As the Sugahfix fragrance expert, I get to try out a variety of perfumes. When testing Guess Girl I received what could be seen as the ultimate approval – a compliment from a random girl on the bus.
Guess Girl came to the market in 2013 in celebration of the brands 30th anniversary.
Steve Mormoris of Coty Beauty said they wanted to create ‘something that will preserve the sex appeal and youthful spirit of the brand’. As such, the target market is said to be around the twenty-something range.
Top notes are dominated by fruity notes of raspberry nectar, melon and bergamot.
The heart notes are predominantly floral- Brazilian orchid, acacia flowers and lily.
Base notes are smoother consisting of Australian sandalwood and Madagascar vanilla.
‘Audacious, irresistible, sexy, and playful, Guess Girl is a fresh fragrance that’s also provocatively sensual and mysterious, ready to awaken the senses… You’ll never go unnoticed – or undesired’
Having worn the perfume for a few days I can confirm that it is relatively non-offensive. It’s fresh and it’s fruity. Is it something that I would normally gravitate towards? No. It’s a scent which is both forgettable and unoriginal and one which is undeserving of it’s ‘sensual and mysterious’ status.
For me it’s a little on the sickly side. When the sweetness subsides it’s reasonably pleasant. That being said, the lasting power isn’t great. It lacks something (the sexiness and sophistication that come to bloom in our 20s, 30s and 40s perhaps?).
Personally I think the perfume is suited to those in their late teens who can rustle up the babysitting money for purchase (It is reasonably priced at around the £15-20 mark for a 30 ml EDT). And that girl on the bus? She was around 17 years of age. I, however, am not. 🙁
Verdict: Best kept for the young…or the very young at heart.