Do you have a signature scent? Is it fruity or floral? Citrusy or sweet? A fragrance is created with a specific mood in mind, so the ones you wear the most may say a lot about you. Whether you like to switch it up or are an exclusively one-scent kinda gal, we decoded your perfume personality below. 


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1. Musk

Musky perfumes are rich, powdery, strong and long-lasting. They are designed to make the wearer feel sexy and seductive, and are perfect for date nights. Women who like musky scents are openly sensual, often wild and lovers of all things vintage.

Best for: Evenings, cold climates, special occasions

MDC Product Pick: Kiehl’s Musk Eau de Toilette Spray

Perfume pro-tip: Apply your perfume on your neck, the backs of your earlobes, your wrists and behind your knees.

2. Citrus

If you like to wear citrusy scents, you’re probably a morning person. Bubbly and bright, citrus-scent lovers are full of energy and always eager to take on a challenge. They’re natural-born leaders, positive thinkers and organized.

Best for: Daytime, spring weather, outdoor activities

MDC Recommends: Maison Martin Margiela Parfums (Untitled) L’eau

Perfume pro-tip: Store your scents in a cool, dry place. Sunlight and heat can diminish a perfume’s potency.

3. Fruity

Fruity scents are fresh, light and sweet. Lovers of this airy aroma are the life of the party. These fun-loving social butterflies know how to have a good time — and know how to make others feel welcome and included. Fruity-fragrance fanatics love to be surrounded by people and can throw a fabulous fête at a moment’s notice.

Best for: Daytime, work events, garden parties

MDC Recommends: Lancôme La Vie est Belle

Perfume pro-tip: If eau de parfum is too strong for you, try wearing a scented body lotion instead.

4. Floral

Floral bouquets are decidedly feminine, and women who wear them aren’t afraid to embrace their girly side. Floral-fragrance wearers are elegant, romantic and idealistic. Always the first in line to see the latest rom-com, they will never give up on the idea of true love.

Best for: Daytime, warm weather, picnics, lunches

MDC Recommends: Ralph Lauren Midnight Romance

Perfume pro-tip: Spritzing your fragrance onto freshly moisturized skin will make the scent last longer.

5. Woody/Leathery

Wearers of woody scents are no-nonsense through and through. They are as down-to-earth as they come and never frivolous. What you get is what you see: Wearers of woody fragrances are open books who pride themselves on being forthright and fearless. Never afraid to bring some tough love to the table, they always tell it like it is.

Best for: Evening, cool weather, special occasions

MDC Recommends: Santal 33

What’s your perfume personality? Share it with us in the comments!


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