What Your Perfume Says About You

What Your Perfume Says About You

There’s such a thing as a signature scent for good reason. The fragrance you wear can say a lot about you and is often something that people remember long after you’ve gone, which means choosing a good one can help make the right impression.

When you’re searching for a signature scent, there are lots of things to consider. The most important of these is that your new fragrance is one you love and will be happy to wear again and again. Some other things you might like to think about include ‘what does this perfume say about me?’ and ‘when will I wear this fragrance?’. For a scent to be sincerely signature, you’ll want to choose one that communicates your best traits and is comfortable to wear for every occasion.

What does it mean to have a signature scent?

Lots of things you do can contribute to your unique style. This starts with the clothes you wear, how you style your hair and the way you apply makeup. While nothing communicates your personality like your attitude, actions, and beliefs, these outside aspects are essential when it comes to making the right first impression.

Your perfume is another crucial part of your first and lasting impression. From floral scents that comfort and soothe to striking herbal compositions that help you stand out from the crowd, there are lots of options when it comes to choosing a fragrance that’s right for you. This will be known as your ‘signature scent’.

Our sense of smell is the most closely linked with memory. Choosing a signature scent and sticking to it is a great way to leave reminders of yourself wherever you go. A signature scent is a lovely way to reflect your personality and can make you feel great.

What your scent might say about you

With so many perfumes out there, choosing just one signature scent can feel overwhelming. Not to worry, because there are lots of ways to narrow down the search and find the perfect option to suit your personality.

All perfumes fall into what we call ‘scent families’. For a fragrance to fit into a scent family, it must share the same notes with others of its kind. These include floral, oriental, woody, and fresh. Here’s what these types of perfume might say about you:

What do floral perfumes say about you?

Floral perfumes are popular, and it’s easy to see why. These often sweet and always comforting scents include:

  • Floral
  • Fruity
  • Soft-floral
  • Floral-oriental

Some classic floral perfumes include Prada Candy Florale, Stella McCartney Stella, and Lancome La Vie Est Belle.

Floral scents are often romantic and comforting, so if you have this type of gentle personality, you might find your signature scent here. Because they connote all things pretty and feminine, floral perfumes are some of our favourites. Explore the enormous range available and choose one that makes you feel great.

What do oriental perfumes say about you?

Oriental fragrances are often sexy and confidence-boosting. These can be more womanly than floral and fresh options and work exceptionally well for evening wear. Oriental scents include:

  • Soft-oriental
  • Oriental
  • Woody-oriental
  • Woody

Some oriental fragrances we love include Calvin Klein Obsession, YSL Black Opium, and BOSS Femme.

If you’re looking to exude confidence everywhere you go, choose a beautiful oriental perfume for your signature scent. There are lots of options to choose from, from soft to striking, so you’re sure to find one you love!

What do woody perfumes say about you?

Woody perfumes are on-trend time after time. These less-common options make striking signatures and are perfect if you’re all about laid-back vibes and aesthetics. Woody fragrances include:

  • Woody
  • Mossy wood
  • Dry wood
  • Aromatic

There are lots to choose from here, too. Whether you’re looking for a sophisticated fragrance or simple notes to perk you up, favourites include Elie Saab Le Parfum, HUGO Deep Red, and Marc Jacobs Decadence.

What do fresh perfumes say about you?

The final fragrance family, fresh perfumes are all about energising notes to create an uplifting mood. These scents include:

  • Citrus
  • Water
  • Green
  • Fruity

Choose fresh perfume if you’re always on the go, sporty, or just looking for something to breeze about in. These are ideal daytime options, making them great for fuss-free wear that makes you feel great. Some favourites include Calvin Klein CK One, Emporio Armani Diamonds, and Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue.

When you’re choosing your signature scent, be sure to smell around and select an option you really love. You’ll be wearing it again and again, so take your time and enjoy the search. We know it’ll be worth it.

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Find Your Signature Scent With Elie Saab

Find Your Signature Scent With Elie Saab

Designed for the everyday princess within you, Elie Saab deals only in the sumptuous and the extravagant. This high fashion brand creates the most beautifully feminine fragrances featuring dreamy, soft and addictive notes. From refreshing Turkish Rose to invigorating Mandarin Essence, your new favourite, signature scent is here and waiting…

Each Elie Saab perfume bottle is finished with the iconic, signature lid and is set to give you a taste for haute couture. You’ll be injecting a bit of high fashion into our wardrobes and vanity cupboards in the no time. So have a scroll and browse some of our favourite, luxurious scents from Elie Saab to begin your journey of finding your new signature scent.

