Which perfume type suits you?

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Many of us are struggling to decide the right perfume or cologne that best fit our personality. Finding the perfume type just right for you might be an overwhelming task. It is important to know what kind of perfume or fragrance scent as it is helps enhance your beauty or attract a potential mate. The base of your scent wardrobe is the one that best describes you. Here is the list of fragrance family you need to know.


The most popular scent option probably is floral perfumes such as rose, lavender, carnation, lily and mixture of other flowers. Floral scents are sweet depending on their combination. Therefore, this scent related with feminine and romantic. This type of perfume shows that you shop for clothes that are bright and flowy. You live for early afternoon when the sun is shining.


Unlike oriental, citrus fragrances are light and uplifting. The fragrance is not to stand out but suits your personality type which is sporty. You are a morning person which when everyone reaches for their first cup of coffee, you are halfway through your daily run.


Scents are earthy and musky. Fragrance consists of aromatic wood such as sandalwood, oak or pine. You have an outdoorsy personality where you love hiking with a rough terrain and the smell of nature. This type of perfume might be more masculine, but woody scents can really bring out shy girl’s sex appeal.


Oriental fragrance scents tend to be bold, rich, muskier and overall exotic. Amber, vanilla, cinnamon and clove are most presents in the oriental group. Oriental fragrance is more sensual fragrances that are ideal for nighttime wear. These fragrances stand out and linger for hours that makes it rich and luxurious.


Oceanic scents are influenced by the sea and ocean which is sandy beach or salty air. It is clean, almost-masculine with hints of spice and citrus scents.

Here is another tip for you to choose how long you want the scent to stay on your skin. When you are shopping for your favorite perfume make sure you pick the right concentration whether it last all-day or is just a light short-lasting scent. There are several main types of fragrances:

Perfume Extract – Its concentration is between 15% and 40% and the most difficult kind to find. It is very strong and last for about 6 hour. Be careful with this one as it can easily cause skin irritation!

Eau de Perfume (EdP) – Its concentration is between 10% and 20%. Usually lasts for about 3 to 5 hours.

Eau de Toilette (EdT) – Its aromatic compounds are between 5% and 15%. Usually lasts for about 2 to 4 hours.

Eau de Cologne (EdC) – Its aromatic compounds are between 3% and 8%. It usually lasts for up to 2 hours.

Perfume is a very personal choice. People will remember you for it. Compliment you and ask what brand or scent you’re wearing. It is also the fragrance that you wear on dates or weddings. So now you have a proper knowledge for perfume that suits you.

Do you have a favorite perfume? Let us know in the comment section below.

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