"Fragrances should be about scents you love," says Demeter Fragrance Library CEO Mark Crames, "and the smells each of us love is a product of our personal experience." In other words, as much as your memories shape your personality, they shape your favorite scents, as well. Someone who grew up in the Oregonian woods will likely have an entirely different personality -- and different scent preferences -- than someone who grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
With all the exciting new fragrance releases this fall, it can be tricky wading through the waters to find the fragrance that speaks to you -- not only to your personal experiences, but your signature style at large.
That's where our vision boards come in. Whether you're an uptown city girl or a sporty adventurer, we've combed through the best fall scents to help you find your match. Here, your inspirational guide to finding your trademark perfume this season.
The Uptown Girl
Fragrance Spirit Animal: Olivia Palermo
Scent Match: Givenchy Immortelle Tribal, $220, Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Teazzurra, $65
The Boho Princess
In a fragrance, you look for incense, salty air and exotic orchids -- something that reminds you of the beach or burning sage. You're also drawn to something with a pretty bottle that complements the bungalow you live in.
Fragrance Spirit Animal: Vanessa Hudgens
Scent Match: Wildfox Eau de Parfum, $90, Lisa Hoffman Hawaiian Plumeria, $65
Fragrance Spirit Animal: Misty Copeland
Scent Match: Adidas Born Original for Her, $45, Calvin Klein Eternity Now, $82
Fragrance Spirit Animal: Marion Cotillard
Scent Match: Caudalie Rose de Vigne, $39, Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Floral Drops, $84, Anthropologie Fictions Eau De Parfum in Paris, $48