Guilty Elixir de Parfum pour Homme 2023

Guilty Elixir de Parfum pour Homme by Gucci
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8.0 / 10 344 Ratings
A new perfume by Gucci for men, released in 2023. The scent is sweet-floral. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by Coty.
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Main accords

Sweet
Floral
Spicy
Powdery
Woody

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
Orange blossom absoluteOrange blossom absolute NutmegNutmeg PimentoPimento
Heart Notes Heart Notes
Orange blossom absoluteOrange blossom absolute OsmanthusOsmanthus Orris butterOrris butter
Base Notes Base Notes
AmbrofixAmbrofix VanillinVanillin PatchouliPatchouli Benzoin SiamBenzoin Siam

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8.0344 Ratings
Longevity
8.7321 Ratings
Sillage
8.2322 Ratings
Bottle
6.8309 Ratings
Value for money
6.6283 Ratings
Submitted by TheBladi11, last update on 17.06.2024.
Interesting Facts
The face of the advertising campaign is the Canadian actor and film producer Elliot Page.

Smells similar

What the fragrance is similar to
Reflection Man by Amouage
Reflection Man
Reflection 45 by Amouage
Reflection 45
Shiyaaka Silver / شياكة by Khadlaj / خدلج
Shiyaaka Silver
Ambre des Abysses by Houbigant
Ambre des Abysses
Pegasus by Parfums de Marly
Pegasus
Gaultier² (2022) by Jean Paul Gaultier
Gaultier² (2022)

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Leimbacher

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Leimbacher
Leimbacher
Top Review 34  
Umami a la Marsupilami
i was pleasantly surprised by "Guilty Elixir de Parfum PH" (what a name...). Not because the "Guilty" label is down for me, there are enough positive outliers in this very broad and colorful "family". It's much more because an enormously potent orange blossom apple beams at me here, which is most likely to pass as a wonderfully creamy mixture of heavyweights such as "Reflection Man", "Fleur de Male" and "Gaultier ²" - which should put enough weight on its shoulders, power in its lungs and pressure in its fragrant argumentation!

At first I thought this would be a hard-as-nails marzipan flatterer. This elixir seemed too different, too surprising, too special at first. My flask was rattling. But then it dawned on me every half minute that it wasn't marzipan at all that I was smelling, but incredibly dense orange blossom. Green, tangy, garnished with an even greener apple. A small miracle of technology and head and nose cinema. You can still smell it clearly the next day. And yes, I take a shower. Nevertheless, this is a stubborn little beast in chewing gum green. Buttery iris and vanilla provide the backbone and lend enormous suppleness. Up front, the orange blossom on steroids flickers and sizzles, but is still soft enough. An extremely floral yet powerful fragrance that could almost pass for a niche, yet is still accessible to sophisticated perfumistas. Unusual and great to clearly declare it as "Pour Homme". Rarely have you smelled a more intense powerhouse. Again and again. Could develop into a cult and insider tip. But today's man needs more delicate eggs to carry it off in a relaxed manner. Nicer Hulk with a bouquet of flowers. Kisses poison and bile.

Sillage: subtle is different
Flacon: green and poisonous, good and round
Longevity: easily over 10 hours on my wrist and in a cloud around me

Conclusion: interesting Guilty variation with fierce radiance and almost entirely new DNA - orange blossom overkill!
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Basti87

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Basti87
Top Review 19  
Best elixir on the designer market?
2023 or 2024 is the year to launch an elixir on the market. Dior led the way with Sauvage, and a number of designer brands have followed suit. Paco, Gaultier, Boss, here Gucci and even YSL Y will soon have an elixir. Most of those with this elixir additive are significantly more expensive and have almost niche prices. Of course, you should be skeptical if you are planning to buy such a designer. At least the Elixir versions from Dior and Gaultier were great successes in my eyes. Gucci has rather taken the Sauvage as a model here: 60ml at a lavish price of approx. 160€. Unfortunately, this Gucci is currently only available in 60ml, which of course makes the price quite higher than an economical 100ml bottle, which is now also available from Sauvage Elixir. If you search online, you can already find it for around €100, which is also quite expensive for a designer, especially as there are already quite a few niche fragrances available at good prices.
Designer or not, I think this Gucci is great! I can't do much with the brand, neither in terms of fashion nor most of the fragrances. After Guilty Cologne pour Homme, this is only my second fragrance from this brand in my collection. I found some of them quite ok, but I didn't really warm to them, especially from the designer range. For me, this Guilty Elixir is by far the best of this brand and also one of the best designer releases that have appeared in recent years. Of course, also because I am a big Reflection Man fan and also because this one is specifically in the Reflection 45 direction. If you're just looking for a cheaper clone, you won't save quite as much here and the fragrance DNA is by no means 1:1, which I think is a good thing. I have both Reflections and this Elixir is a great addition.

