Thinking About Gifting Someone Perfume For the Holidays? Read This First
Fragrance, like romantic partners or the direction in which you place toilet paper onto the holder, is based solely on personal preference — and can be just as divisive should you make the wrong decision. That's why giving a perfume as a gift is especially tricky terrain.
Still, it can be done: "Fragrance makes a great last-minute gift, and, often, stores will have pre-wrapped options for you," Linda G. Levy, the president of The Fragrance Foundation, told POPSUGAR. "It also allows you to give a thoughtful, personal present without worrying about size or if they already have one; everyone can add another perfume to their collection."
The key to getting it right is using a few good context clues. Put down the scent strip and follow along.