Haute Scent – Gucci Bamboo

Gal Gadot’s million dollar legs and arched back had me at first glance. The teaser that heralds the birth of this new fragrance from the stalwart design house Gucci is intriguing and makes you want to hit the gym. Or the salon at the very least! To try and embody some of Gal’s effortless beauty! My expectations were high as I was looking forward to something exquisitely mysterious yet light and green. A difficult combination to hit…but its Gucci we are talking about.


Let’s start with what is right!

The promotions are spot-on. The anticipation that goes through you at the husky-voiced narrator’s intonation ‘When she speaks, you listen’ is characteristic of Gucci! The label has always portrayed women as sleek, sophisticated, high femme fatal who have their shades of grey, their idiosyncrasies and the ability to control – everything from fast cars to Adonises in suits. And with Bamboo, the same sentiment is reiterated. The confident walk, the beckoning glance, the fiery tango and the luscious lips! It is seduction at its best.

The flacon is just as awe-inspiring. It is an edifice of crystal art deco excellence. The sharp geometric lines blend smoothly and almost softly into each other accentuating the core of femininity in the most aggressive ‘dame of the world’. It is solid and has a ‘presence’ of its own. If you whip it out and take a spritz, you won’t leave the room without conveying a strong positive impression. The stopper is polished silver and distinctive.  The pale pink glory of the actual perfume contrasts with the icy coldness of the diamond cuts adorning the body of the bottle and entices you to explore the scent.

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And that is where the experience takes flight and becomes sublime. Named after the popular Bamboo Bags of the Gucci line, the fragrance has all the freshness a buyer may expect from an aroma with such a Zen epithet.

The opening accords of Bergamot hint at magical alchemy underneath and the floral heart of Yland-Ylang, Lily and Orange Blossom deliver on the promise. The base of Tahitian Vanilla and Amber add the needed ‘muskiness’ to the fragrance for an erotic and secret lingering exit.

Indubitably Gucci Bamboo excels at eloquence. The dialogue that it has with the wearer flows with the passion and savvy of the ideal Gucci woman. All in all the sweet symphony works hard to justify the price tag of R 1,195 for a 75 ml acquisition.

Gucci Bamboo EDP: Retail Price
30ml EDT – R  835.00
50ml EDT – R 1165.00
75ml EDT – R 1490.00

Disclaimer: Product featured was supplied for review.

{Campaign Video Courtesy of Gucci}

Kumari Govender Ball gown skirt

Haute Obsession – That Skirt

Oh, Carrie Carrie! Why did thou take off after six seasons? As an avid fashion blogger and an ardent Chanel girl, the influence of Carrie Bradshaw on my work can’t be denied. I detect her cynical yet open for exploration classic lip twist in my selfies and her iconic style statements find resonance in my wardrobe!

In short I have been #carriefied!


Generally, I do not use the word sumptuous to wax eloquent about my sartorial triumphs. But once you take a look at this Tsotetsi KL beaut, you will get down on your knees and smack your lips too. It is decadent, it is glossy, it is the epitome of feminine chic, and it pays glorious tribute to the full ball gown skirt. Think Dior, Zac Posen and Oscar de la Renta. Set apart by its bold and tropical color palette, it is a once in a lifetime acquisition for a girl who likes to live to the fullest – nee me!!

The floor-skimming structure and the flounces of layers had me drooling ever since Carrie donned one and met Aiden in Abu Dhabi. Being the persistent woman I am, I patiently waited till I could find a similar marvelous creation for myself! I think I did? What do you think darls?


Yes, finally my latest creative endeavor has seen the light of day. And I couldn’t be more ecstatic.

As perennial StyleSociety™ mavens, most of you know about my obsession with ethical fashion and glamour with a cause! Haute Edit presents the opportunity to curate a repository of brands that match my core values so that I can connect you to responsible decor and sartorial providers who identify with environmental sustainability and give back to the society as a whole, sharing their privileges with ones not so lucky.

Haute Edit will feature a finely curated, ever-changing collection of unique handmade gifts, homewares, ceramics, fashion and jewellery pieces by celebrated artisans from all over the globe. The collection features mostly hand-made limited edition and one-off collectable pieces that are great conversation starters, appreciated by collectors, tastemakers and fashion aficionados all handpicked by myself.

Has Haute Edit has piqued your interest? I so want to hear from you! I would love to hear your thoughts. You are my toughest critics and my most enthusiastic evangelists **virtual duck-face kiss**

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{Images by Xavier Saer}



Let me be the first to admit my guilt! Where high-end hair care is concerned, I can’t stop my overactive imagination from waxing eloquent. And it was love at first curl with this latest offering