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Your Fragrance Personality

Your fragrance personality

Today’s post is extra special as it was written in collaboration with one of my favourite bloggers, Beauty Expression by Luchessa,  whom I recently met in Berlin. We had a fabulous time running around the city and  ever since then, we knew that we wanted to give our reader’s a very special giveaway.  So here’s


A perfume speaks volumes about you and who you are. Scents, after all, play the leading role in our nonverbal communications, often provoking and guiding us subconsciously. Your fragrance of choice can tell the world a lot about your personality and character.

Take Diane by Diane Von Furstenberg for example. When her iconic wrap dress exploded onto the fashion scene in 1972 women embraced a new power, an effortless way of living. This scent embodies just that. With opposing note of frangipani and violets this fragrance is a study in contrasts. It allows its wearer to bring her memories of exotic summer nights into the boardroom, where she takes her position as the CEO of an emerging empire.

Each note in the perfume flows seamlessly to the next. At the very beginning are the top notes which slowly evaporate exposing the heart of the scent. When those too float away we are left with the lingering fragrance of the bottom notes. They round up the bouquet and are the essence of the perfume.

The most important thing to remember when choosing a perfume is to live with it for a few hours. Walk around and see how it makes you feel. Do you still love it 3 or 4 hours later? Does it make you feel special? If you answered yes to these questions, then you have just found a great candidate to become your signature scent.

Your fragrance personality

In 1983, Michael Edward, a fragrance expert and the writer of, “Fragrances of the World Guide Book” created and divided the fragrance wheel into 4 parts: Woody, Oriental, Floral and Fresh. Of course there are more complex combinations, but let’s take a look at the 5 most popular categories:

Floral scents. These are loved by women who are often shy, calm and modest. They emphasize femininity and may provoke a sense of protectiveness in men. This does not, however, mean that those women can’t be determined or strong. They just create a natural atmosphere for a hidden romantic wish, such as a whirlwind getaway to Paris with a loved one. (Try Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb, Flower by Kenzo & Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh)
Oriental scents. These scents tend to be more daring, impactful and usually mirror the emotional state of the woman wearing them. These women carefully pick out their outfits, hair styles and of course, perfume. Energetic and confident, they are never afraid to announce their presence. Exploring the sights and secrets of Morocco makes for a perfect adventure. (Try Opium by Yves Saint Laurent or Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Liquid Nude Eau de Parfum)
Woody scents. They are beloved by elegant & meticulous women, who are true to their traditions. Full of great knowledge and never frantic, they keep calm in difficult situations. Even the ones they themselves instigated. (Try Balenciaga Paris, Chanel Bois des Iles)
Fruity scents. These perfumes are great friends to unpredictable women who enjoy lavish events but can also work hard when on a team. They are playful, provocative and full of joy. (Try Escada Taj Sunset or Marc Jacobs’ Apple Splash)
Aqua Fresh scents. Radiant, active and effervescent best describe the women who reach for these fragrances. In their spare time they can be found outdoors, hiking, camping or even horseback riding. (Try L’Eau 2 Kenzo pour Femme, Calvin Klein Eternity Aqua)

your fragrance personality
Choosing a perfume is like choosing the background music for your party. It creates the right mood and atmosphere for the whole evening. When you open the door, your guests immediately know what to expect.

“I think it [your fragrance] expresses your personality and aspirations. It’s such a personal expression. Even if people can’t articulate their feelings, they can do so through fragrance. A fragrance can become so associated with how a person sees herself. It becomes a strong personal signature. And if someone likes to switch back and forth between perfumes, it shows an adventurous and curious side, like being open to trying new scents and exploring different aspects of your personality.” — Dave Lackie, the Editor of “Beauty the Guide” & “Cityline” beauty correspondent

So don’t be afraid to experiment! You might discover a new side of yourself.

Your fragrance Personality


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“In Scent and Subversion: Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfume, Barbara Herman continues her irreverent, poetic, and often humorous analysis of vintage perfumes and perfume ads that she began on her popular blog The book features descriptions of over 300 perfumes, starting with Fougère Royale (1882) and ending with Demeter’s Laundromat (2000).”
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  1. Hope Howland (@HHDesigns)

    I’ve been wearing the same perfume for almost 7 years now.. I still love it.. Bright Crystal by Versace and I don’t really know what catgory it falls in.. I really don’t care though because it’s my favorite..

    1. You’re funny! I know there are one or two perfumes that I love and always go back to.

    2. Hello Hope, i think as you like Bright Crystal by Versace, you must be more of the floral type (with a hilt of fruity), because that perfume contains a lot of peony and magnolia (which are personally also my favorites) and a little bit of pomegranate.
      Glad you have found your signature scent. 🙂
      xo, Luchessa.

  2. My all time favorite perfume is flowerbomb, I am so fussy with perfumes and I don’t tend to buy them very often I just stick to what I know and love.

    1. Flowerbomb is an amazing! I also have a few go to scents.

    2. What a great fragrance pick Saffron. A really wonderful mix of floral and heavier patchouli. A warm and sexy floral scent.

  3. Usually I go for the subtle floral scents, have found them to be my favorites.

    1. Subtle floral are my favourite as well!

    2. Kajsa, have you tried Romance by Ralph Lauren? It’s a light elegant scent with a softer floral undertone. If not, give it a try. It also doesn’t last for too long, and is def great for special dates and occasions – but that’s just my preference. 🙂
      What are you currently using?

  4. I love floral scents, nothing particular though

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    1. I gravitate to floral as well. One of my faves is actually pictured, it’s Parfumerie Generale #13.

      1. Caro, are we talking Parfumerie Générale – Brûlure de Rose No.13 here? If so, i think it sounds perfect for you. Playful, carefree, a little bit powdery, but sophisticated at the same time. Very very nice. xo

    2. Candice, have you tried Cacharel Noa before? It’ a sensual and very feminine fragrance with a lot of peony & some sandalwood in it.
      The other one you might like could be Signorina Salvatore Ferragamo, which is definitely a chic, but cheeky fragrance – the italian style. It contains some jasmine, pink peony and rose.
      A great perfume for anyone in their 20’s in my opinion.

  5. I love Daisy by Marc Jacob so pretty, fresh and feminine

    1. It is! It’s a great summer scent.

  6. I’ve been wearing Poppy by Coach. Pleasantly fresh floral scent is my preference.

    1. Yes! That’s a lovely scent

  7. I’m an absolute perfume addict. Right now, I’m loving Jo Malone’s Blackberry & Bay as well as Chloe. With the colder weather coming around, I’m looking forward to adding warmer, more woody scents to my collection

    1. That’s what I do. In the winter I like a warmer cozier scent!

  8. My go to fragrance is Daisy Marc Jacobs. I would like to know what fragrances go with your body meaning woukd last a very long time.

    1. That’s a lovely fragrance. Generally the higher the quality the longer the fragrance will last but another option is to layer fragrances. So you would essentially use a scented moisturizer (same fragrance) first.

  9. My favorite scent is Versace Bright Crystal. I would love to try a new fragrance though!

    1. That is a lovely scent. You should go to a niche perfume store and spent sometime letting them introduce you to knew scents. There’s never any pressure to buy and it’s such a luxurious experience!

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