What’s your summer scent?
There’s one for every kind of personality
“Perfume is the indispensable complement to the personality of women, the finishing touch to a dress.” Christian Dior
Imagine finding a perfume that announces exactly who you are the moment you step into a room. Scour our list, you might just find it.
Photograph: Tarun Khiwal
You are: Easy breezy
Your strongest quality is your calm and positive energy. You love the active life, the smell of freshly-mown grass and going to the beach for a run. You never want your fragrances to be overpowering.
Notes you fancy: Earthy, green and leafy with inspirations from the sea, sun and sand. Key notes are lemongrass, mandarin, lemon, coconut and rhubarb.
Your fragrance: Flora 1966 Eau de Parfum, Rs 13,000, Gucci
You are: Sensual
You love dressing up and being a head-turner. Flirting comes naturally to you and you gravitate towards the sexier side of life. You love to live luxuriously.
Notes you fancy: Dense and musky. Amber is the top note of your persona with woody elements such as cardamom, saffron, cinnamon, ginger, white pepper and dark chocolate.
Your fragrance: Omnia Indian Garnet Eau de Toilette, price on request, Bvlgari
You are: Outdoorsy
Free-spirited, self-assured and in love with the earthiness of the woods – you are deeply passionate and affectionate. With a measure of bohemian charm, you are sure of what you want and usually do get it. This may also sometimes be perceived as being stubborn but it is only till the walls around you are broken.
Notes you fancy: Masculine and tough – like burning cedar, smoke and leather. These are all provocative and commanding in nature.
Your fragrance: Just Cavalli Woman, Rs 4,875 (75ml)
You are: Feisty
You are super-energetic and lively. Anything fresh will lift your spirits, whether it is fruits, salads or the freshly baked bread. You’re a woman on the go, who prefers things that are multi-functional and not time-bound.
Notes you fancy: All fruits, be it mangoes, peaches or berries, with citrusy hints.
Your fragrance: Cerisier Rouge Eau Intense, Rs 3,800, L’Occitane
You are: Whimsical
You are quirky, creative, experimental, and definitely a big foodie. Vintage boutiques and art galleries inspire you and you’re also the one with the best taste in music amongst your friends.
Notes you fancy: Fruity and crisp. You crave scents that range from apple, melon, berries, and passion fruit to chocolate, honey, and caramel.
Your fragrance: Diamonds Eau de Parfum, Rs 4,000, Giorgio Armani
You are: Love's fool
You can be defined by your exquisite taste in classic movies, beautifully-tailored dresses and delicate feminine make-up. Your little secret is that you are a hopeless romantic and dreamy.
Notes you fancy: Delicate, and ones that come from flowers like lily, jasmine, violet, peony and gardenia.
Your fragrance: L’eau Couture Le Parfum, Rs 5,500, Elie Saab