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Envy for Men Gucci for men

Envy for Men Gucci for men
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A classic fragrance from Gucci, created for those who love warm, woody scents. Its spicy, but fresh top notes include mandarine, coriander, pepper, rosewood, ginger and lavender. The heart is composed of floral bouquet made of rose and jasmine, spiced up with some carnation and warm woody nuances of sandalwood and cedarwood. Envy for Men was launched in 1998.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Mahogany Coriander Ginger Lavender Mandarin Orange Pepper Cardamom

Middle Notes
Carnation Sandalwood Jasmine Cedar Rose

Base Notes
Leather Amber Patchouli Musk Vanilla Vetiver Incense Tobacco

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Eryo
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Envy for Men Fragrance Reviews

alexxstylist
alexxstylist

Such a lovely fragrance and it's so sad it was discontinued. Love it! Amazing projection and last on the skin for ages. Gucci should discontinue all the sh*t they've made for the last few years like Gucci by Gucci, Made to Measure and Guilty and bring this lovely juice back to us!

Apr
08
2014
trevorstilerocks
trevorstilerocks

I only saw 3ml bottles available but I had a sniff and indeed, very mysterious in a good way. Too bad, it's discontinued. Still thinking if I'm going to purchase it. What would I do with a 3ml bottle anyway?

Apr
07
2014
puria_stalker
puria_stalker

سلام . . ساله نو همه هم مبارک
--و با احترام فراوان به دوسته عزیزم--کین
کین واقعا راست میگه ساله قبل کمپانی ها خیلی به عود و رز گیر داده بودند امیدوارم این ترندی که به راه افتاده بوده به زودی تموم شه چون توی ایران و به مشامه ماها اصلا خوشایند نیست .
راجعه به گوجی انوی هم دوسته عزیزمون رسستاک درست نوشتند واقعا افسوس و صد افسوس که همچین شاهکارهایی مثله انوی و یاگوجی راش و یا ام سون دیگه تولید نمیشند

Alas !!!!
most of these magnificent art pieces are discontinued

Apr
06
2014
Rastak
Rastak

متآسفنه این عطر نیز مانند لویی روشاز توقف تولید شده و از این بابت یکی دیگر از بهترین عطرهایی که تولید شده بود دیگر تولید نمی شود . خاطرات بسیار خوبی از این عطرها داشتم . خیلی حیف شد

Apr
03
2014
Jason Harrison
Jason Harrison

What an unusual and epic smell this is. Beautiful and sensual. Pure class and a masterpiece of real quality. A bargain from my mate for £30......Blessed ;)

Mar
31
2014
toto453
toto453

Top notes are a bit strange for me, but middle and base notes are quite confortable. Patchouli seems to be the main note with something mysterious added.
The only weak point is actually the sillage a bit poor for me...

Mar
22
2014
Kain
Kain

Finally I had a chance to test this on my skin and I must admit that I really enjoyed it and It's quite sad that it has been discontinued.
You will see quite a lot of notes in this fragrance but there are only a few of them prominent.
Lots of ginger, vetiver, some green and some fresh notes, incense and vanilla.
There are other notes beside these but they are mostly in the background.
The opening is a modern scent, mixture of some green notes and a little bit of citruses while ginger and semi sweet vanilla surrounding them.
It's fresh and green, but peppery and a little sweet at the same time.
The whole feeling of the scent remind me of the smell of green apple with some pepper which is very safe and pleasant.
As time goes by the scent gets greener but now vetiver and incense notes kick in and give the scent more oomph and masculine aroma.
The scent in this part has a classic vibe and it's so amazing.
Green, earthy, peppery, smoky and a little fresh, and there is a good dose of vanilla to balance the notes masterfully.
You will have this scent to the end.
Projection is good and longevity is solid. I get 8-10 hours.

در حالی که هنوز بیش از 18 ساعت به شروع سال جدید مونده پیشاپیش سال نو رو به همه دوستان تبریک میگم
امیدوارم سالی پر از شادی و سلامتی و عطرهای خوشبو پیش رو داشته باشن

امیدوارم تو سال جدید برندهای دیزاینر و نیش از زنده کردن حال و هوای بهشت زهرایی و واقعه جانگداز کربلا دست بردارن و حال مارو بیشتر از این با ترکیب های تکراری و بی خود رز و عود به هم نزنن
روایت هست هر کجا که اسم رز میاد ملائکه بر اونجا نازل میشن و برای اون شخص ثواب مینویسن
خداازشون قبول کنه و من گناه کار که ازش بد میگه رو هم ببخشه
خوب بزارین از عرش به فرش بیایم و در مورد این عطر صحبت کنیم

این عطرُ به لطف سمپلی که یکی از دوستان بمن داد تست کردم و بسیار ازش لذت بردم
رایحه این عطر با بوی تقریبا مدرن و میشه گفت عامیانه سبز و خنک و شاداب و کمی مرکباتی، و در عین حال کمی شیرین و کمی فلفلی شروع میشه
بوی عطر حس شاداب و سبزی داره ولی بوی زنجبیل بهش حس فلفلی میده و رایحه خیلی ضعیف وانیل هم ته بوی شیرین و دلپذیری به عطر میده
با گذر زمان رایحه عطر حس شادابی و سبز خودشو کمی از دست میده ولی همچنان به راحتی قابل حس کردنه
تو این مرحله بوی زنجبیل قویتر میشه و حس تند تر و فلفلی تری به عطر میده. رایحه وتیور هم به عطر اضافه میشه و ته بوی خاکی و رایحه بخور هم کمی حس دودی به عطر میدن
بوی عطر اینجا برعکس رایحه ابتدایی حس عطرهای کلاسیک رو داره که البته خیلی خوب و دوست داشتنیه
بوی سبز و گیاهی و نیمه شاداب که در عین حال خاکی و کمی دودی هم هست
میشه راحت 4 فصل ازش استفاده کرد و لذت برد
پخش بوش خوبه و ماندگاری عالی هم داره. راحت 8-10 ساعت روی پوست دوام میاره

Mar
19
2014
hedward
hedward

I received a mini of this and was so anxious to finally be able to try it. And wow... this REALLY let me down! I was surprised how generic this smells - very underwhelming! To me the incense note here is exactly the same as in GPHI but Envy leans more towards herbal rather than woody. Also the ginger is a little too prominent and feels too harsh spicy - makes me think of sushi restaurants. Otherwise I find this to be very sophisticated, manly and actually out of the sushi restaurant Envy reminds me of a handsome suited man in his 30's.

Semi sweet, herbal, mediocre longevity and low sillage. I can imagine someone wanting to buy this for 60-80 euros but this is definitely not worth the prices in ebay. Fortunately I ordered a mini. P.s the bottle is very chic!

Smell 7/10 x 2
Longevity / Potency 6/10
Versatility 8/10
Complexity 7/10
x2

Overall score 70/100

Mar
13
2014
usas
usas

I missed out on Gucci Envy when it was still for sale. Curious as I am, I ordered a sample. What comes to mind when I smell it: woody, oriental, spicy, herbal, sweet. I do like the top. The base however isn't too nice. Quite a cold, harsh drydown. Reminds me a bit of liquorice, which I'm also not too fond of.

5/10

Mar
13
2014
jeannette_84
jeannette_84

My husband loves this fragrance. I'm looking for it. Does anyone know where I can find it cheap?

Mar
05
2014
dubairob
dubairob

Gucci Envy is a fragrance which takes incense in an fresh spicy direction through the use of very obvious ginger. Just like YSL Body Kouros would have its incense freshened through the addition of eucalyptus, and later Victor and Rolf would explore a minty incense vibe in Antidote, Gucci Envy was the first to my understanding to combine incense with a refreshing note to give an interesting dualism in a fragrance. I am reminded a little of how rose and oudh create such a dualism in so many Middle Eastern fragrances as well.

Gucci Envy does for some reason have a resonance of the 1990s for me, without being recognisably part of the major fragrance shifting of trends at that time. It was, undoubtedly, worn quite a lot at this time and through the early 2000s. It certainly comes across as a younger person's fragrance when compared with the more mature Gucci Pour Homme I, while it does not have the wild youthful air of Gucci Rush. Similarly, it does not have the refined elegance of Gucci Pour Homme II. In that regard, Envy may be feel a little dislocated from the usual greats of that house, without necessarily having reached a timeless quality of its own. And yet, it is a fragrance to be enjoyed considerably. It can be worn lightly in a work setting, where its honest freshness is apt; or it can be worn on a night out where its creamy sandalwood and incense have the upper hand. It's easy enough to wear through the year, excepting the summer. As an aside, the after-shave lotion is one of the best I have experienced and has something approaching the longevity of the EDT.

