Whether you tend to choose floral perfumes; like the clean notes of a fresh fragrance or prefer something warm and spicy, this guide will help you choose the perfect fragrance for you.
Arguably the most popular fragrance family, floral scents work well for women who consider themselves passionate, romantic and very feminine. A true floral, like Dior J’adore (pictured,) blends African orchid, rose, violet and blackberry musk for a heady floral scent. If you prefer a lighter floral, Prada Infusion d’Iris would be a great choice. It’s a much lighter, cleaner scent than a heavy floral and perfect for daily wear.
Oriental fragrances combine notes of vanilla, musk and patchouli to create a warm, sensual fragrance that’s perfect for women who are confident, passionate and sophisticated. There are different sub-categories within the oriental fragrance category itself, though. If you want a true oriental, the classic Yves Saint Laurent Opium will entice your senses with notes of sandalwood, myrrh, cloves, plums and cedarwood. For a softer oriental, Dior’s Pure Poison (pictured) is a seductive blend of bergamot, sweet orange, sandalwood, musks, white amber and more.
Crisp and clean, fresh fragrances combine one or more ripe citrus fruits, fresh cut grass and other greenery, or refreshing water-based aromas that are perfect for the energetic woman-on-the-go. For a scent that can keep up with your vivacious personality, Fresh Hesperides Eau de Parfum blends zesty notes of Italian lemon, orange, grapefruit, and bergamot with hints of peach and jasmine. Yum! If you would like a fresh water based scent instead, Pucci Acqua 330 (pictured) combines delicious notes of pink berry, violet leaf, Egyptian jasmine, tonka bean, aquatic accord and moss for a crisp, clean scent that never overpowers.
Finally, we come to woody scents, which can include spicy and nutty notes, as well as a touch of patchouli, cinnamon, amber, and earth-based scents. Women who consider themselves free-spirited, sensual and nurturing will undoubtedly be drawn to woody scents. If you prefer a smoky, intense wood fragrance, try Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo – Cipresso Di Toscana , an intoxicating blend of basil, clary sage, cardamom, cypress, oakmoss, coriander and pine needles. Alternatively, if you prefer a zestier, fresher woody scent, Dior Miss Dior Cherie (pictured) offers a subtle blend of green tangerine, patchouli, caramelized popcorn, musk, and strawberry leaves for a delicate fragrance that can be worn daily.
Whether you prefer the classic notes of a floral fragrance or are drawn to seductive orientals, zesty fresh notes or warm woods scents, fragrance is a highly personal decision. These recommendations can help you find the perfect fragrance for your personality and preference. Which scents are you drawn to more often than not?