Guess Gold is a floral oriental created by
perfumer Claudette Belnavis (who also created Live Luxe for Jennifer Lopez).
The top notes include a soft muted apple, pink pepper, and pineapple.
the heart notes include rose, lily, and hyacinth
The base includes sandalwood, amber, vetiver, patchouli, and a musky vanilla.
I picked up a 1.7 oz. bottle of Eau de Parfum at a department store for $45.
This is a very wearable fragrance, well rounded, soft, and warm. Excellent sillage,
and good feedback from those who sniffed me at intervals. (I asked them to sniff me, and they are my very honest sniffers) The top note of pineapple is muted so you can enjoy it without any "candy" effect. The apple is a gentle note, not a sweet or a tart apple, but a mellow fresh apple. By the time the florals kick in there is already the scent of vanilla and maybe honey which soothes the hyacinth note. A very smooth transition from beginning to end and the rose is present throughout. A slight hint of pineapple continues to waft up from time to time. The drydown is soft and rich. It seems like a daytime scent when you're wearing it, (it doesn't wear you) but it is sophisticated enough for evening wear. I was surprised by this one when I sampled it, and after a few tests with sample vials, I had to make the purchase.
This would make a lovely gift because the packaging is elegant: a gold box with a rose-wine colored chamois pouch.The bottle design is quite nice, gold ( metal over glass) with a cut-a-way 'G' initial, which allows you to see a bit of the perfume , a rosy lilac hue. Because the bottle is mostly metal, it travels well in a handbag or backpack that might get a lot of rough handling.