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}

Burberry Brit Rhythm for Women

Burberry Brit Rhythm – Irreverent and Free-spirited

Burberry recently unveiled Brit Rhythm, a new fragrance for women. Youthful energy, free-spirited femininity and sensuality. Spontaneous and irreverent, Brit Rhythm is a blend of contradictions. Brit Rhythm for Women is signed by perfumers of the house of Givaudan Nathalie Cetto and Antoine Maisondieu. The creator’s and perfumer’s wish was to use a true British Lavender that comes from Kent, the ‘Garden of England’.

Burberry Brit Rhythm for Women
Burberry Brit Rhythm for Women
Burberry Brit Rhythm for Women
Burberry Brit Rhythm for Women

The fragrance combines powerful femininity with a rock and roll edge, bringing together classic and unexpected notes in a new powdery floral fragrance. Discover a rush of English lavender, pink peppercorn and neroli, atop a heart of intoxicating orange blossom heart, orris absolute and blackberry leaves. The base blends vetiver, musk and woods.The smoked pink juice is feminine and effortlessly sensual. The fragrance flacon is made of rectangular glass, with contrasting textures, which reveals the smoky pink fragrance within.

Burberry Brit Rhythm for Women
Burberry Brit Rhythm for Women

Brit Rhythm is a soft, powdery, seductive, uplifting scent. I’ve received so many compliments when using this, and everyone wants to know “Where can I get a bottle?”. The fragrance lasted around 5 hours. It’s exotic, but not overpowering. It left me with subtle hints of almond and vanilla throughout the day. I loved that!

“Irreverent and free-spirited, the Brit Rhythm woman combines powerful femininity with a rock and roll edge” – Christopher Bailey, Chief Creative Officer of Burberry


The ad campaign features British model and actress Suki Waterhouse, alongside British musician George Barnett.


Burberry Brit Rhythm
Retail Price  50ml – R 880.00 and 90ml – R 1185.00
Available at selected Edgars, Truworths, Woolworths, Stuttafords and Foschini stores.

Disclaimer: Product featured was supplied for review.

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Pleats Please by Issey Miyake

Pleats Please by Issey Miyake – The Scent that moves you

Pleats Please, the fragrance is named after Issey Miyake’s signature collection of pleated fabrics introduced just over a decade ago.

The Pleats Please collection, created by the influential Japanese designer was based on an innovative pleating process that was the first of its kind with pleats as a structural element in bright haute colors that follow the movements of the body.

The Fragrance
Pleats Please by Issey Miyake

Pleats Please is a joyful, optimistic and exuberant fragrance of “vertically pleated” flowery, fruity and woody structure. Its opening splashes of Asian hybrid fruit Nashi, generated by crossing apples and pears. The heart symbolizes femininity with floral accords of peony and sweet pea, while Indole molecule provides freshness and vigor to the composition.

Pleats Please by Issey Miyake

I love the fresh, bursting mix of floral and fruity. Notes of pear, peony and sweetpea at first spritz, and the musky-vanilla dry down is very uplifting. It’s a fragrance that stays all day – a good 8 hours on me. A delightful concoction  that works perfectly for me. It has such great presence that I was amazed to receive a compliment every single time I wore this fragrance.


Pleats Please by Issey Miyake
Retail Price :  R 745.00 for 50ml and R 1025.00 for 90ml

Disclaimer: Product featured was supplied for review.

{Video and Image Courtesy of © Issey Miyake Parfums}