Elie Saab Le Parfum Eau de Parfum Spray 50ml, £41.95

Radiant, voluptuous and addictive. It’s the original Le Parfum with top notes opening up sun-kissed, radiant orange blossom, as an ode to light. The middle notes develop into a jasmine absolute, a legendary flower in perfumery, revealing voluptuousness and elegance. It combines with a pure, modern patchouli heart. The base note unfolds into a cedar woody accord adding character and a lingering trail, while the honey rose envelops the composition in a beautifully addictive note.

Elie Saab Le Parfum Essentiel Eau de Parfum Spray 50ml, £59.95

Through Le Parfum Essentiel, Elie Saab welcomes a new interpretation of its signature perfume, Le Parfum, for the woman who truly values what’s essential. The fragrance evokes a sense of beautiful escape; away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and into a journey to discover her roots, values, and self. Experience a reinvention of the trademark orange flower and patchouli of Elie Saab’s perfumes. Within the sparkling Mandarin Accord, notes of Gardenia Flower flourish to express the quintessence of femininity. At the base, a note of Cedarwood gives strength to its wearer. The luxurious bottle is adorned with the calligraphed seal of the Elie Saab Fashion House. Inside, the subtle pink of the fragrance lends itself to complete the experience of Le Parfum Essential, a perfume that is truly emblematic of femininity itself.

Elie Saab Le Parfum Royal Eau de Parfum Spray 50ml, £54.95

Bold, powerful, and ultra-feminine, it’s Elie Saab, Le Parfum Royal, the new scent of royalty. An ambery floral chypre fragrance fit for a queen of modern times. On top, her crown glitters with Mandarin Essence, shedding its light on a radiant accord. Her noble heart unveils two facets of the queen of flowers – Turkish Rose Absolute and Bulgarian Rose – with precious Lebanese Neroli. Her regal trail of Patchouli and Sandalwood Essence blends with Amber and Vanilla into a majestic, long-lasting silage.

Elie Saab Girl Of Now Forever Eau de Parfum 50ml, £38.95

Experience a colourful & joyful adventure infused with good vibes for a delicious fruity addiction with Girl Of Now Forever. As the notes infuse, a new story begins: fresher, more colourful, and more fun! Its bold optimism merges thanks to intertwining Lemon Zest and Raspberry notes. Its elegant and joyful femininity is expressed by the Rosa Cassia, the new and unique Rose-Blackcurrant co-distillate, unprecedented in perfumery and infinitely desirable. Its unforgettable Patchouli trail nestles within sensual Cashmeran and Vanilla. More than a fragrance, it’s an ode to youth, to friendship, to life! For this variation, the original elegant bottle has been adorned with a new Coral flower design at its neck that pairs beautifully with the colour of the juice. More pop, more fun, but just as couture!

Elie Saab Girl Of Now Shine Eau de Parfum 50ml, £52.99

The radiant spirit of the Girl of Now in a fragrance… Girl Of Now Shine is a new solar and addictive variation on the original Eau de Parfum Girl of Now. A floral addiction, enhancing the Elie Saab signature of orange blossom & patchouli, with the star ingredient, Almond. The precious glass bottle of Girl Of Now Shine is adorned by a shimmering velvety gold flower at the top.

Elie Saab Girl Of Now Eau de Parfum Spray 50ml, £39.95

Capture the spirit of the Girl of Now in Elie Saab’s original fragrance that kickstarted the gorgeous fragrance series.. A distinctive gourmand floral Eau de Parfum where addictive notes of Almond, textured with Orange Blossom and Patchouli formed the brand’s iconic signature. Inspired by Lebanese delights, the fragrance opens with Roasted Pistachio and sparkling Pear for an addictive top. In the heart, Essence of Bitter Almond and Orange Blossom Absolute assembled together to create the exclusive note the Ormond Flower, which reveals precious and gourmand facets. Tonka Bean and Almond Milk blended together leave a final Almond trail while Patchouli reinforces the ultimate Elie Saab signature.

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Tommy Hilfiger Impact: Are you ready to take on the world?

