Guess 1981 Los Angeles Men 2019

Guess 1981 Los Angeles Men by Guess
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7.9 / 10 168 Ratings
A popular perfume by Guess for men, released in 2019. The scent is sweet-spicy. It is being marketed by Inter Parfums.
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Main accords

Sweet
Spicy
Woody
Fruity
Fresh

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
PlumPlum BergamotBergamot Black pepperBlack pepper
Heart Notes Heart Notes
SpearmintSpearmint Red gingerRed ginger GeraniumGeranium
Base Notes Base Notes
TobaccoTobacco AmberAmber SandalwoodSandalwood VetiverVetiver

Perfumers

Ratings
Scent
7.9168 Ratings
Longevity
7.0161 Ratings
Sillage
6.6160 Ratings
Bottle
7.6165 Ratings
Value for money
8.9103 Ratings
Submitted by Franfan20, last update on 15.04.2024.

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Reviews

11 in-depth fragrance descriptions
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Tommyxxl

12 Reviews
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Tommyxxl
Tommyxxl
Top Review 17  
For the money just great!!!
First of all, I have to say that for me it was a blind purchase. Because I thought that with 17€ for 100ml you can't do so much wrong. So just order and after the fragrance has arrived, spray it on your skin. After a short wait, then came the moment, you know the moment! I must say that it comes across really light, like Versace Eros.

I think Versace Eros is good too, but Guess 1981 Los Angeles is really the gentleman of the two. He's peppery/sweet too, but still discreet in his own way, so not quite as loud as Eros.

The Sillage is ok, but the durability is really top. I noticed the smell after 8 hours, still on my sweater! So from my side to the scent, as well as to the price, it is clearly a recommendation to buy
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Flo92

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Flo92
Flo92
Top Review 14  
Eros? No better!
This scent has been on my radar for some time! Already more than 3 months ago I saw a review of 1981 Los Angeles from the Youtuber "AGentlemansJourney" and was fixed directly. Unfortunately it took some time until the fragrance was finally available here in Germany. When I could finally find him the days online, was not hesitated any longer and the purchase was decided thing ... And the long waiting time was worth it :D

The scent is exactly what I had hoped it would give me! In my opinion, a comparison with Versace Eros is quite appropriate here, especially because of the concise Minz note in both fragrances. Basically, I've always liked Eros pretty much. Somehow he was a bit too loud and prolific for me (not for nothing he is considered the "King of Clubbing" ^^). From 1981 Los Angeles I hoped for a more balanced and adult "Eros" and that's exactly what I got.

Now let's get to the fragrance:
From the beginning to the heart note, the mint note here is clearly pronounced but not quite as intrusive as with Eros. That's probably why it comes across so well with me, because it's with the black pepper (just in the top note) and the plum (that's probably the fruity note I perceive in the fragrance). But I don't know if I would have tipped on "plum" on my own if it hadn't been in the scent pyramid^^) two opponents who "slow down" the mint a bit.
In addition there is a pleasantly warm sweetness through the amber. I also like this much better compared to the somewhat sticky vanilla sweetness of Eros. Finally, sandalwood skilfully rounds off the fragrance and gives it a beautiful woody undertone in the drydown.
In addition, there is the beautiful bottle including wooden cap (only the lettering looks a bit cheap), the very good durability (8-10 hours) and a good sillage (although you have to make some compromises here compared to Eros), which make this fragrance for me an absolute price/performance-price racket!
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BLurreD

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BLurreD
Top Review 12  
Pleasing everyday fragrance for a small budget!
Was a blind buy - as the ratings for such a new perfume launched on the market were pretty good.
I also like GUESS very much as a fashion brand (especially the Retro-Line), which is why I dared to try to order it this way.
For 24€/100ML you cannot complain.

The fragrance was very much marked by mint and pepper - which is why it was very intense and pointed in the nose. After this concentrated initial cloud has settled,
the fragrance pyramid came out better. One smells some vetiver like also the ginger - however no molecule of tobacco got into my nose.
There is some similarity to EROS, but the pepper is too strong, so the sweetness of an Eros never really gets through (which some people will like).

The Sillage is OK - but it does not take up space, which is of course a plus point.
In the drydown I like the fragrance the best, because here all the fragrances function very harmoniously and produce a well "stirred" cocktail, which will not touch and please everyone.
Shelf life was 5 hours with me (before I showered). So actually OK - would have given the smell perhaps still so 1-2 hours, before it would be then only completely skin near perceptible.
However, in my opinion the special, the class is missing here, which makes the fragrance appear high quality. According to its "brand" GUESS, the fragrance also ranks among the usual mainstream suspects.
A helper, Burberry, and his ilk could have brought out a scent like that.

My blind buy rating here would be a 7.5/10. price-performance but a 9/10.
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Daniel1323

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Daniel1323
Daniel1323
10  
Worthwhile blind purchase
The fragrance was for me a blind purchase, what you can do at 15 € / 100 ml generally good conscience.

