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What scent you should wear based on your style

March 9, 2016 by Zankhna Parekh - No Comments

With an ever-expanding market for perfume and cologne, chances are you get overwhelmed when searching for your next scent. But your style could tell you a lot about what scents you might like! This scent guide can help you find the appropriate scent for each style, from classic to avant-garde.

The Classic:

For women:
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Your style icon is Audrey Hepburn, and you enjoy wearing timeless silhouettes like mid-length circle skirts, button downs, and sheath dresses. Your closet may come in a variety of colors.
Your scents to try are Tom Ford Neroli Portofino and Chloé Love Story.
Neroli Portofino is a unisex neroli and citrus based scent that smells natural and clean. Love Story is similar to Neroli Portofino but with floral notes, and it brings to mind wearing a freshly washed blouse with a bouquet of flowers in hand.

For men:

Your style icon is Justin Timberlake, and you enjoy wearing carefully thought-out ensembles that are tailored to perfection.
Your scents to try are Tom Ford Neroli Portofino and Chanel Bleu de Chanel.
Again, Neroli Portofino is a unisex scent with neroli and citrus that smells natural and clean. Bleu de Chanel is a fresh scent with woody notes that dies down throughout the day to reveal a warm base.

The Bohemian:

For women:

Your style icon is Lisa Bonet, and you wear floaty clothes in earth and neutral tones. Bohemian can go more in a feminine direction or a grunge direction.
Your scents to try are Prada Candy Florale and Tom Ford Velvet Orchid.
Candy Florale has a strong peony smell, with caramel eventually joining it, and it appeals to a more feminine bohemian woman. Velvet Orchid is a sweet scent with something more mysterious lurking underneath, made with notes of myrrh, sandalwood, and honey.

For men:

Your style icon is Johnny Depp, you wear neutral and earth tone layers with quirky accessories to match.
Your scents to try are Dior Sauvage and Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine Cologne.
Sauvage is fresh but raw at the same time, with notes of Reggio bergamot and Sichuan pepper. Orange Sanguine Cologne is for the more lively bohemian man, with natural notes of sandalwood and oranges.

The Minimalist:

For women:
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Your style icon is Victoria Beckham, and you like to keep your silhouettes simple and your outfits monotone.
Your scents to try are Juliette Has A Gun: Not A Perfume, and CLEAN Skin.
Not a Perfume is a great fresh-yet-warm scent for minimalists who don’t like wearing strong or mixed scents; it is hypoallergenic and made up of only one note. Skin is a clean and pure, simple scent.

For men:

Your style icon is Brad Pitt, and much like the minimalist woman, you like to keep your silhouettes simple and your outfits monotone.
Your scents to try are Marc Jacobs Fragrances Splash: Cucumber, and CLEAN Fresh Laundry.
Splash: Cucumber is an obvious cucumber scent, which is cool and clean. Fresh Laundry is a scent reminiscent of…wait for it…fresh laundry. It is a pleasantly comforting and clean neutral scent.

The Avant-Garde:

For women:

Your style icon is Rihanna, and you pair bold trends and unique pieces together. Your closet is not for the weak hearted!
Your scents to try are Thierry Mugler Alien and Bond No. 9 Andy Warhol Silver Factory.
Alien is a classic unique scent It is made with only three notes, so each of the three notes are loud. It is powdery yet strong and warm. Andy Warhol Silver Factory is a bold smooth-yet-spicy unisex fragrance that stands out in a crowd.
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For men:

Your (quite young) style icon is Jaden Smith and you like to push boundaries. You are a more modern man, with bold pieces in your closet.
Your scents are Fresh Cannabis Santal and Atelier Cologne Collection Azur – Cèdre Atlas.
Cannabis Santal is a deep and memorable scent, with notes like patchouli, chocolate, and wild strawberry. Cèdre Atlas is an unexpected scent with notes of Sicilian lemon and Jasmine.

The Alluring One:

For women:
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Your style icon is Beyoncé, and you may or may not wear bold colors or simple shapes, but what you do end up wearing always looks amazing on you.
Your scents are Narciso Rodriguez for her and COMMODITY Whiskey.
Narciso Rodriguez brings to mind beautiful lingerie, and is a deep, warm scent with florals on top. Whiskey is a sultry scent with notes like cinnamon, amber, and Mahogany.

For men:

Your style icon is David Beckham, and you know exactly what works for you and what doesn’t. You put thought into your outfits, but not too much.
Your scents are Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb and Tom Ford Noir.
Spicebomb is an exaggerated sensual scent with notes of Tobacco Accord and pink pepper. Noir is a more understated scent, but no less alluring, with notes of black pepper oil and bergamot.

What are your favorite fragrances? What kind of style does the person have that wears them? Comment below!

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Written by Fatisha Harris