Choosing Perfume to Suit Your Personality

When you first meet someone, specific personality traits can stand out almost immediately. Our sense of smell sometimes gets ignored, but a persons choice of fragrance can revel more about them than you would imagine.

Choosing perfume to suit your personality ensures your scent is a true reflection of the individual that lies beneath. Specific perfume notes can sit better with certain personality types. Someone shy for example would be less suited to a powerful floral fragrance than the full on party girl.

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Let’s now dig a little deeper into the hidden world of fragrance. With a bit of research, choosing perfume to suit your personality can be a walk in the park.

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12 Perfumes to Suit Your Personality Type

We will now explore 12 beautiful fragrances that work well with 12 different personality types. It’s your job to spot your personality type!

1. The Stylish Classic

If you’re personality eludes to a more classic and stylish individual, then extenuating this by selecting a classic complimenting scent is a must.

Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel taps into the classic side of fragrance. With top and mid notes of vibrant orange, jasmine and rose, it then settles with base notes of patchouli and vetiver. A classic fragrance that oozes style and sophistication.

Coco Mademoiselle by CHANEL

Best Notes For ‘The Refined One’

Floral/Fruity-floral: These notes are both stylish and classic. A statement-piece of elegance and style.

Where To Buy Online

Amazon

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2. The Independent Woman

You’re a strong and independent woman, with determination, focus, and know your own mind.

Joy ‘Intense’ by Dior releases a symphony of rose, jasmine, sandalwood and vanilla to make a strong statement. This bold fragrance makes an ideal match for your strong-willed independent personality.

Joy Intense by DIOR
Joy ‘Intense’ by Dior

Best Notes For ‘The Independent Woman’

Floral/Vanilla/Woody: These notes create a bold yet feminine aroma that screams independence.

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Amazon

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3. The Party Girl

The Party Girl uderstands that life is short, and to always have a blast no matter the occasion. You know how to have a good time even when everyone else is feeling dull. Your job is to get this party started.

Black Orchid by Tom Ford is perfect for the party person personality. Its richly dark notes combine with an alluring blend of black orchid and spice to form an unforgettable “good-time-in-a-bottle.”

Black Orchid by Tom Ford
Black Orchid by Tom Ford

Best Notes For ‘The Party Girl’

Florals: Floral fragrances are alluring and speak to the lighter side. They offer the go-getter scent a party girl needs, so one forgets her when she leaves.

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Amazon

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4. The Hopeless Romantic

Hopeless romantics believe in the power of love. You are feminine, fragile, and tender. Softer floral scents reflect the loving warmth you offer and your endless search for that special someone.

Tender Romance by Ralph Lauren offers white oriental scents that are both delicate and frail. White magnolia and sensual soft-cashmere make for a whimsical fragrance that fits your personality type to a tee.

Tender Romance by Ralph Lauren
Tender Romance by Ralph Lauren

Best Notes For ‘The Hopeless Romantic’

Florals/Floral-fruity: Floral scents are as bold and beautiful as the flower. When combined with fruity scents, floral perfumes become warming while still exuding that flower-like trait.

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Amazon

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5. The Shy One

Those with a shy disposition are often more self-conscious and slightly introverted. You have great depth to your personality but may take a little time to warm-up. Once you get to know the real person inside, you’re one of the most enjoyable people to be around.

BVLGARI Eau Parfume Au The Blanc is a fragrance well-suited to the shy personality. It’s citrus, and wood accents come across as delicate and soothing. A white tea aroma is ideal for day or night and subtle enough for the wallflower.

 Au The Blanc Eau Parfume by BVLGARI
Au The Blanc Eau Parfume by BVLGARI

Best Notes For ‘The Shy One’

Citrus/Woody/Mossy: These notes have an aromatic and earthy scent that is subtle enough for shy girls to wear with confidence.

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6. Bubbly & Energetic

Bubbly ladies are fun and wild with energy to burn. You need a scent that speaks to your lively ways and certainly won’t settle for anything too passive.

Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf
Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf

Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf is the perfect perfume for the bubbly personality! Its keynotes are jasmine, orange blossom, and patchouli, which make a floral explosion. This fragrance is addictive and fun-loving.

Best Notes For The ‘Bubbly’ Personality

Floral/Fruity-floral: Floral and fruity notes are energetic and powerful. They offer the same bold presence as a lively lady making them the perfect choice for this personality type.

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7. The Seductress

Seductress personality types are exotic and alluring. An image that comes to mind is someone who always seems slightly out of reach, distant, and aloof. You are beautiful, passionate, and powerful.

Lost Cherry Eau De Parfum by Tom Ford is dripping with temptation. Its insatiable Turkish rose and jasmine hints breathe sensuality, while the cherry liqueur enwraps your senses.

Lost Cherry by Tom Ford
Lost Cherry by Tom Ford

Best Notes For The Seductress

Animalic: Though the usage of animal compounds are now mostly synthetic, animalic notes are powerful and sexually charged like the seductive personality. Citrus: Citrus scents like grapefruit and lemon are bold enough for this personality.Fruit: Fruits like cherry ooze with passion.

