“Show me your dressing table, and I will tell you who you are,” perhaps all perfume experts can confirm the effectiveness of this simple wisdom, because it is known that subconsciously we choose only those scents that correspond to our psychotype and internal motivations. Together with the perfume stylist Tatyana Gorislavskaya, we figured out what character traits these or those aroma preferences indicate.
Fresh, citrus, floral
As a rule, the fragrances of this group are chosen by extroverts, who, like a gentle breeze, are able to "refresh" the atmosphere of any company in which they appear. They are optimistic, self-confident and, as a rule, raise a natural question from others: where did they get so much energy from?
Fresh aromas are especially drawn during a period of change, when a person is open to new things and subconsciously strives to please. The style of citrus lovers is modern, devoid of unnecessary details and is practical.
Fragrances: O de Lancome / Lancome, MGriffe / Carven, Eau de Rochas / Rochas, Cristalle / Chanel, In love again / YSL, Eden / Cacharel, Tendre Poison / Dior, Sculpture / Nicos, Baby doll / YSL, AquAllegoria / Guerline, All About Eve / Joop, Mania / Armani.
Introverts tend to choose deep, rich aromas of the eastern group - people striving for inner peace and harmony (read also: “What is introversion and how to live with it”). They are quite sociable and benevolent, but they prefer to think alone with themselves to a noisy company.
People who are in a creative search often turn to oriental fragrances. Originality and individuality are important for lovers of oriental fragrances in clothes; they love to complement any look with interesting details.
Fragrances: Shalimar / Guerlain, Samsara / Guerlain, Opium / YSL, Must / Cartier, Angel / Thierry Mugler, Oh lla / Loris Azzaro, Pantere / Cartier, Angel Innocence / Thierry Mugler, Birmane / Van Cleef & Aprels.
Pronounced floral aromas prefer volatile, changeable natures. Today they are cheerful and determined, tomorrow they are quiet and pensive. Emotionally sensitive and prone to anxiety, aldehyde lovers strive to create comfort around them in all possible ways. Their clothing style is quite eclectic and combines the desire for the new and nostalgia for the old (read also: "Grandma's Chest: 5 Best" Old Fashioned "Fragrances for Connoisseurs").
Fragrances: Anais Anais / Cacharel, Diortissimo / Dior, White Linen / Estee Lauder, Azzaro9 / Azzaro, Fiji / Guy Laroche, Eternity / Calvin Klein, Trezor / Lancome, Champagne / YSL, White Linen Dreese / Estee Lauder.
The fragrances of this group are usually chosen by emotionally changeable extroverts - bright, cheerful, but at the same time naive, and therefore easily vulnerable people. They boldly pursue their goals and are prone to impulsive decisions. They are characterized by an internal need for movement and constant change. In clothes, they prefer to keep up with the times and be creative in their own way in everyday style.
Fragrances: Sublime / Patou, Dioressense / Dior, Ungaro / Ungaro, Venezia / LaurBiagiotty, Spillbound / Estee Lauder, Tocado / Rochas, Naomi Campbell / Intercosmetic.
Sweet floral, oriental
Light oriental scents are preferred by emotionally unstable introverts. These are people who, in spite of their inner state, strive for stability - financial and mental. In most cases, they choose permanent, quiet jobs with moderate but guaranteed wages and do not welcome drastic changes. The style of lovers of sweet-floral fragrances is characterized by a love for simple but high-quality things.
Fragrances: Coco / Chanel, # 4 / Jil Sander, Cassini / Oleg Cassini, D & G / Dolce & Gabbana, Lalique / Lalique, Donna / Trussardi, Dalissime / Salvador Dali, Ultraviolet / Paco Rabanne, Alchimic / Rochas, Le Feu d'Issey / Issey Miyake, Pithon / Trussardi.
Intense and often original fragrances are chosen by emotionally stable extroverts with strong character. Such individuals know perfectly well what they want from life, and are always ready to take responsibility for themselves. They think logically, but tend to analyze the situation, interpreting it through the prism of their own experience. In clothes, they prefer high-quality and practical things that serve faithfully for more than one season.
Fragrances: Miss Dior / Dior, Mon Parfum / PalomPicasso, Obsession / Calvin Klein, L'Eau d'Issey / Iseey Miyake, Dune / Dior, Montana / Clon Montana, Gucci # 3 / Gucci, Envy / Gucci, Balmain de Balmain.
The fragrances of this rare group are preferred by emotionally stable introverts, “closed” people, for whom the inviolability of personal boundaries is of the greatest value. They prefer to be cold and restrained in dealing with everyone who is not in their immediate environment. They are characterized by high intelligence, logical mindset and some stubbornness. These people often live by their own scenario and strive to achieve a personally set benchmark and recognition. Internally, they respect themselves and even eat alone at a beautifully set table. Their style is elegant and even luxurious.
Fragrances: No.5 / Chanel, Fleurs des Fleurs / NinRicci, Beautiful / Estee Lauder, Escape / Calvin Klein, Ferre / Ganfranco Ferre, Theorema / Fendi, Allure / Chanel.
Despite the fact that temperament is something that usually goes hand in hand with a person throughout life, our mood and inner state are terribly changeable, which means that the range of perfume bottles on the dressing table is also variable. Don't be afraid to explore your scent preferences and yourself!
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