Selecting the right perfume means more than choosing a scent that you love.

Sounds simple enough, however your choice in perfume could include as many as a thousand new fragrances each year. Additionally, the fragrance that you buy may reveal your secrets.

For decades, perfume has been recognised as the messenger of subtle statements about you.

Perfume Families:

Since the 1950s, fragrances have been advertised for their ability to highlight women’s personalities and feminine qualities. The variety of scents available at the Perfume Clearance Centre are intended to capture your essence and define the qualities that make you unique, therefore it helps to understand the perfume ‘families’ and select fragrances that reveal only what you want them to say.

Floral Scents – Women who enjoy floral scents tend to be romantics. If you fall into this category, cologne and flowers go hand-in-hand.

You love writing letters, baking, and holding a kitten or puppy.

While you are social, you appreciate your alone time. ‘Romance,’ ‘true love’, and ‘happily-ever-after’ are terms that you appreciate and understand!

Fruity – If fruity and perky are amongst your go-to scents, you tend to be the life of the party. It is difficult for you to take life too seriously.

You have a childlike quality; you enjoy ‘playing’ and are active in all types of social events.

Citrus – Confident and elegant, it’s not often that one finds you without your statement accessories!

Marine (Aquatic) Scents – Women who prefer clean-scented perfumes are typically orderly and efficient, although they can also be dreamers.

Generally unsentimental, you may fall into this category if you tend toward organisation and shun frivolous items for items that are practical.

Food Scents (Gourmand) –If you are naturally drawn to sweet-scents, chocolate, ice-cream and pralines you also tend to be seductive and sensual.

Although you tend toward the exotic, you appreciate creature comforts and romance!

Asian (Oriental) Scents – As with ‘gourmand’ you appreciate sweet vanilla and spice scents. However, you lean toward mysterious and exotic aromas intertwined with frankincense, balsams and myrrh.

Sensitive, romantic, and inclined toward the spiritual, you’re often prone to drama and the intensity of romance.

Forest Scents – If mossy, woody scents describe you then you are more than likely a spirit from the past.

You love slipping into an earlier era; flappers, pink boas, and the romance of times gone by may be your cup of tea.

Incense, Tobacco, Leather, and Musk – More than likely, you are your lover’s lady! Your choice of perfume blends beautifully with a glass filled with scotch on the rocks.

You love mystery, suspense, and that cocktail with a twist!

Perfume and You:

An ad from Guerlain’s ‘Chant d’Aromes,’ 1965, states that the ideal perfume needs to “express something for a woman that she would like to express herself,” and “it must be said in a way that can be understood by men.”

With this in mind, it helps to find a perfume that says what you want it to say, not just to men, but to anyone and everyone who has a place in your life.

  • I guess there might be some truth in this.


  • I never thought about all that although I like a mix of fragrances


  • Reading the interpretations of who wears what scent is like reading an astrology guide….


  • I just by a perfume that smells nice. lol. I don’t think these descriptions match me at all!


  • So baby spew and sweat falls under…..? I don’t think I’ve worn perfume for about 10 years – wow hadn’t even missed it. An interesting read though, thankyou. My teenage daughter is starting to look for a favourite, so this will help me talk a little more with her.


  • I love Aromatics by Clinique and get a lot of comments on it by people I don’t even know – just wish it was not so expensive.


  • Interesting article. I like the more oriental scents myself, and the description fits. Thanks for sharing!


  • It takes me months to choose a new perfume then I have it for years before deciding i need a new one.


  • I miss wearing perfume so much, ever time I wear it it makes one of my kids sneeze so much


  • Well I don’t know what this says about me, but I like a lot of different scents.


  • I love Chanel No 5 Eau De Parfum,its floral.classic and suits any occasion.


  • i love marine and asian scents and vanilla is my all time favourite


  • this is a great article and it was fun to read. i love my perfumes!


  • I wish my husband would even notice when I wear perfume, sadly a mechanics sense of smell must be similar to that of my ability to diet ;)


  • I have my favourite “special” perfume, everyday perfume and sometimes when a new one is released i will have a try & see if i like it. Interesting article


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