Tommy Hilfiger Impact: Are you ready to take on the world?

Introducing… Tommy Hilfiger Impact for those who dare to dream and strive to do, Impact Eau de Toilette is a woody aromatic scent for men who are ready to take on the world.

Tommy Hilfiger Impact Eau de Toilette Spray 50ml, £36.99 / RRP £41.00

The Scent Profile

A burst of freshness is fuelled by a bright citrus top with notes of crisp red apple and sharpened with the boldness of pink peppercorn. Charging the inner dreamer with energy and intensity, elemi and fresh cypress create a dynamic entrance to a smoking heart of resin and clary sage. Grounding notes of noble cedarwood, sandalwood and musks are supported by the encouraging power of sustainably-sourced Akigalawood for an inspiring, masculine finale.

This new scent for him is a must-have, featuring a stunning range of highly intense and euphoric notes inspiring the wearer of the fragrance to feel powerful and motivated, Tommy Hilfiger Impact is set to make exactly that. With singer-songwriter and guitarist, James Bay, as the face, this new fragrance for men has a cool and modern yet edgy twist.

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Tommy Hilfiger Tommy NOW Eau de Toilette Spray 30ml, £18.99 / RRP £21.00

Tommy Hilfiger Tommy NOW is a dynamic fragrance that blends fresh, spicy and woody accords. Zesty bergamot and Mandarin are joined by Geranium, spicy Ginger and sweet Cardamom before Amber Wood and Moss create a warm, sensual drydown. Housed in a modern bottle with a striped cap in the brand’s signature red, white and navy colour palette. Complemented by bright white lettering against the navy-glass bottle, this fragrance look super vintage too and is definitely worth adding to the collection.

Tommy Hilfiger Tommy Cologne Spray 200ml, £33.99 / RRP £74.00

Featuring fresh and addictive notes of lavender, bergamot, grapefruit, red maple, cranberry and more, this iconic fragrance is a Tommy Hilfiger classic. Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger is fresh and spicy and is perfect for wearing all year round, especially in the evenings.

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Our Summer Shop 2020 Is Officially Open!

Our Summer Shop 2020 Is Officially Open!

It’s time to indulge in a little luxury for less and celebrate a new kind of summer! Our Summer Shop 2020 is now open for you to shop all of your favourite seasonal fragrance and beauty essentials for unbeatable prices. Featuring incredible fragrances from Marc Jacobs, D&G, Armani, Estee Lauder and many more along with the best sun protection from Ultrasun, Nivea and Ambre Solaire not forgetting some of our favourite fake tan brands Cocoa Brown and SOSU too. You can save up to 70% off so many fantastic fragrance and beauty bargains to kickstart your Summer 2020 no matter where you are!

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Her Summer Treats

While holidays, weddings and honeymoons might be cancelled, Summer 2020 isn’t! Here you can find the perfect pick-me-ups across sweet and fruity fragrances from Marc JacobsD&GLancome and more along with incredible summer beauty essentials from NUXEGatineau and Garnier. Browse our complete collection of summer treats for her and take advantage of fantastic savings this summer at Fragrance Direct!

Uplifting Summer Scents

Whether you’re spending your summer in the garden or walking through flower-filled fields, you can always rely on a new summer fragrance to give yourself a boost! Whether you’re reinvesting in an old classic to recreate your most cherished summer memories or are on the hunt for something new, here you can shop our full collection of must-have summer scents. Shop DavidoffCalvin KleinArmani, and more and make the most of the great savings we have on offer this summer at Fragrance Direct!

His Summer Essentials

Everything he could ever need this Summer 2020 is right here! Browse our extensive collection of must-have grooming essentials from incredible brands L’Oreal Men ExpertBARBER PRO and American Crew and more along with addictive, energizing summer fragrances from ArmaniPaco RabanneTommy Hilfiger and so many others. What better way to kickstart the summer than with a bold new scent? Shop our complete collection of summer essentials for him and take advantage of great prices this summer at Fragrance Direct!

Sun Protection Stars

Sun protection is essential to keep your skin safe from the blissful yet harmful rays of sunshine. Protect and nourish your skin with our wide range of sun care products, including sun cream, tanning oil, facial sun products and lip balms. You can still get a beautiful tan whilst also keeping your skin safe from UVA and UVB rays with our huge selection of products. Shop now to get huge discounts you won’t find on the high street from brands including Ambre SolairePiz Buin and Hawaiian Tropic!

