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What does your favourite fragrance say about you?

What does your favourite fragrance say about you?
Penny Lafferty
Writer and expert1 year ago
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If there’s one thing we know about fragrance, it’s that it's a completely personal experience for everyone. From sweet scents to fruity scents, chypre scents to gourmand scents, the world of fragrance is completely unique, with our scent preference likely to differ dramatically from one person to the next.

For many, the fragrance we choose says a thing or two about our personality. Scents can be used to reflect content of character, or a version of the self reserved strictly for certain occasions. So, if you're looking for a scent to show off the traits inner you has to offer, discover our guide to channelling your perfect personality through some of our favourite fragrance blends...

For the one who’s... comfortable in their own skin

Powered by unpredictable notes of rhubarb, daffodil and almond milk, Marc Jacobs Perfect Eau de Parfum was made for the self-assured among us. A radiant embodiment of modern femininity, the scent is proudly unique – a bold, multi-faceted signature that’s perfect for confident souls. Delving into a warm cashmeran base, the scent mirrors every side of your personality – a fantastic fragrance gift to delight the social butterflies in your family or friendship group!

For the one who’s... calm and collected

Philosophy Pure Grace Eau de Parfum inspires an instant sense of serenity. It marries notes of cherry waterlily, lavender and musk, releasing a soothing floral trail to stir the senses. Channelling zen vibes only, this gentle perfume is made for those who have mastered the art of being ‘unbothered’, avoiding stress by any means possible. Manifesting is likely a large part of their personality – we bet they have crystals charging on the mantelpiece at this very moment…

For the one who... loves their independence

Fresh and free-spirited, Chloé Nomade Eau de Parfum is made for those who love their own company. Notes of cherry plum, freesia and oak moss disperse a floral cloud across the air, tapping into its wearers’ ethereal personality. This fragrance pairs well with the whimsical and care-free – their whirlwind nature might seem a little chaotic to you, but they’d much rather have you misunderstand them than feel tied down or restricted in their day-to-day.

For the one who... knows their own mind

Made for the confident man, HUGO BOSS BOSS Bottled Eau de Toilette is the epitome of masculine energy. The bold, self-assured notes of apple, cinnamon and sensual woods lend themselves to practical, self-efficient types. No stranger to a small (but solid) circle of friends, BOSS wearers likely have strong family values and aren’t afraid to be honest – if you need to hear it, they’ll let you know…

For the one who’s... strong and ambitious

Incredibly adventurous, Burberry’s Hero Eau de Toilette for Men is perfect for the ones who bask in their own ambition. The woody fragrance plunges bergamot essence and cedarwood into spicy black pepper for a modern and masculine signature, telling of its wearers’ strong character. Burberry Hero is made for thriving career types – they’re always looking for the next big thing, which may mean they’re never satisfied but at least they never get bored either!

For the one who’s... ahead of the trends

Infused with timeless notes of freesia, white lily and marigold, Calvin Klein Eternity for Women is always in fashion – just like it’s owner! The Eternity wearer knows a lot about staying relevant – although they’re always predicting the new trends to know about, they very rarely follow themselves. Standing the test of time, this fragrance is eternally classic, perfect for innovative and creative personalities.

Penny Lafferty
Writer and expert
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