In short, Gucci Envy can be regarded as a highly recommended fragrance for a try at least. At the prices these days and the hype that can sometimes gather around a discontinued fragrance, I would be very wary of a blind buy. Any particularly novel aspects of this fragrance have been duplicated by others in the sixteen years since its release - and this may be obvious with a first try.

Feb
27
2014
naturasi
naturasi

someone interested in a 100 ml bottle used very little???

Feb
19
2014
Ratae
Ratae

Agree with all the others, I've JUST managed to secure two x 100ml bottles for £200, and I consider it well worth it. I got my first bottle in Majorca in 2003, where I tried it in one of the Meds ubiquitous perfume shops, and although I bought something else on the day, the smell kept haunting, so I bought a bottle the day before we left as it was bugging me so much. I have about two sprays left in that bottle.....10 years, so you'll see I've had a complex relationship with it, but when I wear it, I just feel as though I'm in this bubble of dreaminess.

I'd joing some of you in pesteri8ng Gucci to reissue this, but I have a distinct feeling that the perfume rights belong to Tom Ford, as did Gucci Pour Homme, ie not the current formulation. I hope I'm wrong, but I think it's a bit like intellectual property? I'd love to be wrong. TF is a hell f a perfumier. His work is not for uninitiated, as they are always incredibly complex, he's an absolute artist

Jan
29
2014
drakesito
drakesito

@dolcethadon

Following your advise I wrote to Gucci asking them to bring Envy and Rush back in any form.

Jan
25
2014
dolcethadon
dolcethadon

I received my first bottle of Gucci Envy as a gift when I first got turned on to fragrances.. When I first smelled it I realized that it was quite different from the fragrances I had smelled before it, but it definitely caught my attention.. Once I really started to experiment with different types of fragrances and my tastes started to change I realized the true beauty of Envy.. As soon as you spray it you can tell that there is a lot going on and that it is a very complex high quality fragrance.. Plenty of notes are playing there part in Envy and they all combine to make this amazing smelling sexy elixir.. Envy opens up with a blast of ginger, lavender, pepper and a bunch of other notes, but than the incense from the base kicks in right away and the magic starts.. The mid is a blend of carnation, woods, and florals such as jasmine and rose which is quite unique in a men's fragrance.. Than it dries down to the base notes which consist of that gorgeous incense, amber, tobacco, vanilla, and a couple other notes.. Envy is so complex and has so much going on that it can be hard to distinguish the notes in this fragrance.. But you can clearly detect a hint of citrus, spices, woods, florals, and lots of incense.. Overall Gucci Envy is one of the most amazing incense fragrances that I have ever smelled.. Some say it smells like a barbershop fragrance but I do not really see that, maybe slightly.. Envy is a unique potion that will make the women want you and the men will envy you because they will want to be you! There is also something about Envy that reminds me of the smell of money or cash, and it makes me feel luxurious when wearing it.. It is truly a unique masterpiece that should never have been discontinued! This was the Obsession of the late 90s, early 2000s how could they take it away from us? Only to think that Gucci now heralds Guilty as the "scent of seduction"! Yea right, Envy makes Guilty smell like an air freshener.. Envy smells of quality, luxury, pure sex, and it is a complete utter travesty that Frida Giannini discontinued this! Envy was a hit when it came out and it was an instant modern day classic! It may have came out in 1998 but it still would have been relevant in 2014.. Envy smells simply amazing to me, it is so very mysterious, sophisticated, classy, but oh sexy! It only takes one whiff of this to make others Envy you! It is magic!

Note : I will continue to write to Gucci and Procter & Gamble to bring back Envy, Rush, Pour Homme and all the TF era fragrances.. YSL did it with La Collection so why cant Gucci do it? These Gucci fragrances are in higher demand than any of those YSL fragrances ever were! I encourage everyone else to write to them if they want Envy back!

Jan
24
2014
mamaliinjapan
mamaliinjapan

this fragrance reminds me of pine tree and green plants

Jan
22
2014
Manny44
Manny44

This is one of the 2 or 3 best fragrances I own. The perfect mix of sweetness, spice, and smoke. Just gorgeous. Why this was discontinued is beyond me especially considering the relatively unsuccessful introduction of the fragrances Gucci has moved forward with since Envy. The other side of the coin is that because it is rare and expensive ( I paid $100 for around 1.25 ounces) you are unlikely to smell it on others.

Jan
11
2014
GRAF
GRAF

Envy for Men Gucci a masterpiece from Gucci. One of my favourite scents. Strong sweet oriental spicy gorgeous scent. I miss it.

Jan
08
2014
psychocandy
psychocandy

I just received my pale-green version 100ml bottle in the mail. This stuff is NARCOTIC. I find the bottle particularly artistic, like a Rothko painting..or something from the imagination of Stanley Kubrick. Its deeply inspiring to look at from a sculptural perspective. The massive black cap that looms with such weight over the sliver of poison green juice showing, as if the monolithic black cap represents strength and security, power and sex, but our envy and toxic nature makes our glossy facade become transparent and thin. I previously purchased Carven Homme because I thought I would never own a bottle of Envy, but I can say with out a doubt Envy's use of vanilla and incense is where the two become separate planets. I can't add much to what has already be said about this masterpiece...But I'll offer up some more abstract thoughts. The 'feeling' you get from Envy I have experienced only before with Tom Ford Japon Noir. There is this shadowy element that you can't put into words, its just all the notes so well blended and...incense. At this stage in the game, owning a bottle of Envy is inevitable self-inflicted sorrow, but worth every drop. It just smells of the good ol' 90's when the economy was great, there was no war....just un-chained creativity, prosperity and modernism. I wasn't prepared to love this better than GUCCI Pour Homme (2003) but Its so much more 'modern' in its 'tone'...I will not be sparing with my bottle, I will wear it to the fullest and have my memories when its gone. 5/5

Jan
02
2014
Jefdaj
Jefdaj

I have a 100ml bottle edt ( min. 20 ml left ) and a bottle of " energizing body mist " (min. 95ml left ) - all vintage !! if somebody is interest to buy or want to swap contact me ....

Dec
13
2013
Goktug
Goktug

The best of best !

Dec
13
2013
weaselize
weaselize

i was lucky for just receiving the first vintage version of this, the more yellowish green. I also have the latest of this, the more neon like green.
I like them both very much but i have to admit now as i,ve read in different reviews that the vintage stuff indeed is a little better. More projecting, longer lasting, full and rounder.. This is like it is still ahead in it,s time, a timeless one

Dec
03
2013
Jwhdz1
Jwhdz1

One of my all time favorites, but extremely hard to find without breaking the bank. It truly is an atrocity that this fragrance was discontinued at all. An instant classic upon its release, it's bombastic, spicy, extremely sensual and mythically modern. This scent screams masculinity! A fairly linear scent, it announces itself loud and proud with full on sex appeal from the initial spray and lasts for hours. The closest thing out there, (also not so easy to find, I might add) are floris santal and carven homme. A perfect 10

Nov
22
2013
fiercepage
fiercepage

I will have this tomorrow. And by reading the review I can guarantee that this will be one of my best blind buy :)

Nov
21
2013
boogiewoogie
boogiewoogie

This is the best " SPICEBOMB " I`ve ever had!!
so nice in the winter .. feels really straight & edgy !!
the best spice scent in HIS genre - really - unbelievable nice !!
why is this so expensive and not produced no more .. just not RIGHT !!
What they do now is all a bunch but crap..

Nov
18
2013
brett181
brett181

Such a unique and fabulous fragrance. I am sorry to see it has been discontinued. Everything about Envy is class.

Nov
10
2013
Nicolas V
Nicolas V

Easily one of the best mainstream scents of the late 90's. I bought this along with the shower gel and wore it with abandon. Excellent sillage, staying power, and quite different from what else was around then.

Unfortunately, Gucci reformulated it some time back--leaving only a shadow of its luxuriant self--and now seems to have discontinued. What a shame.

Gone are Envy, Rush for Men, and II ph... Gucci, what are you thinking?

Nov
04
2013
hullhockey91
hullhockey91

Not so sure about this one.

I was expecting a very fresh spicy citrus blend with smoky background, but it is "Incense Overload."

Definitely not for me. I am 21 and I would say I cannot wear this. It is out of my age range. In my opinion it would suit men from the ages of 30+.

