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Best Perfume Gifts for Men and Women

Updated on August 17, 2013

Top Perfumes

Everyone has personal appeal, what the French call "je ne sais quoi", which translates to an indefinable, elusive quality that is difficult to describe. If you have great personal appeal, then your influence in life increases. Three things sustain your best personal appeal: looking great, feeling great, and smelling great. No matter how great you look or how great you feel if you do not smell great, then your personal appeal diminishes, along with your influence. The way to smell great is to pick the perfume that is the best match for you and fits the activity in which you are involved. In the modern world, the subtleties of fragrances are nearly endless. For working in the office, there is a perfume. For going to the gym and working out, there is a perfume. For the romantic date, you should definitely select the best perfume. Wearing one perfume is like wearing only one pair of shoes. During some portions of human history, perfumes were used to cover bad body odors, not any more. Today, perfumes set the stage for physical and emotional chemistry, and new perfumes have their own "je ne sais quoi".

Fragrance Tips

Perfume tips for men and women

Some basic instruction on perfumes is useful. One of the first things to know is that perfume is a classification that is not specific to a gender. Generally speaking, both perfumes and colognes are created using the same ingredients. Perfume contains a higher percentage of aromatic ingredients. Perfume contains a greater amount of the agent that transmits the scent, so it can last longer. Hence, based on effect, a perfume is more economical than cologne. How do you choose the best perfume that is a great match for you, and for your activity? Since there are thousand of perfumes on the market with an almost infinite variety of fragrances, you can start by limiting your search for your best perfume by looking first at the best selling perfume.

Keep in mind

One additional factor should be considered when searching for the perfume that is best for you: each body has its own chemistry. A perfume and a body's unique chemistry will combine to create a scent that is slightly different for each person. It is always wise to go a major store and try on perfume before buying it online. Your scent after spraying on a perfume and the bottle scent may not end up being the same.

However, before looking at the best selling perfume, you should consider your personal preferences for a scent type. Modern, leading fragrances include citrus, floral, fruity, green, oceanic, oriental, spicy, and woody. Woody is also known as Chypre. While most of these scents are self-explanatory, green may require a clear definition. Green is the smell of fresh leaves and freshly mown grass. Since it is classified as gender neutral, green should be avoided on hot dates.

A citrus infused perfume, dynamic and vibrant in nature, can be used during the daytime. A floral infused perfume, sweet and romantic in nature, can be used for casual dates. A fruity infused perfume, fresh as nature, can be used for causal dates. A green infused perfume, a natural scent, can be used for hiking or exercising with your date or your friends. An oceanic infused perfume, mindful of the ocean or clean linen, can be used for a job interview. A spicy infused perfume, Christmassy in nature, can be used with old friends. A woody infused perfume, also a natural scent, can be used at official meetings and the office. An oriental infused perfume, sensual in nature, should be reserved, well, for the hottest and most romantic dates. Armed with the above information, we can begin to look at each perfume.

Best Perfumes For Women

Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker for Women, Eau de Parfum, 3.4-Ounce Spray Bottle
Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker for Women, Eau de Parfum, 3.4-Ounce Spray Bottle

Some women consider Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely for Women EDP Spray as the best perfume for women. This perfume, a long-lasting and light fragrance, is a blend of nectarine, bergamot, rosewood, mandarin, apple martini, woods, musk, white narcissus, orchid and Lavender. It is suitable for women of all ages. Its aroma will change as the day advances. Lovely ranges from a floral to a woody musk. In reviews, women found that they and their significant other did not particularly care for the scent when they smelled it right out of the bottle. However, after it had time to react to the chemistry of the body, both women and their significant other loved it.

 
Juicy Couture Eau de Parfum Spray, 3.4 fl. oz.
Juicy Couture Eau de Parfum Spray, 3.4 fl. oz.

