star quiz: Which perfume suits me? How to find the right scent

Finding a perfume that's right for you doesn't take a few minutes.

star quiz: Which perfume suits me? How to find the right scent

Finding a perfume that's right for you doesn't take a few minutes. Because it should not only please you, but ideally also reflect your own character. From a psychology perspective, there are different types of scents – and we have the right scent for you.

Before you ask yourself the question: "Which fragrance suits me?", you should ask yourself what character traits define you (or the person for whom you are looking for the fragrance). Here are approaches that make the search for a perfume easier. They depend on which properties psychology considers to be suitable for different scent families.

Chypre perfumes are considered successful scents. This fragrance family is often used unisex. For men, the scents often lean towards moss or patchouli, while for women they are more often fruity, floral and noble. Anyone who chooses them is – consciously or unconsciously – usually looking for success. This type of scent usually has a self-confident and competent aura and is performance-oriented. And in fact, chypre notes are popular in important career conversations like the job interview. Sensuality and attractiveness are other characteristics attributed to this type of fragrance.

Psychologically speaking, fruity scents are often associated with fun and spontaneity and usually suit younger wearers. They want to escape routines and live out fantasies. Instead of boredom, there is always variety and excitement. Fruity-sweet perfumes suit people who exude a good mood and joy of life, who don't have to commit to anything and want to live out their desire.

From a psychology perspective, fresh and citrus scents as well as aqua and ozone notes represent the search for freedom. It is usually important to the wearer to be sporty and dynamic. But you also need breaks because you quickly exhaust yourself. Freedom and impatience are other characteristics that are often attributed to this type of fragrance.

From a psychology perspective, a floral scent is about hidden rebellion. The wearer likes to stay with themselves and doesn't want to go with the flow. The fragrance represents the character trait of consciously freeing oneself from external circumstances and social guidelines and confidently representing one's ideas - regardless of whether they are minor or major issues.

The aldehyde fragrance represents the desire for self-esteem and recognition. These scents smell a bit synthetic and abstract, the classic for this fragrance family is "Chanel No. 5", which you can't describe exactly what it actually smells like. The wearer wants to feel more elegant, exclusive and stylish. Fans of this fragrance usually attach importance to little things that are often overlooked by others. You are grateful for a lot and are more concerned with the long-term than with loud, short-lived things. Sustainable success, respect and trust both professionally and privately are usually important to this type of fragrance.

Psychologically speaking, woody perfumes are about purifying the senses. People who want a fresh start and more focus like this fragrance family. Often the wearer is stressed and burnt out and wants more strength and stability.

Psychologically, an oriental perfume goes well with qualities such as extravagance and individualism. A distinctive personal style and artistic potential are often present with this type of fragrance. You like to deal with things in depth and sometimes isolate yourself because you need privacy and space. This fragrance type prefers to spend his free time with a few friends who share similar ways of thinking.

An eau de perfume or eau de toilette unfolds in three ways, which are referred to as top notes, base notes and heart notes. You first smell the top note, followed by the middle note. The base note provides the framework for the fragrance composition. All three are important, but the base note usually determines the direction of the scents, i.e. whether they are more woody, fruity or citrusy. You can pay attention to this when purchasing. You should also wear a fragrance for a few hours to really judge whether you like it, as some notes only develop gradually.

Sources:Parfümerie Pieper / YBPN / Onlinestore John

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