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Scents of self: What's your perfume personality?

When picking out a new perfume, it's important to choose one that suits you perfectly. Take this quiz to determine your perfume personality and then read on for some summer scents that will make a great fragrance fit.

By
Briony Smith
Photography
Norbert Mayer
Scents of self

1. The best part about summer is:
a) Donning all the crisp summer whites you want: linen pants, floppy sunhats, and sexy jeans!
b) Picking whatever sixties silk day-dress suits your mood c) Choosing a new suitcase-full of swimsuits: Tomas Maier, Pucci, Chloé…
d) Wearing short-shorts and tiny tanks to show off your gym-toned bod

2. Your favourite recent beauty trend is:
a) The matte face with a heavy retro brow: so classic!
b) The outlandish green and blue eyeshadows
c) The meticulously applied red lip: dead sexy and all woman
d) The heavy-duty sunscreens that keep you wrinkle-free

3. Getting ready to go out:
a) Is a streamlined routine: you know what looks good on you and you stick with it.
b) Takes a little while: should you be a ‘50's ingénue tonight, or an ‘80s vamp?
c) Is a multi-hour process: becoming a glamazon takes time and effort.
d) Consists of putting on your Chucks and heading out the door.

4. Your go-to piece of clothing is:
a) A super-fitted Hedi Slimane blazer
b) A vintage pair of Vivienne Westwood pumps
c) A pair of Balenciaga C-3PO gold chainmail leggings
d) A well-loved seventies rock tee

5. Your ideal after-work way to wind down is:
a) Having cocktails at some swank bar
b) Checking out an art gallery opening
c) Getting a fire-engine red pedicure
d) Hitting a beach volleyball game

6. Your favourite movie hunk of the nineties was:
a) Pierce Brosnan in Goldeneye
b) Johnny Depp in Benny & Joon
c) Antonio Banderas in Desperado
d) Keanu Reeves in Speed

7. Your dream shopping excursion would consist of:
a) Hitting the Chanel atelier and having tea with Karl Lagerfeld
b) Being granted access to the celeb-worthy vintage gowns at LA's Decades and Lily et Cie
c) Having the run of Agent Provocateur while oiled cabana boys wait on you d) Trolling the markets in Bangkok for silk skirts and fisherman pants

8. Your pet is a:
a) Cat
b) Parrot
c) Tropical fish
d) Dog

9. When it comes to your hair:
a) You prefer a signature style, whether it be a blunt bob or baby bangs
b) You change it every few months. What colour is it again?
c) You swear by weekly blow-outs, and hot rollers every morning
d) You usually wear it in a ponytail to save time

10. Your nails can be found painted:
a) In a French manicure
b) Coral
c) Blood red
d) Clear

Continue with questions 11 - 21 on the next page...

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