The Scented Hound

Perfume blog with abbreviated perfume reviews & fragrance reviews.

Gucci Guilty Pour Homme


Gucci Guilty

WHAT I SMELL: Gucci Guilty opens with skin bracing bergamot and citrus laden lavender (thankfully the lavender is light).  Within a few minutes there’s a sugared layer of wood and patchouli added to the mix.  At this point, Gucci Guilty is rather buoyant, refreshing and very accessible.  After around 5 minutes, the sugared aspects begin to disappear and the fragrance flattens and becomes more woody and a bit salty, which is a nice touch as it makes the scent feel more part of your body than something that’s just sitting above it.  I was expecting Gucci Guilty to be big and in your face.  Instead, it’s surprisingly muted and understated making it very easy to wear.

From the Gucci website:

  • a contemporary fougère fragrance
  • top notes of lavender and lemon
  • heart note of orange flower
  • base notes of cedar wood and patchouli
Easy Living

Easy Living

WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME:  Living in uncomplicated ease.

THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE GUCCI GUILTY: easy, understated, unremarkable


BOTTOM LINE:  With a name like “Guilty,” one would expect a fragrance that is decadent to say the least.  In spite of its name, Gucci Guilty is about a harmless as a kitten.  For a men’s fragrance, it’s OK as there is nothing unique about it which is too bad, because the opening starts off rather promising.  But in the end, you’re left with a pretty quiet perfume that’s “just nice.”

  • Bone Rating: 3 out of possible 5 bones
  • Scent: Aromatic Fougere
  • Nose:  Jacques Huclier
  • Classification: Masculine
  • Expense:  Varies.  $62 for 50 ml Eau de Toilette

Author: The Scented Hound

Just a normal guy with the nose of a beagle!

5 thoughts on “Gucci Guilty Pour Homme

  1. You know, I definitely think there’s a place for not too expensive, just nice perfumes. I probably won’t be trying this one, but thanks for the review!


  2. The hubband wears this a lot and really likes it. It is nice enough and I’d much rather smell this than some of his Windex scents. That’s what I call those clean, fresh things that are usually contained in blue bottles and have either fresh or sport in the name.


  3. Poodle – You’re right, those “windex” scents are the worst kind of chemical bombs. I could see how Guilty smells nice on him. Has he had a chance to try that new Valentino Uomo? I think he would really like it alot.


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