Your sense of smell is one of the strongest and most closely tied senses to your memory. A lot of times, the way a woman smells is how others remember them. Beauty icons like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn had signature scents that defined them in a way. Marilyn’s signature was Chanel No. 5, and Audrey’s was Givenchy’s L’Interdit.
Did you ever stop and wonder what the liquid you were spraying in that pretty little bottle said about you? We’ve compiled a short list of the most common scents found in perfumes and how they make you feel, and how others could possible view you.
1. Earthy/Wood Scents (think Gucci Rush) Scents like this bring in natural, refreshing traces of cedar and sandlewood. Those draw to more earthy scents are usually more extroverted, charming, and like to entertain.
2. Oriental Scents (think Yves Saint Laurent Opium) Scents like this bring the mystery and mystique. They are a wild combination of gingers, spices, musks, and amber. Those drawn to oriental scents usually tend to be sociable, energetic, outgoing and maybe even a little bit dramatic.
3. Citrus Scents (think Cartier Eau de Cartier) Citrus scents are usually more by those in the happier months of Spring and Summer. Citrus scent wearers can be anything from light-hearted and outdoorsy to sometimes elegant and formal. Citrus scents also make a great gift because they are not too overpowering and appeal to a wide range of people.
4. Floral Scents (think Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue) Floral scents are the most traditional of all perfumes. They appeal to most everyone in some way or another, and are most often worn be dreamers and romantics.
5. Oceanic scents (think Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Eau de Parfum)Oceanic scents are the newest to the perfume world, and are most common to the younger generations. They can be somewhat intense, but at the same time bring on a calming effect, much like the ocean itself.