What Your Favorite Scent Says About Your Personality

  • 16.3K

Our signature perfumes tell the world as much about who we are as our clothing and hairstyles. We choose scents that reflect our personalities and send powerful messages to those around us about how we are feeling in that moment. If you’re struggling to find a fragrance that speaks to you, consider the “notes” that appeal to you most and decide which one best suits your personality and lifestyle. 

Floral

Photo: Shutterstock

Photo: Shutterstock

Floral fragrances with hints of jasmine, gardenia and rose are considered classically feminine. There's a good chance you prefer classic clothing to trends (your go-to's include a white button-down shirt, tailored pants and quality fabrics). You're easy-going and hopeful when those around you are not and you're usually the one who can respond to a crisis with a simple solution and an upbeat attitude.

Vanilla

Photo: Shutterstock

Photo: Shutterstock

Perfumes and body splashes that smell like vanilla bring out a sense of calm in both the wearer and the people lucky enough to get close to you. Vanilla is actually one of the most attractive scents to men, according to studies, which probably means you are a magnet to the opposite sex. You are sensual and playful and prefer to make subtle statements with your style instead of bold and obvious ones.

Smelling vanilla can elevate feelings of joy, which suits your naturally positive and upbeat attitude. You tend to be more of an introvert who enjoys small group dinners with friends and nights in binge-watching TV and reading.

Musk

Photo: Shutterstock

Photo: Shutterstock

The woman who can rock musk perfumes heavy with patchouli and oriental resins is completely at ease with her sensuality and doesn’t shy away from difficult conversations or situations. She's the one most likely to wear the sleekest little black dresses, high heels and fur coats. But she's also compassionate, a great listener and thinker, and ready to fight for what she believes in, no matter the outcome.

Earthy

Photo: Shutterstock

Photo: Shutterstock

Women who are drawn to scents like sandalwood and cedar are thoroughly modern It Girls who are ahead of the curve when it comes to SnapChat filters, subtweet etiquette, and the best places to score sustainable fashion that will make heads turn. They are true individuals who don’t feel the need to follow the pack and are comfortable and secure in their own skin.

Citrus

Photo: Shutterstock

Photo: Shutterstock

Love clean and fruity, citrus-based perfumes? You’re in good company with fellow free-spirited women who are usually traveling or at home suffering from a major case of wanderlust. You’ve always got a business idea up your sleeve and a logical solution to every problem--and if that doesn’t work out the way it should, tomorrow is another day to try, try again.

Click here to shop fragrances on eBay.

Check out our guide to essential oil scents and 5 coats that will never go out of style.