Pick the right perfume for your personality

Find the scent that’s the essence of you

 Choosing a new spritz can be intimidating. With loads of new fragrances launching every month (more than 1600 hit shelves just last year), it can be tricky sorting out the winners.

Don’t know where to start? We sniffed ourselves silly to match these new scents with these 14 personality types.

1

For the Messina Fan

Try: DKNY Delicious Delights Dreamsicle EDT

What better scent for an ice-cream aficionado than one inspired by frozen treats? This one is a juicy mix of tart raspberries, green apple and creamy apricot sorbet.

DKNY Delicious Delights Dreamsicle

2

For the Showoff

Try: Roberto Cavalli Paradiso EDP

For the proud peacock (the type who believes more is more), an attention-grabbing scent is key. This one is sparkly but chic, like a sequinned midi dress.

Roberto Cavalli Paradiso

3

For the Luxury Lover

Try: Ne'emah Laya EDP

To quote Alex Perry, it smells “expensive”. It’s a heady cocktail of cedar and musk, plus oud (the priciest wood in the world) and vanilla. Team with a silk shirt and posh lipstick.

Ne'emah Laya EDP

4

For the Romantic

Try: Rihanna Rogue Love EDP

Deceptively sweet, Rihanna’s latest fragrance is a sugary blend of lush fruits and sultry vanilla. Perfect for wearing on a first date, consider it your guarantee for a second.

Rihanna Rogue Love EDP

5

For the Positive Thinker

Try: Valeur Absolue Confiance Parfum Elixir

For the owner of a glass-half-full attitude, only a truly inspiring perfume will do. This one contains orange carnelians – a gemstone said to keep negative thoughts at bay.

Valeur Absolue Confiance Parfum Elixir

6

For the Eccentric

Try: L’Occitane Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc EDT

Think of yourself as unconventional? This ’fume is right up your alley. It starts out juicy with blackcurrant and citrus, then twists into something softer thanks to a double dose of iris.

L’Occitane Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc EDT

7

For the Zen Master

Try: The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Eau De Cologne

Just like a cup of citrusy green tea, it has the power to calm and refresh. Feeling stressed? Mist it on, take a deep breath and repeat after us: “namaste”.

The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Eau De Cologne

8

For the Vintage Vixen

Try: Crabtree & Evelyn Parisian Millefleurs Flower Water

Timeless good looks are important to the lover of all things yesteryear. Enter this pretty atomiser. The scent is a modern twist on classic florals like rose, tuberose and violet.

Crabtree & Evelyn Parisian Millefleurs Flower Water

9

For the Modern Lady

Try: diptyque L'Eau de Geranium

A mix of delicate florals and sunny bergamot, this grown-up scent is fresh and feminine. Perfect for days you want to feel ladylike, it’s best described as cool and elegant.

diptyque L'Eau de Geranium

10

For the Flower Fanatic

Try: Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey City Blossom EDT

Like a posy, it’s crisp but dainty. Think of it as a walk through a botanical garden at dawn – you’ll smell clean white flowers, morning dew and warm cedar.

Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey City Blossom EDT

11

For the Classicist

Try: Giorgio Armani Sì EDT

You’re into investment dressing, sleek blow-dries and weekly manis. This fruity floral fragrance (with classic notes like neroli and rose) is refined, like you.

Giorgio Armani Si EDT

12

For the Beach Babe

Try: Bvlgari Aqva Divina EDT

One sniff and you could be swimming in the Mediterranean Sea. It’ll make you think of salty skin, sunshine and syrupy cocktails. Buy it if you’re a bona fide sun worshipper.

 

Bvlgari Aqva Divina EDT

13

For the Tomboy

Try: Juliette Has A Gun Gentlewoman EDP

A feminine twist on men’s cologne, expect the usual suspects (citrusy bergamot and aromatic lavender), plus bittersweet almond essence. Wear with patent brogues.

Juliette Has A Gun Gentlewoman EDP

14

For the Sophisticate

Try: Clinique Aromatics in White EDP

Built around a heart of rich orange blossom and dark patchouli, this is a complex and classy scent. Got a taste for the finer things in life? This one’s for you.

 

Clinique Aromatics in White EDP

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