Category: Daniela Andrier

digging (into) vintage: Gucci Envy for Men, 1998

Perfumer Daniela Andrier I’ve dogged Tom Ford’s perfumes. I’m not a great fan of his eponymous perfume line, but on smelling Gucci Envy for Men, something clicked. The Gucci perfumes of the Ford era were a first rate line of designer perfumes and are a testament to the value of art direction. Gucci Rush (Michel Almairac, 1999) is a pitch-perfect…

Prada Candy, 2011

Perfumer Daniela Andrier. Caveat:  While I love drag queens, I tend not to like dessert-like gourmands.  Just not my thing. Prada’s Candy is in many respects a super-gourmand.  It’s cotton-candyish, it’s caramellic, it’s vanillic, and it gains sweetness as it goes.  Much seems to have come out of Prada’s PR about the benzoin and therefore the oriental genre.  Yes, there’s…