The bottle is kept simple and elegant and has a very pleasant-looking tint. However, this is neither particularly exciting nor unique, so for me just average.
The durability on the skin is okay at the price, but really rips nothing out. Sprayed on in the morning, you can still feel a slightly woody spice in the late afternoon. On clothes, however, the fragrance is still perceptible the next day.
A big minus represents for me the sillage. I feel the current rating of 6.6 as still too high. Already after 1-2 hours, the scent is really only perceptible in closer contact.
The fragrance itself, however, I find very good. After a fairly spicy opening can be perceived quickly the sweetness of the top note. Especially the plum comes across sufficiently strong for me to make the top note interesting, but the pepper prevents the fragrance from becoming overwhelmingly sweet. I also really like the interplay of ginger and mint in the heart notes, but it loses its character quite quickly and moves into the base notes. In the drydown, the fragrance becomes pleasantly woody with hints of tobacco and ginger.

Overall, I am satisfied with this blind purchase and can only recommend the fragrance. At prices of 15-20€/100ml you can not do much wrong. If the sillage would be better, the here really phenomenal. Especially with all the comparisons with Versace Eros, it's clear that you have to get in line at this point. You won't attract attention with it and it doesn't really scream party. However, who is looking for a cheap and really good everyday fragrance is definitely right here
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GeorgeReid

37 Reviews
GeorgeReid
GeorgeReid
Helpful Review 8  
Like an Open Art Gallery without Condescending Snobs
One day, I considered blind buys for affordable fragrances. By pure chance, I came across Guess 1981 Los Angeles for Men. After hearing mostly positive reviews, I pulled the trigger on the fragrance.

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The opening notes of bergamot, black pepper, and plum are sharp and hit the nose quickly on the initial spray with sweetness and spiciness.

As the fragrance develops and the heart notes of ginger and spearmint blend in with the base notes of vetiver, sandalwood, and amber, the sweetness fades in favor of a slightly mature spiciness and a hint of freshness.

1981 LA is like walking through an art gallery—except you do not have to whisper, and you can touch the art. It gives off a vibe of a person wanting to become more mature and trendy, without being snobbish.

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In terms of overall performance, 1981 Los Angeles performs about as expected for an Eau de Toilette.

The initial projection and sillage are strong at the opening, but after 15 minutes, it essentially calms down to a skin scent where one would have to be intimately close to smell. While there is nothing wrong with scents that project only as far as to intimate range, the opening sets up a massive letdown for anyone expecting a fragrance with superstar projection and sillage. This would absolutely suck for someone who is doing a store test, believing one thing, and getting something else.

The longevity is also typical for an EdT—it should last about four to six hours. The usual EdT rules apply; if one wishes to use the scent all day instead of a specific situation, expect to reapply it once or twice.

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In terms of the best situations for Guess 1981 Los Angeles, it is useable as a daily fragrance—the lack of sillage and projection makes it a safe office, gym, or leisure scent. In addition, it is a fragrance that smells good throughout the year. The scent is ideal for winter and cooler weather, but it does not become annoying or overbearing in the summer months or in a warm climate.

With that in mind, the fragrance shines brightly as an intimate date night fragrance, where a date or significant other is likely to get cozy and enjoy the fragrance.

That said, this is a scent that is meant for when a man has established the date, whether it is preparing for the first date, or dating a significant other in a relationship.

If a man tries to use this fragrance to help get a date at a club, bar, or any other event with many people, 1981 Los Angeles will disappoint. The fragrance already does not stand out from the crowd, as there are similar fragrances to it. However, the lack of projection and sillage means few will notice the fragrance unless a person is actively trying to smell it. That is not an ideal situation for a man looking to seek attention like a superstar.

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Overall, Guess 1981 Los Angeles, while not unique, is an amazing masculine smell with a solid blend of youthful sweetness and mature spiciness. Anyone, regardless of age, can pull it off with little thought.

That said, if someone is looking for a fragrance that stands out as a unique fragrance, or one that projects and announces their presence when entering a bar or a club, 1981 Los Angeles is not for you, as disappointment (and possibly consumer rage if you store tested it) is inevitable.

However, if someone wants a great value fragrance that smells amazing and stylish and will last through the end of a date or a solid fragrance that is subtle enough to provide versatility as a daily scent with little thinking, I would heavily consider 1981 Los Angeles.
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RobbieXRobbieX 1 year ago
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9.5
Scent
A very nice warm perfume. *Update* the dry down is gorgeous. Don't underestimate this. It's a love from me.
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ScentDaneScentDane 4 years ago
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A more mature and less in-your-face version and less cloying version of Versace Eros. Also dirt cheap.
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RRFreyssonRRFreysson 1 year ago
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Little bit synthetic but is still a pretty good fragrance.
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Topfpflanze3Topfpflanze3 2 years ago
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Eros with light warm spices, that's it. Good quality, awesome price and a bit more mature than Eros. Everything done right
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MaschenstromMaschenstrom 2 years ago
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Scent can only be perceived up close, smells a bit fresh, minty, slightly spicy. Not really comparable to Eros, more mature.
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