Gifting fragrance to a regular person is easy. At most, it requires a quick enquiry into their current favourite before you hit up a salesperson for advice. Gifting fragrance to a true Scent Lover? A different ball game, entirely. To ensure a genuine omg-I-love-it-so-much face upon opening, you’ll need to conduct FBI-level research into likes and dislikes, cross-reference preferred notes and check what they already have on rotation.
Or you can just ask which fragrance family is their favourite. Simple? Yes. But at its heart it’s all about putting a tiny bit of thought into your purchase, thereby sidestepping a mediocre present. You see, by their very definition fragrance families sort scents into categories. Each has common notes and accords, and while there can be variation within each one, no other bit of information will get you closer to finding a 10/10 gift.
If you’re shopping for a loved one who is notoriously picky this festive season, don’t despair. We’re here to offer up solutions. Keep reading to discover the perfect personal fragrance for fans of the most popular families.