Notes from Paris is a series of posts from Valerie Nahmias, Beauty Editor of Femina Magazine in Paris. Brought together by our mutual friend and fashion photographer, Franco Lacosta, her posts will be featured each month bringing us her insights on beauty from products to fabulous tips! Last time, Valerie talked about the Art of Illumination! Today she lets us in on how Gucci allows you to be who you want to be.
Model: Actor James Franco
Photo: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
Gucci by Gucci Sport pour Homme: Eau de Toilette 50ml 55€/$65 USD
" Who makes the girls in love ? " Could be the third question asked by Gucci’s perfumes, after " Whom am I? " and " Who would I like to be? " As requested by the talented Frida Giannini, Artistic Director and Manager of the brand, little brother - Gucci by Gucci is born. Cheerful, sports and quite good-looking, he isn't any less Italian « calienté » and is comprised of aromas of citrus fruits and freshness as Casanova distribute kisses.
The tradition is passed on from father to son, and small Gucci Sport arises from a lineage of charmers in its innate elegance. It's confirmed upon viewing the package, endowed with three red and green stripes, the ribbon emblem of the House… and the presence of the bit on the heavy cork of metal silver… and legendary signature of Guccio Gucci engraved on the flask.
But I speak, I speak, and during this time the perfume spreads subtly camphorated notes of cardamom which do not miss its character! It looks like a bouquet of mature figs infiltrating into their trail, followed by a sensual woody patchouli note, a note very loved by the "famiglia". We are in the south of Italy. Smell this perfume, feel his energy, he tells you a secret... "you can be who you want to be". Everything is possible. Doors are open. One thing is for sure : here is another Gucci which will make speak about him!
Valerie is the Beauty Editor of Paris' Femina Magazine and it's blog Redaction Beaute and has spent her years in the fashion/beauty industry. She was an assistant at French Elle Magazine for Carine Roitfeld (who is now French Vogue's Editor in Chief) and wrote the book, Pour Etre Belle.