Buying a fragrance for someone is difficult.
Do you want to get them what they always wear or perhaps branch out with something they'd never find?
And while fragrances like Chanel No5 are always bestsellers at The Perfume Shop, it can still be difficult trying to find your loved one that perfect fragrance.
So we asked perfume designer Azzi Glasser to share her expert advice on finding the perfect fragrance.
Firstly, consider these questions.
Step 1 – How would you describe the person you’re buying for? “Think about their personality traits and how you would describe them. Are they shy, adventurous, wise, flirty, confident?”
Step 2 – Do they want to stand out from the crowd or blend into it?
Step 3 – Think about their style and the clothes they like to wear. Perhaps they’re not bothered by the way they look?
Step 4 – What are their hobbies? “Consider what they like to do – are they into sports, reading books, partying or antiques? This will help you a lot.”
Step 5 – When do they wear fragrance most? “It’s good to determine how they like to wear fragrance. Perhaps they are loyal to one scent throughout the day or like to wear different ones for the day and night.”
Azzi says: “By answering some of these general questions, it will give you a visual reference of their personality. The next step is to match the fragrance style to their personality.”