Forget about the eyes—your perfume is the real window to your soul. Here’s what your favorite iconic fragrance says about you.
Anyone who believes that the eyes are the windows to the soul has clearly never had a signature scent. The perfume you choose to wear says a hell of a lot more about you than your eyes ever could. While it’s not uncommon to go through phases with fragrances, most of us always have one special iconic perfume sitting on our vanities year round. It’s the scent you’ve been wearing on and off for years, regardless of the season, and you’ve never found anything that could take its place.
This is what your favorite iconic fragrance says about you:
1. Yves Saint Laurent Opium
When you walk into a room, everyone notices. You have an extremely dry sense of humor and very little patience for people who can’t “keep up” with you. You don’t have a large group of friends, but the people who are close to you would describe you as “intelligent, sarcastic, worldly, and cultured.” Your makeup routine consists of a dramatic cat eye and a bit of burgundy lipstick. Your favorite color is camel, and your dream is to steal away in the night and move to Morocco.
2. Prada Candy
You’re a sweet girl, but you’ve got a mean streak a mile long and no qualms about bringing it out whenever you need to. Your drink of choice is an appletini, and you have no problem playing soccer with your makeup on; thank you very much. You plan themed “girls’ nights,” and you watch reruns of The Hills when you need to unwind. You’re a good listener and an even better talker, and you were voted “Prettiest Smile” in your senior year of high school. Your salted caramel cookies could win anyone over.
3. Chanel N°5
You’d describe your style as an Olsen Twins/Audrey Tautou hybrid. You are a traditionalist at heart, and you very firmly believe that things are to be done “in a certain way.” You have an enormous collection of coffee-table books about fashion and Parisian architecture. You majored in art history in college, and you have a vision of yourself at 70 years old that you love to revisit: your hair is silvery blue and cut into a bob, and you’re wearing a tweed Chanel jacket and skirt suit, and a handsome doorman is helping you into a taxi outside of your Park Avenue apartment.
4. Marc Jacobs Daisy
You’re often described as quirky, but you have no idea what’s so strange about wanting to save the world. You’re a fervent environmentalist and firmly believe in the “if it’s yellow, let it mellow” rule. You dream of green spaces and big blue skies, but you live in the city, so you compromise by covering your fire escape and window sills with potted plants. Dry shampoo and sunscreen are your favorite beauty products, and Dawn was your favorite babysitter in The Babysitters Club books. Fall gets you down in a bad way.
5. Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia
You like to keep things fresh–your hair and makeup, your wardrobe, your breath. Your idea of a perfect vacation would involve a lot of sun, a lot of salt water, and very little clothing. You don’t trust anyone who doesn’t know how to swim. You’ve dated three different Australian exchange students, and you thought they all could be “the one.” You’re a natural athlete, but you don’t have a competitive bone in your body. Gigi Hadid is your spirit animal.
6. Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb
People have accused you of being basic, but what’s so bad about owning a pair of Ugg boots and enjoying the odd Starbucks frappuccino? Besides, you’ve never read a single book by Nicholas Sparks, so you can’t be that basic, right? (You much prefer Jodi Picoult, thank you very much.) What you really are is elegant in a quiet way. You majored in French in college, and you really love working with kids. You play the piano. Dinner and a movie is your idea of a perfect date, but make it dinner at an Italian restaurant and a black-and-white movie, please.