Beauty

This simple quiz can help you discover your signature scent

Presented by
Penhaligon's

Not sure exactly how to find your perfect perfume? Penhaligon’s online fragrance profiling service makes choosing your signature fragrance easy…

Shopping for a new scent can be as disorientating as trying to navigate an obscure wine list. 

You might know that a floral fragrance suits you, but beyond that, it can be hard to choose, and you often end up with a scent that’s just okay rather than something really special.

Fragrance is both personal and memorable. 

Generally, people can remember smells with 65% accuracy even after a year, but visual recall drops down to 50% after just three months. 

Your scent truly is your signature, so it’s important to make sure the one you wear reflects who you are.

Enter Penhaligon’s

The luxury English perfumer has been selling fine fragrances since 1870, and their fragrance experts have concocted an online quiz to make choosing your new perfume a breeze.

Simply answer questions about your preferences, from whether it’s an AM latte or a PM mug of Earl Grey you can’t do without, to your dream holiday destination, and they’ll suggest six scents that you’ll love. 

From there, you can choose two free samples that will be delivered direct to your door*.

Penhaligon’s scents range from the crisp and bright, such as Juniper Sling, to creamy and comforting, such as Elisabethan Rose. 

Perhaps your scent will be from their new Hidden London collection: inspired by the capital’s plushest postcodes, the three scents (Marylebone Wood, Kensington Amber and Belgravia Chypre) capture the city’s stylish mood.

Housed in beautiful glass bottles, the design of which remains unchanged since the 1880s, they’re a classic addition to any dressing table.

Head to Penhaligon’s now to take the quiz, or visit a Penhaligon’s boutique for a free consultation service.

*Post and packaging, £5.50 which can be redeemable against a full sized fragrance. While stocks last.