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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 adviceGreen

Green fragrances are fresh, sporty, casual scents. The green family became very fashionable in the mid-20th century. Many fragrances termed "green" derive from galbanum, a natural ingredient that evokes freshly cut grass. The green note is synonymous with naturalness, freshness, and youth.

Are you typically a relaxed person? Love the beach and a good run? Don't like your scent to overpower you? You might like green scents!

Key green notes to look for on the bottle: galbanum, violet leaves, petit grain, hyacinth, rhubarb, and ivy leaves.

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TRY these Green Scents: Histoires de Parfums Vert Pivoine, a fresh and delicately green fragrance, or Vent Vert from Balmain and N°19 from Chanel

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