With summer just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to pick a new scent – but finding a favourite fragrance isn’t always easy. Choosing the right one is a deeply personal, individual experience: not only should it smell nice, it should also suit your personality.

So to save you hours browsing the perfume aisles, we’ve picked four fabulous scents and matched their notes with the personalities they suit best. Whether your style is classic, carefree, daring or flirtatious, we've found a signature scent to suit.

Just pick the profile that sounds most like you and discover the perfume to match.

The dark horse
Are you quietly confident and just a bit mysterious? More likely to be sipping a drink at the bar and taking in the scene than soaking up the spotlight? Do you take your style cues from strong tomboy types? Then Sì, Georgio Armani’s sultry scent, is for you. Its top accords of blackcurrant nectar, modern cypher and musky wood are intense but soft at the same time, while long-lasting notes of vanilla linger for added allure.

The party girl
Sweet on the surface but a rebel at heart? Like to party into the small hours and do it in style? Then YSL’s luxurious Black Opium fragrance will match your fun and flirty approach. Feminine but with plenty of edge, it has notes of gourmand floral and sweet vanilla. Black coffee provides a boost of adrenaline, while seductive white florals add hidden depth.

High notes: Sì by Georgio Armani, Black Opium by YSL, La Petite Robe Noire by Guerlain and Love Story by Chloé

The romantic
Is your signature style classic and chic? A fan of bygone glamour and all things high-end? Then Guerlain's La Petite Robe Noire Eau de Parfum is your perfect scent. The perfume equivalent of the little black dress, it layers romantic but simple notes of black cherry, rose, liquorice and smoky black tea. Chic and seductive without being overpowering, it will fit in nicely with the rest of the luxe items on your dressing table.

The boho beauty
Are you free-spirited and easy-going? More likely to rock a breezy flowing maxi dress to a party than steer towards anything figure-hugging? Then Chloé’s romantic Love Story fragrance is sure to tempt you. With notes of fresh and sensual orange blossom and stephanotis jasmine, it’s a sexy but clean-smelling scent. Carefree but romantic, just like you.

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Written by Hayley Spencer