The Guess brand opened its doors in California in 1977. It fast became a fashion leader, capitalizing on the emerging designer jeans fashion trend of the late 1980’s. In 1981, Guess sold its very first pair of jeans to Bloomingdale’s department store. Since then, Guess has become one of the world’s most recognizable and influential brand names. Guess launched their first fragrance in the late 1980’s and have since added over two dozen scents to their fragrance collection.

Today, I’m reviewing seven outstanding scents from the brand – 4 for women and 3 for men.

Guess 1981 Indigo EDT For Women, R585 for a 50ml EDT – BUY

This is a delightful floral-woody scent designed for warm, balmy days. Think of it as the aromatic equivalent of a white T-shirt and worn jeans.

Top notes include lilac, oceanic notes and fig, which is the most notable accord in the opening. As the fragrance develops, the floral notes of Narcissus, iris and blue lotus come through. The dry down is unusual with prominent notes Pinot Noir grapes, red wine, cedar and vetiver. I was quite surprised by the scents lasting power of around 6 hours.

Guess 1981 Indigo Men R695 for a 100ml EDT – BUY

I think this woody, aromatic scent with notes of fig, coconut water, lavender and amber are super sexy. The scent opens with a fresh burst thanks to notes of bergamot, sage, blue lavender and sweet fig. The middle notes contain coconut nectar – by far the most prominent note – coupled with Iris, Tonka bean and oakmoss. The base contains sexy notes of musk, amber and cedar.

Guess 1981 Los Angeles Women R695 for a 50ml EDT – BUY

This is the newest fragrance launch from the Guess brand and is best described as a modern and sexy scent that captures the essence of the Guess women and her California dreams. The opening of the fragrance begins with succulent notes of red currant, mandarin orange and pear. The middle notes contain a floral bouquet made up of jasmine, peony and orange blossom notes. The base notes include vanilla, cedar, praline, musk and ambroxan, adding a sophisticated warmth to the scent. 

Guess 1981 Los Angeles Men R595 for a 100ml EDT – BUY

Channeling the modern Guess man, this fragrance can best be described as fresh and masculine with a very sexy energy. The textural top notes deliver an aromatic combination of pepper, plum and bergamot, boosted by bracing spearmint and ginger. The warm, woody background adds exciting contrast with its perfectly blended notes of tobacco and amber.

Guess 1981 Men R695 for a 100ml EDT – BUY

Is your man looking for a scent that’s light, refreshing and doesn’t overwhelm? If yes, then this is the scent for him! The top notes include violet leaves and bergamot which make for a delicate opening with the faintest hint of spice. Familiar heart notes of earthy cedarwood and gray amber and oakmoss give the scent depth, while the base of woodsy, earthy and musk notes ground the scent in a really classic and sophisticated way.

Guess 1981 Women R585 for a 50ml EDT – BUY

Launched in 2017, this contemporary scent is a medley of florals, fruit and wood. I adore the soft, almost powdery opening that includes notes of ambrette seed and sweet violet petals. After a minute or two, one can smell the juicy pear, exotic jasmine and sandalwood notes. The dry down includes notes of rich cedar wood, earthy amber resin and animalic musk – giving the scent an enticing and sexy edge. What lingers on the skin is a sensual, sophisticated fragrance that is perfect for any occasion, day or night.

Guess by Marciano R995 for a 100ml EDP – BUY

This dazzling scent for women is just what’s needed to add a bit of spice to your fragrance collection! This scent blends citrus, floral and spicy accords, making for the perfect evening scent. Exotic star fruit, Curacao orange liquor, aromatic cardamom and grapefruit all come together in the opening notes, making for a powerful and energized olfactory journey. As the scent develops, the heart notes of sweet honeysuckle, night blooming jasmine and pink peony come to the fore, creating a decadent floral bouquet. The base notes of creamy vanilla, sensual musk and woody notes work to beautifully balance the fragrances intensity, making for a truly spellbinding scent.

