Buying a fragrance for the woman in your life is one of many romantic gifts you can choose to do for her.
However, if you by chance you don’t and what you’re doing, it has the potential to go wrong. So whether you’re buying from a High Street fragrance shop, local pharmacy or online store, what should have in mind when choosing a new fragrance for the special lady in your life?
What fragrances does your partner already have?
If you already know what scent your partner particularly likes, you could opt for the safe bet of buying her more of the same.
Remember though, that for Valentine’s Day, your wife or girlfriend will no doubt want to see that you’ve put a bit of thought into buying the right gift. With this in mind, it may be advisable to choose a fragrance you know they haven’t used before.
Should you risk going for something entirely different?Your partner may like a particular style of fragrance, perhaps those with floral tones. It can be risky to choose something completely different, and you could be accused of just selecting a fragrance you like.
One way round this problem is to visit a perfume shop or local pharmacy in person to see if you can get some advice based on the type of fragrance your wife or girlfriend already uses.
What can you get for your budget?
Quantity versus quality is a significant consideration when it comes to fragrance shopping. If you’re on a tight budget for Valentine’s Day, do you buy a larger quantity of a cheap perfume or a smaller amount of a high-quality one?
Can you ask a friend what they think of it?
Another step to make sure you get the right fragrance for the lady in your life is to ask one of her friends for help.
They may well have a better idea of what your partner likes when it comes to perfume. You should be aware that this approach could backfire if it ever gets out you had to ask for help with choosing Valentine’s gift!
Should you ever buy a fragrance without smelling it first?
There are many shops selling perfumes online, but is it a good idea to buy without smelling a scent first?
One way someone can do is go to a High Street store to find out which you like best, before ordering it online.