Why perfume makes a great gift
So it’s present time and yet again you’re scratching your head, wondering what to buy. Why not consider a perfume gift? Perfume makes for a thoughtful, long-lasting and beautiful gift and with so many options on the market, your only challenge will be deciding what perfume to buy! Luckily, we’ve got that covered…
If you’re looking for a pressie for the ultimate girly girl, opt for feminine scents, such as those with strong floral and fruit notes. A girl’s girl also can’t go past a pretty bottle, so go for something that is sure to sparkle on her dresser. Our fave pretty, gorgeous smelling and looking scents are: Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker (if there’s anyone who knows about feminine style, it’s SJP), Benefit Baby Maybe Baby (oh-so floral and sweet) and Chloe Eau De Toilette (because, after all, no girl can go wrong with a little Chloe).
If you’re shopping for a typical bloke, you should look for perfumes that have tough, masculine scents – such as those with woody and spicy notes. Choose colognes that aren’t over-packaged too, as most guys have an aversion to anything that looks too pretty or flouncy. Our fave manly picks are: 9IX Rocawear (the gunmetal bottle and rich woody scents are perfect for a tough guy), Marc Jacobs Bang (sophisticated guys will love the trendy asymmetrical steel design and sharp spicy notes) and English Blazer Black (the super pared-back bottle and classically manly scent make this pick ideal for the quintessential bloke).
At last! Fragrances to give to people whom you don’t know what to get! Unisex scents are much more subtle than traditional men’s and women’s perfumes and they’re an ideal choice when you’re not comfortable picking out something really specific. The fragrance will work with the person’s natural pheromones and body heat to create a truly unique and personal scent, so even the fussiest of present recipients will like it. Try the universally popular cK One by Calvin Klein. It’s really subtle so you can build it up to achieve the ideal strength of fragrance you like.