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The sniff test: How to pick a perfume for someone
The sniff test: How to pick a perfume for someone

Is it possible to pick a perfume for someone? Should you even attempt such a personal gift? If the recipient likes fragrance or is interested in scent, the answer is a resounding yes. And we've got some tips and guidelines for shopping. For starters, try to get the names of perfumes the giftee has enjoyed in the past. This allows a sales associate at a perfume counter or a specialist perfume shop to spot trends and patterns and determine whether the recipient favors florals, fresh clean scents, classic French, spicy warm or meditative incense perfumes. Thinking about Chanel No. 5? "I'd suggest a much more obscure scent called Bruce Oldfield, which tells an equally glamorous story but in...

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