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How to find your best new scent

With hundreds of new fragrances, how do you know which are for you? The secret: use your style as your guide.

Like fashion, your scent should fit your mood and where you’re going. It’s the invisible finishing touch. Here are the perfect perfumes to complete your look.

1. Ladylike & Elegant

If you’re a classic type who likes sophisticated dresses with fur and pearl details, you’ll feel most polished wearing white floral scents. Mimosa, iris, and peonies have a connotation of high society. Jasmine and lily are also refined picks of a lady’s spirit.
Your choice: Gucci Bamboo, Jo Malone London Mimosa & Cardamom, Chloé Eau de Parfum

2. Flirty & Fun

When you want to play up your girly side, choose a sugary, gourmand scent. There is an addictive quality to these smells that attracts people to you. Look for fruity notes such as plum, passion fruit, and pear, or sugarcane, coffee bean, and caramel. Sweet florals like lily of the valley are equally playful.
Your choice: Miu Miu Eau de Parfum, Prada Candy Kiss, Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium

3. Modern & Bold

A woman who loves a chic pantsuit or menswear-inspired accessories with an of-the-moment androgynous edge needs a strong balance of feminine and masculine notes. Popular combinations: full florals like rose and jasmine spiked with deep, clean woods like sandalwood and cedarwood. Soft amber helps anchor the duality.
Your choice: Bottega Veneta Knot Eau Florale, Narciso Rodriguez Narciso Eau de Toilette, Tom Ford Noir Pour Femme

4. Glam & Sexy

Women who want to be seen will like intense spices. Black pepper, saffron, incense, and leather notes all leave a lasting impression. These scents are extra alluring when dabbed directly on the neck and décolleté.
Your choice: Marc Jacobs Decadence, Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Exotic Leather, Dior J’Adore Touche de Parfum

5. Luxe Boho

The free spirit who reaches for elaborate ethnic prints and fringed skirts and wears her hair in beachy waves will be at home in a patchouli-based blend. Her perfume must be woody, earthy. Bright accents like pink pepper and citrus add freshness for spirit that are young and effortless.

Your choice: Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Eau de Parfum, Estée Lauder Modern Muse Le Rouge, Calvin Klein Euphoria Essence