Guess colognes are known for bringing top notch quality to anyone’s fragrance collection while remaining affordable, and their Seductive Homme line is one of the most popular offerings to date.
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Who Makes It?
The Marciano brothers founded Guess in 1981, and since then, they’ve gone on to develop over 40 fragrances.
They’ve enlisted the likes of Jérôme Epinette and Guillaume Flavigny to work on the Seductive Homme collection. Guess Seductive Homme launched in 2011, followed by Seductive Homme Blue, Noir, and Red.
What Does Guess Man Smell Like?
Guess Seductive Homme is a sweet and juicy EDT with amber, spicy, citrus, floral, and musky accords. This fragrance is a ton of fun to wear; a crowd pleaser announcing that you’re the life of the party.
Right away, Seductive Homme opens with a lush note of mandarin orange. It’s spicy too, featuring top notes of cardamom and pink pepper. Then, Seductive Homme’s floral aromas blossom.
The middle notes of orchid and violet leaf combine with a hint of vetiver for a drydown that’s both sweet and earthy.
Finally, the base notes of amber, patchouli, musk, and sandalwood emerge for a sexy and masculine ending to the fragrance’s development.
- Highly versatile: Can be worn year round
- Attention grabbing opening with plenty of projection
- Great use of sweet and floral notes with a balance of masculinity in the drydown
- Poor projection after a couple hours of wear
- Sillage: Good
- Longevity: Good
- Scent Potency / Appropriate for: A date, night out with friends, weddings
- Price: $
Who Would Like it
Guess Seductive Homme will fit younger men who have an adventurous side. It’s a charming scent that could pass as unisex thanks to it’s bright and floral notes.
Anyone embracing a ‘70s aesthetic, floral prints, and popping colors will feel right at home wearing Seductive Homme.
When to Wear It
Seductive Homme earned our pick as the best Guess cologne for any season, since it’s fruity and citrusy notes are bright enough for warm weather without being cloying.
As its name suggests, Seductive Homme is all about attraction, and it’s most suited for wear in the evenings.
When applied in the afternoon, the base notes of amber, patchouli, musk, and sandalwood will last well into the night.
Where to Wear It
Guess Seductive Homme projects a friendly and approachable vibe, making it well suited to wear on dates, nights out, weddings, and casual social gatherings.
One of Seductive Homme’s strengths is that it’s composed of notes which are massively popular. That means it’s fine to wear in the office too, since it’s a safe bet you won’t offend anyone while wearing this EDT.
Packaging & Presentation
Guess Seductive Homme’s packaging is clean and distinct. It features a black and silver box with sharp lines, and the understated design is a solid match for the fragrance. It has an elegant simplicity without ever feeling forgettable.
The bottle is mostly clear with metallic accents. It’s made of thick glass with a studded pattern on the base that looks and feels great.
The simple monochromatic presentation serves as the perfect backdrop for the cologne’s liquid itself, which is mostly clear with a tinge of violet: a nod to the cologne’s floral composition.
Seductive Homme is the smell of masculinity in touch with its sweet side. There’s a lot to like about it: versatile, charming, and playful.
It has one of the most inviting openings we’ve smelled on a fragrance in this price range, like walking through a market filled with fresh fruit and bouquets of flowers.
There’s plenty of woody, muskiness to be found as well that makes for a fantastic drydown. If you’ve drawn style inspiration from icons like Timothée Chalamet or Harry Styles, Guess Seductive Homme will feel right at home in your collection.
We were impressed by the initial projection of Seductive Homme, and the mandarin orange is just strong enough without being overbearing.
The intensity dies down after an hour or two, but the scent will remain on your skin for six hours or more.
It’s not the longest lasting or widest projecting fragrance out there, but it’s by no means disappointing, especially for such an affordable bottle.
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Sean Hickey is a writer who graduated from UMass Amherst with a degree in philosophy. He is a regular contributor to the Six Minute Mile newsletter, as well as a filmmaker, photographer, and musician. When he’s not doing any of those things, Sean is combing the web for the best deals on colognes, shoes, and whatever else he can find to craft an expressive style.