Sampling new fragrances is one part of my job that I truly enjoy, and I recently discovered a few that I absolutely love. A trio of fragrances that embrace inclusivity across genders and encapsulate the vibrant spirit of youth while honoring individuality, GUESS Originals is a new collection comprised of three unique fragrance profiles—Type 1, Type 2, and Type 3—each meticulously formulated to connect with a diverse and contemporary audience.
As a beauty editor, I’ve come to appreciate that fragrance is undeniably one of the most subjective and personal aspects of our daily beauty rituals. What smells heavenly to one person might be overwhelming to another. Our olfactory senses are intimately linked to our emotions and memories, making the choice of fragrance a deeply individual experience. Whether it’s the floral notes that transport you to a garden in full bloom or the woody undertones that evoke memories of a cozy winter cabin, fragrance has the power to evoke a wide range of emotions and sentiments. It’s this uniqueness that makes the world of fragrance so captivating; there’s a scent out there for every mood, personality, and moment, allowing us to express ourselves and connect with our inner selves in ways that are as diverse as the scents themselves. So, in the realm of fragrance, there are no right or wrong choices, only the pursuit of a scent that resonates with your own, one-of-a-kind essence.
While I do think all three of the Guess Originals scents smell pretty fantastic, I would say my favorite is type 2. Depending on the types of fragrance notes you are drawn to, your fave may be different. Here is a rundown of all three fragrance profiles.
Fragrance Notes: Top: Bergamot, Basil, Mandarin – Mid: Cardamom, Wild Lily, Orris – Base: Vetiver, Patchouli, Skin Musk
Type 1 captures the thrilling spirit of daring youth. With its invigorating top notes of Bergamot, Basil, and Mandarin, the fragrance immediately ignites the senses. As it develops, the heart of Cardamom, Wild Lily, and Orris takes center stage, embodying the essence of fearless exploration. The base notes of Vetiver, Patchouli, and Skin Musk ground the fragrance, leaving a lasting impression that reflects both strength and vulnerability.
Fragrance Notes: Top: Jasmine, Red Currant – Mid: Orange Blossom, Cedarwood – Base: Fir Balsam, Oakmoss, Amber, Musk
Type 2 embraces the beauty of individuality. The top notes of Jasmine and Red Currant intertwine to create a harmonious melody that resonates with authenticity. As the scent evolves, the heart of Orange Blossom and Cedarwood embraces the wearer in a warm embrace of self- expression. The base notes of Fir Balsam, Oakmoss, Amber, and Musk complete the composition, leaving an indelible mark that is both enchanting and empowering.
Fragrance Notes: Top: Tobacco Leaf, Mandarin – Mid: Tobacco Blossom, Tonka Bean, Saffron Rose – Base: Vanilla, Musk
Type 3 defies conventional norms and reimagines boundaries. The top notes of Tobacco Leaf and Mandarin immediately intrigue, sparking a journey of self-discovery. The heart of Tobacco Blossom, Tonka Bean, and Saffron Rose transports the senses to a realm of exploration and authenticity. The base notes of Vanilla and Musk form a lasting connection, allowing the fragrance to linger as a testament to the power of breaking free from constraints.