Finding a perfume that suits you is not a matter of a few minutes. Because it should not only please you, but ideally also reflect your own character. From a psychological point of view, there are different types of fragrances – and we have the right fragrance for you to match.

Before you ask yourself the question: “Which fragrance suits me?”, you should ask yourself which character traits make you (or the person for whom you are looking for the fragrance) special. Here are approaches that make the search for a perfume easier. They are based on what properties psychology considers appropriate for different fragrance families.

Chypre perfumes are considered to be hit fragrances. This fragrance family is often used unisex. For men, the scents tend towards moss or patchouli, for women they are often fruity, floral and noble. Anyone who chooses them is usually looking for success – consciously or unconsciously. This type of fragrance usually has a self-confident and competent charisma and is performance-oriented. And indeed, chypre grades are popular at important career meetings like the job interview. Sensuality and attractiveness are other properties attributed to this type of fragrance.

Psychologically, fruity scents are often associated with fun and spontaneity and mostly suit younger wearers. They want to escape routine and live out fantasies. Instead of boredom, variety and excitement are always the order of the day. Fruity-sweet perfumes suit people who exude a good mood and joie de vivre, don’t have to commit to anything and want to live out their lust.

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

From a psychological perspective, a floral scent is about hidden rebellion. The wearer likes to keep to themselves and doesn’t want to go with the flow. The fragrance stands for the character trait of consciously freeing oneself from external circumstances and social requirements and representing one’s ideas with self-confidence – regardless of whether they are small or large.

The aldehyde fragrance direction stands for the desire for self-esteem and recognition. These fragrances smell a bit synthetic and abstract, the classic for this fragrance family is “Chanel No. 5”, where you can’t exactly describe what it actually smells like. The wearer wants to feel more elegant, exclusive and stylish with it. Most fans of this fragrance value small things that are often overlooked by others. One is grateful for many things and is 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, woody perfumes are about cleansing the senses. People who want a fresh start and more focus like this fragrance family. However, wearers are often stressed and burned out and wish for more strength and stability.

Psychologically, an oriental perfume goes well with characteristics such as extravagance and individualism. An unmistakable personal style and artistic potential are often present with this type of fragrance. You like to deal with things in depth and like to set yourself apart because you need privacy and freedom. This type of fragrance likes to spend its free time with a few friends who share similar mindsets.

An eau de perfume or eau de toilette unfolds in three ways, which is what the terms top note, base note and heart note stand for. You smell the top note first, followed by the heart note. The base note gives the fragrance composition the framework. So all three are important, but the base note usually sets the direction for the scents, i.e. whether they are more woody, fruity or citrusy. You can pay attention to this when buying. You should also wear a fragrance for a few hours to really be able to judge whether you like it, since some notes only gradually unfold.

Sources: Perfumery Pieper / YBPN / Onlinestore John

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