I haven’t lived the single life in a while, but dangit if I were on the prowl I’d so rock Guess by Marciano. Maneater aptly describes the way I feel wearing this scent.
I usually think of myself as the girl next door — ya know, the quirky one in t-shirt and jeans who drinks beer, watches reality TV and writes lists — but when I wear Guess by Marciano I feel transformed, like a cougar on the prowl! Rrraaooowww! Ft! Ft!
Just what makes this spicy floral so darn sexy? I suspect the fruity top notes (the first blast of fragrance) mellow out the musky base notes (the finale). The resulting fragrance is neither cloying nor overly sweet.
Top notes – star fruit, grapefruit, orange curacao (an orange-flavored liquour) and cardamom (an herb belonging to the ginger family)
Middle notes –pink honeysuckle, peony and jasmine
Base notes – wood, vanilla, musk and dulce de leche (caramel)
I don’t have many spicy fragrances (piquant or pungent scents like clove oil, cinnamon or thyme) in my perfume collection because, for some reason, they make me sneeze! But my nose agrees with Guess by Marciano. No sneezing whatsoever.
It also has enough endurance to last all day long. I sprayed it on in the morning, and as I sniffed at my wrist throughout the day, there it was. The scent does change, though — a whiff of jasmine at lunch, and then vanilla and musk appeared later in the afternoon.
Product: Guess by Marciano eau de parfum
Price: $65 for a 3.4 oz bottle
Use: As a perfume for days when you want to feel sexy or confident
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A-
Random Makeup and Beauty Blog Confession Number 0001: The last time I wore anything by Guess I was a teenager in the late 80s and early 90s; my favorite outfit was a very fetching pair of overalls (with matching denim jacket!), acid-washed to oblivion. I looked for one of the many embarassing pics of me wearing this fashion travesty of an ensemble, but they’re all in boxes at my parents’ house.
My days hunting hotties are behind me (married to one, awww!) but girls, seriously, if you’re on the prowl, give this fragrance a try. Even if you’re not on the hunt, Guess by Marciano is still a great, badass scent. It just brings out the attitude! — simultaneously sexy and ready to lay the smack down. I can feel the badassness coursing through my veins!
Guess by Marciano sells as an eau de parfum, a body lotion ($30) and a body butter ($35). Give it a sniff at your nearby Macy’s or purchase it online.
I really wanted to do more vegging today, but productivity reared its ugly head. I needed groceries, so I paid a visit to my all time favorite grocery store, Trader Joe’s (aka my home away from home). Now I intend to enjoy some of the spoils of the trip: a bag of Cheese Crunchies ($1.39 for a bag, wow!) and bottle of Phuket beer, woot!
What’s for dinner tonight? More importantly, can I come over? I’m too lazy to cook, LOL!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
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