Experts tell you how to shop perfume as a gift

If you buy your mother, friends, or marriage, more high-end gift than perfume. If you choose a fragrance that they like, but complicated, here is how to buy perfume as a gift.

Perfumes are tricky because they are very personal. Different smells evoke different people different memories, and sometimes you may not smell the smell big big sister. You may become distracted by trying to explain if your mother-in-law is more “forest bergamot and hint of vanilla” or “lively citrus with a strong elemental rose flower base.” You smell 75 bottles in department stores and migraine headaches , You may want to give up.

Luckily, there is a simple science to pick the perfect scent for a special person. No matter who you buy, you can be creative and fearless perfume counters. Do not be shy! Your choice is not necessarily the bottled representation of a person’s soul – it can be some fun and different nights, or occasionally refreshing the emulsion layer and her signature.

Here’s how to shop perfume for each lady on your list, according to Marynell Maddox, National Beauty Director for Nordstrom.

For Your Baby Sister

Ariana Grande Sweet Like Candy

Ariana Grande Sweet Like Candy

If you have a baby sis to shop for this season, perfume is a great gift. “Teens tend to be interested in fragrances that they see their favorite celeb wearing, or that are being talked about through social media,”says Maddox.”Ask about best sellers of the moment that are getting a lot of exposure.”

Scroll through your feeds and check out YouTube beauty vloggers to see what the hottest, latest scent is.


For Your BFF

Derek Lam 10 Crosby Fragrance Collection

Derek Lam 10 Crosby Fragrance Collection

Don’t be afraid to push your friend outside of her comfort zone! If she has a signature scent but is looking to turn over a new leaf in the new year, help her out by introducing new fragrances. “At this time of year, several brands offer mini fragrance collections to give the recipient several different choices, and a chance to try something new,” says Maddox.

For Your Mom

Ralph Lauren Tender Romance Gift Set

Ralph Lauren Tender Romance Gift Set

If your mom is like me, she has some classic scents she insists on regardless of the occasion. Maddox showed playing by scouring her fragrance library with the preferred smell of different recipes. “You can buy pretty fragrance lotions, gels, or soaps.” This is a good way to give fragrances that can be worn with any perfume normally layered to those present recipients.

For Your MIL Or Grandmother

Roses De Chloe Eau de Toilette

Roses De Chloe Eau de Toilette

Uh oh. This might be the trickiest of them all. If you nail this, you’re golden. If you’re way off, she may associate you with a bad smell and that’s never good. “Unless you know that your gift recipient really loves newness and variety, choosing the perfect fragrance for your MIL or grandmother may require a little homework,” says Maddox. “Find out what their favorite fragrance is now, and then your fragrance expert can guide you into the latest choices in that category.”


For Someone Who Doesn’t Wear Perfume

NEST Fragrances

NEST Fragrances Holiday Reed Diffuser

“Choose home fragrance instead,” suggests Maddox. “Beautiful candles, diffusers and home fragrance sprays are the perfect way to bring the gift of fragrance into your home.”

The most important part given to the gift of perfume? Includes the gift received. Even if they exchange gift fragrance, is the thought is the most important. My dear, you are doing very well!