GUESS Iconic: The Fragrance of the Summer

Fragrances are time machines. To me, anyway. Each time I open a new bottle, I commit it to memory; who I was in that particular season of life, what it felt like. Bath and Body’s “Country Chic” will always smell of my college dorm where I binge-watched Felicity and dieted on salt and vinegar chips. Kate Spade’s “Live Colorfully” can transport me back to my first apartment and Snif’s “Tart Deco” will always represent that trip to New York. Smell is the most powerful sense in the human body, and if you use it wisely, it can be your Flux Capacitor.* 

This summer, there’s one scent that I want to hold all of my warm weather memories: GUESS Iconic, a feminine Eau de Parfum that embodies all things youthful energy and adult sophistication. Created by perfumers Nathalie Benareau and Carlos Viñals, the new fragrance reinvents the classic GUESS elements with a blend of floral and amber. Top notes include Lilybelle®, Pink Pepper Madagascar and Mandarin Orange, mixed with Geranium, Ylang-Ylang and Calabrian Bergamot and tied together with a warm, musky base. It exudes femininity and elegance – exactly the kind of energy I want to take into this new season.

Housed in a chic soft pink bottle adorned with golden accents and a “G” charm, this perfume is a statement piece that adds a touch of luxury to any vanity or dressing table. Its classic design is a nod to the brand’s legacy of style and sophistication, making it a must-have addition to any fragrance collection. See how far I’ve come from my Bath and Body college days? (No offense. I still love you, Bath and Body). 

The GUESS Iconic scent lasts, whether you’re headed to work or a night out – it lingers in the best way. If you want to try it out or test my scent theory, it works especially well on vacation. Pop a travel-size (15 mL) into your carry-on, use every day and in the colder months when a never-ending winter has you feeling down, one spritz will take you right back to the beach.

For me, this fragrance will remind me of a great time of change in my own life; I’m writing more, helping my parents downsize and finally seeing Challengers in theaters. When I look back, I’ll be so grateful to this beautiful bottle for being along for the ride. 

*Back to the Future reference, of course.