Nov
04
2013
Jose Marcos
Jose Marcos

@sexyboy123, I doubt very much I have a fake because of the quality of bottle and engravings, it is an early one for it came with the original heavy solid top, there is also a security device on the bottle and the box as well. I can sense most of the notes, specially ginger, incense, vetiver and some discreet amber, lavender, vanilla, florals, etc... but not all listed notes, of course. Also, I have a feeling of ti being half way to Gucci pour Homme II, which I have as well. It is just a matter of taste and perception. For me it is just another babershop frag. That being said it is not going to make it better or worse for those who try Envy themselves. So, try it out...

Nov
03
2013
Yasir Shahbaz
Yasir Shahbaz

well done "Tolgacavdar"
I wasn't for this frag but considering your review i am sure as hell gonna buy it. I'm sure this frag smells pretty amazing. Luckily i saw this bottle with a genuine retailer the other day. so i ll go for it, still would make sure that it's not watery and spikes the spices, pepper and smoke

Nov
03
2013
The Baron
The Baron

Well spoken tolgacavdar !

Nov
02
2013
tolgacavdar
tolgacavdar

If Leonardo comes back to life, would he be allowed to burn Mona Lisa? If Rodin walks into the museum with a hammer in his hand and tries to smash The Thinker, what would the security do?

Gucci Envy was one of the masterpieces discontinued by its producer. I bought an imitation of beloved Envy to smell the shadow of its beauty. This is madness! Gucci, do you see what you cause?

There should be some international laws against those crazy companies.

Shame on you Gucci!

Oct
23
2013
paulzork
paulzork

About the last few posts... It definitely sounds like a fake or a bad batch if this doesn't have good longevity or sillage. I accidentally smashed my ONLY 100ml bottle in my bathroom 1 year ago :-( I can still smell it a little. (Luckily at least I have my 50mls stockpile left, but boy was I mad - I was like Homer Simpson rubbing himself on the floor after he smashed his bottle of hair regrowth chemicals and was trying to soak them up...)

My stockpiles all pre-date 2009, and I am protecting them in a dark place in their original plastic wrapping because I know one day this stuff is going to become more precious than gold.

I don't know where (and even IF) the batch number is displayed on the packaging, but if it helps, mine have numbers No. OGH 360 01 and one bottle was purchased in an airport, so I know mine are not fake.

If the color of yours is green and slightly brownish, you have the original formulation which surely must be 6 years or older by now. If the color is more of a flourescent green you have the most recent formulation before envy went out of production.

Oct
19
2013
tomerits
tomerits

Jose marcos & cm punk, im 99% sure that you have fake bottles of envy.
Envy is not watery at all, its a strong peppery smoky scent that last for hours and projects great.im sorry for you guys because you are missing one of the best perfume ever made.there are a lot of cheaters out there.
My rank, perfect 5/5.

Oct
16
2013
sexyboi123
sexyboi123

To everyone saying it's weak and watery: There are a LOT of fakes going around of this. Just something to consider and be wary of. :)

Oct
16
2013
weaselize
weaselize

my only concern is wether it,s authentique or not. Bought this online. Mine is pretty strong actually. Original unopened perfumes don,t really expire. They can keep up for a reeeaaally long time if stored correctly. Even a life time. They sometimes put on the bottle 36M (36 months) after opening. This is only marketing to make you buy a new one. There,s lots of brands who don,t put that on their bottle. I,ve got a bottle from 18 years old and have recently got a new sample of the same one by chance. It,s still same. My gucci envy has a label with a 4 digit number at the bottom. But, this same number ISN,T visible on the box anywhere.I checked my other bottles and boxes and they do have the same number ON the bottle AND printed ON the box. Why does this gucci has no number on his box? Also where do these bottles online keep coming from?? They,re still easy to find. Maybe i,m just suspicious..

Oct
12
2013
Jose Marcos
Jose Marcos

Me, too. Very high expectation from positive reviews but it is so weak and watery. I sense there could be a very nice scent if it were stronger, had more body. At least it was quite cheap.

I am not happy, but the number is 6237, yes, it has expired as it suppose to be for something not being produced anymore. I think batch number is not an item number, as in a limited number of bottles, but it says when the scent as bottle for commercial warrant porpose.

Oct
12
2013
Cm Punk
Cm Punk

Had high expectations for this fragrance but once i bought a bottle i was left disappointed. Extremely weak longevity and projection. Will not buy again!!!

Oct
12
2013
weaselize
weaselize

could happy owners of this stuff mention their batchnumber? Is it possible that 2 bottles have same batch? Mine says 8136 but i found someone online with same number mentioning. How could this be?

Oct
10
2013
weaselize
weaselize

just got bottle of this. Can anyone confirm this? This has a very peppery vibe to it. When i smell my wrist it,s like it,s taking my breath a little. I mean litteraly. Like if you would smell on real fresh pepper. After about 10 years first time i smell this again. It,s like i recognize it but different of course after 10 years

Oct
10
2013
Filetoui
Filetoui

I purchased an authentic and quite expensive 50mL. It's super complex and original. Ginger, Pepper and Orange with a symphony behind it. It's consistent for hours and then blends off to a soft powdery scent. This is MadMen with an attitude.

Oct
05
2013
Saeidreza
Saeidreza

I have a 50ml of this for sale or swap if anyone interested.

Sep
30
2013
Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando

Hello everyone! My story with Envy start when i smelled it in the perfume boutique of a friend 10 year's ago. "Boum" i was mesmerize by the sexinest of that juice. So full and round like a "Cabernet Sauvignon". Hot and lasting as i learned wearing it. Envelopping you for the day or the night to come in good company. The first lady to smell this gem was a friend who was beside me in the cafe were i went after my visit to the perfume store. She would not let go my wrist after asking her what she taught of it. She was glued like every other lady who risk to smell this magic mixture.

I was glad to put my hand on another 50ml last year but for a hefty margin from the first one. But i consider myself lucky to have the chance to know an Italian importer who buy a lot of discontinued gems from the old country.

So long perfumes lover.

Sep
20
2013
Redbeard
Redbeard

This is a fairly good, slightly green woody oriental, perhaps a modernized version of Obsession. The ginger is there at the beginning, but not very much as far as I can tell, or at least not enough to bother me. There's cedar right from the start...not as much as Gucci's Eau de Pencils but enough to provide a slight astringence in the top, which seems to me not to rely on major citrus notes. It's a little synthetic as Slarty said, but not in an unpleasant way. The only drawback for me is that it devolves into slightly more of a simple vanilla in the base than I would like, but not dull or sweet enough for me to revoke my thumbs-up because there's still some woodiness left. I think Envy can still manage to be an office scent in the conservative doses that I use, and I value this about it. It's not overpriced either, so altogether it's an excellent choice, and well-recommended on BN for good reason.

Aug
04
2013
scribs
scribs

i just bought mine about an hour ago, im all chipper and giddy cuz i have been waiting to own this for YEARS. i finally got my hands on a 50ml bottle. starting off with the packaging… the reflective surface of the box is minimalistic and gorgeous, the foam frame it comes in is very clever and useful (personally i think more fragrances should do that…makes me feel safer especially traveling.

the scent itself (i had tried previously) it starts off with an explosion of ginger pepper, with a subtle orange in the midst of it all. as it dries down u can feel the ginger stay as a heavy player in this mix but you start to perceive the incense and the cardamom more. the dry down is a a smooth mix or incense with tobacco and a ginger - vanilla swirl. super masculine, timeless, delicious and long lasting.

it kinda has (and i mean this in the best possible way) a kind of body odor quality to it, a primal sexy scent that makes you feel like you are a harmonious blend of fragrance and hard working body scent…idk… i guess the colloquial term would be "its a good f*ck me scent" lol, i give it a 10 o.o. 10… superb scent, so glad i got my hands on this discontinued treasure.

Jul
30
2013
Alfareandhi
Alfareandhi

Another classic gone from Gucci, after Gucci Pour Homme II This Fragrance house has never again made something that really worth for the prices, Guilty and By Gucci is a very very very ordinary scent.

Oh c’mon make something special like this, Nobile, Pour Homme 2003, Pour Homme II, and Rush.

Gucci Envy Man is a beautiful & manly fragrance with vanilla + incense blended very well, Longevity is AMAZING 10Hours++ on my skin.
I think Gucci must make this for EDP or Intense version.
I Love this, ABSOLUTELY REALLY LOVE THIS.

Scent: 10/10
Longevity: 9.5/10
Sillage: 8/10

Jul
22
2013
Plantus
Plantus

No, the nose behind Envy it's Daniela Andrier.

Jul
22
2013
Marciu
Marciu

I read somewhere that Gucci Envy was made by Jean Guichard. Is it true?

