The new fragrance from Gucci – Gucci Bloom – launched in duty-free stores around the world on August 1 – if you’re flying soon this floral scent should be on your wishlist…
As previewed on Duty Free Hunter (see story) a couple of months ago Gucci Bloom is a big deal. The first pillar fragrance from the Italian superbrand under the auspices of Alessandro Michele and backed up by a beautiful campaign featuring actress Dakota Johnson, actress and model Hari Nef and artist Petra Collins. Read below for the full scoop and images from the campaign.
The fragrance is rolling out in duty-free stores worldwide from August 1 – with the slight exception of the UK where the launch is set for August 16 with World Duty Free. More on that to follow!
GUCCI BLOOM: DEBUTING THE FIRST FRAGRANCE BY ALESSANDRO MICHELE
“I wanted a rich white floral fragrance, a courageous scent that transports you to a vast garden filled with many flowers and plants, a bouquet of abundance. The garden is as beautiful as women are; colourful, wild, diverse, where there is everything. GUCCI BLOOM smells of this garden in order to travel to a place that is not there,” Alessandro Michele.
Flowering from the authentic spirit of the women Alessandro Michele champions is an attitude of freedom to be who you want to be. Mixed with the color, decoration and pattern of the creative director’s design canon, the women he dresses are flourishing in a natural, expressive and individual way: they are in bloom.
The first Gucci fragrance developed wholly under Alessandro Michele’s creative vision encapsulates this modern philosophy that is the guiding vision for the House. GUCCI BLOOM celebrates the authenticity, vitality and diversity of the women he designs for, and those that identify themselves in his vision.
True to who they are, these young women experience life and its fruits, blooming into their real selves. They convey their personal point-of-view without conventional limitations. They live for memorable experiences, to create stories and connect and be inspired by the objects, culture and art they choose to be surrounded by.
Architect of every element of the scent, Alessandro Michele has infused GUCCI BLOOM’s idea of lushness, life and vigor in each fragrant note, the dreamy campaign and its unconventional design.
Blended by master perfumer Alberto Morillas with direction from Alessandro Michele, the fragrance is created to unfold like its name. The creative director envisioned the scent as a thriving garden full of diverse types of flowers and the rich perfume it emits.
Authenticity is woven through qualitative, highly concentrated natural ingredients. Notes blossom out like a concentration of flowers, the unique expression of the new to the world ingredients, brings a new olfactory experience.
Natural Tuberose absolute harvested from India is interlaced with natural Jasmine absolute. Jasmine bud extract, obtained through an exclusive method of co-extraction that blends a natural quality of jasmine and captive molecules to impart a fresh green and petal scent on the skin. GUCCI BLOOM also features notes of another plant used in perfume making for the first time, the Rangoon Creeper. Discovered in South India, the Rangoon Creeper embodies the new scent’s concept and name, as it changes color from white, gradually darkens to pink then finally to red when it blooms. The vine’s flowers are redolent with a slightly powdery feminine floral perfume.
An arbiter and seeker of beauty, Alessandro Michele ideated a flacon and packaging that encapsulates the fragrance’s spirit dedicated to the diversity of women.
“The bottle is not designed feminine to seduce men, but to keep company with the women who wear the perfume. Retro and tender because of its color, with clean, slender lines, and not crafted in transparent glass – it is instead lacquered, reminiscent of porcelain, a material that I love very much,” he said.
A vintage powder pink shades the lacquered square-shaped bottle, appliquéd with the Gucci label ribbed and framed in black. The outer carton is covered inside and outside in Herbarium, a red-and-white toile de Jouy House print of leaves, cherry branches and flowers framed in black.
Encapsulating the very meaning of GUCCI BLOOM, the campaign’s idea is revealed through the contemporary women of Gucci: actress Dakota Johnson, actress and model Hari Nef and artist Petra Collins. Friends of Alessandro Michele, they have a special connection with the House, their talent resonating with Gucci’s new vision. Their diverse individual beauty is shot by Glen Luchford, allowing them to radiate in the campaign’s transformative setting. They wear GUCCI BLOOM during their day in the city, and it changes the surrounding urbanity into an imaginary stroll in a fantastical English garden. Tea on a sidewalk flourishing with blooms, walking in an apartment overgrown with verdant plants, and swimming at dusk in a lake entangled with shimmering flowers and reeds.
Dancing, strolling, rejoicing in being free and full of life: this trio embodies Gucci’s new vitality and the captivating, transporting nature of GUCCI BLOOM.
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