Gucci will launch The Alchemist's Garden, a new collection of 15 fragrance items (4 perfumed oils, 7 perfumes, 3 scented waters and 1 scented candle). The Alchemist's Garden shares its name with designer Alessandro Michele's Fall / Winter 2017 collection. All of the fragrances were developed by perfumer Alberto Morillas.
Gucci's first Haute Perfumery line, The Alchemist's Garden unfolds within an imagined laboratory filled with curious jars and mesmerizing scents. Blended by master perfumer Alberto Morillas under Alessandro Michele's creative direction, the customizable collection made up of eaux de parfum, perfumed oils and acque profumate ("scented waters") is inspired by the art of alchemy and fragrance-making, formulated to be layered and blended together to create a unique, personalized fragrance combination. Built around a hero ingredient linked to the distinctive codes of the House, each scent can be magnified, muted or fused with other fragrances from the luxury collection to create a one-of-a-kind sillage.
A Kiss From Violet (Perfume Oil; green bottle shown above center) ~ "An extract of Violet blended with notes of Iris and Musks, the delicate oil will accentuate the powdery, floral notes of each composition." 20 ml, $410.
A Nocturnal Whisper (Perfume Oil; green bottle shown above center) ~ "An Oud extract blended with Benzoin, Leather, and Saffron, this dark, animalic scent will add contrast and complexity to the perfumes." 20 ml, $410.
A Forgotten Rose (Perfume Oil; green bottle shown above center) ~ "An extract of Bulgarian Rose blended with notes of Pink Pepper and Musk, this oil has a fresh nature that will enhance the perfumes’ floralcy." 20 ml, $410.
Ode on Melancholy (Perfume Oil; green bottle shown above center) ~ "A combination of vibrant and warm notes of Cedar, Cypriol, Patchouli, and Sandalwood, the charismatic scent will emphasize each blend’s elegance and sillage." 20 ml, $410.
A Song for the Rose (Eau de Parfum; clear blue glass version of bottle shown above right) ~ "An expression of absolute femininity, Bulgarian Rose extract is captured in its purest form, just before its harvest in the field. Blended with sweet Musk and strong Woods notes." $330 for 100 ml.
The Voice of the Snake (Eau de Parfum; black glass version of bottle shown above right) ~ "A powerful and captivating scent, Oud is combined with Patchouli and notes of Saffron for an intense, woody fragrance that captures the mysterious and hypnotizing nature of the snake." $330 for 100 ml.
The Eyes of the Tiger (Eau de Parfum; bottle shown above right) ~ "An opulent Amber extract blended with woody Ciste resin and a dark hint of Vanilla, "The Eyes of the Tiger" evokes Chinese mythology which connects amber to the "soul of a tiger” descended to earth and embodies the feline's dangerous and sensitive nature." $330 for 100 ml.
The Virgin Violet (Eau de Parfum; bottle shown above right) ~ "Dominating a delicate composition of Musk and Iris petals, Violet extract emits a soft, powdery fragrance. Bold Vanilla notes nuance the graceful scent with a deep character." $330 for 100 ml, also available in a scented candle, $475 for 540g.
Winter's Spring (Eau de Parfum; bottle shown above right) ~ "Representing the first sign of spring at the end of winter, Mimosa blends with notes of Pepper and Musk. A bright and joyful scent, "Winter's Spring" conveys an immediate rush of energy and light." $330 for 100 ml.
The Last Day of Summer (Eau de Parfum; bottle shown above right) ~ "Evoking the distinctive scent of changing seasons, "The Last Days of Summer" references the House's connection to the symbolism of the renewal of life and death. The sumptuous and warm fragrance is made up of Cedarwoods, Cypress and Nutmeg, nuanced by powerful woody and earthy notes of Patchouli and Vetiver." $330 for 100 ml.
Tears of Iris (Eau de Parfum; bottle shown above right) ~ "One of the most ancient ingredients in perfumery, the Iris flower emits a sensual, woody scent blended with Sandalwood, Angelica Seeds and Musks." $330 for 100 ml.
A Winter Melody (Scented Water; bottle shown above left) ~ "An extract of Cypress blended with notes of Bergamot and Rose, the resinous and fresh fragrance conveys a crisp facet to the perfumes." $240 for 150 ml.
Moonlight Serenade (Scented Water; bottle shown above left) ~ "An extract of Lavender blended with notes of Sage and Tonka bean creates an invigorating and vintage inspired accord that will tint the eaux de parfum with an aromatic shade." $240 for 150 ml.
Fading Autumn (Scented Water; bottle shown above left) ~ "Notes of Cedar, Cypriol, Patchouli, and Sandalwood are blended to create a woody fragrance that will enhance the texture of other ingredients through its wrapping intensity." $240 for 150 ml.
Gucci The Alchemist's Garden is available now for pre-order at the brand website.