Find a scent that’s the essence of you with this noteworthy guide
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.
For the Messina Fan
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.
For the Showoff
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.
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.
For the Romantic
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.
For the Positive Thinker
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.
For the Eccentric
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.
For the Zen Master
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”.
For the Vintage Vixen
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.
For the Modern Lady
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.
For the Flower Fanatic
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.
For the Classicist
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.
For the Beach Babe
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.
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.
For the Sophisticate
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.
Passionate about all things beauty, Brittany has created digital and print content for BEAUTYcrew and Famous Live.