Is it true that a woman’s perfume tells more about her than her handwriting? And if it is true, what would your signature scent say about you?
Perfumes and colognes are a very private affair, a matter of personal taste and perhaps even personality traits.
There are five categories of fragrances, all comprising scents being defined based on their ‘role’. The top or head notes are perceived immediately after application, but are light and evaporate quickly to make way for the middle/heart notes, the body of the perfume. Finally, we have the base notes that last for hours and bring depth to the perfume. The base notes are usually what attracts me the most in a fragrance, and all my perfumes have a very similar finish.
Here are the five categories depicted by perfumers:
– Sweet: usually fruity, warm and soft.
– Fresh: think subtle, fresh and clean notes.
– Oriental: deep, bold and spicy with an opulent feel.
– Woody: earth-like aroma, audacious yet modest.
– Floral: these fragrances are all about flower power.
While the most popular fragrances are floral, I much prefer fragrances with a sweet and slightly fruity finish but also enjoy oriental and spicy notes.
You’ll find very similar scents in my top 10 perfumes listed below.
- Jo Malone – Myrrh & Tonka
- Tiziana Terenzi – Maremma
- Giorgio Armani – Si
- Paco Rabanne – Olympea
- Dior – Miss Dior Cherie (renamed Miss Dior)
- Elie Saab – Girl of Now
- Gucci – Guilty Absolute Pour Femme
- Viktor & Rolf – Bonbon
- YSL – Black Opium
- Gucci – Guilty Intense
There is so much to talk about when it comes to perfumes and I’d love to write about it more in-depth. If you’re interested, let me know your thoughts in the comment box and feel free to share your perfume story. I am curious to know if you have a signature scent, where you like to spray your perfume, which categories and base notes you are attracted to, etc.