Your perfume, yourself
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There’s interesting data linking your perfume choice to your personality. In his years of research, Alan R. Hirsch, MD, founder of the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, has administered personality tests to 18,631 people and compared the results to the participants’ aroma and flavor preferences. “It’s basically like a Rorschach test using odor preferences,” Dr. Hirsch says. There are a lot of great implications for the findings, according to Dr. Hirsch, because you can understand someone much better if you know what they like. When you’re on a date, for example, you can smell the person’s perfume or cologne and instantly know much more about their personality. “Often on a first date, people put up a false front, acting their best and not wanting to show their weaknesses. But this way, you can get an instantly better understanding of who they truly are.”Based on Dr. Hirsch’s findings, these are the perfume-personality pairings you’re most likely to find.
Citrus lovers lead the pack
Do you always take charge in group situations? Would your friends and family describe you as an alpha man or woman? If so, we bet you gravitate toward citrus-based fragrances like Kate Spade Live Colorfully and Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy. “These are strong-minded, ambitious, natural leaders. They may be viewed as dominant and aggressive,” says Dr. Hirsch. But don’t worry, there’s no shame in being a shark at work and in your love life. Just make sure you don’t come across as too sour when you don’t get your way.