Perfumes are intimate and personal and that makes them special to give as a present. Thoughtful and memorable. On the other hand, that personal matter makes it difficult, because how do you find the perfect perfume for someone else? If you do it well, you show that you have made an effort to get to know the other person. If you don't do it right, your purchase will (probably) end up hidden somewhere far away... Save yourself some stress when finding a perfume for someone else with these 5 tips!
1. Get to know the person
Before you blindly choose a perfume, get to know the likes and dislikes of the other person. For example, is his/her house full of lavender scented candles? Does he/she like sweet or savory? In addition, try to immerse yourself in their daily routine. Does he/she work full-time? Try to go for a subtle office scent that doesn't smell too overwhelming. Or can he/she be found in the gym regularly? A refreshing citrus scent is ideal.
2. Explore their favorite fragrance family
Perfumes all belong to a specific fragrance family. You can go a long way on the this characteristic. Do you know what their favorite perfume is? Then you just need to know the fragrance family to find similar perfumes.
3. Go for classics
When in doubt, there are some safe choices that are easy to go for and that most people like. The most popular fragrance family for women is floral and for men it is woody. If you really can't figure it out, you can always look up perfumes within these fragrance families.
4. Think of the bigger picture
As the title says, it is important to think about the big picture that the person radiates and whether the character of the perfume matches it. Is the person very minimalistic? Then a heavy and present perfume is probably not for him/her. The perfume should always match their personal aesthetics.
5. Think like the other person
When we choose a perfume, we tend to choose a perfume that we like ourselves and forget to think about the other. Or rather, from the others perspective. Imagine what the other person would think of the perfume. Forget your own preferences, smell with an open mind and always consider the other person.
Ask yourself: does this perfume suit him/her? If you could see them wearing the perfume, then you have a winner!
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