How to find your perfect scent online

How to find your perfect scent online

Fragrance shopping online can be a seriously tricky business. With scent being so personal, if you haven’t tried it, how do you know if you truly like it?

Luckily, there are some little tips and tricks you can apply to help you find your signature scent without needing to spritz it. Interested? Read on to discover more.

1. Stick with your fragrance family

There are 4 dominant scent families, which make up the majority of fragrances. These include floral, woody, oriental and citrus.

  • Floral – Notes include rose, jasmine, tuberose.
  • Woody – Notes include vanilla, cedar, sandalwood.
  • Oriental – Notes include oud, clove, pepper
  • Citrus – Notes include lemon, mandarin, grapefruit.

If your favourite scent falls into the floral family, look out for other floral scents as it is highly likely you will love these. Similarly, if you’re more inclined to lean towards woody scents, choose fragrances that are warming and more unisex.

Best floral perfumes

These are the scents that combine a beautiful array of botanicals and florals to create super feminine and sophisticated fragrances.

Looking for something a little different? Opt for the “floriental” Velvet Orchid by Tom Ford. It combines both floral and oriental notes to create a scent so alluring, it leaves you wanting more.

Best woody perfumes

Perfect if you love a scent that is a little more botanical than floral as it combines warming, spicy notes to leave a fragrance that piques your interest.

If you’re wanting to try something a little more sweet than a traditional musky, woody base, you will love Calvin Klein’s Women Eau de Parfum. It has a woody-floral fragrance that settles into notes of orange and cedarwood on the skin.

Best oriental perfumes

Beautifully alluring and sultry, oriental scents take you on a journey to the exotic East; perfect if you’re not a fan or floral or sweet fragrances.

For something a little fruitier than your traditional oriental scent, opt for Michael Kors Wonderlust Sensual Essence Eau de Parfum. It has notes of sour cherry and pear before settling on a base of pepper, amber and cashmere wood for a long-lasting fragrance.

Best citrus perfumes

Fresh, sometimes fruity and gorgeously uplifting; these are the scents that will help boost your mood and give you a new lease of energy.

Already looking for your perfect summer scent that uses a base of your favourite citrus notes? Look no further than the Tom Ford Soleil Blanc, a beautiful dance of sun-drenched notes and aromatic, citrus botanicals.

2. Discover the bestselling fragrances

Have a look onsite to see what fragrances have been given 5* reviews; these are the ones loved by you, our most trusted and valued customers.

Some of the bestsellers at lookfantastic include the Yves Saint Lauren Black Opium, Paco Rabanne Lady Million Eau de Parfum, Chloé Signature Eau de Toilette and Marc Jacobs Daisy Fresh Eau So Fresh.

Shop our full collection of fragrances for both men and women onsite.

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I am a big believer in the idea that beautiful Make Up begins with a superb skincare regime. I like to enhance my natural beauty rather than cover up and I am always on the lookout for great products which really work. When I am not writing about all things beauty, I like to do Yoga and I make an amazing brownie. It is all about balance!