Trusting your instincts is key when you’re selecting the right fragrance. There may be all kinds of suggestions and recommendations thrown your way — the hottest new scent garnering celebrity buzz, for example, or the perfume that your girlfriends just can’t stop wearing. But, ultimately, what works for one won’t work for all. Whether you’re buying a home fragrance or a bottle of Eau de Parfum, your greatest indication of scent success rests in your feelings.
This isn’t merely a loose idea but a very concrete way to narrow down your selections to the ones that best resonate with your emotions and history. It begins with a basic understanding of your favorite notes. These base categories serve as a solid foundation when discovering your fragrance personality:
Citrus:Bright, effervescent, and uplifting, citrus scents carry with them a certain cheerful reputation that’s absolutely in line with the zingy lemons and brilliant oranges that punctuate their note listings. They’re often associated with warm, pleasant days, and their radiant backgrounds tap into feel-good memories and carefree spirits.
Fresh:Airy, aquatic, and energizing, fresh scents are crisp and often sharp. You’ll detect their strength in the potent herbal notes and zesty limes and greens that bring these fragrances to life. Although they’re exceedingly simple at a glance, their compositions are deeply enigmatic and distinctive.
Spicy:Rich, elegant, and sophisticated, spicy scents may seem overwhelming at first. But they’re beautifully balanced by soft notes that round out fragrances to yield something more approachable and wearable. The secret is in the harmony — the fire and the ice; the sugar and the spice. The predominant spirit is fiery and bold.
Sweet:Soft, romantic, and aromatic, sweet fragrances range from charming floral notes to rich gourmand concoctions that replicate your favorite holiday desserts. These blends are soothing and comforting — a blanket for the senses, so to speak, with the ability to connect with some of life’s most special and endearing moments.
Woody:Earthy, green, and dry, woody scents are surprisingly versatile. They’re typically associated with masculine notes, yet there’s a broad range of fragrances that fall under this category, including warm sandalwood and tangy cedar. They’re unmistakably confident, and they carry a certain air of nonchalance.
Take your cue from something you can very easily tap into, your personality. What makes you feel your best? Is it a cappuccino first thing in the morning? Or do you feel your best when you’re walking amongst the trees before everyone wakes up? Maybe it’s the energy of a lively party or the peace of a stroll on the sand as the sun sets. There are so many varying facets that play into creating your fragrance personality, and they all culminate in what best speaks to your heart, lifts your spirits, and channels your energy. Consider these characteristics and the corresponding scents you might appreciate.
Fragrance Personality #1: Casual
Your style may be sporty, relaxed, and unassuming. You take things as they come, face all situations with a level head, and appreciate the comfort of simplicity. Formalities aren’t your forte — you’re more likely to step out in your athleisure, and you’re outgoing, friendly, pragmatic, and forthright. These are perfect variables to consider when creating your fragrance personality.
Natural, earthy scents speak to you. You won’t say no to a fragrance infused with fresh green notes, sparkling citruses, and flavorful herbs. But you’re equally willing to embrace something that touches on the warmth of the woods and the coziness of a cabin in those woods. The Dimensions Relaxation Collection will fill your home with smoky, rich, woody scents that capture the depth of your preferences.
Fragrance Personality #2 Elegant:
Classic, conservative, and sleek are often used to describe your sense of style. You’re partial to disciplined looks that are as straightforward as they are smart, and you appreciate the beauty of old-world Hollywood screen sirens who captured the authenticity of beauty via silk gloves and luxe stoles. Your home reflects your passion for sophistication and clean lines.
Your appreciation for timeless aesthetics and details shines through in your scent choices. You enjoy the pop that a green note brings to light florals. A blend of bergamot and rose, for example, balances your preferences beautifully. Blending your Dimensions-personalized fragrance with woody notes, aromatic lavenders, and even a few unexpected berries bring your favorite scent to life with a twist.
Fragrance Personality #3 Romantic:
Sweetly feminine, with an appreciation for all things soft, pastel, and light, your wardrobe is marked by airy, fluid pieces that capture that traditional “girly girl” vibe you so love. You’re drawn to quietly sensual, delicate designs that are at once demure and captivating. Warmth and comfort are vital to your daily living rituals.
Those traits give way to a portfolio of stylish fragrances that are largely floral, powdery, and musky. You may enjoy the occasional gourmand fragrance if it reminds you of a meaningful place, a first date, or a special moment in your life. Your fragrance personality is vanilla, fruits, and watery notes. It smells like home to you, and you’re instantly soothed by anything that’s at all nostalgic.
Fragrance Personality #4 Seductive:
You’re not one for timidity — and it shows in everything from the fiery red lip gloss you adore to the little black dress you cherish. You have a flair for the dramatic, and you’re not afraid to let your personality shine! “Outspoken” is practically your middle name, and you veer in the direction of smartly tailored, well-designed, immaculate pieces.
Your fragrance personality displays your penchant for glamour and confidence. Spicy scents dominate, and they evoke that innate femme fatale vibe that’s absolutely fearless. Yet there’s a balance here, and you’ll embrace the exotic, well-controlled fragrance that tempers your cinnamon and cloves with white flowers and smoky notes. In the sweeter realm, scents enriched with chocolate and caramel reign supreme.