Perfumes are always a popular gift during the Holidays, but picking the right one can get a little tricky. To find the right fragrance for your loved one, you need to do a little homework first!
Picking a fragrance takes time and a little bit of research! Giving a perfume is telling your friend or family member that you know them well enough to pick a scent they’ll love, one that suits their tastes and matches their personality.
A sure bet
Some perfumes are so popular they’ve become timeless classics and will please almost anyone. Take for example Neiges by Lise Watier, Trésor by Lancôme or CK One by Calvin Klein. With fragrances like those, you can’t really go wrong. If you’re sure about your choice, you can also offer a perfumed body cream or other product featuring the scent you want to give.
Another way to get it right? Each year, during the holiday season, Jean Coutu offers a Fragrance Discovery Gift Set for women and men. This gift set contains 10 samples of the most popular perfumes on the market, as well as a gift certificate. The person who receives it has the opportunity to test various fragrances and can then purchase the one their heart desires. It is the ideal solution for the curious-minded!
A delicate fragrance
You want to give your loved one a new fragrance but want to make sure they’ll love it? Try something a little more subtle than a perfume or eau de parfum. Fresh fragrant waters and eau de toilette produce understated scents that can be great gifts.
Summer or winter perfume
Some fragrances are better suited to certain seasons. For instance, citrus, herbs and lavender are ideal summer scents. Vetiver, rose and sandalwood can be worn year-round while heady fragrances are more appropriate for winter. During the cold season, many people prefer a woodsy scent or an oriental fragrance that produces warm, sensual and spicy notes. Think of cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, amber, vanilla, incense, ginger, rosemary… Enveloping fragrances that will warm your heart, perfect for cuddling up with a loved one or celebrating the Holidays with friends.
If you want to pick a new fragrance for your loved one, you need to know which olfactory family suits them the best. If you can, find out which perfumes they’ve worn in the past. That’ll allow your cosmetician to help you make a good choice.
When you choose the perfume, it’s important to take the recipient’s personality type into account. Someone with a strong personality will probably prefer a heady fragrance with rich notes while someone more discreet will most likely opt for a more subtle scent.