After Sun Soothers

Keep your cool after those hot sunny days with the help of our great range of soothing after sun lotions. Shop from incredible brands including MalibuEcran and Calypso featuring nourishing Aloe Vera formulas to re-hydrate and repair your skin to its smoothest supple self. Shop now and take advantage of amazing discounts at Fragrance Direct!

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The perfect accessory to any look? A golden glow! Get beautifully bronzed skin with the help of these luscious fake tan products offering everything from a sun-kissed glow to an intense, sultry bronze. Browse our collection of spray, lotions and mists from SOSU By SJSt Moriz and Cocoa Brown to find the perfect one. Shop so many great fake tans today available for incredible prices at Fragrance Direct!

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FERRAGAMO: The New Must-Have Fragrance For Him

FERRAGAMO: The New Must-Have Fragrance For Him

FERRAGAMO is the new fragrance for men that embodies elegance and modernity, breaking stereotypes and embracing a creative and sensitive soul, sending a message to today’s man: be whoever you want to be. FERRAGAMO redefines masculinity, outlining the personality of the Ferragamo man, a polyhedral soul whose vigour comes from his internal contrasts: strength and sensibility, creativity and pragmatism, confidence and vulnerability. Free-spirited and daring, this ideal man is the master of his success and a symbol of authenticity.

Hero Fiennes Tiffin fronts the new FERRAGAMO campaign. The young British actor embodies the ultimate Ferragamo man in every aspect, from his actions to his words: “I want to be the best version of myself. I want to do everything I love, as best as I can”.

“A Statement Blend For Being Who You Want To Be” #JustMyself

Who do you want to be? Elevating the House’s timeless codes with a sharp contemporary twist, this blend is conceived for a free-thinker that follows his instinct and rules while embracing every new challenge with no hesitation. His restless spirit leads him to look at things from different angles, with unstoppable creativity and boundless curiosity. As he lives in constant motion through dynamic connections and emotional experiences, becoming aware of who he wants to be, he always leaves a lasting impact wherever he goes.

The Juice

The explosion of Mediterranean citrus with vibrant bergamot and lemon paves the way to an unexpected core. The floral violet accords combine with the intense FERRAGAMO leather note, in a blend that immediately evokes Ferragamo’s artisanal heritage. The intense notes of musk and vetiver complete this creation, in a heightened sensual dimension.

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Salvatore Ferragamo FERRAGAMO Eau de Toilette Spray 50ml, £43.99

FERRAGAMO, Salvatore Ferragamo’s new fragrance for men, evokes the artisanal heritage of Italy by playing with sophisticated contrasts. The distinctive Gancini buckle embellishes the modern bottle it comes in. The inspiration for this perfume was the idea of men as masters of their destiny.

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Salvatore Ferragamo Uomo Eau de Toilette Spray 100ml, £58.99

An elegant embodiment of masculinity, where vibrant notes interplay with seductive gourmand ingredients: a potion of pure Italian style.

Salvatore Ferragamo Uomo Urban Feel EDT Spray 50ml, £42.99

UOMO Salvatore Ferragamo Urban Feel encapsulates the urban edge and charm of a metropolitan city. Addictive energy and elegant comfort in a contemporary scent capturing the salty and mineral notes of ozone and driftwoods, to enhance the striking coffee aroma. A new audacious chapter in the Uomo Salvatore Ferragamo franchise.

Salvatore Ferragamo Uomo Signature Eau de Parfum 50ml, £46.99

The perfect balance between untamed masculinity and Italian elegance. The quintessence of the UOMO man, an edgier and darker chapter for a rich and bold lingering sensation. Deeper and more magnetic, a new composition diving a step further into audacity without betraying Ferragamo’s Italian craftsmanship and legacy.

Salvatore Ferragamo Uomo Casual Life EDT Spray 100ml, £58.99

A fresh and daring creation full of energy, like the man who wears it. For the man who is confident, free and modern. Crunchy, green violet leaves are laced with cardamom and lemon for an immediate vibrant freshness with an invigorating heart creating a stylish and refined scent.

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Diesel Presents The Newest Addition To The Brave Family

Diesel Presents The Newest Addition To The Brave Family

Diesel and Neymar Jr. have teamed up once again for even more intensity. The New Spirit Of The Brave Intense invites you to face the biggest challenges and embrace life intensely. Today, we’re showcasing Diesel newest and greatest scent yet along with the rest of the iconic Brave collection.

