I haven’t lived the single life in a while, but dangit if I were on the prowl I’d so rockÂ 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!Â
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.Â
Top notesÂ — star fruit, grapefruit, orange curacao (an orange-flavored liquour) and cardamom (an herb belonging to the ginger family)
Middle notesÂ –pink honeysuckle, peony and jasmine
Base notesÂ — 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)Â 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.