No woman has a single one dimension, but when you gaze at the plethora of perfumes in department stores, you may be tempted to stick with your longtime favorites. It is important to remember that perfumes, just like people, have personalities and adding another facet to your scent is never a bad idea. Although fragrances may create a slightly different aura among women, we have created a short guide to help you to match your lifestyle or mood to a number of different Italian perfumes.
The Jet Setter – for the active woman who enjoys the allure of exotic destinations and cosmopolitan chic, the finer things in life point toward a scent that blends ripe fruit and soft flowers with a shimmering base of spice and wood. The delicate and airy fragrance will suit her whether she is at Fashion Week in Milan or sipping a Prosecco in the Hamptons. If this is you, or the mood that you’re in, try Acqua di Gioia by Giorgio Armani. Fragrance hints of blueberry, grape, tangerine, violet, freesia, cardamom, cedar wood, candlewood and musk.
The Classic Beauty – pearls, diamonds and the perfect little black dress are her best friends. She doesn’t follow the trends when she hits the town, but relies on her timeless elegance, natural poise and signature style to make a statement. Prada Tendre is the Italian perfume for this classic beauty. This pure and hypnotic fragrance will quickly find its place of prominence on her vanity. Fragrance notes of Siamese benzoin, plum accord, Indonesian patchouli leaves, verbena, cedarwood, labdanum, cardamom, mate leaves, Indian sandalwood and jasmine.
The Socialite – whether she is out with her man or not, with a spritz of her favorite fragrance, she has the confidence to match wits in any social setting. A sensual fragrance such as Bright Crystal by Versace will hit all the notes for her with hints of yuzu, pomegranate, peony, magnolia, lotus flower, acajou and musk.
The Quintessential Hostess – the queen of the house should have an aristocratic fragrance. She can create the perfect dinner and follow up with conversation that keeps her guests glued to her gaze and is always at the top of the her friend’s guest list. She’ll adore Iris Nobile by Acqua di Parma so much that she is likely to dab a bit on the monogrammed hand-written thank you notes that she always remembers to send out. Fragrances of bergamot, mandarin, anise, cedar flower, iris petals, orange blossom, amber crystal complex and vanilla.