We've saved for months for the furry loafers, we've lusted over the diamanté barrette and don't even get us started on the little double-G buckle Gucci belt - yup, our obsession with Gucci is well and truly here to stay.
Which is why the fashion house's latest launch has us a little too excited. Adding to its existing fragrance range (Gucci Guilty - an absolute classic, are we right?), Gucci has just launched its first ever collection of luxury perfumes, scented oils and floral waters.
Magicked up by creative director and all round fashion genius Alessandro Michele, the 'Alchemist's Garden' collection follows on from the designer's debut scent for the brand, Gucci Bloom, taking the world of a perfume to an entirely new (and totally nostalgic) place.
Speaking on the whimsical collection Michele said, 'The idea that some primary scents of perfumery, like the essences of the flowers, the green scent of some plants could be joined to atmospheres, linked to memories. And also link to the idea that a perfume in an alchemical way can through a scent bring you back to a different place, through a sense so strong and so important for every human being.'
From the limited edition A Song for the Rose Eau de Parfum, to the evocative Fading Autumn Eau de Toilette and the romantic A Kiss From Violet Perfume Oil, the collection is inspired by the science of alchemy and features seven eaux de parfum, four oils, three acque profumate and a candle.
And the packaging? It's seriously pretty. Think ye olde lacquered glass apothecary bottles with gold lettering, painted florals and Gucci's signature animal symbols. The result - perfume so bewitchingly good looking you'll want to fill your dressing table with the whole lot.
Shop the entire 'Alchemist's Garden' collection at and below
'Named for a snake’s movement through a forest, the scent is mixed around the note of precious and mysterious oud. Symbolic of eternity, oud is highly prized for its singular, aphrodisiac and sensual aroma. Laying in the dried Patchouli leaves on the ground, the snake hides. Leather-like scales slowly draw traces on the snake’s path, tinted with Saffron shades. The snake glides through Oud wood rays. Intensive and deep, the scent is as hypnotising as the sound of the snake’s voice.'
'The scent’s name connects to its notes as an expression of absolute femininity. Rose is presented in the fragrance as the eternal queen, embodying in alchemy the regeneration of separated essences and their resurrection on a new level. The rose is blended to an olfactive duality and melody with sweet Musk and strong Woods notes.'
'In China, amber is considered the “soul of the tiger”, which enters the earth and then becomes a stone. An imagined journey into the soul of the tiger. Benzoin and Tonka convey a tiger’s gaze with a dark hint of Vanilla. The scent is rounded out with woody and sweet Ciste resin, representing a tiger’s contrasting sides; dangerous and sensitive, fast and patient.'
'Cross the lands and feel the breeze of a forest in the early Autumn. While walking in the Cedarwoods and the Cypress forest, see the first leaves fall and listen to the crunch of steps passing over, releasing Nutmeg and powerful woody and earthy notes given by Patchouli and Vetiver. In this temple of silence, a pheasant with magnificent feathers is imagined flying across the trees and disappearing above the canopy.
'The Last Day of Summer is inspired by Alessandro Michele’s clear vision of a particular moment when walking in a forest in early Autumn. The nostalgic feeling at the end of summer coincides with the season change, a symbol of the renewal of life and nature.'
'Violet is considered the flower of modesty because it hides its flowers in heart-shaped leaves. To blend The Virgin Violet scent, a swan is imagined. Covered in soft white feathers, the delicate swan, pure and graceful, is translated in a composition of Musk, Violet leaves and Iris petals. Its purity is nuanced with a deep character, shown when the swan spreads its wings, to reveal a bold Vanilla.'
'An interpretation of the precious and royal Iris flower, which symbolises wisdom and courage. Iris is one of the most ancient ingredients in perfumery, also frequently used in the make-up industry. For the scent Tears of Iris, a noble owl is pictured in a Sandalwood forest on a night with inky blue skies. Adding depth and sensuality to the scent are notes of Angelica Seeds and Musks. The owl watches the forest with its large luminous eyes, which shine in the dark to recall an Iris.'
'Mimosa brings optimism and joy at the end of winter. Bright powdery blossom pompons, the flowers are the first sign of spring. The scent’s immediate rush of energy and light is captured with Pepper and Musk to convey instant brightness.'