Here's What Your Signature Scent Says About You

After a heart-wrenching breakup with my middle school boyfriend, I made the decision to spray all of his hoodies with my signature perfume.

I hoped the scent of Sweet Pea by Bath and Body Works would haunt him forever (or at least until he did his laundry) and leave him pining over me. To my surprise, this didn't end up working. Instead, it just made him more annoyed. Nonetheless, the power of a signature scent is just as important as ever. It may not make your middle school ex come crawling back, but it will definitely leave a lasting effect on people.

At one time or another, we've all caught a whiff of someone's perfume and been completely entranced. A great fragrance is a way to reveal the type of person you are, or someday hope to become. Whether your scent of choice is sophisticated and subtle or loud and girly, it's bound to make a mark—and here's what your signature scent says about you.

Floral: Rose, Lavender, Jasmine, Geranium

You are the sweetest, little angel baby in the whole wide world. You roam through fields and love to crochet. You have been with your partner for years and will probably be the first of your friends to get married. You read books and don't have to take pictures to prove it on social media.

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Woodsy: Moss, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vetiver

You're a cool girl and probably really mean to your brother. You have a "go with the flow" attitude but you refuse to take anyone's B.S. You still listen to Green Day unironically and hate the feeling of joy.

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Citrus: Orange, Lemon, Lime

You want to move to Europe, throw your phone in the Mediterranean Sea and live off croissants and crêpes. Emily in Paris is your favorite TV show and you have no shame about it.

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Warm: Vanilla, Cinnamon, Cardamom

On Thanksgiving, you stumble into your partner's family's home with your arms full of presents and a homemade apple pie. You do this purely for the brownie points, (which of course you get because you are an icon, a sensation and you know exactly what you're doing).

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Fresh: Linen, Cotton, Powder

You've probably aced every test you've ever taken. Between your French lessons, pottery classes, tennis practice and the nonprofit you founded at 16, you are too busy and uninterested to be in a relationship right now. You're iconic, and you should never forget it.

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Tropical: Coconut, Passionfruit, Pineapple

You are the life of the party and want it to be summer every day. Your glitter body oil leaves a trail everywhere you go, and you always go to sleep at 3 a.m. because you're afraid you're going to miss things.

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Candy: Bubblegum, Sugar, Cotton candy, Caramel

You are a nostalgic girly and would never be caught dead smelling bad. You have a fluffy pink keychain and may or may not have an addiction to Dunkin Donuts iced coffee. You definitely wore Sweet Pea from BBW for years longer than you probably should have, but have zero regrets.

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