Fragrance is one of the most popular items to gift at Christmas but it’s also one of the most perilous. A scent, just like buying someone clothes, still has to fit but get it right and it can be one of the most personal and special gifts someone can receive.
That’s not to say you shouldn’t gift someone a scent but if finding that perfect fragrance is proving too tricky, there are plenty of other odorous delights you can bestow. From pretty parfums to rich, aromatic room sprays, this season there’s a scent for every personality and preference.
One of the best things about the new season is the smells that come with it and with just seven days to go, the scent of Christmas is well and truly in the air.
The blustery chill and waft of smoky embers calls for heady and more decadent fragrances. For men and women, musks are perfectly warming but they can be intense. If your giftee loves deep and lingering whiffs then be sure to look out for ingredients like vetiver, patchouli, leather and sandalwood.
At the lighter end of the aromatic spectrum, if you’re on the hunt for someone with a penchant for floral, sweet and citrusy smells go for a scent that’s refreshing, light and airy. The word floral shouldn’t put you off buying a fragrance for a man either, ingredients like orange blossom, lavender and rose are, believe it or not, some of the most alluring.
If you want to play things a little safer, home fragrances are a great aromatic alternative. We’re yet to meet someone that doesn’t love receiving a candle, especially at this time of year.
Candles, diffusers, room sprays and oil burners can create deliver an instant hit of fragrance but just as before, it’s important to take a little time to think about where and who you’re buying for.
If your recipient needs a little downtime opt for something that contains extract of lavender, sage, bamboo or vanilla. These ingredients are great for promoting a comforting and relaxing environment making them the perfect choice for anyone that needs to unwind. Alternatively, scents containing extracts of orange, mint, lemon and grapefruit are ideal for uplifting your mood.
Shopping for Fragrance Online
Shopping for fragrance online can be tricky. To state the obvious, because you can't smell the scent. But once you get over that, your options are endless. There is so much out there, though, it can be difficult to know where to start, what to look for, and who to trust. This is where we come in. The Agoratopia team points all you need to know, so you are informed, attentive and vigilant in your personal online-fragrance-shopping journey. Check our blog All You Need To Know About Shopping For Fragrance Online here.
Source: The Independent
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