It is usually seen as a gift that is given as a last resort. But as there are more kinds of perfume and fragrances than ever before (some in very snazzy bottles), giving a bottle of perfume to a friend or family member can make a great gift.
However, much like choosing the right box of chocolates, there are a few things to think about when buying perfume for someone. Even if that person has been your best friend for 20 years. Or you have been married to them for 15 years (or both)! Don’t assume that a bottle of perfume bought from a pharmacy at the last minute will be good enough for them!
With that in mind, here are some top tips on selecting the perfect perfume for your partner, friend, or family member.
Know About Their Preferences
Firstly, when choosing a perfume, there are some basics to learn about. The fragrances are divided into five groups: floral, fruity, woody, oriental, and fresh. So, when choosing a perfume, try to think back to a time when the person you are buying for wore perfume. How did it smell? If they love all types of perfume, then perfect! For some people, though, there is a preference for their favorite scent, so if you aren’t sure, just ask them. Once you have the ideal scent type lined up, head to directfragrances.online to get it for them.
Consider the Occasion or the Season
Is your best friend’s birthday in the fall? If it is, then think about the scent of fall. For many, this is a woody aroma mixed with spices, such as cinnamon, cardamom, and, in recent times, pumpkin spice. Yes, you can get pumpkin spice-based perfumes! If their birthday is in spring, something blossom-based will likely go down well.
If you are giving the perfume for Christmas, think of the brand name. Larger brand names tend to go down better as gifts for friends and family members.
As mentioned before, there are lots of brand names in the world of fragrances. And come Thanksgiving and Christmas, they all come out with their newest fragrance for the season. If your friend or family member is a fan of any top brands, this is the perfect gift option for them. However, if your friend or family member is not too bothered by brand names but still loves perfume, why not get them the gift that keeps on giving? With something like a perfume subscription box?
Test the Perfume
A lot of perfume sales are done online now. Meaning that what you think a perfume smells like and what it actually smells like can be two different things. If you can, make sure to visit a store to test out the perfume before you buy it. If possible, have the recipient-to-be of the gift try out the perfume. After all, different perfumes can vary in their scent based on who they are sprayed upon.
Now that you know these tips, enjoy shopping for a perfume gift for your loved one!