New Perfume Review Gucci Bloom Ambrosia di Fiori- One Flower Too Many


One of the things which makes perfume composition difficult is you can have too much of a good thing. It is easy to think a floral fragrance should have many of those included. The real effort is to choose the right two or three; striking a balance. A precise balance. It was what made Gucci Bloom stand out three years ago. A near-perfect recipe of four florals which stands for what seems to be the reinvigoration of the fragrance side of Gucci.

Alessandro Michele

Creative director Alessandro Michele and perfumer Alberto Morillas managed to follow that up with two excellent flankers; Bloom Acqua di Fiori and Bloom Nettare di Fiori. They did this by adding in something which created new compelling fragrances. A year ago they released Bloom Gocce di Fiore where they changed the concentrations of the original ingredients. It was terrible except as an example that they made the right decision in the choices made in the original. For the end of 2019 the most recent flanker, Gucci Bloom Ambrosia di Fiori, split the difference.

Alberto Morillas

M. Morillas is again behind the wheel as the original four florals; Rangoon creeper, jasmine, tuberose, and orris take their places. For this version the tuberose concentration is increased a lot. The extra flower added is Damask rose. There are lots of floral perfumes which feature Damask rose and tuberose. They are a classic floral pairing. They are also two of the strongest ingredients in perfumery. In the case of Bloom Ambrosia di Fiori they nearly overwhelm everything else. The only one of the other florals which gets a tiny foothold is jasmine. This is all there is on my skin, rose and tuberose.

Bloom Ambrosia di Fiori has 12-14 hour longevity and above average sillage.

This is not the train wreck last year’s Bloom Gocce di Fiore was. Instead it is an example of what happens when you add one flower too many to something that is great on its own.

Disclosure: This review is based on a sample provided by Gucci.

Mark Behnke

One thought on “New Perfume Review Gucci Bloom Ambrosia di Fiori- One Flower Too Many

  1. The petal that broke the flower's neck, it would seem. Well thought out and executed flankers are wonderful and exciting reinterpretations of original ideas (a la Pierre Guillaume's "decimal" works) or new ingredients or amounts of already presnet materials (a la MUGLER A*Men line Zest, Tonka, Havane, etc). What I loathe and roll my eyes at are the eternal boring vapid flankers ( Yeah DIOR I'm looking at you: Absolutley Blooming?) that take an original avant-garde icon (strawberries & salty popcorn) and make it a watery caricature of itself. It would seem I was smart to purchase decant of Acqua Netttare & original BLOOM just after Nettar debuted). I am not sure I even know (or want to) what Groce means?!? Ambrosia (being a big fan of the original consumers of such, the Greek pantheon) find "Ambrosia" as an epithet a damn hard sell. For my sweet candy Sephora guilty pleasure fix I reach for Mme Andrier's succulently sinful sheen in PRADA Candy Night..

    smell swell & be well…and thanks for the Nose up on this jus. I am a rabid Morillas fanboy and his prolific rate of release is getting up there with DSH's, if it hasn't alrready surpassed it, and it's hard for a gypsy on a budget to get to them all.

    You are a light in a dark crowded room, and for that I thank you

    JR xox

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