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Best fragrances for outdoor adventure loving women

Written by Fiona

February 14 2022

Everyone has different preferences when it comes to the scents that they most like, whether fruity, floral, woody or earthy. That being said, some fragrances tend to be more appropriate for certain environments than others. If you’re an outdoorsy type of woman and you are looking for the perfect fragrance, the following guide should come in handy.

Fragrance for the outdoorsy woman

The outdoorsy woman is the type who loves to be active and doesn’t mind a little dirt on her hands. If you’re this kind of girl, it’s good to find a fragrance that reflects your lifestyle. You need a scent that goes with the ruggedness of your lifestyle.

Understanding different types of scents

There are four major fragrance types. These are floral, woody, fruity, and earthy. All these can be great for use outdoors during your adventures, but the best scent for you will depend on your personal preferences.

Floral scents

Floral scents are typically found in women’s perfumes and can range from light to heavy. They’re usually flowery and sweet-smelling. If you enjoy this type of scent, you may also like the smell of fresh-cut flowers or freshly baked cookies.  

Like the Young Rose Byredo parfum, some of them come as a blend of both floral and woody scents, producing a unique final fragrance. The top, heart, and base notes may comprise different fragrant ingredients.

Woody scents 

Woody scents can be found in men’s colognes and tend to be more masculine than feminine. These aromas have a wood-like tone and often mix well with tobacco and pine.

Fruity smells 

Fruity fragrances are among the most popular when it comes to women’s perfumes. They come in many different forms including citrus scents like orange or peach, or fruity-floral blends like plumeria. Despite being great for the adventure enthusiast, studies suggest that men are attracted to fruity scents, if this matters to you!

Earthy scents 

Earthy scents can be found primarily in men’s colognes but also in some women’s perfumes as well. Earthy smells have a natural tone due to their containing notes such as cedarwood, mosses, vetiver root, tea tree oil, or patchouli oil.

What to look for in a fragrance

Choosing a fragrance can be a little tricky, especially considering there are dozens of options to pick from. However, it gets easier if you know exactly what to look for.

Here are a few things you should consider when choosing a fragrance for your adventure trip.  

  • The environment that you’ll be in most often (outdoors in this case)
  • The type of scent that you’re looking for
  • Skin application versus clothing
  • What time of day you’ll be wearing it
  • How long the fragrance will last
  • The scent strength. ­

Outdoorsy types tend to love fragrances formulated with special oils to withstand high temperatures and last longer. It is also a great idea to pick a fragrance that can be worn at any time of the day.


A woman’s choice of perfume is a deeply personal decision – and one that can easily reveal a lot about her. If you need help making the decision when it comes to choosing the right scent for you, then this guide will help you out.

We’ve broken down the different types of scents so you know what to look for when it comes to picking your fragrance. Hopefully, you will find the perfect scent to keep you confident and smelling fresh throughout your adventure trips.

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