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What Your Perfume Says About You

Updated on August 24, 2015

Whenever people tells me how my perfume smells good, wow that really makes me feel good too! Also, wearing perfume is one of those childhood memory things I love, and I still cannot help myself from believing that quality fragrances are of the past and that I must look into "long ago" to find them.

I'm not saying perfume is a must, but wearing perfume can enhance the way one feels. It can boost up positivity that brings liveliness in our everyday routine, and to me is fairy-like...fairy-tale, and mystic. Now let's see which perfume personality you belong.

my Charlie - A Flickr photo
my Charlie - A Flickr photo

Vintage Fragrances

For some reason, I too have an affinity towards older fragrances. I think much of it has to do with mom. The subtle and pleasant notes remind me of the vintage fragrances she used to wear. It also brings me back to my Charlie, which was the first “grown-up” perfume I ever owned and a Christmas present from her.

I used to wear Charlie as a teen. I tried wearing it again in my 30s and gave up, thinking of Gucci then Estee' Lauder's Knowing. Now I'm in my 40's and I still think of Gucci, it has that modern romantic delight yet so cheekily retro.

Fresh and Natural

Natural, fresh scents are probably the most appealing. Since our world today is facing environmental concerns of fumes, dust and garbage, your yen for all things natural exudes passion for fresh and clean or green scents activity.

Fresh-smelling fragrances contain ingredients like organic flowers, fruits and wild-harvested greens. It is happy, airy, sexy, confident or fresh as spring. Although scents like these can alter depending on body chemistry and often smell quite different from person to person, you are helping everyone think fresh, clean and green!

The Classic Romantic

Floral notes are timeless, feminine and romantic. It's the personality that brings out feelings, emotions and sentimental side. Reserved women who enjoys solitude and tranquility tend to prefer this heavy sweetness. Classic romantic can even lead to dating and love.

One sportsman said his love story began with this personality, “When I first met my wife, I wasn’t that into her because she seemed quiet and reserved. But when I got a whiff of her exotic Gucci Envy scent, I did a 180 - and suddenly saw her sexy, daring side, which I loved.”

Romantic perfumes awake feelings of love and affection. Full of happiness and fairy imaginations, very enchanting that offer endless feelings of excitement. From the strongest fragrance to the most subtle, the one you'll wear simply will overshadow others and make them feel gorgeous with you.

Sweet and Tasty

Sweeter and candyish perfume scents bring innocence. This smell reminds us of our simple childhood days and the aroma of mom's baked vanilla-smelling goods, mouth-watering chocolate cookies and crispy caramel popcorn. It's something with a sweet base that’s blended with other ingredients so inviting to smell and cuddle.

The simple sweet and tasty fragrance is often a combination of sugared blend of fruit, flowers and candies. Coffee and marshmallows exhibit an innocent, homely, young and sweet personality bringing back a playful day of friends, family, and fun. You'll find it in today's fruity notes enhanced by patchouli, vanilla and rum. If you wear this scent, you are bringing the excitement of younger years, changing seasons and good times.

The Sexy Idealist

This fragrance is called the modern perfume personality. The blend of florals and spices offer a kick of spicy notes carrying both sweet and happy-go-lucky attitude. It dabs zest in a common day. Most women who are impulsive and who enjoy the spontaneity of nature thrive on activity and change like fresh floral fragrances with notes of pineapple, peach, raspberry, and blackcurrant.

Florientals are potent and usually the best choice for cold evening or winter wear. Intoxicating and addictive that you are exuding a truly sexy, deep and sensual burst unlike any other. With fragrance as distinctive as this, there is nothing like brightening up every mood everywhere you go.

Freesia, Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Popcorn and vanilla
Freesia, Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Popcorn and vanilla

The Trendsetter

Setting trends is that which exudes self-assurance and are usually set by teenage girls willing to experiment, or women entering the stage of personal self-realization. Citrus notes have taken the place of "florientals." Examples of this perfume personality are Chypre, Chanel Quir de Russie , or Miss Dior-- imagine the woodsy mossy to citrus, sometimes with masculine notes such as the mixture of woods, moss, oak, and flowers which lean towards a fruity or leathery combination, usually exotic, slightly dry and not very sweet.

These notes are usually strong which many finds ideal for cooler evenings and warm outdoors. If you enjoy changing the way you smell to match your mood, an occasion, or anything you like then there is so much excitement to smell fruity today, musky when going outdoors and sweet romantic on the weekends!

Tips That Helps

  • Pour Femme - is French which translates to "for women"
  • Cologne does not necessarily mean for men. Eau de Cologne actually means the fragrance contains about 3 to 8% fragrant extracts and the rest is filler, like alcohol.
  • Woman fragrances can be stronger as Eau de Parfum or lighter as Eau de Toilette.
  • Layering scents means using the same notes for body wash, lotion and fragrance. This is usually done to make the scent last longer.

If you are like some women, you may also like using one as "signature scent." For Anne Hathaway, it was Chanel Chance, while Cameron Diaz' signature scent was Clean. If Diorissimo was Princess Diana's favorite, Dior Dune was for Princess Kate's. Here's a quiz to help you determine your perfume personality and your signature scent.


