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The How To’s of Choosing the Right Perfume for Your Darling

The How To's of Choosing the Right Perfume for Your Darling – by Designer Maxwell L. Alexander, EIC, Hudson valley Style Magazine – Product Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios

If finding the right perfume for your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife is one hard feat to conquer, follow these tips and you’re sure to win their heart in a jiffy!

The How To’s of Choosing the Right Perfume for Your Darling – by Designer/Photographer Maxwell L. Alexander, EIC, Hudson Valley Style MagazineProduct Photography – Duncan Avenue Studios – New York – Presented by Kelly and Jones Perfumes

The How To's of Choosing the Right Perfume for Your Darling – by Designer Maxwell L. Alexander, EIC, Hudson valley Style Magazine – Product Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios – Presented by Kelly and Jones Perfumes
The How To’s of Choosing the Right Perfume for Your Darling – by Designer/Photographer Maxwell L. Alexander, EIC, Hudson Valley Style MagazineProduct Photography – Duncan Avenue Studios – New York – Presented by Kelly and Jones Perfumes

If you consider the wide array of choices that you can possibly give to your romantic partner, the possibilities are endless. Because of the availability of so many options, you may even end up buying them the wrong one! However, one common gift that more often than not assures you of a smile and a kiss or more from your lover is when you give them a bottle of romance-inspiring perfume.

You can never go wrong when you opt to give your loved ones perfume for a special occasion. Unless they are allergic to its compounds or really have no preference for a certain scent, then you may stray from the perfumes category in your shopping list. But, if perfume is not contraindicated, then go ahead and start looking!

Getting to a decision that it is, in fact, perfume that you want to give them, is easy. But when you get to the part of which brand, what scent, and at what price, you may get confused because of all the combinations of these factors available in the market. You don’t have to be bewildered for long. How?

The How To's of Choosing the Right Perfume for Your Darling – by Designer Maxwell L. Alexander, EIC, Hudson valley Style Magazine – Product Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios – Presented by Kelly and Jones Perfumes
The How To’s of Choosing the Right Perfume for Your Darling – by Designer/Photographer Maxwell L. Alexander, EIC, Hudson Valley Style MagazineProduct Photography – Duncan Avenue Studios – New York – Presented by Kelly and Jones Perfumes

First, clue yourself in on what your honey usually wears as perfume. What scent do they usually spray on them? Is it a strong and heavy aroma or light and woodsy? Do you usually smell floral and fruits on them or cool and sporty? Or do they settle for warmer or crispy and sophisticated scents? If your sweetheart doesn’t wear any perfume (and this hardly ever happens) then you can move on to the next step.

The personality of your lover usually gives away the scent that would work on them. If they are sophisticated and classy you can choose perfumes that have a stronger scent, one that commands attention when they enter a room or you can settle for subtle scents, one that only those who can approach them can appreciate. If your dearest is sporty and is always on the go, then cool and sporty scents would work wonderfully on them. This type of scent doesn’t weigh people down and helps cool them down when they are on the move. A blend of light and woodsy citrus scents is perfect for adventurers. This type of perfume helps them keep the zest that they so eagerly live by in the world. How about if your dear one reminds you of a warm spring’s day, then a combination of floral and fruits perfume would add to the charm they captivate you with.

The bottle that holds the perfume can also be an essential tool that would help you make a decision. Some perfume bottles are collectibles, and the better the bottles look, the more likely it’ll be added to a collection. You can even put a little twist to this activity by matching the shape and colors of the bottle with the personality of your darling. If they are plump and delicious, you can go for bottles that are rounded and have a deep and richer color. If they are slim and sexy, bottles that are slender and come in unisex colors may be perfect for them. If your lover is on the wild side and always lives life on the edge, you can go for the more out of the ordinary bottles that come in varied shapes and sizes to match their adoring outrageousness.

The How To's of Choosing the Right Perfume for Your Darling – by Designer Maxwell L. Alexander, EIC, Hudson valley Style Magazine – Product Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios – Presented by Kelly and Jones Perfumes
The How To’s of Choosing the Right Perfume for Your Darling – by Designer/Photographer Maxwell L. Alexander, EIC, Hudson Valley Style MagazineProduct Photography – Duncan Avenue Studios – New York – Presented by Kelly and Jones Perfumes

You can also settle for asking them directly what type of perfume they want, but either you’ll get an ambiguous answer or the gift won’t be special and it won’t surprise them anymore.

If you really can’t make up your mind and you need her help, play it up a notch and make a game of letting them choose the perfume that they want together with you! It may not be a surprise but the event that surrounds it is sure to make up for it.

You can also be creative and just choose the perfume you, yourself, want to smell on them. There are always testers of the perfumes available for you to sample before you can choose to purchase it.

The best thing that you can also do aside from giving them just perfume is to gift a complete set with the same scent! These sets usually include bath salts, shower gels, and body lotions and they come in really neat packages that will surely capture the heart of the truelove in your life. This way not only your darling can benefit from the gift but you can, as well. You can make a sexy and/or fun activity from it! Why not try preparing the bath for them and scrubbing their back with your gift? You could also slather them delicately with the body lotion. Share in the fun that your gift gives to your lover!

The How To's of Choosing the Right Perfume for Your Darling – by Designer Maxwell L. Alexander, EIC, Hudson valley Style Magazine – Product Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios – Presented by Kelly and Jones Perfumes
The How To’s of Choosing the Right Perfume for Your Darling – by Designer/Photographer Maxwell L. Alexander, EIC, Hudson Valley Style MagazineProduct Photography – Duncan Avenue Studios – New York – Presented by Kelly and Jones Perfumes

Whatever perfumes you may choose to give them in the end; if it has a personal touch then that gift will surely be appreciated. Anyone love to see their partner go to great lengths just finding the perfect gift for them. Try these tips the next time you shop for your loved one and you can be sure that this gift will not be collecting dust in their closet.

The How To's of Choosing the Right Perfume for Your Darling – by Designer Maxwell L. Alexander, EIC, Hudson valley Style Magazine – Product Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios – Presented by Kelly and Jones Perfumes
The How To’s of Choosing the Right Perfume for Your Darling – by Designer/Photographer Maxwell L. Alexander, EIC, Hudson Valley Style MagazineProduct Photography – Duncan Avenue Studios – New York – Presented by Kelly and Jones Perfumes

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