How do you know if perfume is YOUR scent? Wearing a random designer scent or a scent that you really liked at a shop wouldn’t necessarily give the right vibes to the people around you. it’s pretty much meaningless and you would be wasting your time, money, and effort applying it every day or maybe even more.

Well, to find THE one is obviously not an easy task but when you do it would be completely worth the endeavor. There are many decisions you would have to consider while deciding your signature scent – the cost, the fragrance family, and the type of scent. The cost seems pretty straightforward: you buy perfumes according to your budget. However, the fragrance you’re into and the type of scent would be something you should look into as it contributes immensely to finding your perfect scent.

Firstly, there are 4 fragrance families and they are woody, oriental, floral, and fresh. If you don’t know which family suits you, don’t worry, all you must do is find about 10 fragrances you are into and find the trend of the kind of scent. In other words, if three-quarters of the perfumes you have selected are in the fragrance group oriental, then voila! You have found your suited fragrance group.

Secondly, the type of scent is also vital to consider before buying a perfume. There are also 2 main types of scents and they are Eau de Parfum(EDP) and Eau de Toilette(EDT). EDP has long-lasting characteristics (3-6 hours) while EDT usually lasts 2-4 hours as it has a lower concentration of the essence. Therefore, perfumes that are EDP are generally more expensive than EDT’s.

I would recommend you count down these classic signature scents which have been endorsed by various review sites whose readers have spritzed and sniffed just about every fragrance out there.

Fragrance Group: Floral

1. Tom Ford Velvet Orchid Perfume For Women, Eau de Parfum, 100ml

Tom Ford Velvet Orchid Perfume For Women, Eau de Parfum, 100ml

For those with expensive taste and who can afford it, this particular perfume would be worth trying, especially if your taste is in the floral family. Tom Ford who is known for his bold and glamorous scents has given us yet another perfume that cheers you up and brightens the mood overall. This delightful scent also lasts the entire day due to its light but intense fragrance so it saves you the effort of reapplying it over and over again. 

2. Montale Roses Musk Perfume For Women, Eau de Parfum

Montale Roses Musk Perfume For Women, Eau de Parfum

This fragrance releases its magic like a flawless diamond in a solitaire setting. The EDP defines the beauty and simplicity of a woman. The presence of musk adds a touch of warmth and coziness to the overall aroma and the clean and satiating profile of it also caresses your senses and creates a scent that is divine. All I’m saying is you will not be disappointed if you’re into floral and woody fragrances.

3. Gucci Bloom For Women 100ml - Eau de Parfum

Gucci Bloom For Women 100ml - Eau de Parfum

This designer perfume comes from the fragrance family of floral and hence giving off a fruity scent. The price of this scent is pretty expensive, but you will understand when you smell the perfume yourself. The fragrance is cheerful and is a perfect example of a signature scent to those who like the odor. The heady notes of jasmine and rose are oh-so-alluring and even with all that flower power, it never feels cloying or heavy. It's classic yet modern which helps really seal the deal for women and make it worth your buy.

Fragrance Group: Fresh

4. Davidoff Cool Water Perfume for Men EDT

Davidoff Cool Water Perfume for Men EDT

Cool Water Cologne by Davidoff, Cool Water is a men’s fresh aquatic cologne with aromatic, fresh spicy, marine, green, and woody main accords . Signed by perfumer Pierre Bourdon, who was at Takasago when he developed this fragrance in 1988, the scent has sea water, lavender, mint, green notes, rosemary, calone, and coriander top notes. The middle notes are composed of sandalwood, jasmine, geranium, and neroli while the base notes include musk, vetiver, cedar, tobacco, and amber. The fragrance is suitable for summer day wear and has moderate sillage and longevity.

Fragrance Group: Woody and Fresh

5. Calvin Klein Eternity Intense for Men - Eau de Toilette, 100ml

Calvin Klein Eternity Intense for Men - Eau de Toilette, 100ml

Klein, who has a reputation of making your presence felt did not fail us with this rich and exuberant aroma. This time the scent has a masculine touch and stands for eternal love and a romantic bond. The perfume which is a combination of a woody and fresh scent screams passion and love and like the name itself states, it intensifies the fragrance which makes it last for eternity.

Fragrance Group: Fruity and Spicy

6. Hugo Boss Red for Men - Eau de Toilette, 200 ml

 Hugo Boss Red for Men - Eau de Toilette, 200 ml

This fragrance is for men who want to explore their more daring side and radiates fearlessness towards the people around them. It’s on buy for a decent price you would not regret buying it even if it’s not your type of scent. The scent is yet another EDT, so would require reapplying for a maximum experience but the experience is well worth it.

Fragrance Group: Floral and fruity

7. Arabian Bouquet, Perfume for Unisex by Amazing creation Elite Collection, EDP, 80ml

Arabian Bouquet, Perfume for Unisex by Amazing creation Elite Collection, EDP, 80ml

An Oriental Floral Fragrance for Men & Women leads into a sensuality, characterized by absolute sophistication. A Luxurious scent blended with the notes of white flowers & fruity notes creates a unique Versatile fragrance for any occasion be it casual or formal.

Fragrance family: Oriental

8. Samawa Khalis Oudi (Pure Oudi) Perfume for Men & Women EDP 100ml

Samawa Khalis Oudi (Pure Oudi) Perfume for Men & Women EDP 100ml

Samawa Khalis Oudi (Pure Oudi) Eau de Parfum by Samawa is a creamy woody scent with cinnamon notes, oudh and guaiac wood. Contrary to its name, Pure Oudi is not a pure Oud perfume but a pleasant, slightly sweet oriental blend that is also very suitable for newcomers to Oudh. Only the top note is quite strong in this perfume, as is often the case with oriental perfumes. The perfume is a unisex scent but tends to be more masculine.

These scents have helped millions worldwide to find their signature scents which are unique only to themselves. These perfumes listed above have different kinds of scents and are part of different fragrance groups, however, these perfumes are known to capture a large audience in their circle thus making them a signature scent for a variety of people.

Still not convinced? Well then at least you must have figured out the kind of scent you’re into and find perfumes that are in that fragrance group.