Saturday, 28 March 2015

Gift Ideas for Your Best Friend: Perfume

'A woman who does not wear perfume has no future,' the iconic designer Coco Chanel famously said. While one may or may not agree with her opinion, one cannot deny the fact that perfumes make for great gifts. They are not just practical, but also hint at closeness with the recipient. Perfumes come in all kinds of variety - from tangy citrus based fragrances, to romantic floral ones to the one with more woody scent. With a plethora of fragrant options available out there, one can never really go wrong on what to pick up as a gift. Also while perfumes are perceived as a luxury item, there are perfumes available to suit all kinds of pocket. Depending upon the budget you can pick either pick a high-end designer perfume or buy sample-sized bottles or can even choose the regular affordable fragrance brands.

No doubt picking perfume as a gift for someone is an onerous task but if you are getting it for your best friend, you are most likely to know their preference in fragrance and so get it right all the time! But if you are someone who gets stuck with the choices available and find it difficult to pick 'that perfect fragrance', some simple tips and tricks can make sure that you do not go wrong with your choice. 

The easiest tip to keep in mind while going perfume shopping for your friend is keep their personality in mind. Don't pick up anything that is too extreme to what they are like. Also if you don't want to experiment with newer smells, then stick to the fragrance family your friend loves. You can also go in for a perfume that you know they already use - who wouldn't want their favourite perfume stock replenished! And last but not the least, if you don't know this already - cheap perfumes smell horrible and make for bad gifts! Don't pick them!