Taylor Swift believes her perfume captures her ''personality''.

The 23-year-old singer is preparing to release her new scent 'Taylor by Taylor Swift' this month and insists she's stepped away from the ''romantic kind'' of aroma, creating her third fragrance to represent her progression in life.

Speaking to People magazine, she said: ''For me, it's sort of who I am and embodies my personality and my style.

''There's been sort of a progression between fantasy and reality, and I think this perfume just really follows that progression. It would take place in my day-to-day life if that makes sense.''

The 'I Knew You Were Trouble' hitmaker - who is currently on her 'RED' tour with Ed Sheeran - is also beginning to think about starting a new record, but is taking a few months off from penning tracks to give her mind a break from the pressure.

Speaking to MTV News, she explained: ''I'm getting ready to start thinking about it.

''Because my record, it just came out and I'm trying to give my mind a second to like, 'OK', because when I write a record, I write until I cannot write anymore, I drive myself crazy and then finally the album comes out and I give myself a few months off, so I'm still in that time.''