How to choose your perfume according to your personality: a short guide for men and women

Tania Lacoste Major, makeup artist and hairdresser Comments

Because many rules need to be taken into account, trying to pick the right perfume for a woman or a man can be a real challenge. To begin with, it is essential to choose a scent with great sensitivity, especially when you’re planning to offer perfume as a gift.

When it comes time to choose a perfume, it’s best to select a fragrance that matches the personality of the person who’ll be wearing it. Here’s a guide to help you determine the type of perfume that will suit you or your loved ones based on personality.

For the hopeless romantic: floral scents
Aromatic notes: jasmine, rose, lilac

The subtle and soft notes of floral essences suit those with gentle, careful and passionate personalities like a glove.

Floral perfumes often remind us of childhood memories and are therefore synonymous with comfort. These scents are recommended for those with romantic souls and those who have their heads in the clouds.

For the whirling dervish: hesperidian (citrus-based) scents
Aromatic notes: lemon, bergamot, grapefruit

Ideal for those who are dynamic, bubbly and energetic, hesperidian scents are derived from citrus essences.

Imbued with freshness and vitality, everyone that interacts with you will instantly be energized by what your perfume exudes!

For the seductress: oriental or amber scents
Aromatic notes: vanilla, cinnamon, coriander

Truly captivating, amber scents have a strong and sensual character. This type of perfume leaves a velvety trail of scent in the wearer’s wake. For those who love to travel and seek out adventure, this family of fragrances is highly appropriate!

For the mysterious soul: chypre scents
Aromatic notes: bergamot, jasmine, rose, patchouli, oak moss

Chypre perfumes are appropriate for both women and men and have an intriguing history. Created by François Coty in 1917, they evoke bouquets of lichen and greenery.

The complexity of these scents is ideally suited to those with mysterious and original personality types.

  • Miss Dior by Dior
  • Cabochard by Grès

For the refined type: wood scents
Aromatic notes: cedar, sandalwood, vetiver

Sophisticated, elegant and sober types are those with the personality profile needed to wear a woodsy scent. Generally preferred by men, cedar and vetiver fragrances are particularly reminiscent and evocative of the forest.

For the strong yet sensitive man: leather scents
Aromatic notes: honey, tobacco, birch

This family of scents calls to mind luxury leatherwork. Leather scents are winter perfumes and embody confidence and calm.

  • Polo by Ralph Lauren

For the discreet soul: fern scents
Aromatic notes: sage, basil, mint

Scents with fern notes are typically masculine and ideally suited to athletic types. These subtle scents leave a fresh and virile trail in their wake won’t immediately attract attention to the wearer from all quarters.

  • Paco Rabanne pour Homme by Paco Rabanne
  • Azzaro pour Homme by Azzaro
  • Fleur du mâle by Gaultier

When choosing a perfume, ask one of our cosmeticians for advice. They’ll provide guidance, especially if you’re looking for a gift idea for a loved one.

For you, I suggest

  • Anaïs Anaïs >Cacharel
  • Eau de toilette Happy

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