Your perfume personality

Thursday, 29 November 2012

If you’re having deciding what kind of perfume you should buy, take a look at your personality. It could be the starting point you need.

Fragrance can evoke memories, ideas, and personality traits just like fashion and beauty can. Read about the different fragrance families and tell us which one you identify with most.

Your perfume personality

The sweet tooth

Never one to pass up a piece of cake, you love your sugary-sweet confections as much as your collection of floral china. Feminine whimsy describes your style to a tee, and you crave fruity, candied scents to express your girlish personality.
We recommend: Guerlain’s La Petite Robe Noire

The mountaineer

You’re a hiking and biking machine. Your adventurous spirit takes you to mountains, forests, glaciers, and lakes, but that doesn’t mean you have to smell like sweat 24-7. You’re attracted to more unisex fragrances with masculine notes of wood, leather, greenery, and musk. Think Old Spice, feminized.
We recommend: John Paul Gaultier’s Gaultier2

The romantic

You’re known to wander around antique shops and read classic love stories, and you admire glamorous women in history. With a passion for vintage aesthetics, you covet your grandmother’s violet-scented Guerlain fragrance. Powdery and floral scents remind you of a more refined era, and old-school perfumery reigns supreme.
We recommend: Givenchy’s Black Dahlia

The beach goddess

You live for the sea, sand, and sun. Whether you surf or sunbathe, you’re at your most relaxed by the beach. Tropical, marine, and citrus notes remind you of your favorite vacations, so why not smell like the beach, year-round?
We recommend: Ralph Lauren’s Big Pony for Women 1 (Blue)

The globetrotter

As a certified culture junkie, you’ll travel anywhere, learn any language, and find inspiration everywhere you go. You’re most intrigued by the global bazaar – exotic spices, textures, fabrics, and colors combine and contrast for dazzling sights. Potent oriental notes of amber, patchouli, and other spices conjure your nomadic spirit.
We recommend: Gucci’s Guilty Intense

Originally written by Victoria Stanell, this article appeared on Beautylish

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Megan Kakora has helped launch the websites of, and been the online editor for, some of South Africa’s biggest glossy magazines. She believes in less-is-more, except when it comes to her collection of nail polish colours.
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  1. NaturalDiva

    I am a romantic! :) But I feel like perfume and scents depends on the mood of the day and also the occasion..

    5 years ago •

  1. Adele

    I am the sweet tooth, very interesting

    5 years ago •

  1. Sue1N

    Ooh Givenchy is heavenly! Would love to try Guerlian.

    5 years ago •

  1. sale

    I honestly would like to be all of these!…all gorge perfumes

    6 years ago •

  1. Azraa

    Havent tried any of these scents. I dont think I fit into one, it depends on my mood for the day

    6 years ago •

  1. G

    Interesting :) I’m definitely not into sweet scents.

    6 years ago •

  1. BEV

    A mixture of sweet tooth and romantic!

    6 years ago •

  1. Harcombe

    I guess I have a very sweet tooth!!

    6 years ago •

  1. Tasha

    I like unisex perfumes, maybe i am mountaineer

    6 years ago •

  1. BOTILO

    romantic and beach goddess are my favourites

    6 years ago •

  1. sale

    Sweet tooth and romantic fits me perfectly…what beautiful perfumes!

    6 years ago •

  1. Debbie

    I am the romantic during the week and the mountaineer on weekends

    6 years ago •

  1. Noma

    Am I allowed to say that I’m all of the above? :) I love perfumes so much!! I love smelling good, coz it makes me feel good

    6 years ago •

  1. Maddy

    Ohh God choices, except mountaineering, i like all the others.

    6 years ago •

  1. Angelisha

    I’m a bit of the Romantic and the Sweet tooth… But all are a Fragrant choice for different days…

    6 years ago •

  1. Gee Whiskers

    It all depends on the mood I am in. I like all of the categories except for the mountaineer. I adore perfume!

    6 years ago •

  1. Lady-T

    I’m a bit of Beach Goddess and The romantic

    6 years ago •

  1. Bronwyn

    Want to try the Ralph Lauren! I am a bit of a combination but anything citrus is a winner so I will go with beach goddess. And I do live by the sea

    6 years ago •

  1. Blackcherry

    I guess i’m the romantic type.

    6 years ago •

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