Thinking About Giving a Fragrance as a Gift 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 fragrance to their collection."
The key to getting it right is using a few good context clues. Put down the scent strip and follow along.