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Everything you need to know about Gucci

By Lauren Carbran
 

Once upon a time, Gucci was born. And we’re smitten with this luxurious brand – it’s right up there on our perfume podium. So here’s everything you need to know about the history, fashion and fragrance…

MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 22: A detail at the Gucci show during Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on February 22, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Estrop/Getty Images)1881

Guccio Gucci is born in Florence, Italy. He’s the son of an Italian merchant.

1900s

As a teenager, Gucci becomes a lift boy at London’s Savoy Hotel. He’s inspired by the elegant upper class and their luggage and travel accessories, so returns to Italy to start designing his own.

1921

He becomes well known for his leather craftsmanship and accessories, and opens his first shop in Florence.

1947

The signature Gucci leather bag is created. Mmmm, dreamy.

1953

Gucci dies and his family open Gucci stores in Paris, London, Beverly Hills, Palm Beach and Tokyo.

21999

Gucci Rush for her launches, a floral bouquet of peony, gardenia, violet and jasmine. Lush!

2007

Created for the modern woman, Gucci By Gucci for her oozes guava, pear, honey and musk for a sensual, feminine scent. We love this for everyday wear.

2011

Gucci Guilty Pour Homme has arrived. It’s a fresh blend of lavender, lemon, orange flower and cedarwood. And we love it. #guilty

2015

Gucci brings out a perfume like never before. Gucci Bamboo Eau de Parfum is an exotic, powerful scent combining ylang ylang, sandalwood and Italian bergamot. We’re wearing ours right now. Mmm.

The spring/summer 16 fashion collection is inspired by geek chic, and includes green lace, red skirts, bright frills and transparent dresses (that’s right).

gucci guilty pour homme2016

As if Gucci couldn’t treat us any more! Gucci Bamboo Eau de Toilette launches and adds pear, vanilla and amber to the mixture. Perfect for summer nights? Yes.

2017

Hello new men’s fragrance! Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Homme is an ultra-masculine blend of golden wood, patchouli and vetiver – perfect for a black-tie shindig.

Gucci autumn/winter 17 collection has an eccentric theme – checked shirts, floral skirts, lace tights – and oriental prints are SO in…

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