Choosing a perfume that suits your personality and style can be a daunting task. With thousands of fragrances to choose from, it can be challenging to find the right one that fits your preferences.
To choose a perfume that fits you is easily done by orienting yourself on the perfume pyramid. Perfumes are made up of three types of notes: top, middle, and base. The top notes are the initial impression of the fragrance and last for around 10-15 minutes after application. The middle notes, also known as the heart notes, emerge after the top notes fade and last for up to 2 hours. The base notes are the final impression of the fragrance and can last for several hours. Understanding the different notes of a fragrance can help you choose a perfume that fits you based on your preferences.
Your personality can play a significant role in the type of perfume that fits you. There are several personality types, and each type can be matched with a particular fragrance family. For example, if you are outgoing and adventurous, you may prefer a perfume with citrus and floral notes. If you are more introverted and reserved, you may prefer a perfume with musky and woody notes. Here are some fragrance families and the personality types they are best suited for:
Floral: Best suited for romantic and feminine personalities.
Citrus: Best suited for outgoing and adventurous personalities.
Oriental: Best suited for bold and exotic personalities.
Woody: Best suited for natural and laid-back personalities.
Your style can also play a significant role in the type of perfume that fits you. Your clothing style, jewelry, and accessories can give you an idea of what type of fragrance would match your style. For example, if you prefer wearing elegant dresses, you may prefer a floral fragrance. If you prefer wearing leather jackets and boots, you may prefer a musky or woody fragrance. Here are some style types and the fragrance families they are best suited for:
Classic: Best suited for floral and aldehyde fragrances like Chanel No. 5.
Sporty: Best suited for citrus and aquatic/maritime fragrances.
Glamorous: Best suited for oriental and gourmand fragrances. Gourmand fragrances often contain coumarin.
To make it easy, you should go to a perfumery store and smell all the best sellers they have. Or smell the best selling perfumes of each olfactive family. Then decide which family fits you most and choose a fragrance you can connect with on an emotional level. It doesn’t matter if others like it or not. You must be happy with the fragrance and you have to be able to connect with it.