scent Lodge great scent quiz

Great Scent Quiz

1          What part of the iris do perfumers use in fragrance creation? (hint: it isn’t the flower)


2          How long does a spritz of eau de parfum typically last?

Canadian landscape
Canadian landscape

3          What Hollywood acting legend broke all Canadian fragrance sales records when she made a personal appearance at The Bay in downtown Toronto in 1993?

4          Name two fragrances by pop star Justin Bieber?


5          What fragrance bottle design was inspired by a gift from Gianni Versace to his sister, Donatella?

6          What is the average number of fragrances a woman owns in North America?

Bvlgari Le Gemme Noorah eau de parfum
Bvlgari Le Gemme Noorah eau de parfum

7          What industry most influences the creation of new fragrance notes and ingredients?

8          What iconic actress once famously said the only thing she wore to bed was a drop of perfume?

9          Classic perfume construction is based on a pyramid shape of top, middle and base notes. Where do you find the floral ingredients such as rose, peony, iris, ylang ylang and lily of the valley?

10        How long will a fragrance stay fresh once you open it?

11        What is the most challenging and difficult part of creating a new perfume?

Bvlgari Splendida Jasmin Noir
Bvlgari Splendida Jasmin Noir

12        How much does it cost to develop and perfect a unique fragrance bottle design?


13        Name six fruits in the citrus scent category?

14        What French Royal demanded that he be presented with a new fragrance each morning?

15        Solid perfumes were very popular during Victorian times. Where did women wear them?

16        Name five white flowers used in perfumery.

tuberose flower
tuberose flower

17        Tuberose, one of the most popular floral ingredients today, has a misleading name. It actually isn’t related to the rose at all. What other flower is it closely associated to?

18        Pink pepper is a popular ingredient in perfumes this decade. What does it smell like?

rose field
rose field

19        Where did the Sultans of Persia place scented rose petals?

20        When a perfumer describes a scent as “oriental”, what does that mean?

Big congratulations. You did it. You completed the Scent Lodge Great Scent Quiz!


  1. the roots. They are harvested and hung to dry for 2 to 3 years before being processed into a fine powder
  2. 4 hours
  3. Elizabeth Taylor
  4. Someday & Girlfriend
  5. Yellow Diamond
  6. Three
  7. The food industry. The biggest manufacturers of fragrance are actually food development companies that invent new flavourings for restaurants and packaged food brands.
  8. Marilyn Monroe
  9. Middle or heart notes
  10. 12 months. After that, the floral and citrus notes start to slowly break down
  11. Finding a name that hasn’t been registered or trademarked around the world. The name must be available in all countries for a global launch.
  12. Upwards of $1 million
  13. Bergamot, lemon, mandarin, orange, grapefruit, sweet lime, yuzu
  14. Napoleon III. He refused to ever wear the same fragrance twice and was thus responsible for creating the modern French fragrance industry.
  15. In broaches which they pinned to their jackets and coats. Perfumed jewellery was very popular at the turn of the century.
  16. Orange blossom, jasmine, magnolia, tuberose, ylang ylang
  17. Lily
  18. Pink pepper smells like rose. It isn’t spicy like black pepper used in cooking.
  19. They would pad their mattresses with rose petals to create a beautiful scent while they slept.
  20. It means the scent is spicy and ambery. The oriental family of scents is characterized by its warmth and sensuality. You’ll often find ingredients such as incense, vanilla, benzoin (smells like caramel), patchouli and bergamot. Many of these scents have an exotic and strong character.


20                    You are a true scent enthusiast and expert. Fantastic score!

15 to 19           Excellent score. You know your fragrances and notes very well.

10 to 15           Good effort. We hope we shared a few facts you found interesting.

1 to 10             Great first try. We hope this quiz inspires you to discover more fascinating facts about the world of perfumery.  

  • Lady_ingenue
    July 23, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    20! That was a fun test of fragrance knowledge. I hope you do a a crossword as well…I’ll get my lucky pen ready!

  • Harjit
    July 22, 2020 at 11:45 am

    I clearly need help! 🙂 Interesting and fun quiz. @plumerea

  • Leona Coleman
    July 22, 2020 at 11:31 am

    I got 15. It reminded me of taking a test at school. But it was fun learned a lot. Thank you Scent Lodge

  • Felicia
    July 22, 2020 at 9:49 am

    Oh my goodness…i was counting and i was sweating ..felt like school exams 😂got 17..💃

  • September Dee
    July 1, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    This was really interesting. My score was 16. Some answers were lucky guesses I think. Love to learn this kind of thing. Keep it coming please!!

    • Scent Lodge
      July 2, 2020 at 10:09 am

      We so happy you enjoyed our quiz. We’ll definitely post more of them. Perfumery is such a fascinating art!

  • Heather Schell
    July 1, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    This was such fun! I got 15, respectable I think. I hope you do more fun things like this, like a crossword or word find!

    • Trisha Pedros
      July 2, 2020 at 9:20 am

      So fun! I did better than I thought I would at 14!! I definitely learned more than I knew and for that I am grateful. It’s a great day when you learn something new! Thank you 😊

    • Scent Lodge
      July 2, 2020 at 10:11 am

      We are thrilled that you had fun with the scent quiz. We’re busy creating more.

  • Angela Citrigno
    July 1, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    What great quiz. Although I didn’t score overly high. The answers I knew were from @davelackie and @scentlodge recent tweets and previous Scent Lodge newsletter. Love this quiz on fragrance. A definite reread. @959angela

    • Scent Lodge
      July 2, 2020 at 10:12 am

      We love sharing what we learn about perfumery. It’s such an interesting art!

  • Michelle Conn
    July 1, 2020 at 11:05 am

    📖 Wow! Fascinating…I though I’d know a lot more … still learning!!! ♥️

    • tsering
      July 1, 2020 at 3:53 pm

      Learned so much!!

      • Scent Lodge
        July 2, 2020 at 10:12 am


  • Patricia
    July 1, 2020 at 9:57 am

    Guess I won’t be developing a new perfume anytime soon 💰

    • Scent Lodge
      July 2, 2020 at 10:13 am


  • Lorna Sinclair
    July 1, 2020 at 7:57 am

    I had an early morning lesson in perfumery that I did not know,awesome Dave.

    • Scent Lodge
      July 2, 2020 at 10:14 am

      Thank you for reading our quiz. So happy you enjoyed it.

  • Lady_ingenue
    June 29, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    This was so fun! I love fragrance trivia.

    • Ann Lloyd
      July 1, 2020 at 3:31 pm

      The Scent Lodge Quiz was fascinating! A lovely selection of Perfumes!

    • Scent Lodge
      July 2, 2020 at 10:13 am

      We’re so pleased you enjoyed it. We are creating more!!