The second masculine perfume from the American fashion house Guess is called Suede and was introduced in 2007. Following the steps of Guess Man (and with an image that looks similar!), Suede is described as an oriental fougere and was developed by perfumer Ellen A. Molner from Givaudan. The perfume was developed in order be an accessory for the masculine collection of clothing from Guess and represents a sensual and strong creation, as the Guess man is supposed to be.
Due to their complicate policy of distribution, I barely had an opportunity to sniff Guess Suede two years ago and in spite of the fact that I’m not a fan of this house’s collection of clothes, I find this scent a wearable and decent one. The structure of Guess Suede starts off with the usual citrus accords in the top notes, which is represented by bergamot, tangerine and pineapple. Moving on to the mid development, you will find a spicy floral heart, imbued with accords of nutmeg, which is placed beside the notes of lavender and sage. For the dry down, the perfumer imagined a warm and more personal facet for Guess Suede, built around the accord of suede and juxtaposed to the rest of the ingredients such as: vetiver, sandalwood and mahogany.
The flacon that holds Guess Suede is a reinterpretation of the Guess Man’s flask, this time the chosen color scheme being an elegant and mysterious grey shade, present both on the glass material and the metallic case, in the shape of the letter “G”. The packaging box sports the same hue and comes as a nice complement for the bottle.
Guess Suede Perfume Details
- Suede by Guess is available in 50 and 75 ml Eau de Toilette Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 90 ml After-Shave Balm, 150 ml Shower Gel and 75 ml Deodorant Stick; the lasting power is below average (1 to 6 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Oriental Fougere
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2007
- Perfumer: Ellen A. Molner
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual