Your style is never complete without the fragrance that marks your presence. But, which is the one? Your personal taste is certainly essential, as well as some basic knowledge about these gorgeous fragrance worlds!
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Choosing a personal scent is actually a complex task that should never be taken lightly. Fragrances are difficult to grasp, they are as mysterious as the essential oils that compound them, and yet they stimulate our senses so deeply, that they may either instantly fascinate or repel us. An unsuitable fragrance can destroy the most beautiful outfit, the best styling, the entire impression of a person within a few seconds, especially if it does not match to the personality of the wearer. In order to avoid this, take this quick advice: Get to know some of the most important fragrance families and how they stimulate your senses. Only then you will be able to pick a suitable scent with taste!
Below you will find the seven of the most important fragrance worlds: citrus, floral, sweet, oriental, aromatic, aldehyde, and powdery. For each group, we have selected statement fragrances that best express their particular nature, so that you can discover their effects a littler closer!
Citric fragrances can be obtained from the fruits, the blossoms, the leaves, and stems of various citrus plants. The best known are bergamot, orange, tangerine, blood orange, grapefruit and lime. Although each of them has a unique character, their common denominator is their extremely stimulating, strengthening effect, which makes them particularly suitable for invigorating fragrance compositions. These fragrance notes convey the longing for south and sun, and can be naturally found in Italian fragrance compositions such as Versense by Versace, Armani Code by Armani, Infusion d’Iris by Prada, and Blu Mediterraneo Arancia di Capri by Acqua di Parma!
Flowery fragrance worlds are extremely diverse. They can appear tender, sweet, innocent, balancing or even bewitching, sensual, even passionate. From the large variety of flowers in the perfumery, we have selected three flowers that appear particularly appealing: the rose, the jasmine, and the tuberose.
A rose fragrance has a characteristic property: it is balancing, beneficial, invites you to dream, and is therefore ideal for romantic moods. We find graceful fragrance compositions with a rose in the heart in fragrances such as Acqua die Parma Rosa Nobile, Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne, and Bvlgari Rose Goldea.
The scent of jasmine is particularly sweet, beguiling, extremely feminine, and also contradictory. It initially reveals a sweet, innocent note that gradually becomes deeply seductive. We find fascinating jasmine compositions in Bvlgari Splendida Jasmin Noir, Elie Saab Le Parfum, and Lancôme La vie est belle.
Unlike the sweet jasmine or the delicate rose, the tuberose unfolds a very warm, tropical, opulent fragrance: it is intoxicating, immeasurably sensual, and for characterful personalities almost addictive! Fragrances that carry this voluptuous flair are Gucci Bloom, Creed Acqua Originale Iris Tubereuse, and Amouage Love Tuberose.
Sweet or Gourmand
Sweet fragrance notes are also called gourmand, and remind us of the fragrance worlds of our childhood: cotton candy, caramel, vanilla, chocolate, candied and ripe fruit as well as everything a child’s heart desires! Sweet scents are downright lavish and enjoyable, and can often be extravagant. We find irresistible scents with a sweet character in Thierry Mugler Angel, Prada Candy, and Victor & Rolf Bonbon!
Oriental fragrances are one thing above all: spicy! If we somehow rave about the scent of pepper, cumin, star anise, and chili, we will simply love the exciting sensuality of oriental fragrances. Many of them have a characteristic woody note and are combined with lush, floral aromas. Beautiful examples of this are Yves Saint Laurent Opium, Guerlain Shalimar, and Kenzo Amour.
Green or Aromatic
Aromatic fragrance worlds are “green”, refreshing, balancing and let us immediately feel the dignified calmness of a homely herbal garden. A green fragrance carries the aromatic freshness of the grasses, herbs and rain, can have a slightly aquatic effect, and stands for quiet harmony. Fragrances such as Ô de Lancôme, Guerlain Aqua Allegoria, and Atelier Cologne Trèfle Pur bring us closer to this airy aromatic feeling.
Aldehyde fragrance worlds are artistic, abstract, difficult to grasp, and can hardly be found in nature. They represent something completely new and often become icons of their time. Anyone with an innovative, visionary streak will quickly fall for an inventively composed fragrance with an aldehyde character. Chanel No. 5, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, and Estée Lauder White Linen will never be forgotten.
Powdery fragrance worlds are just as harmonious as the artfully composed aldehyde fragrance versions, but with a very special charm: the flair of a delicate, almost baby-fresh purity. Powdery fragrance notes are often combined with white-flowery, citrus, musk or vanilla notes for a more exciting effect. Those who have a particularly sophisticated feel for cleanliness will no longer be able to let go of delicate, powdery scents such as Lorenzo Villoresi Teint de Neige, Alex Simone Après Vous, and Volnay Perlerette.
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