Gucci A Midnight Stroll was launched in 2020 as part of The Alchemist's Garden Collection. A collection that is inspired by alchemy, using natural plants augmented with modern molecules. Each is intended to tell a story of a place, a moment, a season, a memory.
Working with Alessandro Michele, created by Alberto Morillas, it is an incense, resinous fragrance with notes of cypress, cade wood and incense. From Gucci's description - "As a dark and deep exploration, the fragrance evokes the resinous, aromatic profile of Incense and blends it with notes of smoky cade Wood and fresh cypress."
Gucci A Midnight Stroll (The Alchemist's Garden) Reviews
From Fragrantica - "Ash! Sweet Ash! The opening has a real WOW factor... this is more for autumn and is quite smokey."
Fragrantica - "I get the notes and whatnot but to describe this scent you have to paint a picture. This smells like an evening in the Verona gardens. You're surrounded by iconic statues and and well manicured fragrant green foliage in all sorts of shapes reminiscent of Edward Scissorhand shrubbery. As you sit down and watch the sunset beyond the greenery and divine garden symmetry ou sip a slightly sweet wine as a satyr darts by at the far end of bushery ahead. You know you're in a magical place."
Fragrantica - "This fragrance is, as has been noted below, a fairly straightforward leather incense composition, but it is brilliant in its simplicity. Cade and birch tar combine with a spice and incense blend to produce a classic leather accord that smells very high quality (as well it should at this price point) and has good longevity and projection. As the scent reaches its deep drydown, it is grounded by a cedar-esq aromachemical that lingers for a very considerable time on my skin keeping the leathery aroma alive. This fragrance is simply one of the very best incense-forward scents available today."