Shopping For The Perfect Fragrance

by Anna P. | March 29th, 2011 | Fashion, Women's Fashion

Like fashion, fragrance is a personal thing, and finding the perfect scent for you is key to making a good first impression. You want to find a perfume that you love and reflects a little of your personality. For example, flirty fashionistas tend to gravitate towards woodsy oriental scents, and women who like classic styles tend to lean towards simplistic floral fragrances. Of course, this isn’t to say that perfume preferences don’t change or that you can choose a different fragrance for different seasons/occasions. Read on further to find out the three most common scent types.

The Modern Floral

It’s harder to find a more feminine fragrance than a floral scent and there are at least a dozen of different incarnations of this type, including oriental-florals and fruity florals.  Typically, all florals feature aromatic notes of rose, apple blossom, jasmine, lily, or marigold. Many floral fragrances are often blended with a bouquet of flowers and musk. Try Estee Lauder Beautiful Eau de Toilette, a soft fragrance with the same notes mentioned above. Ideally, a modern floral is perfect for day wear.

Woodsy Wonder

If you want a more sensual scent that’s ideal for evening wear, consider a woods-based fragrance with notes of moss, vetiver, sandalwood, and oriental notes like vanilla or spice.  If a woodsy fragrance is your preference, you’ll probably like Opium by Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) which is a vibrant blend of cedar, patchouli, and myrrh.

Green and Natural Scents

A bohemian girl wants a light fragrance that reflects her easy-going but Earth-friendly personality, and what better way to show that than with a simple fragrance that features natural notes of water, citrus fruits, and green plants? A good fragrance to try is Clean Perfume, a freshy fruity scent with notes of pink grapefruit, wild berries, lime, and sweet orange.

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