The perfumer is once again Bisch, who also created a great elixir for Le Male. I really appreciate his work and once again he has hit the mark. Here in collaboration with Gracia-Cetto, who is also an experienced and good lady in the business.
The packaging is absolutely not worthy of the price and is simply subterranean. Not Gucci-like and the style could at least have been inspired by Dior. Loveless green box, loveless green bottle, mediocre sprayer. Nothing classy here, but it's the content that counts.

The top note clearly goes in the direction of 45, but not quite as lush and heavy. The fragrance is already very easy to wear thanks to a pleasant freshness that resonates right from the start. A beautiful floral freshness that is not too feminine and is also reminiscent of Amouage's DNA. The light, powdery freshness of iris is also very present here. Overall, you get a lively and stylish fragrance for the first few hours with lots of orange blossom and a pleasant, subtle spiciness that you can actually wear for any occasion. Powdery iris also provides a great clean touch with sensuality. Sweetness from the base also sets in a little earlier and is reminiscent of a touch of Pegasus from Parfums de Marly, not quite as heavy here of course. But a slightly metallic sweetness is quite sexy and great. A pleasant ambroxan freshness is also very pleasant here and anything but annoying. Even if there are some similarities to fragrances, this is an independent fragrance for me. Although it is mainly inspired by Reflection 45, this is a great fragrance that you can also wear in midsummer without any problems.
Performance is really great and this is also a prerequisite for this price. Sillage really radiates extremely well and the fragrance should last in double digits.

For me, this is a great year-round fragrance that can be easily integrated into everyday life and also unfolds its great sensual effect in the evening. A great blend of niche quality and a crowdpleasing designer. The DNA is definitely very unique for the designer sector and stands out for people who don't want to smell like everyone else.
Too expensive for a blind buy, as you can already get 100ml Reflection for under 200€ and here 60ml even on offer for 100€. I think it's worth it, but everyone should decide for themselves.
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Sirbennyone

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Sirbennyone
Helpful Review 17  
One of the best designer fragrances at the moment! / A lighter alternative to my beloved Reflection Man (also 45)/ KLON?
Hello everyone,

You came out of nowhere, you were suddenly there and I didn't really know what to make of it...

What do I mean by that?

I don't actively follow the house's appearances so much and the last few years were mostly so-so... and the last really GOOD ones were a few years ago, so I didn't know what to expect... especially as I didn't even (to be honest) know the fragrance pyramid. So you can hardly be better - in the sense of unbiased.

An acquaintance from the souk gave me a sample and enthusiastically said to me "BENNY YOU MUST TEST THIS" .... and I thought to myself totally (") unenthusiastically yes ok...

But I didn't know what I was looking at...

A little backstory to what's about to happen. I have a certain history with Le Mâle Eau de Toilette (my entry into the fragrance world in 1999) and Reflection Man (it was my first niche fragrance in 2012 and my wedding fragrance in 2021) and a short time later came the Reflection 45 and I've also known the Darley for 10+ years, just by the way!
The Guilty Elixir de Parfum pour Homme has something of everything, fougere, floral, clean, pleasant, almost sparkling (seems so in the top note) only it is much lighter than all 4 (mentioned) and a BRIEF SUMMARY.

In the upscale designer range (in a price league with Chanel and possibly also Dior) is in my opinion one of the best fragrances you can currently buy up to 105€! And I say that honestly and with full conviction.

I really see testing it as a must,
especially if you like the direction and the H/S...

Now to the performance:

The current batches of Reflection Man (recommended until 2021), those of the current Reflection 45 unfortunately also (recommended until 2022 February not later), with Darley only until 2020 and that the more current Le Mâle Eau de Toilette is almost a cheek is well known, so if please only until 2020! And the Guilty Elixir de Parfum pour Homme puts all of them in its pocket with ease, with the Reflection 45 it is on a par and THAT is more than remarkable!
KLON?

NO!

But you can tell that the company has looked left and right on the market for inspiration. It's their style and not a KLON!

When + where!

Always!

I rarely say it like that, but it's true for this one. It always works, always fits (for every occasion and season).

And so far (tested for 2 weeks) the feedback has been AWESOME!
An upcoming star....., I wouldn't be surprised!

