Words: Lauren Carbran
We often pick our perfume based on personality and likes/dislikes. But did you know your workout routine also says a lot about you? If that was a no, you'll want to read on...
YOU’RE A: YOGA BUNNY
Namaste. You’re all about peace, zen and slow-moving workouts, which means you need a calming, fresh scent – and we have just the ones for you. We challenge you not to feel at ease after smelling Calvin Klein Women for her, which transports you far, far away, thanks to its notes of fresh eucalyptus acorns, delicate orange flower and Alaskan cedarwood. And if you love the smells of the ocean, Armani Acqua Di Gio is the one for you. Not your average refreshing scent, this is where citrus and aquatic accords blend like never before… we love the marine notes, tangerine, lemon and lime.
YOU’RE A: PRO-SPRINTER
You like your workout routine to be fast-paced and intense (triathlon, anyone?), so bold, powerful fragrances are your kind. Proving that you can smell strong and fresh at the same time, cue the new Cacharel Yes I Am for her. Think addictive notes of raspberry, milky accords and sandalwood, all combined in a cute lipstick-shaped bottle. Top tip: spray it after your workout for an extra boost. And for guys who like to smash their sprints, Dolce & Gabbana The One For Men Grey is a main contender. It combines fresh, earthy notes of coriander, basil, sage and tobacco, which will get you raring to go for your next workout.
YOU’RE A: DANCING DIVA
If your vibe’s zumba, hip hop or barre, you need a fun, playful scent to match. So this is the type that needs to be on your wish list this spring. A Jimmy Choo fragrance is always a must, especially Fever for her, which we’re hearting right now. Think black plum nectar, vanilla and an injection of freshness from the lychee and grapefruit accords. For guys, Diesel Only The Brave Street is your everyday essential. Inspired by street dance, this scent, in its bottle shaped like a concrete fist, takes its inspiration from the raw and vibrant energy of the streets. The smell? Apple, marine accord and basil. One spritz and you’ll be ready to dance…
YOU’RE AN: OCCASIONAL-BUT-VERY-RARE GYM GOER
Too many workouts to choose from giving you gym anxiety? Yep, the sofa is WAY more comfortable, after all. And, hey, going to the gym may just not be your thing (although exercising three to five times a week is highly recommended). Meet the scents made for you – they’re gourmand, deliciously sweet and super-wearable from am to pm. Paco Rabanne Pure XS For Her oozes notes of popcorn and vanilla, while Hugo Boss Boss The Scent Private Accord for him is all about the smells of cocoa, mocha and ginger.