Perfume Discovery Quiz time

Discover your olfactory personality! Let our quiz guide you!

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Have you been seeking out a fragrance you’ll never tire of? A scent that leaves the perfect signature sillage in your wake? It can be overwhelming with so many thousands of fragrances vying for your attention, which is why we invite you into our peaceful scented garden. Thanks to the Le Jardin Retrouvé olfactory quiz, in just a few minutes, you can be matched to your ideal scented signature. Intrigued? Keep reading!

How to choose a perfume?

Choosing one perfume over another is always a uniquely personal matter. There are seven major fragrance families in the world of perfumery, each with its own sub-families. If you are choosing your next Le Jardin Retrouvé fragrance in person, you may find a few tips useful.

First, make sure you are not too close to other people. The scents of the perfumes they are trying could mingle with yours and cloud your judgement.  Remember that after spraying several different fragrances, your sense of smell may become saturated or overwhelmed. You can remedy this by stepping outdoors for few minutes or smelling part of your skin that is unscented. The inside of your elbow is a good place to do this, for example.

If you decide to spray a fragrance directly on your skin, consider trying it on the inside of your wrists, which is a pulse point. The rhythm of your pulse, like your heartbeat, will warm and amplify the scent. Don’t make the common mistake of frantically rubbing them together. This will break down the olfactory molecules, altering the original fragrance. Finally, consider the structure of perfumes:

– the top notes are perceived from the first spray, but are more volatile;

– middle notes represent the personality of the fragrance, and are more long-lasting;

– the base notes are the most enduring and are therefore of great importance in choosing your perfume.

Is it possible to choose a perfume by proxy?

You could be forgiven that choosing a fragrance from a distance is difficult. Le Jardin Retrouvé has created ways of making this as easy as possible.

When it comes to perfume, looking at your old favourites can help you find a new one. Look at the notes in the Le Jardin Retrouvé collection of 11 fragrances and see where there’s a match. The perfect tool for this is Perfumist, which matches you to a Le Jardin Retrouvé fragrances when you type in a current or previous favourite. Just look for the little red icon in the right-hand corner of our website.

Our house of Haute-Parfumerie also offers you the opportunity of discovering our fragrances via our discovery sets, which correspond to each olfactory family. However, if you don’t know where to start, try the quiz, try Perfumist or even order the full set of 11 fragrances and try everything! This also applies if you are looking for a perfume to give to a friend or family member, but don’t know what they’d like best.

Le Jardin Retrouvé also welcomes personal correspondence and questions if you get stuck, or even if you’re just curious.

Why did we set up an olfactory quiz?

We know that choosing your perfect fragrance can be daunting. This is why Jardin Retrouvé set up the olfactory quiz to help you make your choice before placing your order. It helps you discover the scents and olfactory families that suit you best, thus avoiding a blind buy that doesn’t work for you.

This handy quiz can also be a great help when you want to give a fragrant gift to someone else and you want a perfect match. The quiz is quick and easy and only takes a few minutes to complete. All you have to do is answer five short questions that will mainly focus on your tastes and preferences, such as your favourite colour or the season of the year you prefer. You will also be asked about more emotional based elements, to help lead you towards your ideal match.

How to use the results

Once you have your quiz results, you will be one step closer to knowing your favourite genre of fragrance. You’ll receive a summary and our recommendations with a link to the Le Jardin Retrouvé website. For example, if your results reveal that you prefer light and refreshing scents, we might suggest Verveine d’Été, Citron Boboli or even our eau fraiche, Eau des Délices.

If the quiz reveals you to be a lover of florals, then we might match you to Tubéreuse Trianon, Rose Trocadero, and Jasmin Majorelle

Or perhaps you’ll discover that you are a spiritual soul with a deep connection to nature? You may find yourself directed towards our woody/leather fragrances: Sandalwood Sacré, Bois Tabac Virginia or our timeless flagship scent, Cuir de Russie.

What are the benefits of the scent quiz?

The Le Jardin Retrouvé quiz aims to match you with a scent you’ll love.

Our Haute-Parfumerie house offers several creations in each family. Once you’ve made a match, it’s time to get to know them, and that’s where our discovery sets come to the rescue.

Our discovery sets are categorised by genre:  Fresh, Winter, Floral, Woody/Leather and Citrus. We also have a Heritage set of our original 7 fragrances and a set that contains all 11. Every Discovery Set comes with a gift code that you can use against your first purchase from us.

Perfume can become an integral part of your personality. It is your signature, a scent that others associate with you.

Le Jardin Retrouvé haute parfumerie will be your guide on this journey of discovery and it all begins with  our olfactory quiz…

Clara Feder is Le Jardin Retrouvé Creative Director. She’s also a writer and a ghost writer with more than 20 published books. Her art has been exhibited all over the world and she creates synesthetic and multimedia exhibitions and displays for the brand.

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