If you’ve ever considered buying perfume for someone, you know that fragrance is both an easy and a very hard gift to give. On the one hand, everyone loves getting a new superchic scent that smells divine and looks great on a vanity. On the other hand, fragrance choice is something that’s very personal—and nothing is more subjective than a sense of smell. To help you navigate through this perfume-purchasing conundrum, we’ve rounded up five of our biggest fragrance crowd-pleasers and pegged each to a different personality.
Great for the party-lover in your clique, Juicy Couture’s Viva la Juicy Noir is a playful update on the fun-loving fashion brand’s original Viva la Juicy. A blend of sweet and sultry notes like honeysuckle and sandalwood, a few spritzes is the perfect finishing touch before a big night out.
Call this the stress reliever. Filled with notes of jasmine, vanilla, and lime, this scent instantly calms and lifts the spirits. Gift it to your most anxiety-ridden pal and she’ll be singing your praises well into 2014.
For the jetsetter on your list, Joie’s perfume evokes both the relaxed vibe of SoCal’s sea-scented beaches and the sophistication of Paris. With vibrant floral notes of jasmine and Damascenia rose, this carefree and elegant fragrance is a great buy for anyone with wanderlust-filled daydreams.
For a commitment-phobic fragrance lover, this gorgeously packaged set includes 10 travel-size vials of TOCCA’s fashion-forward scents. Inspired by different female personas, it’s got enough variety to please even the most seasoned dabbler. Plus, the reusable tin serves as decorative storage after they’re all gone.
With notes of fresh jasmine balanced out by woodsy bergamot, this is a no-nonsense fragrance. The strong and classic appeal of this scent makes it a great buy for almost anyone, but particularly those in a corporate office setting since it’s not overly sweet and works well from day to night.
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Globetrotter and pink lipstick enthusiast, Ally-Marie is an admitted product hoarder and a diehard advocate for heat-free hairstyle.