We’ve all been there! You’ve found a perfume that you love, love, LOVE…only to find out that it’s been discontinued. You treat yourself to a different bottle but it’s just not right for you.
Luckily there’s an easy way for amateur perfume lovers to explore new scents. All you have to do is familiarize yourself with the Fragrance Wheel!
The Fragrance Wheel groups perfumes into four types: Fresh, Floral, Oriental, or Woody. This provides the clues you’ll need to figure out which perfumes are right for you.
If you like breezy beaches, try a Fresh scent like Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue. Are you a fan of J’adore by Dior? You should buy perfumes in the floral family.
Oriental fragrances are best if you prefer an element of spice in your scents (like Black Orchid by Tom Ford), whereas Woody perfumes are more masculine.
If it all sounds complicated, don’t worry! In this video, Sophie King breaks it down scent-by-scent. If you are curious about perfume (or just don’t feel like wasting money on something you don’t like), start here!
You’ll become a fragrance expert in under ten minutes, guaranteed.