The great thing about perfume is that there’s always a time of day or occasion for it, meaning that the person you’re buying perfume for will find some reason to wear it. Yes, there will always be that signature scent they wear most days, but there will always be times where they’ll want to wear something different.
It’s best to go with something not too floral and not too sweet, such as The One Perfume by Dolce & Gabbana.
Know Their Personality
If your friend has a sweet tooth, chances are they’ll love sweet-smelling perfumes. If they have a thing for flowers, you’ll know to buy them a floral perfume. And if they are not really a perfume wearer…well, you can introduce them to something new and watch as they start to figure out what they do and don’t like.
A good starter perfume is Dahlia Noir Perfume by Givenchy, as it’s not too over the top, but is still lovely enough to create a lasting impression.
What Do You Like?
You can’t really go wrong with the perfume you like. That way, you can introduce your favourite fragrance to your friend, explain why you like it, and why you think they’ll like it too. If you’re close enough, it means that your friend will think of you each time they wear it (hopefully in a nice way!). But if you have completely different fashion styles, personalities, or taste…it may be a good idea to ask them what they like.
Our favourite is La Vie Est Belle Perfume by Lancome!
What Do They Like?
If your friend has never worn perfume before, it’s good to find out what sort of smells they like. Do they like earthy smells? Perhaps woody scents? If this is going to be a perfume they will wear for a while, it’s important that they like it. You can be subtle about it if you want to surprise them, or you can ask them outright and explain that you want to buy them a perfume.
A great perfume to give to someone who is unsure of what they like is Sublime Perfume by Jean Patou.