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How to Purchase a Perfume as a Gift

Updated on September 10, 2009

Buying a perfume sometime can be very much time consuming and especially when buying for your love ones. When buying perfumes as a gift there are many factors you should consider for you not to be disappointed with your gift.  Disappointment can come in the form of rejection of the perfume, or your perfume being accepted but is given to someone else. Below are some factors to consider when buying perfume for your loves

Personal Preferences

When selecting a perfume as a gift to your loves one; avoid choosing a perfume of your personal choice, you should know that your personal preferential are quite different from the other person. Do not buy a perfume because you like it, your love ones may get disappointed with your choice. If you know your loves one personal preferences the better since this will take you less time and you will be able to buy a perfume that suit them which will make them happy. If you do not the preferences you should observed how they dressed, the type of perfume they use, or any perfume they have talked about openly can be good choice for them.

The perfect Gift Perfume

Purchasing a gift perfume
Purchasing a gift perfume

Like and dislike

When buying the perfume consider the likes and dislike of the ladies, questions to guide you buy the perfect perfume gifts are, does she like flowery perfumes or is it the tangy, tasty, spicy, pungent, piquant, sharp, flavorful, strong, bland kinds that she prefers. Ask yourself if the perfume has the aroma that the lady prefers, does she like a bottle of bath salts, body oil or even soaps. What Perfume smell does she like, is the perfume am buying has got the smell she likes, is the perfume smell irritating, why should I buying this smell but not the other smell

Branded gift perfume

Go for branded perfume that will give you good body effects, this will requires you to avoid hurrying when buying the perfume, you will have to walk from store to store in order to get the right perfume for her. Instant purchase of perfume should be avoided at all cost, check all the surrounding stores and if you cannot get the exact aroma perfume for her then consider online shopping for the best perfume. Internet stores provide you with almost all the perfume for her. Do your search well, take your time and buy what best suit her

Age of the persons

Consider her age when selecting the best perfume for her, a young person may required light and light and flighty, changeable, erratic, fickle  as compared to older person who may require something heavy

Allergic reaction

Do not buy her a perfume if she has a allergic reaction to the perfume smell, if  she normally stay away from perfume smell or do not wear or spray perfume then you better avoid buying her perfume completely

Find more on some of the Best ladies fragrances to consider when selecting the right perfume


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    • oderog profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Nairobi

      Thanks bingskee, many actually do not take into consideration what the other person prefer when comes to buying perfume, that this normally needs one to check all the perfumes stores just in order to get the right perfume as a gift

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      9 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

      very good tip. many fail to think that they buy the gift not for themselves.

    • oderog profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Nairobi

      @creativeone59 - Thanks for the compliment about buying perfume techniques

      @philipo - thanks for the comment on buying perfume as a gift

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      9 years ago from Nigeria

      Thanks for the tips. I quite agree with you.

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      9 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you for a hub that taeches you the technique of buying perfume. it's a winner. creativeone59


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