What I liked:
– interesting mix of floral, fruity, woody and oriental notes, smells wonderful
– not overpowering
– a pretty charm comes with the fragrance
What I didn’t like:
– not a very remarkable scent
– not longlasting
It’s been a while since I’ve come across a fragrance that I really liked, but when I first took a sniff of Guess Seductive I knew this was a scent I could end up buying. Seductive is a floral fruity yet oriental woody scent. This may sound a bit confusing and with so many different notes, things could have gone terribly wrong instead Seductive, even though not particularly remarkable, is nonetheless a well-crafted and pleasant fragrance that is easy to wear.
Seductive opens with a burst of sugary pear, with a hint of fresh bergamot and the rich aroma of blackcurrent. Soon jasmine takes over. It is neither too heavy nor cloying and it is mixed with Florentine orrice which gives a certain softness to the scent. Finally, the drydown is a wonderful mix of spicy olibanum and cachemere wood with just the tiniest hint of vanilla.
What I really love about the fragrance is how well-balanced the notes are. Although there are several foody notes, it never turns into a gourmand scent. The florals don’t make the fragrance too sweet nor the oriental notes make it too spicy. In other words, the rich spiciness and the crispy fruitiness are perfectly balanced so that neither takes over. Throughout its lifespan, it remains both spicy and soft, warm and feminine. But although it has some sensual accents, it is not a particularly seductive scent.
Seductive can be easily worn by teenagers and adults alike, both during the day and at night. I can’t see many people being blown away by it, but this deeper and spicier floral is definitely a nice change from the overly sweet and candy floral scents the market is oversaturated with, so if you’re tired of that, you may give Seductive a try. Unfortunately, it’s not a very longlasting scents and, after about 4 or 5 hours, it’s already time to reapply it. Oh, and even though I don’t like the bottle very much, the charm that hangs from it is beautiful.
Guess Seductive is a floral fruity yet oriental woody scent. Although not particularly remarkable, the spiciness and fruitiness are well-balanced and make Seductive a pleasant, warm and feminine scent that’s easy to wear on any occasion. However, it doesn’t last long.