Jul
22
2013
sf2explus
sf2explus

gone are the days of creative fragrances coming from mainstream fragrances. before it was who can out do who with something different. Now it's about how can you do the same thing with better advertising and beat the current with the same thing just add a little more citrus and tone the bass down stuff.
Reason why the so many people are going with the niche houses.
This is an amzing scent a little heavy on the ginger but spraying less will sort that out.

Jul
20
2013
seanscented
seanscented

I do like it if it doesn't have ginger in ingredient or instead something else,i'm not a big fan of ginger.so I won't buy it again.

Jul
20
2013
reinhard5490
reinhard5490

There was heroes that living and leave their marks in this world, they stay as statues and epic stories. people admire them, people want to be like them, their greatness forever remembered, their mistakes forgotten. One of those Heroes named Gucci Envy for Men, launched in 1998, Gucci Envy was one of those fragrance that always praised and rarely bashed. They're legend and invincible. lots of stories tell us about their journey, about their epic stories and about their romantic live.

Then I appeared to have a chance to get one bottle, albeit it's not full but the stories surround Envy took me by the curiousity. The bottle looks tempting, very simple and straight, looks like someone like Jason Statham would wear in his Transporter movie. No mess and just do the job

From the initial spray, Envy is a very complicated fragrance, even if it's dominated by ginger, all the notes play their part in substantial manner, you can notice vanilla, incense or even mahogany all playing a complicated stories of this hero. His soft side, his childish side or even his pervert side, could it be this is the reason so many women adore this scent? I could think a men who have an attitude 'this is me, and take me as what I am' when I smell this. Oriental Woody? this thing is very multifaceted fragrance that I find a hard time to classify, it's not a scent that we could simply decide since it's so multidimensional and have many sides that could hardly describe. They all blended very well and as a result giving you a very balanced fragrance.

The longevity is 12 hours for my record, and have rather moderate projection, a good note since not everyone want to smells like a desperate teens who want some attentions from girls, some would prefer walks the alley and everyone looks at him with envy. The fragrance that truly deserve it's status as a legend, too bad we can only admire them from empty bottles and stories that keep floating around us

solid 4 stars: ★★★★

Jul
09
2013
Roge'
Roge'

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is what love feels like. Welcome to Gucci Envy..........What can i say? Spicy, All year round, Absolutely no femininity, etc. Is it blind buy worthy? Hell yeah, it's blind buy worthy! Are you kidding me?!!! The only problem is that you're gonna have to fork out about $200 dollars. Oh yeah, and prepare yourself for the Easter Egg hunt as well.

*BLIND BUY WORTHY AWARD*

Jun
29
2013
Marciu
Marciu

I have now very few amount of this frag, but I absolutely love it. From the first sniff I fell in love with it.

On my skin it's spicy and a little bit fruity. The main notes I detected were: ginger(a lot of it :D ), quite a lot of sweet mandarine orange, cardamom, quite a lot of incense, a hint of vanilla and amber.

This one is definetely a spicy perfume. It suits cold months better, 'cause it's quite heavy and can be cloying in hot temps or even in warm weather. Longevity is very good - 8-10 hours on my skin easily. And the sillage is quite good.

It fits perfectly for the suit, but for casual is also very good. Age doesn't matter, I'd say.

I love it and I cannot understand why Gucci decided to discontinue it and replace it with such crap like Guilty...

Jun
20
2013
tolgaselcuk
tolgaselcuk

we want Gucci to bring ENVY back ...
best gucci ever along with pour homme II ...
masterpiece ...

Jun
12
2013
paulo.oz.1
paulo.oz.1

I'm down to my last 3 bottles of this (unfortunately the day-glo green forumla, rather than the superior brownish-green variety). And when I run out of those, I'm done for.

Why oh why don't they bring this back? They should discontinue one of the other weaker Gucci frags and replace with this instead.

Classy and elegant, fit for the opera, this scent deserves a comeback. I always get compliments whenever I wear this.

Jun
10
2013
hornetz
hornetz

I really liked this one when it first came out. The Ginger woodsy incense scent was ahead of its time and a very versatile one; perfect for the office and evenings. Sadly it became subjected to it's own name and Gucci shelved this instant classic scent and came out with other average stuff like Rush and Guilty. Very hard to find and very expensive if you do, so I have given up on this one and look forward to their better offerings like GPH and GPH II.

May
22
2013
agonista
agonista

I had it a couple years ago Why is it discontinued ? Really don't know. Very distinguished and unique fragrance. I associate it with exceedingly handsome and attractive catholic priest but unreachable for every women- sanctity and sin in the same time. Very balmy with the one of the best incense in whole perfume world. Masterpiece -unquestionably.

May
17
2013
kazewayz
kazewayz

Too bad it is discontinued. The best men fragrance from the Gucci line, don't know why they don't bring this back, at least with a newer formulation. Opening is strong, but then the dry down is gorgeous. Great scent stays on for long, projects great, a night out scent, elegance in a bottle. BRING IT BACK!

Apr
30
2013
Lom
Lom

I really miss this fragrance. it's sensual and sexy and yet cold and a bit mean.
Gucci should bring it back, their fragrances from the Tom Ford era were wonderful. the new once are just disappointing and boring. very sad that because of what seems like ego we cannot purchase this great juice nowadays

Apr
26
2013
silentrich
silentrich

Another over rated fragrance. Yeah, it was nice in it's heyday because it was one of the first fragrances to feature ginger in it, but today there's a ton of ginger based fragrances. It does smell nice, but the major knock on Envy is that it's discontinued, it's expensive, and it doesn't last or project that well. 7 out of 10.

Apr
24
2013
tomerai
tomerai

Last winter my cousin visited from abroad and I met him one night for drinks. When I greeted him with a hug I smelled such a beautiful masculine scent which the thought of it stayed with me for days. I loved that hug. A week later I emailed him asking what he was wearing and then he called me and said he had to explain because it was a long story. He told me he was wearing Gucci Envy for Men and that it was discontinued and when he was in NYC the previous summer he scoured along Canal St buying any remaining bottles (which was 2) and now he's almost out of it. I don't remember what it smelled like but I'm dying to smell it again. I really feel that I missed out on this.

Apr
22
2013
Fábio Condé
Fábio Condé

Best of Gucci.
Envy opens with a luminous with lavender and spicy with ginger, feel a combo of green notes, do not know if the coriander causes that feeling.
This green body becomes creamy middle with the appearance of sandalwood and also spicy, reconciled the previous notes, I feel in facets.
Subsequently the background appear the vanilla and incense, or is the amber, is a intriguing scent that has some complexity, feel light touches of tobacco that give a more classic and sober, complex dizzying scent!

Apr
18
2013
jameshb
jameshb

A muted scent, indeed.

Apr
02
2013
east17
east17

Man, this stuff is great. I have probably the last reformulation, the blindingly bright neon Hi-C-Ecto-Cooler-Green juice. I get the comparisons some have made with V&R Antidote. Antidote is a touch more floral/sweet-spicy/cool-incense whereas Envy is more warm-spicy/warm-incense. Even my humble reformulation reeks of quality, although I think I over-hyped it in my own mind to be this spicy, fragrant, elegant bomb...it's definitely more subtle than I anticipated. I can't see any problem wearing this for work or during summer nights. Whatever sillage/projection may have existed in earlier versions has surely been muted.

With all that said, I probably wouldn't have pursued this as fervently as I did (or drop the coin that I did). To me, this is an "artifact", a piece of fragrance history to own just to say you have it.

Mar
28
2013
aromaphile
aromaphile

I'm not rubbing it in. I know that by saying that, it probably comes across otherwise. Well, it's too late...I've typed it. I purchased a bottle of 'ENVY' a few years ago from a discount kiosk at a local mall for an obnoxiously low price; all the while unaware of the gem I'd procured.

You can find similar qualities of this juice in offerings from other houses. Note the ginger, which is warm but not overtly spicy, similar to that of Opium PH. The incense-like sandalwood does not impart smoke, but a smoothness carrying varioius spices enticing your olfactive desire. However, the culmination of ingredients, blending and time give this character unique unto itself.

If you can find it for any price, it's probably worth it. Considering the demand, if you were disappointed, the resale could pay for your previous purchase.

Mar
07
2013
scribs
scribs

ok i found a bottle for roughly 100 bucks and i was wondering IS IT WORTH THE PRICE? any opinions?

Mar
05
2013
rlee84
rlee84

Okay I bought this about two years ago and I am now finding out that it is apparently not being made anymore. I LOVE this scent. It is one of my fave and it is versatile as I get away wearing this in the winter or on a summer night. It smells like an extremely high quality incense in my opinion and I mean that in the best way possible. I love this and people around me love it as well. Longevity is great and sillage is projection is good as well. I really hope they bring this back because I only ave half a bottle left so I will be using sparingly from here on.