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Amazon

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8. The Mystery Girl

The Mystery Girl is less likely to share their hopes and dreams with those around them. You guard your emotions and sometimes comes across as being aloof. Yet, others find distant people to be fascinating and somehow more alluring.

Black Opium Intense by Yves Saint Laurent is an excellent choice for the puzzling mystery girl. Its sensual white floral aromas give this scent a deep allure, fitting to the wondrous woman.

Black Opium Intense by Yves Saint Laurent image
Black Opium Intense by Yves Saint Laurent

Best Notes For ‘The Mystery Girl’

Oriental: Oriental fragrances offer hints of exotic spices, often blended with animal notes. They’re both alluring and wonderous, making these notes the perfect choice for a mysterious lady.

Black Opium contains notes such as blue absinthe, boysenberry, jasmine, black coffee and orange blossom. Base notes of liquorice, vanilla and sandalwood complete the puzzle

Have you ever stopped to enjoy the scent of fresh air? You know, that freshness that hovers in the air after a rainfall, but doesn’t stay around for long? Much like the mystifying personality, ozonic notes mimic that scent of freedom and unknowing.

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9. Discreet Yet Sensual

Discreet yet sensual personalities are quiet in their seduction. You’re soft when you enter a room, but heads turn in your direction. This personality is bold in an un-obvious way.

Maison Margiela ‘Replica’ Jazz Club is an ideal perfume for the discreetly sensual type. It’s a warm yet spicy fragrance that brings to mind a classic cocktail. Think Brooklyn jazz club on a Friday night!

Replica Jazz Club by Maison Margiela
Replica Jazz Club by Maison Margiela

The best notes for this personality are;

Woody: This smell reminds you of fresh-cut wood, that’s almost creamy. Sandalwood smells much like a dried rose with a hint of milkiness that is the perfect scent for the discreet yet sensual lady.

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10. The Outdoors Girl

The outdoors girl is a wanderer at heart! You enjoy nature and all of its beauty. Being outside in the fresh air is a must for your personality and is what makes you happiest.

Jo Malone London Nectarine Blossom & Honey Cologne is a perfect match for your outdoorsy persona! It offers fresh notes of nectarine, peach, and cassis that cap off with spring flowers. This fragrance is wonderfully playful and inspires a love of the great outdoors.

Nectarine Blossom & Honey Cologne by Jo Malone London
Nectarine Blossom & Honey Cologne by Jo Malone London

Best Notes For The ‘Outdoors Girl’

Florally/Fruity-floral: These notes are perfect for a nature lover. They offer the sweet scent of a dewy morning garden and inspire you to stroll through the greenery.

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Amazon

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11. The Sporty Type

Sporty girls need something extra special from the fragrance they wear. You are active and the type who enjoys getting her hands dirty in the name of a good game.

Good Girl Gone Bad by Kilian is an excellent choice for you! If you enjoy being sporty, then this fragrance is well-suited to your personality! It’s garden scents mix well with an athletic lifestyle, and its jasmine undertones are subtle enough to boast while you’re in the game.

Good Girl Gone Bad Eau de Parfum by Kilian
Good Girl Gone Bad Eau de Parfum by Kilian

Best Notes For The ‘Sporty Girl’

Bergamot: This essential oil comes from the bergamot orange. It offers a bitter yet fresh citrus scent. Floral: Floral fragrances are well-suited to your personality, so long as they’re not too overpowering! Look for something more subtle to complement your bright personality.

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Amazon

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12. Cool, Calm & Collected

Ladies with a calm and collected presence are a special breed. You seldom meet someone who keeps her cool, no matter what the situation. This personality brings out the peaceful nature of her friends and colleagues. She is enjoyable to be around and makes it easier to feel at peace.

Amazing Graces’ Philosophy suits the calm personality type exceptionally well. Its supple and clean muguet blossom and lingering musk notes make it a relaxing fragrance.

Amazing Graces' Philosophy
Amazing Graces’ Philosophy

Best Notes For The Calm & Collected

Camphoraceous: Camphoraceous notes are crisp and clean, with a hint of coolness. Their mixture of eucalyptus, mint, and other herbs cools the skin on contact. This effect makes it the ideal choice for the collected soul because it compliments her already relaxed vibe.

Where To Buy Online

Amazon

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Final Thoughts

That concludes our guide to choosing perfume to suit your personality. By identifying your own individual traits and persona, you can select a fragrance that reflects the person you are both inside and out.

A perfume that feels like it suits you in both body and mind can be rather liberating. Your scent should reflect who you are inside. Never let other people influence your choice. Be true to yourself and wear what you enjoy the most.

If you’re more of a discreet person, you won’t want to wear bold and overpowering floral scents. They will shadow your naturally quiet self even more and won’t wear well. For more lively souls, more intense florals and fruity/citrus tones can be perfect! You want something that matches the power of your personality and won’t be overshadowed by it.

Before you go, I have put together a review of the most elegant perfumes ranging from timeless classics to modern day sophistication that I think you will enjoy.

Discover Your Perfect Fragrance

Please take a moment to browse through my hand-picked collection of exquisite perfumes.

There may just be the perfect fragrance waiting there for you!

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