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How to find your perfume personality

Gerald Ghislain is a fragrance expert and founder of French perfumery Histoires de Parfums.

Scents-ible advice

Choosing a perfume is like finding the most flattering hairstyle for your face shape or the cutest jeans for your particular butt. It should suit your personality. Here's how to figure it out.

Scents-ible adviceWoody

Woody scents are full of earthy, warm, wintery smells. These perfumes, with their woody middle note, are warm and opulent when focused on sandalwood or patchouli. Heavy amounts of cedar and vetiver make them dryer. They often contain a dash of citrus or aromatic notes.

Woody perfumes particularly touch nature lovers - Do you like hikes and the smells of the great outdoors? Do you like sitting by the fire and autumnal scents of leaves and bark? You might like woody scents!

Key woody notes to look for on the bottle: sandalwood, patchouli, vetiver, oak, Gaiac wood, and cedar.

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TRY these Woody Scents: Histoires de Parfums Noir Patchouli or 1740 Marquis de Sade, Dolce Vita from Dior

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