Feb
22
2013
p...
p...

I really miss this scent. It was warm and woody and dried out wonderfully. I would do anything for more of it.

Feb
11
2013
eric.cius
eric.cius

What a wonderful complex scent. I almost forgot how amazing this scent is as I've forgot about it and then it was discontinued. Recently I've come across some 50ml bottles for a great price. I can't stress enough how complex this fragrance is and how upon wearing it, it's like wearing a play and the different acts play out during the day. The longevity is amazing 12hrs+ and the projection is amazing too.
This and Gucci pour homme 2 are the best of the house.

Feb
02
2013
itachi
itachi

its an oke scent,i kind of miss a twist i give it an 6 overall. i think it smells a bit like xeryes rouge

Jan
30
2013
CDGfan
CDGfan

In 2010, I had blind bought this for 40 dollars and it was very well worth it. Envy is the modern day narcissist's fragrance. Hypnotic and sexual on one hand, yet deep and grounding on the other. It conjures up images of a highly successful and powerful man in his late 20s, who has girls chasing after him and all the guys envying him. Yes this fragrance lives up to its name.

Jan
13
2013
naoneo
naoneo

chanchita & Angeldelight900, totally agree :D makes him sooo desirable

Jan
09
2013
an.jorePipip
an.jorePipip

I got this gem last year as birthday present from my close friend, and since then I just put it in the closet. Today, impulsively I opened it and sprayed on my skin....it is gorgeous, it is dark, smoky, and warm...really a gentleman scent! I am glad that I have it in my collection, and at the same time feel pity since it is discontinoued :(

Update: longevity is very good, I sprayed at 8AM and 9PM I still could smell it! Collagues said..."you smell very nice!"

Jan
09
2013
Anonymouse
Anonymouse

Gucci Envy for Men (original lighter green formulation): Let us sing in chorus our collective desire for a more muddled and less distinct scent than this discontinued Gucci juice. Its warm ginger top note is appropriate only for those who enjoy smelling like a perfect hug feels. If being chased and adored by women seeking your vital bodily fluids is something you want then by all means give a spray or two of this green monster. For the rest of us we can enjoy our safe scents alone sniffing our by the numbers aquatics or synthetic masculines. Gucci envy is for the social animal and I am no animal. Oh good, 1 Million...

Jan
07
2013
Angeldelight900
Angeldelight900

This one is a distinctive one, i will always know it when i smell it, it has a uniqueness to it which i love, very manly but not old man like. I do like this one on a man, nice for a night out, strong as well in a good way.

Jan
02
2013
1welshdevil
1welshdevil

I have a small 5ml bottle that i've kept away for a long time, waiting for a special occasion to wear it, i don't really like Gucci's current fragrances for men. BUT THIS, is spellbinding, gorgeous fragrance. I find it dark, spicy, citrussy, why do all my favourites get the bullet!!

Dec
23
2012
aucffan1
aucffan1

I just inspected my bottles and when I took the cap off the aftershave discovered that there is only about .5 fl oz of after shave..

If any one wants this I would be willing to send it to you if you pay shipping.. Maybe you have a sample for me.. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille?? Tauer Perfumes L'Air Du Desert Marocain?? Something from Europe I need to try?? Lets swap.

I live in Florida USA so keep that in mind.

Dec
18
2012
RocLou24
RocLou24

I love this scent on a man it drives me crazy. When I first encountered the scent while at work I didn't know where it was coming from and I was asking the men around me " who smells sooo good who is wearing cologne" and collectively they said " He is" and sure enough he turned red and smiled. I praised him and asked him what it was. Shortly after it was discontinued. Sadly I haven't been able to find it. This was the first cologne that made my senses go crazy. I've never bought a cologne for my husband...I haven't found anything that awakens my sense of smell like Envy!

Dec
06
2012
aucffan1
aucffan1

I just realized Chanel Egoiste and Gucci Envy are similar.

Nov
07
2012
limited Edition
limited Edition

This was my signature scent for a few years..It was definatley an evening cologne..I had my compliments while wearing..I wish Gucci would re consider..

Nov
07
2012
aucffan1
aucffan1

I am lucky to still have some of this.. I am using what I have very conservatively..


I have aprx 2 fl oz of the cologne and 2 fl oz of the after shave..

I sure hope Gucci brings this back befor I run out..


Great cologne.

Nov
07
2012
brianwatson79
brianwatson79

very strong.. wear only for nights out etc

Oct
24
2012
kida2010
kida2010

I could make this a very very long review about how much i adore this fragrance but i will try to keep it short.
I own several bottles of this stuff and have worn it for years so ive studied it quite a lot.
It's easily my number 1 fragrance of my collection of about 60
It's perfect, a Tom Ford masterpiece, Perfectly balanced, not too cloying, not too sweet, still smells masculine but in a great way.
I can understand why some people dislike one formulation over the other, it depends how you were bought up with it.
If your used to the original the re-form smells more upfront and upto date with a bigger blast of lime, sandalwood and ginger.
I still love both, but slightly prefer the later version.
Bottom line is nothing smells like this, with other fragrances you can often find a duplicate, this is so unique.
I work with 12 women at work and they all love it.

So sad its dying off now, if you see it buy it.

Oct
14
2012
Mosschops
Mosschops

I'm normally one for sweet, clolying fragrances, and not usually drawn to florals. But, this makes a nice change. There's also a note that smells like the herb Basil throughout. I just know I get lots of compliments when I wear this one.

Sep
26
2012
jasmine.amsterdam
jasmine.amsterdam

I bought it to my father...even my sister bought it... one of my x bought it after my recommended.
my father's friend ask him for the perfume name...it's like someone create it exactly for my dad, he fall in love with it, he loves "heavy" perfumes. but there's no more this perfume in Israel!
I've been told they stop create the perfume! too bad, one of the unique!

Sep
15
2012
Endymion
Endymion

@layken39
It's a lucky and funny mistake :)))

Jul
30
2012
lovingthealien
lovingthealien

This is the third time I've edited this review and my third wearing of Gucci Envy for men, original less-green formulation.

This fragrance is very well done. The sweet incensey wood drydown is fantastic and the ginger/cardamom opening is indicative of many of the later designer releases but is generally better than the rest. It is sophisticated and solid but, though it's no fault of the fragrance itself, it still reminds me of things that play the same tune poorly. This is the height of designer fragrances of the late 90s. I love it for what it is.

Jun
08
2012
Smyle12
Smyle12

It's a fact. As evidenced by the rose-tinted, nostalgic reviews here and the above illustrated proportion of love vs. likes on this scent, people will pine for whatever they can't can't have. Given the glowing, effervescent, superlatives bestowed at the foot of this discontinued fragrance, I'd really hate to see what it's reviews would be like were it still in production. Maybe you ought to "love" it MORE, people, or else, just keep crying me a river, and move on...

May
26
2012
iatrogenius
iatrogenius

What a shame.
What a goddamn shame.
Did Leonardo ever say "eh fuck the Mona Lisa..I am going to discontinue painting it?"
Did Michaelangelo say "ahh hell with this ceiling..I am done with this shit."

Hell. No. They kept going. And now, their works are still, present, to this day, touching the lives of everyone.

Am I on my way to making Gucci Envy sound like an earth shattering masterpiece? You bet your ass I am.

Because it is.

This is what you call the epitome of masculine. Long before elegance was defined by unique notes like anise, guiac wood, fruits, and other novel ingredients used in perfume, you had the early 90s fragrances like Envy, and D&G Pour Homme...scents that truly existed in juices that squirted from fountains of youth...fragrances that never aged, and knew no boundaries....timeless.

Gucci Envy is perhaps, THE most timeless of the early 90s scents, in my opinion. This shit is pure heaven. It is seductive, it is fresh, it is spicy, it is mystical, and it really is a versatile scent.

I did not know many people wearing this then, nor do I now (well it is no longer made)...but trust me..this is one of those fragrances that I will cop everytime I see a decent price to ensure I have a collection waiting in my house for some future fragrance nut to take and cherish when I am dead.

10/10
I NEVER endorse blind buys...this is one I will say..."up to youuuu...."

May
22
2012
thor
thor

Uber-Classy! Magnificent scent and my personal favorite from the house of Gucci.

Starts off surprisingly fresh and dries down to an absolute stunner. The incense, tobacco and vanilla notes are really accentuated in this wonderful dry-down. Also, its longevity, sillage and smell are utterly impeccable!

