The lion’s majestic essence inspires the latest elixir of pure opulence, The Heart of Leo Eau de Parfum, to join The Alchemist’s Garden collection of fragrances. This new scent encapsulates the nobility and strength of the creature, blending resinous Myrrh and the smoky profile of Incense with an exhilarating Blackcurrant Accord. The result is an enduring trail, both fruity and ambery, as powerful as the animal it represents.

The Alchemist’s Garden Collection

The story of The Alchemist’s Garden is one of rare and refined ingredients. Drawing from the art of alchemy, each scent bottles the essence of nature into a sublime distillation, with hero ingredients linked to the distinctive codes of the House. A collection of eaux de parfum, perfumed oils, and acque profumate (meaning “scented waters”), the compositions are designed to be layered together, shifting and magnifying in character when paired with each other. The beauty of alchemy is in the transformation: when layered, the scents become new expressions of art and reveal the magic of unseen worlds.

Bringing her vision together with Gucci’s, perfumer Amandine Clerc Marie takes inspiration from a specific image, story or character before creating a scent. For this fragrance, she imagines a fearless lion in search of the world’s most precious ingredients. Olibanum and Blackcurrant are blended with Myrrh, capturing the animal’s strength in a deep scent that exudes warmth, sensuality, and richness.

The Alchemist’s Garden The Heart of Leo Eau de Parfum

The Heart of Leo Eau de Parfum highlights the lion’s power and elegance blending sweet and acidic Blackcurrant Accord at the top, smoky Olibanum Extract at the heart, and resinous Myrrh Essential Oil at the base.

The noble lion begins its journey in the Arabian Peninsula, where the Olibanum grows. As the scent of resin travels across continents, the lion explores Africa, where it discovers the balsamic nectar of Myrrh. The Myrrh Essential Oil is distilled to reveal its spicy warmth and sharp edge. To sweeten the lion’s journey back to the moon, the animal gently extracts blackcurrants’ juice, creating a concentrated syrup known as Blackcurrant Accord with a rich sweetness and acidulous tones. The fruit’s essence is captured and refined through an innovative method that reconstitutes the core aroma.

The Heart of Leo Eau de Parfum is manufactured using alcohol made from 100% recycled carbon emissions, contributing towards the enchanting journey of its fruity, ambery trail.

Layering Tips

There are seven recommended layering combinations for Gucci The Heart of Leo, each designed to bring to life the beauty of its noble, resinous facets in new and surprising ways:

▪ Amplify the scent’s complex magnetism by adding A Forgotten Rose perfumed oil, imbuing the blend with the richness of Rose.

▪ Infuse the scent with floral notes by layering it under A Chant for the Nymph Eau de Parfum, fusing Incense and Myrrh with Frangipani Accord for a sweet and floral top note.

▪ Create an even more opulent scent by bringing the fragrance together with The Eyes of the Tiger Eau de Parfum, mesmerizing with golden intensity.

▪ Add sensuality with A Reason to Love Eau de Parfum and its Rose-tinged Oud Accord to pair perfectly with The Heart of Leo’s duo of resins.

▪ Intensify Myrrh notes by infusing rich Oud with A Nocturnal Whisper perfumed oil.

▪ Complement the fragrance’s ambery duo of Incense and Myrrh with the musky Lavender of Moonlight Serenade acque profumate.

▪ Blend the scent with Moonlight Serenade acque profumate and A Forgotten Rose perfumed oil for an aromatic, ambery infusion, bringing floral tones of Rose and Lavender to Myrrh and the smoky profile of Incense.

The Packaging

The Heart of Leo is encased in a black lacquered glass flacon that embodies the strength and grace of a lion. The symbol graces the top of the bottle, which is gilded with decorative gold-colored foliage loosely shaped like a heart and finished with a green bow. At its center is the Gucci logo and the poetic name of the scent. The fragrance is presented with a gold-shaded stopper and placed within a black box and delicate black fabric pouch with a silk drawstring.

The Campaign

The beauty and mystery of the natural world have long been an inspiration to Gucci. Through the lens of Paulette Tavormina, The Alchemist’s Garden pulses with the enchanting allure of a magical garden. The campaign captures billowing bouquets sprouting from golden chalices and unique instruments, showcasing the refined ingredients in the collection. Colorful flowers, ripe fruits, and hidden wildlife create a backdrop for Gucci The Heart of Leo to unveil its powerful language.