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2016 Shape Beauty Awards: The Best Fragrances for Every Personality

Best Flirty Scent: Jimmy Choo

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A spray of this eau de toilette and you'll feel carefree (thanks to sweet apricot) and feminine (from a strong dose of rose and musk).

Jimmy Choo Illicit Flower ($98;

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Best Sporty Scent: Aerin

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Vivacious and versatile, this beachy, citrus-floral scent makes sense whether you wear a jaunty scarf on a yacht or a pair of your fave sweatpants while on a stroll. (Psst: Here's how to make sure you choose the right scent.)

Aerin Mediterranean Honeysuckle Eau de Parfum ($115;

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Best Sensual Scent: Estée Lauder

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Liquid confidence—that's what this black cherry, rose, saffron, and vanilla perfume can be for you. Apply when you want to be your sexiest.

Estée Lauder Modern Muse Le Rouge Gloss Eau de Parfum ($115;

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Best Floral Scent: Annick Goutal

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It is a rare rose perfume that doesn't remind us of a grandma, but here it is: a flirty bouquet of different roses balanced by a hint of raspberry sweetness and musky, powdery softness.

Annick Goutal Rose Pompon ($149;

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Best Fresh Scent: Ralph Lauren

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One of 10 scents inspired by Ralph's lifestyle, this is the earthiest of the bunch. Thanks to his love of the West, you'll get a Rocky Mountain high with the perfume's signature sage, plus green fig and balsam fir.

Ralph Lauren Collection Sage Eau de Parfum ($240;

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Best Unisex Scent: CK2

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It's like a Millennial mating call, from the tech-inspired bottle to the notes of wasabi and wet cobblestone. But the subtly spicy scent itself is so inviting that fragrance lovers from every generation should snatch it up.

CK2 ($75;

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Best Chic Sent: Yves Saint Laurent

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The scent, inspired by the City of Love, is sweet and earthy—like a patisserie full of berry tarts, along with peonies and sensual patchouli and musks.

Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Mon Paris ($92;

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Best Glamorous Scent: Marc Jacobs

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We love how luxurious and sexy the rich rose and heady jasmine smell in this special occasion scent. It's exactly what you should spritz across a favorite LBD as you head out for the night.

Marc Jacobs Decadence ($95;

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Best Sweet Scent: Vera Wang

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A floral (of, yes, marigold and gardenia, as well as orange blossom) that is the perfect go-to: It is light and straightforward, which means that it fits in anytime, anywhere.

Vera Wang Embrace Marigold & Gardenia ($30; drugstores)

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Best Airy Scent: Vince Camuto

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This easy-breezy blend— which smells of zesty citrus, peach blossom, and vanilla—is feminine, fresh, and reminiscent of laid-back summer vacays.

Capri Vince Camuto ($85;

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Best Fruity Scent: Kate Spade

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Cheerful and peppy, the bergamot, mandarin, and purple freesia concoction is a surefire way to turn around your day.

Kate Spade Live Colorfully Sunset Eau de Parfum ($95;

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Best Aquatic Scent: Maison Francis Kurkdjian

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This sophisticated perfume smells minerally and salty, but also of burnt sugar and cedar-wood. It's hard to pin down, which makes it addictive. If the same can be said about you, then it's a must-try.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Baccarat Rouge 540 ($300;

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