Some might accuse me of being too extravagant in my use of superlatives to describe Gucci Envy, but trust me people, it truly deserves every bit of the appreciation. Pity it has has been discontinued. Needless to say, I'll be stocking up. Must ensure that i have a lifetime supply of Zino Davidoff and Gucci Envy at my disposal. Two of my all-time favorites DISCONTINUED!!! SIGHHHH !!

Apr
14
2012
onixx
onixx

Lets just say, you gotta have a little hair on your chest to wear this one!!!

Amazing matured scent. So glad I got my hands on this one!!

Apr
07
2012
dukeofscent
dukeofscent

People or companies selling this frag for way over it's original retail cost, can pretty much go screw themselves. C'mon, are you serious...it's not that good. It's not Pure Malt for crying out loud. Get a grip, and return to planet earth.

Mar
07
2012
chanchita
chanchita

My all time favourite frag on hubby! It's HIS signature scent and I absolutely love snuggling up to him smelling this. It's manly, warming, reassuring, sexy, sensual yet a little bit fresh all at the same time. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

Mar
03
2012
Bigsly
Bigsly

Among others, this includes notes of patchouli, amber, and vanilla (not listed above). However, there isn't great note separation here. The lavender is too strong for me, or perhaps it is how it is combined with other notes. Then there is a base with strong cedar, amber, and patchouli, which I also find irritating (it has a kind of creamy quality which gets nauseating for me after a while). I also find it a bit "synthetic," though that may be largely due to the tight blending and certain note combinations. So, it's difficult for me to say whether this one is "good" or not, because it's definitely not for me. As to ones I like that are vintage spicy orientals, I would include the original Guess for men (not in he database yet) and Opium Pour Homme (EdP or EdT). Some have claimed that Envy for Men may have been reformulated, so keep that in mind (not sure which version I tried, if there is more than one). If you want a cheap (but quite decent) substitute, espeecially if you don't want the strong patchouli, try Avon's Mesmerize. If you want to "step up," try Santal by Floris, Carven Homme, ST Dupont's Signature Pour Homme, Eryo, L'Occitane's Vetyer, or Rocabar, among others that are similar).

Feb
28
2012
LANIER
LANIER

Envy by Gucci is an intense experience. Like your first trip to Rome, it like the Eternal City is layered beautifully, with the smells of food, and gardens all rich aromas of red Italian wines. Florence smells like expensive warm leather, Venice smells of sharp crisp sea salt and grappa. But Rome is unique and Envy takes me back to Rome every time I put it on. The oriental ginger, incense, amber, patchouli, along with anise, nutmeg, give it a gourmand glamour and the musk, Cedar wood and cardamom bring in the feeling of the Borghese gardens on a steamy roman summer night. The color, did I mention the beautiful color of the juice? The color is arrestingly beautiful, like the new green of the sycamore trees in early spring along the Tiber.

I am just swept away by this elegant and supremely Italian fragrance that is as gorgeous as the men and women of Rome. Ché bella città, ché bella fragranza!

Solid Five Platinum Stars *****

Feb
26
2012
harith
harith

I bought it 2 days ago,and still not got a fully mature
idea about it...which might be not correct bz my worry is the fragrance is dissoluted due to long time shelving or not very original.
nonetheless, its a multi faced one with average longevity !!(on my skin).
swinging between spiciness and other soft accords.

p.s: simply I bought it bz it has overwhelming +ve feedback and it was the last piece at that faked perfume shop :-).
I > Envy > me .

Jan
16
2012
oxm
oxm

Envy by Gucci, This scent is another gun, because its notes are very persistent create incredible aura.
And to think that the first time that smelled almost left me horrified (it was probably due to the opulence of his notes), but I quickly learned to appreciate it, in its bouquet one can not help but fall in love with no spices in opening and the generous heart of carnal flowers like the rose or the kind of humidity that seems inherent in the jasmine, the fund is a whirlwind of emotions with amber tobacco leather incense and a surprising (note this is really great), if I could describe it
best fragrance is a very persuasive, but it differs a lot from classic scents, Envy has the gift of originality is difficult to beat, and despite the years to a layman, could be mistaken for a contemporary fragrance, this is one of the greatest expressions in the field perfumery, and it is incredible that the well-being can give.
To be missed ... even for the faint of heart.
Envy ... in this case is not one of the 7 deadly sins.

Jan
16
2012
Cheadle
Cheadle

The end-zone of the reaction of this fragrance with skin leaves a sweet powdery scent. This is where the forceful vs. fragile projection debate ends. In my opinion it does not project forcefully, but that's part of its construction it is not a weakness but a strength. The wearer comes off as intelligent, unpretentious and capable.

Jan
10
2012
ericrico
ericrico

Love this - it took me a while to come back to Gucci Envy. Had it back in the late 90's/early 2000 or so and liked it, a lot. Then, I took a hiatus and Tom Ford left Gucci - Envy has been discontinued. Alfarom said it right...this is a special fragrance to me too, as it opened my olfactory spectrum wider (it is a wonderful designer fragrance). Coriander, pepper, ginger, invigorating freshness, smooth floral notes and then some beautiful intertwined incense and patchouli with cedar. The vanilla and amber give it a great, warm oriental base. This is a chic, "modern classic", but not a true 'masterpiece'. Reserve that name for the truly phenomenal fragrances that paved the way for scents like Gucci Envy to be formulated (like Gucci Pour Homme Original - 1976). Talk about divinity - that was Gucci in the mid-to-late 70's & 80's...a true masterpiece chypre that ranks among the best of ALL time.

Great reviews by Aquila_2009 and the always wonderful missk (your reviews are always a joy). Cheers!!

**Revised Update/Score** - I have done several "full wearings" of Gucci Envy for Men and enjoyed the After Shave Lotion (which is a great compliment to the EDT). I find the note pyramid extremely well-integrated...I am now able to pull individual notes out with precision. This has actually not just impressed me, but others around me. This definitely gets attention. Compliments flow - I guess "Envy" does exist in this juice! ;-)

What is most interesting, I find, is to smell the juice on others - as we all have different body chemistry, pH, etc. For kicks, I begged (as if I needed to) and my best friend put a nice full shot on their wrist - rubbing it all over, including the top of their hand (for better note break down and it is off the pulse point and you can identify top and middle notes more distinctly). One shot - it had a projection of 7-8 feet until the drydown, where it still radiated off the skin with the great incense, amber & vanilla - all sitting on a nice "bedding" of patchouli! Incredible and eye-opening as I had not smelled this scent on someone else for years. I get very good projection of this scent when I wear it - but this was awesome! The single shot still had a very nice aroma about up to 1 foot off the skin at over 3 hours.

My overall score - 9/10. It is juice that Tom Ford should be truly proud of, as I am so very happy to have it in my collection, again.

Cheers!

Jan
03
2012
GMK
GMK

I tried so hard .. to like it but i am sorry to say this is not my style , i cant stand , too much ambre and old herbs which make it cloying and headache inducing.


pls dont compare it with Gucci Pour Homme.. thats a masterpiece.

Dec
31
2011
raverdudes
raverdudes

Can somebody tell me if this has been discontinued? (I fond it hard to believe, this being definitely one of the best fragrances to EVER come out of the house of Gucci), but I've been looking like crazy for it online, and the only site where I was able to find it, carries the 100ml bottle for 300 US$, with a tag that reads "Very Rare"!

Dec
14
2011
soned
soned

Elegance, sophistication, sensual.......that is Envy to me. Found a new 3.4oz. for $30.00 at a local perfumeria, ohhh yeah.

Nov
16
2011
oceanofblue
oceanofblue

All time classic !!! Shame it's out of production.

Oct
18
2011
candys
candys

i really love this! this scent has everything. the vanilla is very warm, the patchouli is also strong and cosy! maybe to musky on myself since i don't wear scents for men, but smells sooo nice on my fiance, really seductive! don't wear to much!

Oct
02
2011
jonnyboy81
jonnyboy81

This cologne took me awhile to come around to it. At first I thought it was just OK. Now I simply love this stuff. Its kind of musky, nutmeg like vanilla smell. Just bought a 1.7 oz. bottle off Ebay and I am going through it really quick. Great job Gucci. I think this might be your greatest cologne to date.

Sep
26
2011
jimmy2801
jimmy2801

Also one of my all time favorites!

Its like a bad joke, that every single gucci scent of the new era is just so f*** boring...

ENVY is a totally outstanding fragrance. It's sex in a bottle. I agree it's heavy stuff but THATS THE FACT... not everyone can handle it.

