Is your daughter graduating from college? Do you need to find the perfect gift for Mother’s Day? Maybe you simply want to surprise your girlfriend or wife with a token of appreciation. No matter what the occasion, choosing gifts for women is challenging. Generally, women have different interests, hobbies, and lifestyles than men, making it difficult to determine what they might like. You could give them cash and let them make their own selection, but going the extra mile is more meaningful.
Why not buy fragrances for the special ladies in your life? Yes, there are a ton of perfumes to sort through, but it doesn’t have to be the nightmare most guys claim. Below are some suggestions to help you narrow down your options.
It goes without saying that scent is personal. If someone were to buy you a loud overpowering cologne when you prefer something subtle with a hint of musk, you’d probably never wear it. So, when you have no idea what fragrances your loved one enjoys, it’s best to pick a few. Many brands make variety or discovery sets that include multiple samples of perfumes to try. The bottles are small enough that they won’t go to waste but concentrated enough to get a few wears out of each fragrance.
Age Is More Than A Number (Somewhat)
Please don’t offend anyone by asking how old they are. However, if you already know their age or generation, use it to your advantage. Believe it or not, you can categorize fragrance preferences by age.
Your college-aged daughter, for instance, might prefer something sweet, energetic, and bubbly like Ariana Grande Sweet Like Candy. However, your mom is older and may lean toward a slightly heavier, sultry, and sophisticated perfume like Chanel No. 5, which is classic, timeless, and versatile.
Notes are ingredients used to make a fragrance. When you view perfume descriptions, you’ll notice there are top, heart, and base notes to consider. Rather than jumping off the deep end and springing for a scent that may be overbearing, it’s best to stick with comforting notes like vanilla, lavender, jasmine, musk, and soft florals.
Let’s say you and your longtime crush have started dating, and you want to buy her something. Opting for something like Lavanila The Healthy Fragrance Pure Vanilla or Maison Margiela Replica Filter Blur Fragrance Premier just might win her over.
Match Her Personality
It’s best to purchase perfume for women you’re close with because it’s a personal gift. When you interact with her on a regular basis, you have more insight into who she is. Ultimately, it makes it easier to buy her a perfume that matches her personality. Buying a fragrance for your hippy, minimalistic, yet optimistic sister? Then she’d probably prefer something that’s woody, floral, with a touch of sweetness to match her personality. Taylor Swift’s Thunderstruck is a great choice. It’s a mixture of apple blossom, honeysuckle, raspberry, and vanilla with woody notes.
Trending Perfumes Could Save The Day
If all else fails, you can always go with what’s trending. Women tend to look to the latest beauty trends to make purchasing decisions. When something is trending, that means it’s a popular item. Chances are the person you’re buying a fragrance for has either used the scent or has it on their wishlist to buy. At the very least, it’s something they’ll be open to trying. Some popular spring perfumes include Dossier Vanilla, Burberry Brit for women, Louis Vuitton Spell on You, and Skylar Coconut Grove.
The special ladies in your life mean a lot to you, which is why they deserve the very best. Whether you’re shopping for a birthday, graduation, anniversary, Mother’s Day, or “just because,” don’t be afraid to look for something unique. Giving the gift of scent is the perfect solution that shows your effort and appreciation for the women you love most.