Diesel Spirit of the Brave Intense Eau de Toilette 50ml, £45.99

Our Favourite Notes: Bergamot & Dry Amber Accord

Diesel presents Spirit of the Brave Intense Eau de Parfum, the most sophisticated and sensual perfume in the Only the Brave collection. An Oriental Fougere, this male fragrance opens with the crisp, uplifting freshness of Apple and citrusy Bergamot. The aromatic heart notes of Cypress and Sage bring a sophisticated sensuality. The warmth of the dry amber accord combined with Vanilla and Patchouli ensures a long-lasting and sexy masculinity. The iconic Diesel fist bottle is this time gold, a symbol of power, luxury and success. Once again, featuring brand ambassador and football sensation, Neymar’s Jr’s iconic lion tattoo representing courage and bravery.

Diesel Spirit Of The Brave Eau de Toilette 50ml, £42.99

Our Favourite Notes: Tonka Bean & Elemi Oil

SPIRIT OF THE BRAVE for men by Diesel is a perfume that invites you to face any challenge with optimism. No matter the situation, having a smiling & positive attitude helps you overcome and play with your fears. The iconic bottle is inspired by Neymar’s most emblematic tattoo (lion on his hand) and remastered with sophisticated black & gold codes representing courage and strength. This male fragrance reinvents the classic Fougere and redefines the codes of masculinity in Diesel’s most luxurious fragrance yet. Radically fresh, this green Fougere Eau de Toilette opens with the energizing, refreshing notes of Bergamot and Elemi Oil. A powerful, green, earthy freshness of green galbanum combined with the fragrant scent of cypress fir balsam. The warm, luxurious dry down of Tonka bean brings an addictive twist and conveys sensual masculinity. Captivating, elegant and sophisticated. A modern and sexy scent just like you.

Diesel Only The Brave Eau de Toilette 50ml, £32.95

Our Favourite Notes: Amalfi Lemon & Violet

Only the Brave is the iconic male fragrance by Diesel, a modern perfume for a self-assured leader who achieves his dreams with conviction. Its emblematic bottle, a clenched fist, conveys the brave values: masculinity, power and self-confidence. A Citrus Woody, this popular Eau de Toilette opens with the invigorating and energizing freshness of Lemon and Mandarin contrasted with the herbaceous spicy freshness of Coriander. The heart notes bring an aromatic sensuality with Labdanum, Violet Leaves and Rosemary. Finally, the base notes create a long-lasting strength and elegance with the warmth of amber, the intensity of Leather and the woody Cedar notes Edgy and cool, the question is are you brave enough?

Diesel Only The Brave Tattoo Eau de Toilette 50ml, £29.95

Our Favourite Notes: Apple & Tobacco

Diesel presents Only the Brave Tattoo, a male fragrance for a fearless dark rebel who dares to explore the hidden-path of masculinity. The emblematic bottle, a clenched fist, is dressed in black with a white tattoo, a symbol of his dark side and sensuality inked on his skin. A spicy woody perfume, this Eau de Toilette opens with the crisp and fresh, yet subtly sweet Apple. The heart notes consist of aromatic sage; strong and powerful combined with the spicy, hot kick of Bourbon pepper. The base notes are sexy, long-lasting and mysterious with the rich warmth of amber, the intensity of tobacco and the woody power of Patchouli. More than a perfume, an olfactory tattoo that we wear for life!

Diesel Only The Brave Street Eau de Toilette 125ml, £56.99

Our Favourite Notes: Basil & Vanilla

Only the Brave Street by Diesel is a perfume for a cool, urban, trendy man who expresses himself without limit and makes the city his playground. Creative and Vibrant, this male fragrance, takes its inspiration from the raw & playful energy of the street. Its iconic bottle, a clenched fist, is reinterpreted in a powerful, concrete and a dynamic orange to fully embody the energy of the city. Only the Brave Street is an Eau de Toilette. Full of contrasts and punctuated by an addictive freshness. The fresh crunch of basil, apple and bergamot contrasts with the masculinity of cedarwood and vetiver, while the signature note of liquorice brings vibrancy and sensuality. The street belongs to those who make the city theirs, are you brave enough?

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