Gucci Guilty Absolute by Alberto Morillas for Gucci 2017




Hey there Designer Frag Fiends,

Normally a 21st century message about a Gucci flanker would draw single eyebrow raised type archness from the grand perfumista community. Stick of shocks the word on the scentbloggosphere is that this newly released creature is Da Bomb! Even noses I’ve revered forever are calling this a return to Tom Ford time form for Gucci. High praise.

I did try it in the Duty Free area on our latest jaunt and found it nice enough. What I didn’t realise was that when I was buying some stuff in Luxembourg the SA had given me a sample to take home. YIPPEE!

One thing I have noticed is that this is an incredibly well priced fragrance. Kudos to the creative director at Gucci, Alessandro Michele, for keeping it so affordable. The scent is Coty group, does anyone know if they have the whole Gucci line under lock & key or is this new?

Gucci Guilty Absolute by Gucci 2017

Gucci Guilty Absolute by Alberto Morillas

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Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Woodleather®, Goldenwood®, Nootka cypress, Patchouli, Vetiver

Woodsiness, a little bit sharp like pine. Behind the crisp new planks of wood it’s smoky and dry. Very niche smelling and the leather is expensive clothing leather, finished and new. Though Gucci Guilty Absolute is fragrant there is a modern sheerness that reminds me of the way a Jean Claude Ellena Hermessence would smell if he chose to do this style. There’s something spare and unearthly about the treatment of woods and leather here.

During the heart I also get metallic and oily hints, like old, well used machinery running but not working. Also sawdust, you know how mixed wood sawdust has a dry and dusty wood smell? Like that.


When the patchouli arrives it is waxy and clean, a very nice background noise that adds a smoothness to Gucci Guilty Absolute.

I bet this is a major hit for Gucci. Everyone could wear it, easy to wear, smells expensive and refined. I can imagine school kids, office workers, ladies who lunch and gym bodies all spritzing and wearing Gucci Guilty Absolute beautifully.

Further reading: Persolaise and Brooklyn Fragrance Lover
Gucci Australia has $108/50ml

What was the last Gucci scent you liked or bought?
Portia xx

10 thoughts on “Gucci Guilty Absolute by Alberto Morillas for Gucci 2017

  1. I have 5 Gucci scents and love them all but my absolute favorite is Gucci eau du parfum II. Love love love this one. (Excuse spelling mistakes i might have made).


    • Hey Ersilia,
      I can see you rocking Gucci fragrances. Do you buy the clothes too? I’m loving their scarves this year, so fun.
      Portia xx


    • Hey there Old Herbaceous,
      The Envy pair that I love are Envy Man and Envy Me II. Did you ever sniff the old Gucci No 3? It was pretty gorgeous too.
      Portia xx


  2. I like the Guccis from Tom Ford era and before and have not touched any introduced after Ford departed. Thus, the usual suspects I have are Gucci Pour Homme I and II, Rush, Envy, Nobile etc.


    • Hey Fazal,
      Have you tried any of the later releases? Though they’re not for you, and some say not very good, I think they’re well worth a sniff in passing. Lorenzo Villoresi did one that was very nice (though not perhaps as good as its price tag), and I quite like the Gucci pour Homme old style fougere and Gucci Guilty Woman, the first one.
      Portia xx


      • I think Lorenzo one is Museo. I was intrigued but ultimately decided against it as it seemed like a typical Lorenzi incense creation from the notes and reviews. I must admit I own few Lorenzo’s creations but not that much impressed by them. I do have the original Gucci Homme but have not tried Gucci Guilty woman. One of my best perfume discoveries last year has been Gucci 3. Got minis of parfum version as well as spray bottles of EDT and EDP (quite rare in EDP formula).


  3. A bottle of Gucci Rush is always around here. It’s one of my favourite scents and I never want to be without it. I also used to wear Gucci Envy in the 90-ies but that’s where my knowledge of Gucci perfume stops. I’m going to give this one a try. You make it sound yummy.


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