Juicy Couture for Women by Juicy Couture is a long lasting, but not overly strong, perfume. It can be worn both day and night. While many teens wear Juicy Couture for Women, any woman who is young at heart can wear it. Juicy Culture is a combination of watermelon, mandarin, wild rose, vanilla, pink passion fruit, green apple, princess lily, and tuberose. In reviews, women found the Juicy Couture scent unique and that it felt fantastic when it was applied. Women who wear Juicy Couture for Women receive a lot compliments. Many young women consider Juicy Couture the best perfume for women.

 
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue By Dolce & Gabbana For Women. Eau De Toilette Spray 3.3 Oz (Packaging May Vary)
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue By Dolce & Gabbana For Women. Eau De Toilette Spray 3.3 Oz (Packaging May Vary)

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue for Women EDT is an immensely popular perfume. European women love it. It is fresh, and it evokes the spirit of Italy. Its scent comes from the granny smith apple, Sicilian cedar, bluebells, jasmine, white rose, bamboo, and amber. In reviews, Light Blue’s scent is described as clean and fresh. It is not overwhelming, but it is long lasting. In reviews, this perfume receives a lot of compliments, both from men and from other women.

 
Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gioia Eau De Parfum Spray for Women, 1.70-Ounce
Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gioia Eau De Parfum Spray for Women, 1.70-Ounce

Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio for Women EDT has a citrus to floral scent, mindful of mango, lemonade, lilac, peony, spearmint, tangerine, and jasmine. It is recommended for casual and everyday use. In reviews, many women often comment about how long they have used this perfume and how dedicated they are to it. Many women think Acqua Di Gio is the best perfume for women. Some women have used Acqua Di Gio for over 17 years and consider it their primary perfume. Its staying power has convinced many that Acqua Di Gio is the best perfume for women.

 

Best Perfumes For Men

Acqua Di Gio Pour Homme By Giorgio Armani Eau-de-toilette Spray, 6.7 Fl Oz
Acqua Di Gio Pour Homme By Giorgio Armani Eau-de-toilette Spray, 6.7 Fl Oz

Everywhere you look for a good fragrance for men you will find Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani for Men. It is light, with a scent that brings to mind the ocean and sea breezes. Created with the fragrances of bitter citrus and rosemary and enhanced with the fragrance of the salty sea, it offers a vision of freedom and vacation in the Mediterranean sun. Its spices are tempered with a woody and musky trail. Other scents contained in Acqua Di Gio includes persimmon, white musk, and rock rose. It has been used by men of all ages for the last fifteen years. In reviews, this perfume has been praised for being subtle and a lodestone for attracting members of the opposite sex. It can be worn anytime of the day.

 
Cool Water By Davidoff For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 4.2 Ounces
Cool Water By Davidoff For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 4.2 Ounces

Another perfume that vies for the best perfume for men is Davidoff Cool Water Eau de Toilette Natural Spray for men. It has a clean, but sensual scent. It has been used by men of all ages for the last 23 years. Its fragrances include lavender, jasmine, oakmoss, musk, and sandalwood. In reviews, many men appreciated that Cool Water did not make them smell like a spice rack. When women reviewed this perfume they made comments like “it made my knees weak” and “makes me want to go out a date.” The comments of women who made stronger and more romantic comments are not included in this article.

 
Polo Blue by Ralph Lauren for Men, Eau De Toilette Natural Spray, 4.2 Ounce
Polo Blue by Ralph Lauren for Men, Eau De Toilette Natural Spray, 4.2 Ounce

Another perfume for men is Polo Blue by Ralph Lauren for Men, Eau De Toilette Natural Spray. In reviews men tend to attach magical qualities to Polo Blue. This may be the reason Polo Blue attracts fragrance counterfeiters. If you need more personal appeal, then Polo Blue may be for you. Polo Blue is a blend of basil, verbena, Clary sage, velvety moss and sheer musk. The most common adjective used by women who wrote a review on Polo Blue was the comparative adjective sexiest.

 

Choosing Perfumes

Some final advice is in order. When ordering either perfume for women or perfume for men you need to be careful that you do not buy a fake perfume. Order your best perfume from a trusted source. Fake perfumes also have a je ne sais quoi. Your scent will still be labeled difficult to describe, but regardless of the description, a fake perfume seldom increases your personal appeal.

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