Launched 1995, Accenti perfume is classified as a refreshing, oriental, floral fragrance. Envy men's cologne is modern, sophisticated and masculine. In 2004 launched Pour Homme Spray. Other scents include women's perfumes Envy Me, and Rush. Their latest fragrance for women, Gucci by Gucci, launches in October, 2007. It will be the first major feminine launch under Creative Director Frida Giannini.
Guccio Gucci, born in 1881 in Florence, Italy, was the son of a Florentine leather craftsman. He acquired an appreciation for cosmopolitan culture, sophistication and aesthetics at a young age while working as an elevator operator at the Savoy Hotel in London. Upon returning to his native Florence, Gucci opened his first shop in 1921, where he crafted and sold luggage and saddlery. In 1937, Gucci relocated his shop to a larger space in Lungarno Guicciardini. Just one year later, the Gucci business opened a shop on Via Condotti in Rome. In 1951, Guccio's son, Rodolfo, opened a Gucci shop in Milan. In 1953, the same year that Guccio passed away, Rodolfo and another of Guccio's sons, Aldo, opened the first overseas Gucci shop on 58th Street Manhattan. In addition to fragrance, Gucci products include handbags and other leather goods, shoes, ready-to-wear clothing, cosmetics, skin care, jewelry, and watches.
Gucci Group N.V's principal activities are designing, distributing and manufacturing luxury apparel and accessories. Products of the Group include ready-to wear, handbags, luggage, small leather goods, shoes, timepieces, jewelry, ties and scarves, eyewear, perfumes, colognes, cosmetics and skin care products.