I generally like Gucci fragrances but Premiere has been a sort of disappointment - not a big one, the fragrance is too meek and indescript to create a big disappointment even. Maybe I'm anosmic to it or something because I can't smell any of the stated notes (per NST: bergamot, orange blossom, white flowers, musk, leather and wood). All I get is a sweet, perhaps peachy scent which reminds me of Guerlain's Idylle. However, it's very muted and disappears from my skin in 40 minutes. I'll have to pass. 2.5
Normally, I love Gucci (esp the Guilty trio), and I'm wondering why in the world they even bothered making Premiere at all. I bet if it weren't for Blake Lively being the face, it wouldn't be selling -- and even with her help, I doubt it's been all that successful, and I'm betting it won't be around long. That commercial with the city lights & sparkly gold evening gown -- they were apparently aiming for luxury & elegance & opulence, but I'm not getting that from the scent itself.
If I were to spritz lemon on a plank of plywood and then sniff the two together -- that's what it smells like to me. It opens with bergamot topnotes, then goes down into a fresh raw natural wood scent. And stops there. I really don't smell any other notes.
I think there's supposed to be leather in the base, but to me, the base just comes across as freshly-cut lumber -- like a raw wood plank from a lumberyard. And the topnotes are lemony. Lemon & lumber, go figure. I love Blake Lively and the ad, but this scent is a 'no' for me -- and after the hugely successful Guilty series (orig, Intense, and Black), I'm puzzled as to why they even bothered with this one -- what its purpose was in Gucci's overall fragrance collection. I don't think they needed it.
The solid gold bottle is beautiful, but you can't tell how much you have left.
However, the men's counterpart, the new Gucci "Made to Measure" cologne with James Franco -- smells awesome! I just got an insert in a Macy's catalog, and ILOVE it! They say it's supposed to be the men's version of Premiere. It's much better than Premiere!!
I was completely underwhelmed by this perfume that has no lasting power.
On my 2nd bottle!! Men and women seem to love this. Somewhat luxury musky but not woodsy musky. Very expensive and the lotion is about the same price which is crazy.
If I could sum up this perfume in a few words it would have to be, "it's really nice BUT,". Fortunately I think that this stuff smells so nice it has a woody musky feel to it, BUT there is absolutely no staying power. If I'm going to shell out 60 almost to 90 bucks on a fragrance it better have some sort of staying power. Everything works with this scent besides the staying power. It is disappointing because I would love to buy this if it had staying power!
The scent has this elegant, luxurious connotation to it. That's probably why I liked it so much.The bottle represents this too. I also find this perfume is more suited an older, more established woman. The staying power is good. The scent reminded me of Dolce & Gabbana 'The One' and Paco Rabanne 'Lady Million'... I don't know why, maybe because I also feel those perfumes have that sophisticated, luxurious, 'rich-girl' attitude about them. It is pricey, but worth to keep as a special occasion perfume.
I really like the commercial with Blake Lively so I ordered a sample from Gucci. It smells very sophisticated, luxury and elegant, without being too light or too powery, just like the idea from the commercial, which i absolutely love. But it doesn't last long , the smell vanished after 40min or so. I can't imagine reapplying it for several times per day. The bottle design is very nice but the price is way too ridiculous for the product itself. I will not repurchase it.
I love this perfume! My boyfriend and parents commented on how good this smells. The only problem is it doesn't last very long, but i am ok with that becuase I don't like strong perfumes anyways. I was debating between this and Marc Jacobs Daisy, but I just love the way this smells. I liked the smell of Daisy too, but I guess I'll buy that later if I decide I need it.. but with the Gucci, I think I am going to start carrying it with me when I go out becuase the scent only lasts for a few hours. Other than that, I love it!
I heard Gucci just came out with a new fragrance so I was eager to try it and I scored a sample from Sephora. I really thought I would like this, but it didn't seem to work with my chemistry. It just smelled like a bad cologne on me. I will not purchase.
I first smelled this in a magazine and fell in love. I bit the bullet and payed the hefty price of over $100 for the 2.5 oz bottle. The bottle itself is gorgeous! I immediately wore it the following day after purchasing it and realized the staying power is TERRIBLE! I couldn't smell it on me within hours of applying it. Disappointed.