If I really wasn't convinced, I wouldn't recommend it to you! (At least for a test)

And now have a nice day/evening, or whatever you read this review, LG the Benny
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Emre95

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A Reflection Man clone???
Fragrance description: In terms of the fragrance category, it is similar to Reflection Man, but without being a real clone. The differences in comparison are that the Reflection Man smells more natural, floral and fresh than the Gucci. The Gucci is definitely sweeter and more synthetic. I prefer the Reflection Man from the DNA but find the Gucci fragrance quite good too.

Fragrance progression: The fragrance starts fresh, slightly sweet and somewhat floral. Later, it becomes sweeter and spicier. However, the freshness disappears quite quickly and the sweet and spicy notes quickly take over.

Compliments: This is my wife's favorite fragrance. But I haven't received any compliments yet. (Family and immediate surroundings excluded)

Longevity: The fragrance lasts on the skin for approx. 9 to 10 hours. On clothes about 12 hours. I spray the fragrance approx. 4 to a maximum of 6 times.

Sillage: Unfortunately, I can only smell the fragrance on myself for the first few hours. At some point I no longer notice the fragrance. However, once I sprayed the fragrance on at 6 a.m. and was back home at 6 p.m., my wife asked if I was wearing the Gucci fragrance. Even if I eventually become scent-blind from the fragrance itself, it is still present for others. It's not beast fashion, but it's at the top.

Usability: It's not really suitable for everything except midsummer, as the fragrance lacks the lightness for high temperatures. Otherwise suitable for everything.

Bottle: It's okay but unfortunately nothing special. But I really like the green. The cap and the sprayer are also just ok for the price.

Price/performance: I think the retail price of 164 euros for 60 ml is a bit high for what you get. However, you should not forget that this is a perfume concentration with a higher proportion of fragrance oil.

Overall assessment: I think the fragrance is a success. For me, it is one of the best releases in the designer segment. However, I would only buy the fragrance when it is on offer. If you extrapolate the retail price to 100 ml, you can also get fragrances from Parfums de Marly or Xerjoff. Nevertheless, it is a successful release, even if it is not a masterpiece in my opinion. 8/10 overall from me.
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DerDufteGuy

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The spicy, tangy surprise
As I pursued my hobby in the Galleria Kaufhof department and treated my nose to pretty much every fragrance, both to enjoy and to learn, after a while it got used to so many things and could hardly be surprised anymore. As I passed the Gucci stand, a nice salesperson drew my attention to a new arrival, which was immediately sprayed onto a test strip and held under my nose. And there it was, the fragrance that stood out. It drilled its way elegantly, wildly spicy with a certain sweetness through the already almost closed nose. It really surprised me right from the start. It was different from its colleagues on the Gucci shelf. It became more and more pleasant, milder and rounder the more I smelled it. Interest quickly built up, I hoped it wasn't just the positive first impression. The price wasn't wrong at first, then I saw the one-size-fits-all 60ml. Nothing bad at first, in combination with the price ok, if sillage and durability are strong. For me, it's important to smell what I like for a long time, just for me. Because a fragrance reflects my mood and reinforces it. Always positive, of course. I was given a sample for a longer test. At home, I intensified the spray on my neck and was able to enjoy it for many hours. I also tested it over the following days. A mistake? Perhaps. The fragrance continued to inspire me and I found it elegant for everyday wear. I think what happened all too quickly was an adaptation. I could always perceive it strongly for the first hour, then not at all. Not barely, but not at all. Since it wasn't like that on the first day, I don't blame it on the fragrance (even if it's not always so blatant for me with others), just on my nose/brain. Then the price would still be a bit too high for me, so I would wait for a discount campaign if I wanted it on the shelf. But then I think it will definitely go into the collection. The bottle is nothing special, but it suits the fragrance very well and looks simply elegant. I don't know why they didn't opt for the classic 50/100ml versions. But I think the reviews speak for themselves. Stable, great fragrance, with good longevity and a rather mediocre price/performance ratio. All in all, a great release for me this year.
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ScarletScentScarletScent 9 months ago
Smooth throughout, opens up spicier and smokier before becoming sweeter with leathery undertones. Dare I say worth the price
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AngeloManiAngeloMani 10 months ago
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Smells thick & very much like the note pyramid.
1990s vibe.
don't know why it's green... maybe a call-back to Envy?
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KuraiKurai 5 months ago
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Orange blossom used to be such a tender little scent. Until Gucci turned it into something strong, spicy and masculine
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Fraghead7Fraghead7 7 months ago
i can't wait to get my hands on this! i am so excited to sample it
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Topfpflanze3Topfpflanze3 7 months ago
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Yes, I can understand the comparison with Refelction Man. But it's not as "pure" as it is a little spicier and sweeter.
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