You can purchase Guess fragrances at Guess stores nationwide or online at www.guess.co.za

GIVEAWAY

I have a Guess 1980 Los Angeles for him & for her (50ml each) valued at R1290 up for grabs

To stand a chance of winning both, leave a comment below the blog post naming one of the top notes in either the male or female version of the scent.

Please include your email address (only I can see it), so I can contact you, should you be the winner.

I’ll announce the winner on In My Bag’s Facebook page (follow here) next week Friday 27 September 2019. The winner will also be notified by email.

This giveaway is open to South African residents only.

*This blog post is sponsored by Guess*

155 comments

Violet leaves and bergamot. I’d absolutely love to win this for my hubby and I… Perfect anniversary gift to us both.

bergamot

Pepper

Bergamot
Would love to win

Bergamot

Bergamot

Violet Leaves

Violet leaves and bergamot this would be a great win for my new job…great article. Awesome

Bergamot

Pepper, plum and bergamot in the men’s fragrance

honeysuckle! And it sounds perfect for a summer scent. I was just browsing the internet for a new perfume for the summer.

One of the top notes in the men’s fragrance is bergamot.

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Bergamot

Blue lotus & lilac 😊
Its my burthday next month, this would be an awesome gift 😁

Guess Los Angeles Male: top notes are pepper, plum and bergamot, boosted by bracing spearmint and ginger

Bergamot

Scent for hom – top notes are violet leaves and bergamot

Bergamot a note on the Mens Fragrance

Will be a absolute delight and pleasure to win.
Reading this review makes me imagine how divine the scent will be. Love to have it. ❤❤❤❤

The Guess 1981 Los Angeles for men has top notes of pepper, plum and bergamot 🙂

Pear

Bergamot … Violet leaves .I love citrus fresh smelling perfumes .would be supper amazing to win this giveaway 🙌 .IV been entering for the last 2 yrs😭🙈

Violet leaves and bergamot

Bergamot

Combination of peppermint,plum and bergamot

Bergamot

Jasmine and orange blossom – my favourite notes in any perfume 😁

Violet leaves

Bergamot

Violet leaves & bergamot.
I would love to spoil myself & hubby with this fabulous scents 🌷🌷🌷

Bergamot

Bergamot

Bergamot

fig

Top notes of Guess female fragrance: succulent notes of red currant, mandarin orange and pear!
The perfect summer fragrance! 💗

red currant

Bergamot

Orange blossom! These sound so lovely, would love to give them a try!!

Pear

Red currant

1981 Guess Los Angeles For Him Has Bergamot as one of the top notes

Guess 1981 for women top notes are ambrette seed and violet

My prev answer is wrong 😂 Guess 1981 Los Angeles Women top notes are red currant, mandarin orange and pear

Violet leaves

jasmine

Bergamot and Violet Leaves
Fingers crossed

Mandarin orange

Omg the scent for him sounds dreamy. PEPPER, PLUM, BERGAMOT, SPEARMENT,GINGER,TOBACCO & AMBER. Hubby would seem irresistible. Lol.

One of the top notes in the Guess 1981 Los Angeles for her fragrance is red current.

ambrette seed and sweet violet petals

Bergamot

pepper

Red currant is one of the top notes in the ladies fragrance. Yum!!!!

Bergamont

Red currant is one of the top notes in the ladies fragrance

Bergamot

Exotic star fruit is a top note in the ladies fragrance

Red current – oh I hope I win 🤞🏻 🤗

Bergamot

Red Currant

Bergamot in the men’s fragrance

Violet leaves

Pepper

Pear

Aromatic cardamom

Oops, bergamot 🙄

Bergamot

Guess 1981 Los Angeles for her has top notes of red currant, mandarin orange and pear

Bergamot I am going to hold thumbs. This is a stunning gift.

Mandarin orange

Mandarin orange

Pepper (male) and Red Current(female)

Bergamot 🙂 Never liked the taste of it but adore the smell!

