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It's hard to read perfume reviews sometimes. Unless you know exactly what every ingredient smells like, there's basically no way to know whether you're going to like it or not. So why try? Allow us to suggest a slightly less-scientific way to pick your new signature scent: by bottle shape. Whether you like round or square, blinged out or subtle, this month's fragrance launches definitely have something for you.
Marc Jacobs' Dot:What should you expect from a perfume that was partly inspired by a ladybug? Whimsy is the answer to that question. This scent is a "little sister" to Jacob's previous scents Daisy and Lola, and like a kid sister the person who wears this likes to have fun, laugh a lot, and not take fashion super seriously. While also looking amazing, by the way.
Donna Karan's Woman: Is that a perfume bottle or a desk sculpture? If you like the shape of this one, you're more of a modernist who thinks about concepts instead of gimmicks. Stylewise, you like dramatic lines more than bright colors or studded everything. Kind of like Ms. Karan herself, if you think about it.
Marchesa's Perfume d'Extase: If you think every moment is a potential red carpet opportunity, this is the fragrance for you. The clear glass and sharp lines of this bottle are meant to evoke a diamond, and you're all about some bling. Considering how well Marchesa does ball gowns, it's not a coincidence that this scent was born to pair with one.
Kiehl's Orange Flower and Lychee: Sometimes the simplest things in life are the best. The woman who wears this fragrance isn't fussy and doesn't people to smell her before they see her. She may be wearing jeans and a T-shirt, but when she leaves the room everyone will remember her, the way that this fragrance leaves bits of itself behind.
Lady Gaga's Fame: Lady Gaga doesn't do anything quietly, and her debut fragrance is no exception. But ignore all that talk of "blood" and "semen" for a moment and focus on the things you have in common with Gaga. If you're the kind of woman who measures your jewelry in weight instead of pieces, you'll love this unique black perfume. And it'll complement your sky-high boots and chain mail headpiece perfectly.
Chanel's Coco Noir: If you had an unlimited clothing budget, you'd still only buy a few well-made pieces instead of buying the entire contents of a thrift shop. You still say that Audrey Hepburn is your style icon, even if other people say it's a cliche. This fragrance matches your seriousness but also gives it a modern update.