Your personal perfume guide to matching your outfit
How to complement your fragrance with your fashion
Some women only have eyes for one fragrance, but we love the idea of having an entire fragrance wardrobe to mix and match depending on what mood strikes you...or what you're wearing that day. Take your cues from your closet and discover our style-matched favourites.
Pretty and feminine
White floral scents are perfect for when you want to feel your most ladylike. Look for garden bloom notes of orange blossom, ylang ylang, jasmine and tuberose with elements of musk or sandalwood for added creaminess.
If you’re into a cool vibe but still want to keep it feminine, these sweet scents blend tangy fruit notes with soft florals for a feel that’s all style.
Fragrances to try: Lalique Rêve d’Infini EDP; Valentino Valentina Blush EDP; Derek Lam 10 Crosby Drunk On Youth EDP; Prada Candy Gloss EDT; Burberry My Burberry Blush EDP; Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Mon Paris EDT
Clean scents are the ideal workday signature. Look for green and citrus notes for instant freshness, or opt for powdery notes for that just-out-of-the-shower feel. Perfect for a woman under pressure.
Fragrances to try: Bulgari Splendida Iris d’Or EDP; Thierry Mugler Alien Eau Sublime EDT; Commodity Rain EDP; Marc Jacobs Fragrance Decadence Eau So Decadent EDT; Tiffany & Co. EDP; Miu Miu Mini Miu L’Eau Bleue EDP
Aromatic, spicy and sophisticated scents make an impression after dark. Seek out the seductive notes of amber, saffron and incense, add shimmering black and the evening is yours.
If you want to match your fragrance to a specific occasion, this is how to select a scent to suit your social calendar.
How do you choose a fragrance? Do you have a selection of fragrances so you can match your spritz to your daily wardrobe?
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marie claire Beauty Director, Sally Hunwick joined the marie claire team in 2017. Previously Sally has worked on Cosmopolitan as Beauty and Lifestyle Director, Women’s Health as Contributing Beauty Editor, and Harper's BAZAAR and Dolly as Beauty Writer and Beauty Editor respectively. An award-winning journalist with a long-running career both in Australia and in the UK, Sally is passionate about all things beauty and health.
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