Now we all know that I'm just a little bit obsessed with scents.
Perfume has to be one of my favourite things ever. After all, one size fits all and scent just seems to make each 9 to 5 a little more dreamy. However as much as I love finding a new scent, much of my collection is made up of scents that I just buy again and again. Naming and shaming Lady Million (Paco Rabone), Intimately (Beckham), Very Irresistible (Givenchy), Guilty (Gucci) and Rush 2 (Gucci).
The latter, Rush 2, is the little culprit I want to chat about today.
I love this scent but you hear so little about it and when you do hear something, its not always complimentary.
You only have to look at the bottle design before instant realisation that the Rush scents are the wild cards of the Gucci scent stable.
Square and brightly coloured, there is nothing particularly pretty, classy or alluring about these bottles. Strange because usually Gucci scents are dressed in gold and equal instant sophistication in a bottle.
Now the gamble in the form of the original Rush seems to have paid of, been awarded the holy five stars in Perfumes, The Guide (my bible! Link to updated version here!) and suggested by its authors as the perfect scent for a night out; new; confident; so reckless, so spur of the moment but also cosy and alive.
Now cosy and alive, well actually, that is exactly how I would describe Rush 2. However, the "bible" describes Rush 2 as a dull one liner worth a meagre two stars.
No, no, noooo.
I LOVE wearing Gucci, Rush 2 and I have never ever found a scent like it and I've tried A LOT of scents. Rush 2 IS unique and fantastic.
A tea rose floral with some musk and more unusual notes such as Blackcurrant and Banana. I agree that it doesn't come across as particularly musky or sexy. Yet, it's still alluring and I think, we've noted before, Rush 2 seems to be the one that the men compliment (see my earlier post here. Ooh and there's another one proclaiming my love here)
Gucci Rush 2 just feels so right and always makes me happy. Sometimes this scent is the only scent that will do or indeed, is capable of making me smile. I can turn to it whatever time of year it is and it gives me the confidence for a big night out or a little inspiration to get out of bed in the morning.
Contrary to other reviews, I have never had a problem with its lasting power. It seems to last on me and yep, it has that rhythm and those fluttering notes I've talked about before.
If you can find it (and I worry as it increasingly hard to find), you've just got to give this one a sniff and a spritz on the skin. Its just so unique, let it settle in to your skin for an hour or so and just maybe you will be tempted to snap up a bottle for yourself and then of course, let me know what you think!
What scent do you turn to again and again? Has anybody tried the Guerlain scent, La Petite Robe Noire? It makes me think of stoles (not that I remember ever wearing one) and log fires, a must for my Autumn collection, I think.