all that I remember is the beautiful executed 01:00 video commercial (directed as expected by Frank Miller) which stars, once again, the actors Chris Evans and Evan Rachel Wood, and re-interprets the “film noir” theme, present also in its previous editions.
The official notes encompass: lavender, coriander, orange blossom, neroli, patchouli and leather, however few of these I was actually able to identify. The opening in Guilty Black Pour Homme is dominated by some citrus accords, after which it veers into something indefinite, of the type “department store fragrance” that I highlighted in the tagline of this post.
As for the flacon, this takes the theme from its predecessor and complements it with a pleasant shade of green, which is featured on both the bottle (transparent green glass in the upper part) and the packaging box (Gucci’s logo in the same hue). I truly hope that the feminine edition (Gucci Guilty Black, launch at the same time!) is better, because in my opinion, from this entire “Gucci guilty story” I will remain with 2011’s Guilty Intense Pour Homme, which is, at least, a wearable masculine perfume.
Gucci Guilty Black Pour Homme Perfume Details
- Guilty Black Pour Homme by Gucci is available in 30, 50 and 90 ml Eau de Toilette Spray; the lasting power is below average (1 to 4 hours) and the sillage is mild.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Aromatic
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2013
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual
Chris Evans and Evan Rachel Wood Video for Gucci Guilty Black Pour Homme