The Scented Hound

Abbreviated perfume & fragrance reviews from one man's perspective

Gucci Winter’s Spring

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Greetings from Mexico.  Yes, it’s been quite a while since I last posted, but it seems that 2020 has been a challenging year at best and that current events, i.e. COVID-19, BLM protests and now Tropical Storm Cristobal encroaching upon the Yucatan Peninsula has brought me back out of hibernation…and in search of a comfort scent.

WHAT I SMELL:   Winter’s Spring first graces the skin with a soft, slightly flat and flaxen lightly peppered cotton.  Rather quickly, a fresh mimosa rushes to the forefront.  It’s fresh, light and just the right amount of soft and pretty.  After a bit, the mimosa warms on the skin with a buttery hue and just a touch of sweetness.  The warmth feels like radiant sun on this skin and the fragrance is incredibly reassuring.  After some time, the warmth makes way once again for the slightly cottoned, but this time with a greenish clean mimosa.  Winter’s Spring is all about mimosa. As such, you won’t find a great deal of development, but it’s just so pretty and comforting you don’t need anything more than what it is.

From the Gucci website:

Representing the first sign of spring at the end of winter, Mimosa blends with notes of Pepper and Musk. A bright and joyful scent, “Winter’s Spring” conveys an immediate rush of energy and light.

WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME:  Buttery, summery mimosa.

THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE WINTER’S SPRING:  comforting, clean, reassuring

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT WINTER’S SPRINGeauxSILLAGEIncludes a quick review of the other Gucci Alchemist’s Garden collection.

BOTTOM LINE:  I bought this beauty at the arrival of spring this year, partly because I wanted a lovely spring scent and partly because I have been obsessing about the Gucci Alchemist’s Garden collection and the fabulous bottles.  I took a risk with a blind buy and wasn’t disappointed.  And yes, the ceramic bottles are just as beautiful as in the pictures…and oh so heavy.  And of course, this just means I want more from the collection!

A bit more on the Alchemist’s Garden collection from the Gucci website:

Gucci’s first Haute Perfumery line, The Alchemist’s Garden unfolds within an imagined laboratory filled with curious jars and mesmerizing scents. Blended by master perfumer Alberto Morillas under Alessandro Michele’s creative direction, the customizable collection made up of eaux de parfum, perfumed oils and acque profumate (“scented waters”) is inspired by the art of alchemy and fragrance-making, formulated to be layered and blended together to create a unique, personalized fragrance combination. Built around a hero ingredient linked to the distinctive codes of the House, each scent can be magnified, muted or fused with other fragrances from the luxury collection to create a one-of-a-kind sillage.

  • Bone Rating: 4 out of possible 5 bones
  • Scent: Floral 
  • Nose:  Alberto Morillas
  • Classification: Unisex
  • Expense: $340 for 100 ml eau de parfum

Author: The Scented Hound

Just a normal guy with the nose of a beagle!

8 thoughts on “Gucci Winter’s Spring

  1. It sounds lovely… except for the price 😉

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  2. Steve!!! It’s great to see you posting.

    Whenever I hear “mimosa,” I prick up my ears. I love mimosa and keep looking for it in perfumes year after year (even though I already accumulated at least several very nice mimosa-centric perfumes).

    I don’t know if any of the stores where I live carry that Gucci line – not that it matters at this point, I’m not sure how the perfume sniffing will look now, even after they re-open stores. But eventually, when I get a chance, I’ll try this one. Because mimosa 🙂

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    • Hi my dear – thanks for the kind words. My mojo has been missing a bit this past year when it comes to writing….hopefully it will come back :). I knew you would dig the mimosa perfume. It’s a very nice and clean scent…very easy to wear without much complicated. It’s a great stress reliever for sure. Hope all is well with you and yours….including that handsome fella Rusty. xoxoxo

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      • We’re all fine, thank you. Overworked (not Rusty 😉 ), but it beats not having work. I’m trying to plan a vacation, though not sure we’ll be able to go (Hawaii are still closed).
        I hope you’ll write more, but in any case – just appear online from time to time, so that I know that you’re fine.

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  3. This sounds lovely. You were lucky to get it at a great price. Maybe I should go to Mexico for perfume shopping!
    I’m enjoying some of the newer Gucci florals in their regular line. Gucci seems to be embracing the ‘green’ notes the last 2 years or so. A bit of galbanum always brings a fresh garden vibe to any floral.

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