So people please stop buying/testing it. Leave the rest for the lovers;)

Sep
15
2011
serafini
serafini

you can buy this fragrance at perfumania stores in malls and outlets, i have seen it there as of august 2011 (was not a knock off)

Sep
01
2011
TechniXX
TechniXX

This is my all time favorite. Such a pitty that it is not on the market anymore..

Which perfume is most comparable to this one? I really would love to have a fragnance that can replace this classic for me.

Thanks for your reactions!

Aug
31
2011
midos
midos

I just bought one coz I was curius about!!but im really disaoppointed!! nothing special!v.v ordinary : lavender + cardamom !!! made in classic way !Thats all !!!! and honestly this fragrance remind me of haircut shops!!lol!(Sory to all who love this fragrance).
My advise: never buy something acording to reviews! Try it first!

Aug
23
2011
m2c
m2c

elegant and sexy. a little mistery as well. awesome

Aug
22
2011
greenhornet
greenhornet

My home was burgled. This cologne amongst all my others was taken, it was my best cologne!

It made me feel like a man! Good for nights out on the town.

The notes would blend smoothly together from top notes right to the base notes, a creamy sweet citrus peppery light tobacco aroma a true classic masterpiece in my eyes.

Compliments a plenty.

Sad, I cant find this anywhere anymore,

9.9/10

Jul
26
2011
Mariano
Mariano

I was very curious about this fragrance because of the reviews of especialist sites and decided to get some samples before it vanishs from the sale's websites since it was discontinued. On my skin opens very spicy that reminds me the smell of shaving cream (like Prada Amber) and then increasingly appears the incense without losing the opening chord, the scent is very rich in notes, however, is very linear in me. The projection, longetivity and sillage are excellent, i guess by far surpasses his brother Gucci pour homme, a masterpiece that didn't conquered me because it gave me a "retro" feeling. Now I won't understand why the producer ceases to produce such a nice fragrance like Gucci Envy and produces so dull ones like Gucci by Gucci, Gucci by Gucci Sport and Gucci Guilty.

Jul
08
2011
alfarom
alfarom

This is a special scent for me as it represents the beginning of my passion for perfumes. Before Envy For Men I used to approach fragrances as the final addition to the showering and grooming procedures and I used to own just one bottle at a time. This perfume made me realize for the first time, that a fragrance could be a good way to express your personality, to add an extra touch and last but not least...that perfumery can be an art. Don't get me wrong, Envy is an amazing fragrance but way too far from beeing considered as a piece of art or a masterpiece, expecially after more than a decade passed on smelling and discovering the huge world of perfumes.

Said that, this is one of the first masculine designer's fragrance to introduce ginger. An intense spicy oriental base jaxtaposed to a fresh opening and a soapy vibe throughout. Pleasant, honest and yet quite distinctive. Maybe not as brilliant as it was for me in 1998 but still among the best Designers fragrances of the last fifteen years and one of my fouvourite.

Rating: 7.5/10

Apr
25
2011
masterbrush
masterbrush

After years of ripp-off scents following the succes of CK one (everyone seemed to have lost the plot scentwise and issued unisex or none-sex citrusy fragrances by the dozen, with the exception of Mugler Amen) under the helm of Tom Ford Gucci came and changed things with a strikingly simple but strong bottle and an even more striking, not simple but complex yet highly attractive fragrance. Composed somewhat along the lines of Amen but far more accessible, however with its very own and distinctive character. It exudes luxury and sensuality, pleasantly sweet yet maculine and very warm. Longevity is amazing and even longer lasting is the unique quality that never tires me and makes this one of my all-time favourites.

Apr
09
2011
Detroitcolognereview
Detroitcolognereview

This is nice but my dad who smokes wears it. RUINED it for me. The best cologne smelled through the shroud of Kool cigarettes can make you gag. Just leaves a chalky feeling in the air…sigh

Mar
26
2011
hellogoddag
hellogoddag

Complex and strong woody spicy scent.
It smells like flowers with sharp spices, wet woods, sweet vanilla, crispy nuts and dirty herbs.
I love it.

Some says it is similar to V&R Antidote, and I kinda agree, but there are still big differences.
Both are fantastic green complex scents
But Envy is more raw and masculine with sharp spices, such as pepper and ginger.
And Antidote is more flowery and powdery, with soft spices, such as cardamom and cinnamon.
Both are masterpieces.

Mar
23
2011
zhori
zhori

I've been looking for this perfume this whole time, after having used it 2 years ago for a very long time. a favourite, but alas i fear, too, that it has been discontinued.

Mar
22
2011
Endymion
Endymion

Is that true that Gucci Envy for men is discontinued???
I hope it's not true!!!

If they produce generic stuff like Gucci by Gucci and Gucci by Gucci Sport, they should never stop producing really good stuff like Envy!

Mar
02
2011
Lady Love
Lady Love

It's sweet, musky, incensy, spicy, leathery, all at the same time, but not overpowering. It is definitely sexy and manly.

Feb
02
2011
Mushroomfat
Mushroomfat

Wow. This is my style, I love oriental woods and spices.
Smoky, spicy, smooth.
Romantic, classic, proud.
I hope the discontinuance of this is a false rumor, 'cus that would just be a damn shame.

Jan
30
2011
lanztar
lanztar

This is my first perfume from the house of Gucci and I bought it blindly.

For me, I would describe the smell as sweet, masculine and a touch of luxury in it. It isn't harsh nor overpowering. I tried spraying this more than I usually spray my perfumes and it didn't hurt my nose. Now that's the good news.

The bad news is, the projection for me is minimal. Haven't receive any praise or compliment yet with this one. Another is, it stays on my skin for at least 4 hours. I have to reapply it again during mid-day.

I would rate this one 7/10. Although the scent is unique, the projection and staying power for me brought it down. Everyone can wear this though.

Almost forgot, the weather in my country is tropical.

Jan
19
2011
fragaholic79
fragaholic79

An intense oriental. Its sweet and floral in the middle with an incensy vanillary drydown. I cant detect the patchouli or leather on my skin.Maybe ginger mixed with corriander is giving off a manthol like aroma, but whatever it is, it works. This could easily be worn by a woman. The sweetness of vanilla, jasmine and rose makes it kind of unisex. A nice uplifting treat for when its cold and dark outside.

Nov
25
2010
dkmode83
dkmode83

Wonderful frag. Great from start to finish. This one lasts forever on my skin (10-14 hrs). Sillage for me is above average and projects quite well. If it starts out too harsh for you, wait for the dry down by far the best part of the scent. Very masculine scent, is also a strong scent.

Nov
18
2010
andy
andy

masterpiece very exotic and sensual and GREAT for ALL occasions

personally wore it on july 4th and a dozen people wanted to know what i was wearing and were about to buy it
good stuff!

Oct
06
2010
seand7373
seand7373

I love this stuff. It has been and always will be money well spent. I wear it with a suit or a pair of shorts. If you haven't tried this yet hurry up and get it. Go easy because this can cause headaches.

Aug
11
2010
aquila_2009
aquila_2009

Hi.

12 Years ago GUCCI offers a other product and today i want laud it with this CLASSY product.That's right ENVY is like most GUCCI scents ELEGANT and GREAT.Chic,Classic and very GUCCI!

I recommend it a few years ago for my father and he said:i fell in love with this smell.starts with typical Citrus for few minutes and not too strong but The Middle/Base notes are serious.The heart definitely with Jasmine and Rose makes it SEDUCTIVE and ATTRACTIVE.The base is Beautiful and Woody on my skin too.

It uplifts your Prestige in SPECIAL moments at COLD Evening like an Romantic Dinner.Certainly it is not for a Young man rather a MATURE man.Altogether for me ENVY is all about a Classic man a Demure man and if you are familar with GUCCI style then it is for you.

Sillage?Good.

Longevity?Average on my skin.

8/10

Jul
28
2010
kugkng
kugkng

I got fresh yet spicy and green...very nice scent, all the time reminds me a female version of envy such the one I luvvv just more richer less floral and add more insence but still in the way I like.The problem is the feme one so popular and I don't want to smell like other,that's why I decide to have this and finished a 1.7oz of it.Sillage is detectable but the lasting emm..I have to reapply it every 3 hrs.

Jun
25
2010
missk
missk

I bought this fragrance just the other day when I was out shopping for a cologne for my boyfriend. I had tested many male scents that day, however this one stood out amongst the rest.

To be completely honest, I think I liked this fragrance because I could see myself wearing it. It had this alluring, dark and spicy sweetness that captivated me almost immediately.

The sales assistant actually agreed with me that this fragrance could easily be unisex on the right woman. I believe that I am the woman that can succeed in wearing Envy.