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      Tonette Fornillos 2 years ago from The City of Generals

      Thank you Marylada. Goodluck to enjoying your choice of scent! x0x0

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      Marylada 3 years ago

      Good to find an expert who knows what he's tanlkig about!

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      Tonette Fornillos 5 years ago from The City of Generals

      Having such an honorable man ask my opinion regarding his favorite scents, oh my, I feel so much of a valuable woman. That is awesome of you, thank you CJ.

      Fahrenheit is another one I consider very elegant. I find it a blend of woody musky to I don't understand, its simply spell-binding. Like Drakkar, I would choose not to sit beside a guy wearing it than mesmerize for the rest of the day, haha. That's how I find men with those scents - elegant, intriguing, so fresh and clean you men in your manly scent surprise the world with such love and gentleness. I thank GOD for men like you!

      Thank you CJ. I may be funny but yes, I've been behaving so well:=) Best wishes too and THANK YOU!

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      CJ Sledgehammer 5 years ago

      Thank you so much, Tonipet - your opinion is very valuable to me.

      Paul Sebastian, Royal Copenhagen, and Drakkar have been my three main-stays for years...I just wanted to know what you thought of them. Now, I know. :0)

      Fahrenheit? Never heard of that one, but now you have given me a reason to look for it.

      Best wishes, behave, and well - C.J. Sledgehammer

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      Tonette Fornillos 5 years ago from The City of Generals

      Hello CJ,

      Wow really!! I'm so honored, thank you very much.

      I’m not familiar with Royal Copenhagen but Paul Sebastian’s, yes. It’s so popular maybe because of its energetic and outdoor aroma, though to me, is a little overpowering. Davidoff’s Cool Water is fine but sounds like a sweet young man’s scent along with Polo. Have you tried Fahrenheit? It’s another woody scent you’ll love, but I’m in love with Drakkar! Always has been! I highly recommend it!

      It has a woody fragrance, fresh and clean smells like pine and never overpowering. Very classic. I think its top for old-fashioned man like you with a love of the forest. Just the thoughts of it today make me smile this big:=)… Maybe because it’s the most handsome and mystique men’s scent I just couldn’t resist. Your lady would love sitting beside you all the time, haha, trust me! Hope you’ll enjoy elegance in your manly scent. Thank you CJ.

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      CJ Sledgehammer 5 years ago

      I can say, without reservation, this is the first Hub I have read on perfumes. :0)

      Well written and informative, this article has just about everything the perfume enthusiast could want.

      Since you know so much about wonderful scents, what colognes do you like for men? Which ones would you recommend for an old-fashioned man in his mid-forties?

      Are you familiar with Paul Sabastian, Royal Copenhagen and Drakkar?

      Well done, tonipet...I'll be back for more. :0)

      Best wishes and be well - C.J. Sledgehammer

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      Tonette Fornillos 5 years ago from The City of Generals

      Haha that was a fun commercial Corey. Simply shows that scents hold a special place everywhere, from the kitchen to the soccer field...and as it says, "...never let him forget he's a man, because you're a woman... Enjoli" to me brings three more things - the life, love and scents:=) wow, it's everything!

      What a pleasant attitude you have...even glasses cheer up with you! I think blending a little of my essential oils to my favorite perfume is worth-trying, you gave me an idea. If your lavender went great with Eternity, I hope mint would work with my Gucci. THANK YOU for being an inspiration of beauty!

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      Corey 5 years ago from Northfield, MA

      Nice hub. My first bottle of perfume was a gift from an aunt. I was 12. It was Enjoli. I wanted it because I loved the commercial; "you can bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan, but never, never let him forget he's a man, because you're a woman...Enjoli" Lol.

      Anyway, now I wear essential oils and combine them with favorite perfumes. Today it was lavender oil with Eternity. It is a scent original to me and I love it!

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      Tonette Fornillos 6 years ago from The City of Generals

      Hello Jean. Now we're among the millions out there who can attest to the magical feeling of wearing a good mild perfume. Yes, I've heard about the unbeatable young and sweet allure of Coconut. I haven't been a fan of citrus, though, I agree that it's a very refreshing scent, so invigorating. It's fun as I'm also about to dab into this phase. Thanks for sharing your wonderful days of wearing perfume. That's really cheerful of you! Let's help fill the world with beautiful fragrance. Happy Holidays!

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      Jean Bakula 6 years ago from New Jersey

      Hello Tonipet,

      I've always loved perfumes and scents, and find they really do make me feel better when I wear them. I especially love the great selection of shower gels and body butters that are so popular now. As a teen I loved Coconut, then I wore Musk for many years, but it seems to have been outlawed. They are available, but they are too flowery or sweet. I have been favoring citrus type scents in the past two years or so, ginger citrus, or Coconut Lime. The citrus makes me feel energetic, and I have been creative and going through many new changes in my life during this "citrus" phase. Thanks for a fun read!