Monday, March 30, 2015

Double Dare

I haven't tried Guess fragrances before but I quite like this one. It's quite similar to Versace Bright Crystal, which is my standard spring fragrance. Guess Dare Limited Edition is a very youthful fruity floral that would be perfect if you love sweet fruity floral scents- the lychee note hits you first, followed by what I perceive to be jasmine, followed by sweet musk candy. When I had my first whiff of it I thought my 17 year old sister would absolutely love it, and she did.

I'm a little confused as to the bottle's inspiration- upon researching I found out the identical bottle of the original Dare fragrance- this one's fruitier, zestier counterpart- was inspired by the fashion house's accessories. The rivet-style embellishments and the name plate are definitely a throwback; while the bottle isn't completely to my taste I am of the school of thought that if you like the fragrance enough, don't give a damn about celebrity stigmas or bottles. If you're going to wear it, wear it with confidence.

I tested this on a regular day out and found that it didn't last very long- it had worn off by about the 5th hour. That's how long it lasted on me, but it's quite understandable as that's my normal wear time of most eau de toilettes. Wear time sometimes changes depending on the individual's body chemistry so maybe it would have a longer lasting effect on others, but I find the best way to make sure you're smelling good all day long is to either spritz it on more generously in the morning, or to top it up during the day.

I liked this dabble into fruity florals- I'm usually a amber + floral kinda gal. Guess Dare LE reminds me of a slightly more grown-up version of the Taylor Swift Wonderstruck rollerball I got my sister a couple of years ago and she loves that to bits so I might pass this on to her because where's she at right now (just starting University) has got plenty of opportunities in store for her to enjoy this fresh, sweet fragrance.

Product sent for PR consideration.

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