Posted By: Shopprice South Africa
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, but you already know that. You might be excited for your plans and just need the perfect gift to go with them, or you might be dreading the evening and totally stressed out about what to get your guy. Well, if it’s any consolation, your guy is going through the exact same stress.
When it’s down to the wire, one of the easiest gifts to pick out last-minute is a fragrance. You don’t need my help to get your guy a good cologne, because he’ll wear anything that you think will make him smell sexy. This blog post is for the guys. Getting a girl a really nice perfume is a fab idea (assuming perennial favorites like flowers, chocolate, and jewelry are ruled out or have already been done). So, share this with your brother, your boyfriend, or your best guy friend now. My men, here’s what you need to do in order to pick the perfect perfume for Valentine’s Day:
1. Restock her favorite scent if she has one (just sneak a peek at her nightstand when you’re at her place). Major bonus points: Have the bottle engraved with her name! Many high-end boutiques like Guerlain do this year-round; they just might require a few days and/or a fee. But it adds a little something extra special, don’t you think? If you squint, you can see Lindsey’s name engraved on this pretty bottle below:
2. Get her something super-luxe. If she doesn’t have a go-to scent, you’ll have better odds of surprising her if you pick something that’s really nice to begin with. Ben Krigler from Krigler perfumes (making high-end scents for men and women since 1904!) has a few tips for narrowing it down:
“The best way to pick a fragrance is to know what type of person she is,” says Krigler. “If she has a classic, conservative personality similar to Jackie Kennedy, the best fragrances for her would have a sweet woody scent. If she is a passionate, glamorous woman such as Audrey Hepburn, go into the floral tones. If she is on the light and elegant side, I would say perhaps a pure, simple perfume. If she has a strong, bold personality, then something spicy and fresh or a rich floral scent.”
Not sure what the heck we’re talking about? Enlist the saleswoman to help you. Go to a boutique like Bond No. 9 or a fragrance counter at a nice department store like Saks, where the staff will be highly trained and specialized. Give the saleswoman as many details as possible to help determine the perfect scent for your girl. “Where she works, her favorite place, and where she lives are all good indicators,” says Krigler.
3. Just pick what you love. If all else fails, “The best gift for a loved one is also the fragrance you envision your other half. She will always try to find a fragrance that will please you, so whatever you like for her, it’s the right choice.” Just as you’d love to wear a scent that she finds sexy, how can you go wrong by telling her, “I think this would smell so amazing on you”?
Here’s a little more help. According to Yahoo, the top perfume searches for women online are:
1. Dolce Gabbana Perfume
2. Coco Chanel Perfume
3. Estee Lauder Perfume
4. Chanel No 5 Perfume
5. Bulgari Perfume
6. Burberry Perfume
7. Hermes perfume
8. Chloe Perfume
How many of you have given or received a perfume for Valentine’s Day? Did it go over well? What’s your favorite scent, if you have one?
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