What Does Your Perfume Say About Your Personality?

Elie Saab Le Parfum

I was reading this article on ehow.com about what your perfume says about your personality.  It grouped women into 6 different personality types and made suggestions as to what perfume they may like based on their personality.  The personality types were – The Strong Individual, The Social Butterfly, The Sensual Female, The Natural, The Day Dreamer and The Girls Girl.

The article suggested strong females are more likely to choose spicy perfume, social butterflies are attracted to fruity scents, sensual females would wear an oriental scent, the natural woman would choose a green scent, the day dreamer would choose an aquatic scent and the girly girl would choose a floral scent.  I did some googling and came up with a list of fragrances that may suit each personality type.

The ehow article suggests “choose your perfume wisely, as those carefully concocted oils and spices might say more about your personality than you may originally expect. A new study in the Psychological Science has shown that particular smells correlate with personality types. Science has finally proven what perfumers have known for some time now — that you can tell a woman by her fragrance”.

I thought this was interesting reading.

The Strong Individual
Strong females typically choose scents with masculine properties.  Let your individuality shine through with a perfume that contains notes of leather, incense, sandalwood and amber. These scents are considered ‘spicy’ for their masculine and feminine nature and are used frequently in men’s cologne. A woman who wears a spicy perfume suggests that she has a bold personality. She isn’t afraid to play with the boys; and if her own fragrance isn’t on hand, she just might borrow her boyfriend’s.
Spicy suggestions from All Women Stalk:-
1. Coco by Chanel
2. Cinnabar by Estee Lauder
3. Samsara by Guerlain
4. Vetyver by Jo Malone
5. Organza Indecence by Givenchy
6. Black Orchid by Tom Ford
7. Brit Gold by Burberry
8. Fame by Lady Gaga
The Social Butterfly
Spritz on a fruity scent to highlight your colorful and fun personality. You’ll warm a man’s heart with this scent, as the notes are generally sweet and edible — apple, passion fruit and black cherry. Similar to the fruity lip glosses of your high school days, a sweet fruity scent tells those around that you’re sociable and love to have fun.
Fruity & Fabulous suggestions from All Women Stalk:-
1. Taj Sunset by Escada
2. Apple Splash by Marc Jacobs
3. Be Delicious by DKNY
4. Viva la Juicy by Juicy Couture
5. Fruity Rhythm by Adidas
6. L’Elixir Eau de Parfum by Nina Ricci
7. RL Pink #2 by Ralph Lauren
8. Bright Crystal by Versace
9. Ralph Wild by Ralph Lauren 
The Sensual Female
Wear an oriental fragrance when you want to be desired.  Indulge in an oriental fragrance with notes of rose, patchouli, tonka bean and musk if you’re a woman who isn’t afraid to show her sensuality. These scents are noticeable, wild and exude sexuality. Spritz on an oriental spiced perfume for a date when you want to be noticed and desired.
Oriental and exotic suggestions from sofeminine.co.uk:-
1. Youth Dew by Estee Lauder
2. Black Orchid by Tom Ford
3. Opium by Yves Saint Laurent
4. Angel by Thierry Mugler
5. The One By Dolce & Gabbana
6. Shalimar by Guerlain
7. Gucci Guilty by Gucci
8. Poeme by Lancome
9. Dior Addict by Dior
The Natural
Spritz on a ‘green’ scent to exude elegance. Radiate elegance in a perfume with notes of cucumber, basil and green tea. These are considered ‘green’ scents. Aside from the fact that they’re green in hue, their name also represents a crisp, fresh scent. Women who wear these perfumes are typically no-nonsense, even sporty sorts who love the outdoors and the casualness that goes along with it.
1. Peace, Love and Juicy by Juicy Couture
2. Lime Basil & Mandarin by Jo Malone
3. Bella Bellissima Perfect Man Alternative
4. Creed Jasmal
5. Givenchy III
6. Yves St. Laurent Y
7. Chanel No. 19
8. Green Tea by Elizabeth Arden
The Day Dreamer
Wear an aquatic fragrance if you’re a woman with a dreamer mentality. When worn, notes of marine and salt exude a laid-back, free-spirited personality; but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t love a good time. The creative type who loses herself in a good book and enjoys a calming walk along the shore wears these scents as well.
Acquatic/Marine suggestions from fragrantica.com:-
1. Davidoff Cool Water Into The Ocean for Women
2. Michael Kors Island
3. Salvador Dali Dalilight
4. Moschino Cheap & Chic Light Clouds
5. Biotherm Eau Oceane
6. Kenzo L’Eau par Kenzo
7. Thierry Mugler Womanity
8. Issey Miyake L’eau d’Issey
The Girl’s Girl
Be boldly feminine in a floral scent. One thing that can be said of a female who spritzes on this scent is that embraces being a woman. Floral scents — jasmine, lily of the valley and gardenia — aren’t necessarily favorites of the opposite sex. Rather, they’re scents that please the female olfactories. A woman who wears this scent isn’t afraid of her feminine nature; rather she’s proud of all her femininity represents.
Floral suggestions from All Women Stalk:-
1. Pretty Hot by Elizabeth Arden
2. Reveal by Halle Berry
3. Daisy by Marc Jacobs
4. Romance by Ralph Lauren
5. Poppy Flower by Coach
6. Flight of Fancy by Anna Sui
7. Omnia Amethyste by Bvlgari
8. Rose The One by Dolce & Gabbana
What do you think? Do you have a scent suggestion for each of the personality types?  Do you believe your perfume says something about you?
Happy scent sampling.
Until next time.
Mel x