Your feminine image is about more than just the way you look. It’s also about the way you speak, move, think, act, and smell. Yes, SMELL! Scent is strongly linked to emotions — and the right perfume can make you feel irresistibly feminine. How do you choose the perfect feminizing perfume? Here are the different types of perfume scents and the impressions they create:
Floral perfumes are based on the scent of one flower (like lavender, rose, gardenia, or geranium) or a combination of several flowers. Floral perfumes are great for crossdressers and transgender women since they are the most feminine of fragrances. Wear a floral perfume when you want to express your soft, romantic side. Examples of floral perfumes include: Daisy by Marc Jacobs, Estée Lauder White Linen, Dior J’Adore, Stella by Stella McCartney, Kenzo Flower by Kenzo, and L‘Air du Temps by Nina Ricci.
Fruity perfumes contain citrus scents, such as lemon, grapefruit, strawberry, peach, kiwi, etc. Fruity perfumes are fresh and youthful, making them a great choice for when you want to feel confident and energetic. Examples of fruity perfumes include: L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani, Cartier Eau de Cartier, Sun Flowers by Elizabeth Arden, Beautiful Sheer by Estée Lauder, DKNY by Donna Karan, and Emporio White by Giorgio Armani.
Fresh perfumes (also called green scents) are light and airy. They are based on scents of grass, green leaves and the ocean. Fresh perfumes are energetic and rejuvenating. They are great to wear when you are out “en femme” since they boost your mood and put other people at ease. Examples of fresh perfumes include: J.Lo Glow by Jennifer Lopez, Fifth Avenue by Elizabeth Arden, Diorissimo, Dune by Christian Dior, Bond №9, and Safari by Ralph Lauren.
Oriental perfumes are rich and dramatic and smell of spices, musk, vanilla and heavy flowers. Oriental perfumes have a sexy and sophisticated air. Just be sure to choose a light scent since oriental perfumes can lean toward the masculine side. Examples of oriental perfumes include: Dior Addict, Lancome Attraction, Opium by Yves Saint Laurent, Samsara by Guerlain, Lalique Perfume by Lalique, and Sun Moon & Stars by Karl Lagerfeld.
Woody perfumes are heavy and dramatic and are incorporate scents like sandalwood, patchouli, and cedar. Woody perfumes are sensual and exotic, but they are the most masculine of all fragrances. Therefore, you may want to avoid this particular fragrance type. Examples of woody perfumes include: Passion by Elizabeth Taylor, Escada by Escada, Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker, Cashmere Mist by Donna Karan, Habanita by Molinard, and Givenchy Organza. What’s YOUR favorite perfume? Keep these guidelines in mind — but remember, the most important criteria for choosing a perfume is how pretty and feminine it makes YOU feel! What is YOUR favorite perfume? I’d love to know, so please share with me in the comments below.