Envy for Men opens with peppery orange, lavendar and rich mahogany. The top notes also have a slight menthol smell which is possibly brought to mind due to the intense green colour of the juice itself. The ginger is really lovely in this fragrance as in most cases ginger can make or break a scent.

In the heart the sweetness becomes more apparent with the carnation, jasmine and rose hinting that this fragrance is suitable for women as well.

The drydown is amazing. Vanilla, incense, patchouli, amber and tobacco creating a smokey and almost exotic scent. It is a delight to snuggle up to someone wearing this fragrance as it is both soothing and arousing.

I had every intention of giving this fragrance to my boyfriend for his birthday, however now I seem to be changing my mind. I am almost decided on keeping this fragrance for myself and finding him something else to wear or suggesting to him that we could possibly share.

Apr
13
2010
aFineNose
aFineNose

Loved it from the start and still this is my favourite scent, after a decade safe to say it's a classic. It never bores and doesn't go out of style. Endless positive reactions (apart from one friend who claimed it gave him a headache).

Feb
17
2010
ArkangeL
ArkangeL

Am I wrong for buying another bottle?? I love this! 100 ml for $20?? With a 50 ml going for $60, it felt right. Nice to know you can use the heck out of something as great as this, and have a back up. Envy me for having 2. "Joking."
;-)

Feb
08
2010
truthway
truthway

I've got a 1.7 ml sample of this fragrance When I bought a new bottle of azzaro chrome legend
And serious. I felt sad
Why i didn't discovered it before!!
it's since 1998
I returned to the shop after 5 minutes
And purchased it immediately
and now it is one of the best fragrance that I own
It is a blend between the sober and stylish man
The young sporty rich businessman melted with a Legendary monk from the Far East
it's really amazing, and also my fiancee like it too much

Jan
11
2010
ArkangeL
ArkangeL

Apply with caution. Depending on how you use this, it can be pleasant and tolerable or harshly overpowering. You want people to Envy you, not keep their distance. Some fragrances are built to over apply, however this is not one of them. Mature? Yes. I'm 24, but I'm an old soul... so I consider this suitable for myself.

Jan
09
2010
dm8m
dm8m

i used to love envy back in college but women never felt the same about it except my mom. they always said i'm too young for the scent & it's strong scent is over powering & too musky-ambery. they said it gave them a headache. that's why i never used it anymore after finishing the bottle. so it's not a scent for teens & guys at their 20's.

envy is for the more elder crowd.

Jan
05
2010
omerpervaiz
omerpervaiz

Gucci Envy is an ordinary boring fragrance for me. Initially i liked it but soon i relised that it is not for my age group ( i am in mid 20's). it is for retired age group. It is an oriental/spicy fragrance with nothing particular. Opens with bright spicy notes and dries down to somooth powdery vanilla fragrance. No so bad at all. but its not for me. I must say that it is a perfume that is over rated worldwide.
It has got below average sillage and longevity.
I give it 5 out of 10.

Dec
12
2009
varondandy
varondandy

my wife told me once that envy conjured images of temples in the far east and I was a deity surrounded by a misty fog of incense...Buenas noches/Goodnight.

Oct
13
2009
andy
andy

a total masterpiece i love the spicy fresh richness of this scent and gucci does a great job putting in LOTS of great notes and very nice scents without havin to sweeten them up
probably gonno be my next buy

Sep
29
2009
guest_seri
guest_seri

i was 15 when tried this one for the first time, and although i might be too young to appreciate complex scent( at that time my impression for this frag was a pepper perfume )it's love at first sniff!!
since then i've sampled it many many times and grow to love it more and more but I never purchase it because i think i don't match this perfume. it's strong, intense, dark, very warm, very masculine, while i'm a petite asian who looks like a young girl. well, maybe i'll get it for my husband in the future : )

Sep
09
2009
aib
aib

I love this one, it's my all time favorite. It's the kind of scent you turn your head after...

Aug
14
2009
minister smellgood
minister smellgood

a nice colder weather kinda scent. has a distinct insence thing working in it

Jul
23
2009
Bluenova
Bluenova

My first Gucci cologne , Loved it very much and happy with my purchase . my boss ask me what i was wearing and this definitely turned a few heads of opposite sex. ^_^ Buy it u wont regret it.

Jul
04
2009
Andy Capobianco
Andy Capobianco

Very nice, it only had one person saying this could be used on hot days, but I think it can be as it isn't extremely hot or spicy. I think it's warm yes, but has a certain freshness to it. Actually it can be used in almost any situation in my opinion. I get a feel of modern and vintage combined.

I was never blown away by it, I slowly used up a 100ml bottle over about 3 years and thought it was ok, kinda nice. But now I've used it all I find myself missing it

Jul
03
2009
hernie
hernie

This is one of the most delicious fragances ever. It´s in my top 5 list. I used it many times!.

Apr
27
2009
vdxl
vdxl

A younger version of Must pour Homme Essence- Cartier. The difference consists of the ginger-clove accents and of some green notes. Very well done.

Apr
26
2009
dianthus
dianthus

First thoughts when i smell it are: man in black suit(looks like 80's), day of holiday with a wealthy man:), and Twin Peaks:))). Seem to be suitable for man in middle age but definately younger than Gucci Pour Homme is. Very long lasting, not fresh, bitter in the end-sweet in the beggining, for decided and selfconfident man. Full of contradictions for me. I think green colour of water is good for it, becouse if I was an artis making commercial, my man model would coming out of green deep wood;). Good for almost every ocassion - office, date, evening, maybe not for sport.

Mar
23
2009
guest_a beautiful mind
guest_a beautiful mind

Fragrance is very interesting. A little citrusy, then a lot of spices, with ginger as primary note. In base leather, inscene. Warm, sweet, long lasting, but close to skin.

Feb
14
2009
ZeeK
ZeeK

Gucci Pour Homme is created in the admiration of the classic perfumes of 70's and like most of the old fragrances it is an intense fragrance containing spices, woods and leather that can be loved and hate at the same time by different people. It might suit the romantic / sensual wear but it is more mature than Gucci Envy which is an elegant fragrance, moderate and good for all ages in comparison with Pour Homme. Noses can entirely different than one another but in general opinion Envy can be more sensual for a female who feels it!!

Dec
29
2009
thomkallor
thomkallor

One of my all-time favorites. Elegant and masculine, like the bottle and the deep hypnotic green of the fluid. Sweet and sexy and never ever cloying or overpowering. Stays fairly close to the skin, but I like to be smelled by the nose that gets close, not by the entire office as I walk in the door. Very much a date scent. Citrus haters need not fear -the lone note of orange is invisible to my nose. I only smell a well-crafted blend of spices kept in check by a few sweet notes. Gucci is class!

Oct
28
2008
lolita82
lolita82

i love this fragrance on men!!! clean, attractive , seducing fragrance...A MUST TRY for all those confident men!

Oct
24
2008
Macauguy
Macauguy

Wow! This is really a classic. I've have received so many favorable comments - and it lingers a long time. I'll be using this one for some time as my regular.

Oct
19
2008
chocolateguy
chocolateguy

The best of Gucci. High class, luxerious. dark, deep, daring and attractive. It's unique. So it's not for everyone.

Oct
03
2008
azuriiita
azuriiita

One of my favorites for men. Attractive, elegant, simply masculine, sensual, bright... i like it so much :) To a singular, good-humored and confident man (in my opinion)
Surely is a perfume that "I must to buy!!!" for my man :D

Sep
24
2008
knightz
knightz

Wonderful! It starts with Peppery Spices and Orange, enhanced with Cardamom. The Citrus does not play a key role in the opening, it is a supporting note only.

When the heart starts to emerge within 5 minutes, a Jasmine and Carnation floral accord join in with Sandalwood and Nutmeg. In the background of the heart is a sharp, but not too sharp, Anise note. The Anise meets with the Amber in the base, adding to the sharp but sweet-ish note. This sweet-tart accord is strong but mostly stays in the background and mixes well in the spicy floral.

The dry down has a slowly mellowing Anise-Amber accord joined with Patchouli, Vanilla, and Incense. The Tobacco note in the base is very well mixed in, and just barely noticeable to me.

The real beauty of this one, to me, is the sillage during the dry down. It's smooth and warm but slightly spicy and sharp at the same time. It's classy but not too classy to wear casual. Dressed-up casual.. not blue jeans casual.

Longevity is average, sillage is average. If over-applied, the Anise-Amber may get too strong during the dry down, so it's best to go easy on it to keep it smooth.

Sep
18
2008

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