Women are very particular when it comes to scents. Popular perfumes are often marketed according to women’s distinctive tastes which are not always that easy to determine since one fragrance doesn’t suit all.
This is one of the main reasons why many men shy away from giving perfumes as gifts to women. They are frequently confused and uncertain about what she would like to wear, wonder what fragrance is age appropriate or what type of perfume to buy the lady in their lives depending on what season of the year it is?
Another thing men might wonder about is whether or not the lady would like a brand name perfume or prefer a limited supply niche perfume? Would she want an every day perfume or one for special occasions? What about ordering her a custom made perfume? The list of questions is endless. So when looking to give a woman a perfume as a present whether you are a man or a woman, it’s worth considering the following points to make the task easier:
• Personal Taste
Is the lady you are buying the fragrance for on the classy side? Is she sporty or goofy? Is she flirty or serious? There are different perfumes for every single taste out there. Most perfumers have fragrance lines that can easily identify with most women’s style and taste.
There is no one way to work out which are the best Arabian Oud Perfume, since taste vary from person to person. This is why perfume houses always take note of the ever changing nature of women’s tastes through the years and update their perfume lines accordingly to keep up with changing trends. The perfume industry has markets numerous scents that depict both the familiar and unusual fragrances; from those that smell like food to those you would not normally associate with perfumes.
• Body chemistry
Perfume reacts differently with different people depending on their body chemistry. This is usually dependent on their biological make up; if they are fair or dark in complexion, what they eat and so on and so forth. Whether a person eats a lot of healthy food, spicy food, junk food or drinks a lot of alcohol or coffee, can affect how a particular perfume would smell on them.
• Interests and activities
Is the person you are buying the perfume for the laid back type that likes to hang out at home or the active outdoor type? There are endless varieties of perfumes available, in numerous fragrance groups and classifications to appeal to any preference. Perfume makers consider the activities, culture and interests of women all over the world when creating new fragrances so that they can satisfy all taste.
Lastly, why not just ask the lady you’re buying the perfume what fragrance she wants and save yourself a whole load of hassle? Buying a woman perfume doesn’t need to be a stressful experience. You can simply ask her the name of the perfume she likes, pop along to your nearest department store and buy it. Now that doesn’t sound so traumatic, does it?
Remy Baker is a successful perfume maker/entrepreneur and the author of Scent2Riches; Making Perfume From Home Guide