Summary: No Tea for you. Everbody talks about the tea note but in my nose this note is put in the background by the cinamon note, it'sad because I love tea notes. But it's exquisite and manly frag, old spicy. A blast of pipe and red Pepper introduce the show, the cinamon shine and the end olive oil, insane, goodness note close to the skin, I love this! Avarage long/sillage but the scent do the job.
Summary: The only positive thing about this fragrance is its initial blast that lasts for 45 seconds and quickly fades into a foggy remnants of its short lived glory. If the initial blast lasted longer, this would be in my opinion one of the best creations of Karine Dubreuil. However, this failure of design and composition, and the fragrance's non-existent sillage are a nail in the coffin for this "what might have been" scent. Still, this is my signature fragrance.
Summary: I have two tester bottles of this scent since there were news that this was to ne discontinued. Apparently not! Still, i'm happy that i got a back up bottle of gphII. It smells to me like black tea and cola. Woodsy in the drydown. I get good longevity, lasting around 7 hours on me. Projection, however, is another story. For the first hour or two, i get wafts of this scent. Probably others could smell it from 6 inches away. But after that, gphII becomes a skin scent.
Summary: Definitely not GPH I, but still an amazing fragrance in its own right (my fiancé's all time favourite) and the final great to ever be released by Gucci. However, while GPH I is certainly a one-of-a-kind, modern classic, and one near and dear to my own heart, between the two, if ONE smelled ANYTHING AT ALL LIKE "pencil shavings", I would have to say it's the first one, unless, of course, the formula for GPH II has recently changed.
Summary: II am one of these repetitive boring people that go on and on about GPH2's darker brother GPH1. You know,.... best edt ever made, why did Gucci stop this, I'll pay anything to get it, etc etc (see my review) Also I am an addict of tea and I put cinnamon on everything including my breakfast cereal and in my coffee. So it's really weird here then as all I ever smelt with GPH2 is Pencil Sharpenings. Btw .....yes it's phasing out ...but you can get it everywhere....
Summary: Just like many before me have stated, if it wasn't for the very poor sillage and longevity, this would be a modern and timeless masterpiece. Even when sprayed on your clothes and hair it has a very short life....and this usually works wonders for other weak colognes. It's not too often when a new mens fragrance comes along that is truly distinct, unique and beautiful beyond words, but Gucci Pour Homme II is all three.
Summary: Swiss Army knife. Casual? Yep. Business? Yep Date? Yep Formal? Sure why not. Funeral? Yep Church? Yep Season? All of them. I get pretty much get 4 main scents out of this. Violet leaf, cinnamon, tobacco, and of course tea. When hearing this you'd think sounds like a nice fall or winter scent. However there is enough freshness in it to be worn on cooler summer days. Sexy, calming, confident, and classy rolled into one.