A perfume is a profoundly intimate gesture that projects your moods and perceptions. The fragrance defines your personality and what you would like others to perceive you as. The perfume compliments your clothes and overall personality to project a certain dominant trait in your personality. As you move, your fragrance defines your presence. It is you at that time and moment.
The Bohemian or slightly wild look can be complimented by Aromatic accords based on herbs like rosemary. sage and basil dispersed with silent floral themes. The top international brands defining this look are Glow by J.Lo and L'Air du Temps by Nina Ricci. So if you want to project that Gypsy look with chunky accessories and hippie clothes, try experimenting with these perfumes.
Simple floral and fruity blends work well with the Casual Look. The casual look is best defined by a luminous scent that keeps you relaxed and glowing. You stand apart and still have the relaxed look. Some of the popular perfumes in this category would include Acqua Di Gio by Armani and Burberry Brit by Burberry. So get your jeans on and relax by looking and feeling Chic.
The Botanical or Garden look can be enhanced by using perfumes derived from Jasmine, rose, lilies and combined with green and woody notes. Some of the best picks in this category would be Jazmin by Campos de Ibiza and Fidji by Guy Laroche. These perfumes can go well with a look patterned on large flowery tropical prints. This is the Green look.
If you are interested in projecting a Traditional look, try combining perfumes which have a fragrance typical to your region or country with traditional clothes. Perfumes with the Cherry blossoms fragrance could be traditional for the Japanese look, while Lavender could be relevant for a Provencal theme. Some good picks in this category would be Shalimar by Guerlain and Amayra by Ally Matthan. You need to explore which perfume best suits your traditional look. A visit to the local perfume shop or the net would help in decision making.
Incase you are looking to leave a lasting impression, try opulent and heady smells like tuberose and champaka. They are strong and leave a Big impression. Some well known perfumes in this category would be Tender Poison by Dior and Jolie Madam by Balmain.
A Film Star flashy look with a presence can be obtained by combining glitzy clothes with heavy amber and oriental top notes peppered with heavy odor types like patchouli and vetiver. Try Opium by YSL or Glamorous by Ralph Lauren for that look that is unforgettable.
Get that Classic look that is understated but distinct. Cologne based fragrances layered with different yet recognizable definitions like floral bouquets complete the look. Some well known perfumes in this category would be Anais Anais by Cacharel and Angel by Thierry Mugler. The classic look is ageless and distinct. Project this look and find a distinctive yet warm presence.
You may obtain a Thin or Skinny look by using minimalist musk notes that smell clean and yet are barely there. The lean look can be enhanced by using perfumes such as Pure White Linen by Estee Lauder and Lauren by Ralph Lauren.
Marine related top notes reminiscent of the ocean air , zesty and spicy can be combined with fabrics with white stripes to get a Nautical or Ocean presence. Try Latitude Longitude by Nautica and L'eau d'Issey for women by Issey Miyake.
Stay Sporty with clean, fresh fragrances created by blending citrus top notes with the essence of exotic fruit and flowers. Stay playful and a tease by using perfumes such as Eau Vitaminee by Biothern and Eau Dynamisante by Clarins. Show of your tanned body and get the right smell to go with it.
The School Girl or the Good Girl presence can be obtained by non shocking fragrance notes. Citrus and aromatic notes blended, exude a clean smell and this goes well with mini skirts and simple shoes. The recommended perfumes in this look are Lemon Sorbet by Etro and Lime Basil by Jo Malone.
Try the Ethnic look by using fragrances that leave a distinct impression. Powerful metallic green notes of galbanum or woody notes like cedar will do very well. Combined with craft based designs on clothes they will help create a strong ethnic look. Try Vent Vert by Balmain or So Pretty by Cartier.
And finally get that Rich / Empire presence with chypre or fougere notes based on woody, mossy and floral accords that leave a rich and lingering odour. Gucci Rush by Gucci and Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel fit well into this category.