How to purchase a perfume as a gift
To purchase a perfume as a gift can be fraught with risks because the personal preferences vacillate drastically from person to person. Try to do it only if you are absolutely sure about the recipient's likes and dislikes. Having said that, it is only fair to add that perfumes make excellent gifts and are always welcome. In fact if your gift is a branded product then rest assured it is going to be very well received. Here are some ideas to keep in mind when buying perfume as a gift.
A few suggestions
- Check out the kind of fragrance that the recipient likes. Does the lady like flowery perfumes or is it the tangy kinds that she prefers? Does she go for musk or does she have a preference for an earthy oriental perfume? You could check her dressing table or find out casually while making small talk.
- Buy the perfume in the aroma that the lady prefers. In fact you could buy anything else that takes your fancy in that perfume - like a bottle of bath salts, body oil or even soaps.
- Do not make up your mind in a hurry. Check out not only the big stores but also the neighborhood pharmacy; most times you can get a very good bargain at such places. These days the internet has become quite popular for shopping for perfumes.
- Do take into account the person's age when choosing a perfume. A young person would prefer something light and flighty as compared to an older individual who would not be averse to a heavy oriental perfume.
Make sure that the exchange policy of the store is favorable. You do not want the recipient to end up with a product that she will never wear and cannot exchange.
Don't buy perfume for a person who normally does not wear perfume or tends to stay away from any strong smells. You never know, she may be allergic to certain fragrances.