Red currant

Bergamot

Bergamot

Violet leaves

So nice fragrances to win can’t remember when I last bought a good fragrance.

Bergamot💐

exotic jasmine

Mandarin orange 🍊🌿

Aromatic Cardamom

Bergamot

Red currant, mandarin and pear

Violet leaves xx

Red currant, Bergamot, Mandarin Orange

The men’s fragrance in guess sounds so amazing
woody, aromatic scent.
and the women’s fragrance succulent notes of red currant, mandarin orange and pear. The middle notes contain a floral bouquet made up of jasmine, peony and orange blossom notes.
Would be amazing to win, heard so many great reviews on both perfumes
Early Christmas Present 😍😢❤👐

mens fragrance : “woody aromatic scent
women’s fragrance : “succulent notes of red current ❤❤❤

Violet leaves and bergamot.. would #Love to win this amazing prize.. Guess perfumes👌💋👠💄😊

Female version : exotic jasmine

Mandarin is so up my alley!

The female scent has opening top notes red currant, mandarin orange and pear. The male scent has a combo of aromatic pepper, plum and bergamot boosted by spearmint and ginger!

Would love to win this for myself and my fiancé.🖤

Bergamot in the male and female fragrance.

Orange and pear

Red currant, Bergamot, Mandarin Orange

red currant in the female fragrance 😍
Would be an awesome gift
New season, new fragrance

Bergamot

mandarin orange

Combination of pepper, plum and bergamot in the male fragrance.

Red Currant in the female fragrance.

Violet leaves

Violet leaves

Bergamont

Red Currant

Guess 1981 Los Angeles Women – Pear

fig

Fig

Bergamot for the Mens Fragrance -lindalaing02@gmail.com

Jasmine… beautiful scent

Sage

pepper, plum and bergamot

Jasmine

Pear

Plum one of the top notes in the Guess 1981 Los Angeles Men fragrance

Bergamot for the men’s scent

Aromatic pepper, plum and bergamot

Pear, Jasmine, Bergamot

Fig

orange 💕

Violet leaves

Plum

Bergamot … what a lovely spoil!!!

Plum is one of the top notes of Guess Man

Violent Leaves and Bergamot – 🙂

Fig, coconut nectar

Bergamot

Top notes include lilac, oceanic notes and fig.

Fig

Bergamot in the male fragrance 🙂 Yum!

Note of Pear in ladies fragrance

Plum – in the male fragrance

Mandarin orange – which I love!

I am holding major thumbs for this since it’s name is 1981 LA and I was born in 1981, my initials are LA AND my birthday is the day after the competition closes. Holding thumbs I am lucky to get a nice birthday prezzie!! LOL

Bergamot… I would love to win this for myself and my fiancé so we have a new his and her fragrance for our wedding in Dec….

Top notes are succulent notes of red currant in ladies Fragrance

Plum

Bergamot

Lovely pics and round-up, Candice-Lee. I must explore these fragrances.

Female – mandarin orange

red currant (female)

Pear in the new scent for females…dont think i have smelt this in a perfume before..would love to

violet leaves and bergamot , prelushan@gmail.com

Pepper

One of the top notes in either the male or female version of the scent are Violet Leaves. Email address is nqobileimmelda.ni@gmail.com

One of the top notes in either the male or female version of the scent are Violet Leaves

Bergamot is one of the scents in the top note of the male fragrance

Top notes For Her: red currant, mendarin orange and pear

Top notes for Him: bergamot, black pepper, and plum

Violet leaves and Bergamot

Lilac

Plum – in the male fragrance

Bergamot

Violet leaves and Bergamot hints is spice , love that 💞💞💞

Bergamot

Narcissus. Would love to win something from anywhere. Dont seem to be that lucky.

Bergamot. What an awesome giveaway.

Violet Leaves 🍁

Guess 1981 Women with Sandalwood & exotic jasmin notes & Guess 1981 with violet leaves and bergamot which make for a delicate opening with the faintest hint of spice. 😍😍

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