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By Shannan Rouss
The right fragrance not only enhances your mood—evoking certain memories and associations—but can also help change it altogether. Find out which scents suit you best, and what to spritz when you need a little aroma therapy.
Spring In Your Step2 of 9
If you're feeling… a little sluggish, then perk up with a refreshing citrus scent. "Citrus notes energize and invigorate, with lemon and orange leading the pack," says fragrance expert Jan Moran, author of Fabulous Fragrances I and II.
Spritz this: Enjoy a crisp fruit-infused finish with Jo Malone Verbenas of Provence, $55.
Life Of The Party3 of 9
If you're feeling… upbeat and outgoing, then complement your mood—and draw others to you—with a fresh, herbaceous fragrance, a scent that, according to studies, people with more extroverted personalities often prefer.
Spritz this: Lolita Lempicka Eau du Desir Eau de Toilette, $80, is full of zest just like you.
Privacy, Please4 of 9
If you're feeling… quiet and reserved, then don't shy away from soft, oriental fragrances with a subtle air of mystery. Whereas extroverts opt for bold, fresh scents, introverted types are drawn to sumptuous amber notes.
Spritz this: Prada Amber Eau de Parfum Spray, $75, is a new classic in the oriental fragrance family.
Rules Of Attraction5 of 9
If you're feeling... sensual and seductive, then enhance the romance with a musky, spicy scent that's alluring without being overpowering. "For centuries, jasmine, clove, ginger and patchouli have been valued for their aphrodisiac qualities," says Moran.
Spritz this: Gucci Guilty, $55, is simply irresistible.
Petal Power6 of 9
If you're feeling… a little down, then stop and smell the roses—and other cheer-inducing blooms. "The scent of roses is a well-known antidepressant," says Moran. Lily of the valley, hyacinth and tuberose are also happy notes, she adds.
Spritz this: Bvlgari Rose Essentielle, $65, has a feminine floral aroma that isn't at all too sweet.
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If you're feeling... elegant and timeless, then take a cue from Chanel No. 5, introduced in 1921. The powdery floral blend is both feminine and crisp.
Spritz this: For a modern version of the longstanding classic, try Chloé Love Eau de Parfum Spray, $85.
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If you're feeling… like you need a vacation, then "look for exotic combinations of flowers, spices and woods," says Moran, who notes that the warm scent of oud wood and ginger are particularly wanderlust-worthy. It's not the same as a getaway, but the aroma may inspire you to book that much-needed trip.
Spritz this: Escape with Tom Ford Private Blend Oud Wood Eau de Parfum, $190.
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If you're feeling… overwhelmed—or completely calm and want to stay that way—then seek out scents of vanilla, lavender and chamomile. "Vanilla is so effective that it's used in MRI settings to help relax patients," says Moran.
Spritz this: Lavanila Vanilla Lavender, $39, is serenity in a bottle.
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