Gucci Bamboo, launched in 2015, is the latest offering by the house of Gucci, and is available as 50 and 75 ml EDP. Official Description of Bamboo: “ A fragrance for the modern Gucci woman, Gucci Bamboo is powerful yet feminine; a blend of exotic florals with deep woody notes.”
Perfume notes: The perfume contains Top notes of Bergamot, Heart Notes of Ylang-ylang, Casablanca Lily, and Orange Blossom, and the Base notes of Amber, Sandalwood & Tahitian Vanilla
My Review of Gucci Bamboo
What a lovely bottle!! I was looking for a new spring time green floral scent, and the name Bamboo seems just perfect for the purpose. However, curiously enough, fragrantica doesn’t mention bamboo as one of the notes!!
Anyways, I was full of expectations for this one, as it’s a Gucci, plus it comes with some real rave reviews and is the new ‘it’ fragrance for most department stores.
The progression of notes: It opens up the way I wanted it to be, fresh and green. There is a lot of lily in the opening, which gives it a green, airy, fresh feel. The fleeting presence of citrus adds to this freshness. The white flowers in the background, with lily being the centre piece, is heavenly. It was the beginning of a love affair, which soon turned sour, as the scent begins to change. It becomes a sweet mess from then on, not the creamy vanilla glory, but a lot of artificial sweetness!! The scent which starts off amazing, very much like Cartier Baiser Vole (love love love), turns very gourmand and generic on my skin in about half hour. This is how it continues for next few hours, before the Sandalwood makes its appearance, and it turns interesting once again. You will like the dry down, if you love Sandalwood, but if you can wait for it to reach that stage. Overall, this is an OK scent, nothing special about it!
Bottle looks amazing, and will look great on the dresser. The longevity is great, it stayed on my wrist for several hours, and even endured multiple hand washings. The sillage is small, and it stays close to the skin.
Would I recommend it
Go for it if you are looking for a safe perfume, perfect for office wear. It definitely is a pleasant smelling, good quality juice, but there is nothing spectacular about it. If you are looking for something different and amazing, look somewhere else. And honestly, I would expect it to be amazing after a price tag of 7600.