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Your Favorite Aroma: What Does It Say About You? Quiz

Your Favorite Aroma: What Does It Say About You? Quiz

Your favorite family of aromas or essential scents can tell a lot about your personality–or that of your friends. This simple little quiz can give useful information about all of you! Are you the outdoorsy type? Is your best friend a romantic? Do you have an adventurous streak? And what colors, gemstones, flowers, activities, and images will be appealing to you or your friends? (This might help with last-minute gift ideas.)

Take the quiz and find out!

Which aromas appeal to you most? (You may find you like more than one grouping):

A fresh air, sea spray, citrus fruits

B old English roses, walking through a flower shop, scented candles

C cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, lichens, and moss

D a walk through the woods, linens drying in the breeze

E apple pie, birthday cake, fresh peaches, violets

F incense, gardenias, and night-blooming jasmine

G blackberries, fragrant wood burning, lilies, narcissus

H freshly mown grass, juicy oranges, hyacinths, ocean air

I raspberries, tuberose, old books, leather

If you chose A, you are a sporty, outdoorsy type.

Images: Sailing on azure seas under a brilliant sun. Munching crisp apples by a lake covered in water lilies. A nest of robin’s eggs in a green, leafy tree.

Flowers: Hyacinth, water lily

Colors: Robin’s egg blue, butter yellow, fresh lime, apricot

Gemstones: Peridot, aquamarine

If you chose B, you are a dreamer.

Images: Bouquets of fresh flowers scenting the air. Roses releasing their perfume as honeybees whirl about. Sweet, juicy melons. Lilacs blooming over a porch railing as you rock in the warmth of a summer day.

Flowers: Stephanotis, orange blossom, sweetheart rose

Colors: Blushing pink, misty blue, mint, lilac

Gemstones: Pink, green, and watermelon tourmaline

If you chose C, you are independent and unconventional.

Images: A mossy glen, secluded, filled with ferns and woodland flora. Lichen-covered stones beside a crystal stream. At home, spiced cider by a crackling fire of aromatic cedar wood.

Flowers: Carnations, chrysanthemums, poppies

Colors: Camel, aubergine, moss, acorn

Gemstones: Smoky topaz, amber, carnelian

If you chose D, you are outgoing, sociable, and energetic.

Images: An herb garden filled with tantalizing scents and tastes. Lavender spikes perfuming the paths with their delicious, spicy aroma. Strawberries and cream.

Flowers: Lavender, scented geranium

Colors: Sunset, teal, caramel, hunter green

Gemstones: Coral, jade, malachite

If you chose E, you are a romantic.

Images: A rock garden of violet and lilies of the valley. Delicate sweet peas climbing a trellis. Tea and petit fours, sun warmed peaches and sparkling champagne in crystal flutes.

Flowers: Sweet pea, lily of the valley, violet

Colors: Rose, periwinkle, celadon, peach, ivory

If you chose F, you are sensual, self-assured, and fashionable.

Images: The enveloping scents of tuberose and gardenia filling the velvet night. Mellow pears, the smell of autumn, candlelight. Ruby cabernet swirling in a goblet accompanied by rich canapés.

Flowers: Gardenia, heliotrope, tuberose

Colors: Burgundy, plum, cream, jade

Gemstones: Ruby, garnet

If you chose G, you are motivated and career-oriented.

Images: Creamy calla lilies reflected in silver mirrors. Blackberries lump and juicy atop white chocolate mousse. Kir Royale shimmering like jewels. Sandalwood carvings on a rosewood desk alight with vanilla-scented candles.

Flowers: Calla lily, damask rose, peony

Colors: Black, red, beige, ivory

Gemstones: Pearls, jet

If you chose H, you are elegant and somewhat formal.

Images: Mimosa blossoms dancing in the wind, lacing the veranda with sweet perfume. Tea roses sway in a cobalt vase, spreading scents of lemon, myrrh, and raspberry. Peach melbas rest on a dessert table with delicate glasses of fragrant Chambord liqueur.

Flowers: Tea rose, jasmine, mimosa

Colors: Royal blue, deep rose, purple, pearl gray

Gemstones: Sapphire, lapis lazuli

If you chose I, you are naturally charming, extroverted, and love to entertain.

Images: A wildflower meadow filled with the sweet scent of honeysuckle. Picnicking by a pond, watching a beaver build its dam. Enjoying a juicy orange while basking in the warmth of summer. Napping on grandma’s quilt spread upon the verdant, scented grass.

Flowers: Freesia, lilac, honeysuckle

Colors: Forest, lavender, pearl, rose, azure

Gemstones: Emerald, malachite, moonstone

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Adapted from Perfumes, Splashes & Colognes, by Nancy M. Booth (Storey Books, 1997). Copyright (c) 1997 by Nancy M. Booth. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from Perfumes, Splashes & Colognes, by Nancy M. Booth (Storey Books, 1997).

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3:19PM PST on Dec 28, 2013

Thank you.

3:18PM PST on Dec 28, 2013

Thank you.

3:17PM PST on Dec 28, 2013

Thank you.

3:16PM PST on Dec 28, 2013

Thank you.

6:43PM PDT on May 12, 2013

"D" all the way! Except I'm not social, outgoing and energetic ~ I'm a lazy introvert. Quiz = Fail!

6:27PM PDT on May 12, 2013

I have most of them myself.

5:59AM PDT on May 11, 2013

Thank you.

10:24PM PDT on Apr 15, 2013

Too difficult to choose!!

11:54AM PDT on Jun 24, 2012


9:54PM PDT on Jul 23, 2011

I chose F and it fits me to a T...except the self assured part:) THANKs Annie.

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