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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 adviceFloral

Floral scents are romantic, traditional, feminine fragrances. This scent family has variety of creations ranging from sumptuous bouquet arrangements to "soli flora" compositions. Perfumers can let their creativity run wild with floral-based scents, enriching them with green, aldehydic, fruity or spicy hints. The floral note is one of the most widely used in women's perfumes.

Do you love classic movies, beautifully tailored clothes, and delicate feminine make-up? You might like floral scents!

Key floral notes to look for on the bottle: rose, jasmine, lily of the valley, violet, peony, tuberose, magnolia, lilacs, and ylang-ylang.

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TRY these Floral Scents: Histoires de Parfums Tuberose 2 Virginale, an exotic, creamy floral, or Pleasures from Estée Lauder and Paris from Yves St Laurent

Up next: Fruity fragrances >>

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