How to Find Your Signature Scent


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Three easy tips to help you find your new favourite fragrance.

Nothing makes a lasting impression quite like a captivating signature scent. If you haven’t found the one for yourself just yet, don’t be intimidated. Selecting a fragrance might seem like a daunting task, but a few simple tips and tricks can make the process a lot easier. All you need to do is consider your favourite fragrance families, lifestyle factors and the season. For example, if you’re into floral and fruity scents that make you feel empowered, try the luxurious GUESS Bella Vita. With notes of zesty Italian lemon, enchanting jasmine and warm amberwood, the fragrance is all about embracing your mysterious feminine side. Read on for helpful tips to help you confidently choose a fragrance that represents your own unique style and personality.

Identify your favourite scent families

There are five fragrance families to know about before you begin your research. Floral scents include romantic notes like jasmine, freesia and lily of the valley, while fresh scents include lighter notes, for example, lavender, lemon and bergamot. If you want something warmer, try the amber family (think labdanum, coumarin and nutmeg) or more woody scents with notes of sandalwood, myrrh and patchouli. If you like sweet smells, go for gourmand (which can include cocoa, coffee and vanilla to name a few). Not sure where to start? Think about bath and beauty products you love. Are you a fan of vanilla? Or do you dream about fresh roses? Identifying which notes you like the most can help you figure out what to look for in a fragrance.

Remember that a fragrance is made up of top notes, middle notes (often referred to as ‘the heart’) and base notes. The top notes make the first impression, while the middle notes can be smelled starting 20 minutes after application, and the base note tends to linger on skin and clothing.

GUESS Bella Vita has playful top notes of lemon, juicy cassis and luscious black cherries, with velvety white floral middle notes of jasmine, tuberose and vanilla orchid. The base notes, a warm blend of amberwood, tonka bean, praline and fluffy musks, leave a sweet and unforgettable trail.

Choose scents that suit your lifestyle

When choosing a fragrance, consider the occasion you’ll be wearing it for. Is this going to be an everyday scent you wear to work? Or is it a special scent you want for a romantic date? It’s important to think about how you want to feel while wearing the fragrance too. If you’re looking for something light and fresh you can wear to the gym and then the office, you might want an energizing fragrance with aquatic, light floral or zesty notes. Or, if you want to feel sexy and confident during a night out with friends, a scent with notes of amber and vanilla could be ideal. GUESS Bella Vita is a great option for the woman who lives her life to the fullest, always seeking out a new adventure while forging her own path. The hypnotic scent is undeniably sensual and celebrates unique beauty.

Find the perfect scent for the season 

When in doubt, think about which season you’re in. Amber and woody notes are great options for winter and fall (there’s nothing quite as luxurious as a woolly sweater that smells like warm spices). For spring and summer, fresh and floral scents are ideal—notes like grapefruit and jasmine evoke thoughts of a sunny day in a gorgeous garden. A gourmand fragrance is a fun option for a summer night, especially when love is in the air.

GUESS Bella Vita is one of those rare fragrances that works for every season all year round, since it’s vibrant, sensual and warm all at once. Even the opulent design of the bottle, which features the iconic GUESS peony medallion, is timeless.

With these pro tips, you’ll be able to find the signature scent you’ve always dreamed of to leave a lasting impression wherever you go.

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