Excerpt: Too hyped up. I bought this based on reviews, never having tried it. I don't regret it, but I won't buy it again. It's a nice fresh scent, little too subtle for my liking. Smells like an expensive deodorant.
Pros: Clean & Fresh, Great Smell, Not Overpowering
Summary: in my skin i really get the tea and tobacco , and i think for me at least the only way to pass the tobacco is if the tea note keeps blending with it. but in my case tobacco overcomes and leaves all the rest behind. i had high hopes for this one but i guess its a nay.
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: Similar to HM red and spicebomb. Similar not identical. It seems more refined than the other two.Not the overdose of cinnamon in the others,this was just right. Spicebomb dries into an apple pie smell and this doesnt. To my nose it is the best fragrance that Gucci currently produces by far.
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.