Not to toot my own horn but over the years, I’ve developed a sort of knack when it comes to perfume-induced compliment quotients. It’s part of my job to test practically every new fragrance that lands on the market, and anyone close to me in life can attest that my office desk (RIP), bathroom vanity, and dresser are so completely congested with bottles and nozzles that you can’t even spot land. (Literally, you would need a compass and treasure map to find an open space.)
Of course, I have personal favorites and signatures I’m especially partial to, but most days, I’m experimenting with a completely new scent. And trust me. When you’re getting around that much in the scent circuit, you start to notice patterns and coincidences when you wear certain brands or scent families. For instance, when I wore a different perfume every single day for a month, the vanilla-spiked fragrances earned me the most admirable comments and exclamations like, “Oh my God, what are you wearing?!” I’ve also noticed that every single time I wear perfume from legendary Italian brand Gucci, I get compliments as well. (Compliments, of course, aren’t everything. If I love a perfume, I’ll wear it regardless of what anyone else thinks, but there is something special about smelling just damn enchanting, am I right?)
Since I’ve been getting lots of questions about my favorite Gucci perfumes lately, I put together a star-studded list featuring 10 of the brand’s standout perfumes. After rating my own favorites and taking into account the reviews and ratings at top retailers, I feel pretty confident saying these are the all-time best Gucci perfumes ever made. Keep scrolling and pick your poison.