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How To Match Your Fragrance to Your Personality

How To Match Your Fragrance to Your Personality
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Want to discover your signature scent? The perfect fragrance that speaks volumes about your personality is within reach, with a little help from Fragrance Direct.

Smell is one of our most powerful senses and has the power to instantly brings memories and images to life. The right signature fragrance reflects the very best of who you are and how you want to be seen. So how can you find your perfect perfume match?

It’s all about the notes

Just as your personality has different dimensions, great perfumes balance layers of notes so you smell amazing all day. The lighter top notes you smell first then give way to the stronger aromas of the heart, and a base note deepens the fragrance. Other subtle notes are also mixed in to enhance or soften the heart and base notes.

It's best to start by deciding on the scent flavours ("notes") that you like. There are lots of different delicate and strong notes to match all characters, tastes, energies, and emotions that blend together to create captivating men’s and women’s perfumes. If you already know which notes your drawn to, you can use the Fragrance Notes filter on Fragrance Direct to narrow down your search for a new fave fragrance.

Women’s perfumes are generally sweeter than men’s, but many include earthy complimentary tones as well to suit all characters and tastes. DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom has sparkling notes that are deliciously sweet and fresh. Discover more about the world of DKNY fragrance in our guide.

Men's fragrances tend to use more earthy and spicy main notes, with sweeter notes to soften their edge. Woody amber scents are a popular choice - you can find a great range of men's woody amber fragrances on Fragrance Direct, including scents from Paco Rabanne, Armani and Calvin Klein.

Now let’s get down to the main fragrance notes found in men’s and women’s perfumes:


Romantic and gentle personalities suit subtle floral notes. Caring and sensitive, you might love the delicate side of nature and take pride in having beautiful belongings and a great sense of interior style. If so, florals are the scents for you.

For women: You’ll find gorgeous floral notes in classic perfumes like Hugo Boss Femme for women, with nostalgic lily jasmine and Bulgarian rose married with fruit and citrus notes.

For men: The elegant and intriguing men's perfume Acqua Di Parma Camelia nestles a subtle hint of Asian citrus flowers behind a masculine sage, musk and bergamot centre.


If you have strong, fiery passions and exude a sense of mystery and intrigue, why not embrace the warm, spicy and exotic nature of amber fragrances.

Amber notes and spices like cinnamon can be enriched with warm vanilla and musk scents.

For women: Check out the captivating Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium or the spicy, chocolatey Billie Eilish from our women’s perfume collection.

For men: Find stronger spicy tones in men’s amber fragrances like the iconic Armani Diamonds For Men – a fresh, daring scent ideal for special occasions.


Adventurous and fun-loving personalities that aren’t too shy to show their playful side enjoy fruity notes. Fruity fragrances include apricot, peach and pear scents, and are often blended with creamy notes like caramel.

For women with this vibrant personality, Narciso Rodriguez For Her MUSC NOIR ROSE compliments the sweetness of rose with plum. Find out more about the other sumptuous notes in Narciso Rodriguez fragrances in our guide to Narciso Rodriguez and the Art of Wearing Perfume.

For men: Men’s fun and fruity fragrances are more citrus-based, like David Beckham Beckham Instinct which showcases a blend of lively orange tones and masculine amber notes.


Are you a free spirit that loves the great outdoors? Then perfumes with soft woody notes will suit you, especially if you tend to shy away from sweet scents.

For women: We love Armani Si, a gorgeous woody-centred fragrance for women that weaves in shades of oak moss and patchouli.

For men: Grab the highly popular Hugo Boss Bottled Night for a wave of birch leaves and sandalwood with branches of mellower notes.


Sporty, fun-loving types will love these lighter fragrances which suit those with a bright, sunny outlook on life and stylishly minimalist taste. Crisp and clean, fresh notes include sharp lemon and orange citrus and fresh leafy green aromas like green tea.

For women: Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Intense is an uplifting summery women’s fragrance, with lemon, green apple and jasmine.

For men: A fresh men’s fragrance can also include summery, breezy, and refreshing water notes such as the sensual Armani Acqua Di Gio Men.

Find the perfumes which suit your personality at Fragrance Direct with a huge selection of men’s and women’s perfume at great prices.

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