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Top 4 Gucci Flora Perfume To Buy & Which 1 To Avoid Buying

Which Gucci Flora Perfume Is The Best?

Gucci Flora collection is a truly floral perfume collection. It comes in many variations. I’m covering the variations below because you can easily find them at retail stores like Sephora. The first recommendation is truly unique and one Gucci Flora you should avoid is also mentioned below. 

There are great choices in the Gucci Flora perfume collection. I can find almost all of them at 50-70% off online. Gucci Flora line is not super unique (except #1 recommendation below), so it’s relatively easy to find dupes for them. I have linked great dupe options for the Gucci Flora line.  

Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Lavender is one of the limited editions of the Gorgeous Gardenia. It means that if you love it, you have to get it now. 

This is a great perfume. I’m not taken as much by Gorgeous Gardenia, which you will see below, but I am impressed by the Lavender limited edition. 

Lavender limited edition does not smell like lavender to me at all, the scent is more like lilac than lavender. Lilac scents usually only appear in niche perfumes because it is an expensive ingredient to be the main note here. This is the case with Lavender limited edition. 

Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Lavender limited edition retails for $85 per 1.6 oz bottle. It smells very similar to the niche fragrance Amourage Lilac Love which retails for $270 per 1.6 oz.

Lavender limited edition has the floral scents similar to the original Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia. The positive points are that the floral notes in Lavender limited edition have stronger projection and are sweeter than the original Gorgeous Gardenia. As it dries down, its lilac scent (well maybe it’s lavender although it doesn’t smell like it) becomes quite velvety and powdery.

It is a unique scent in the mass fragrance world. Frankly it smells like a great niche perfume that you have to discover at a special perfume shop in Tribeca. The choices in the Gorgeous Gardenia segment have below average lasting power. Lavender limited edition stays on for 3 hours for me, not the worst in this line! 

Due to its unique composition, strong projection, price to value ratio, Lavender limited edition is a good buy at this price. Compared to most niche perfumes that will cost you over $250 per small bottle, Lavender limited edition’s low staying power can be forgiven. 

This Gucci Flora limited edition perfume has dupes but not many. I’ve linked some below.

Gucci Flora is the ultimate floral Gucci perfume for women because it is *totally 110%* floral. 

Launched in 2010, the whole Flora collection all have similar scents with a little variation depending on the flower each scent is trying to emphasize. 

In Gucci Flora perfume, it is sweet with pink and white floral. When you open the bottle, you will be *shocked* by the rush of all kinds of floral scents. It is sweet but not gourmand sweet, it is floral sweet with peonies and roses on patchouli. It isn’t spicy, and it is a little citrusy IMO. It is a refreshing perfume as you walk into a flower garden with all peonies and roses at full bloom. 

As it dries down, even though the perfumer’s official notes state that Gucci Flora perfume has sandalwood and osmanthus, it is very hard to find the dark notes, because it is *so intensely* floral. 

Again, this perfume is intense, rich and floral, and sexy and feminine. 

Gucci Flora perfume can be an all-season perfume which is why I like it. Gucci Flora has enough depth that it works in colder months as well. Although not super refreshing IMO, this floral scent will always work in the spring and summer months. This collection has average lasting power, including the Gucci Flora. 

Gucci Flora perfume’s full price is $80 for the 1.0 oz (30 ml) bottle. I always find it under $40 per 1.0 oz which is HALF OFF the full price now. I have linked a great dupe below too.

Gucci Flora perfume is amazing, but the Gorgeous Gardenia in this Flora collection isn’t for everyone. 

New packaging with more florals on the bottle launched in 2021 is essentially with the old packaging and I’ve included both photos for your reference. Flora Gorgeous Gardenia launched in 2012 and has been on the shelf ever since. The official website states that the top notes include pear, gardenia and red berries – frankly it doesn’t smell like pear or gardenia at all IMO. 

At open, the Flora Gorgeous Gardenia has strong white florals. Its floral scents are similar to the Gucci Flora, but its sweetness is very different. It isn’t floral all the way and it isn’t sweet or gourmand all that much.

It smells quite similar to Juicy Couture’s Viva La Juicy, but with *even* weaker projection and weaker lasting power. 

This could be an all-occasion perfume. But due to its low lasting power, I would only use it in the spring and summer when I don’t have layers of clothes on. 

This retails for $65 per 1.0 oz but I always can find it for $30 per 1.0 oz online. I’ve linked the cheaper options and dupes right here.

Gucci Flora has an EDP and an EDT. Some perfumes’ EDP vs EDT are like completely different scents, but not Gucci Flora perfumes.

The EDT and EDP are exactly the same scent, except EDT is a little lighter with the same exact notes. 

Gucci Flora EDT doesn’t get the new packaging in 2021 (yet). Only Gucci Flora EDP got the new packaging.

IMO you can wear EDT in the spring and summer but less likely to use it in fall and winter. Since it is a super floral scent, at the EDT level, I find it not long lasting enough for my usage in colder months when I have multiple layers of clothes on (I live in NYC). If you are only looking for a spring or summer fragrance, Gucci Flora EDT would be a great option. It can also be a good hair mist during the colder months so that you can smell more of the scent. 

Gucci Flora EDT sells at a lower price as it has lower perfume concentrate. You can find it at most retail stores for $65 per 1.0 oz. I always find it online for $35 per 1.0 oz which is HALF OFF here. I have linked a great dupe here. 

Gucci Flora Emerald Gardenia is a limited edition EDT. It comes in a cute vintage green bottle in a smaller 1.7 oz bottle or a full size 3.4 oz bottle.

This is a floral scent. It has a sweetness in its white florals. Similar to Gorgeous Gardenia, this scent is floral, but *disappointingly* it is a very *generic* scent.

It reminds me of any sweet floral perfume that you can grab from a NYC street corner vendor for $10.

Sadly another critical failure – this perfume has the lowest staying power of any Gucci perfumes I can find in stores. 

For $85, you can get a 1.7 oz bottle, which makes it $50 per oz. There are *so many* BETTER dupes out there if you are going to spend $50 per oz on a perfume that smells generic and does not last at all… 

Here are some dupes’ links, frankly I don’t understand why anyone would buy this perfume at this price… 

Best for date: Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Lavender 

Best for daytime: Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Lavender 

Best for spring / summer: Gucci Flora Perfume EDP

Best for fall / winter: Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia

Best for work: Gucci Flora Perfume EDP

You can get Gucci Flora collection online for about HALF OFF the full price usually. 

Most Gucci Flora perfumes sell for $80 per 1.0 oz (30 ml). 

I can always find Gucci Flora perfumes online for around $30 – $40 per 1.0 oz. 

I have linked cheaper places to buy them and great dupe options throughout this review.

Gucci Flora perfumes can be found almost everywhere in store and everywhere online. 

I love shopping for this perfume online because it’s always possible to find them at HALF OFF online with the same quality. I have linked many cheaper places to buy throughout this review.

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