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How To Buy Fragrances Online When You Can’t In Person

How To Buy Fragrances Online When You Can’t In Person

As the season of gift-giving is just around the corner, you might be thinking about your Christmas shopping already. Perfumes and aftershaves are a classic, well-received gift that many hope to get at Christmas.

Since they eventually run out, if you know someone's signature scent, keeping them topped up is a gift well-appreciated. But what if your loved one doesn’t have a favourite scent?

What if they’ve asked for a bottle of perfume or aftershave without any brand in mind? If you're currently in this dilemma then you’ve come to the right place.

We’ve put together this guide on everything you need to know about choosing a fragrance online, with examples included!

Use our Fragrance Finder At Perfume Direct, we have the perfect tool for you to use when you want to buy fragrances online. Simply use our fragrance finder!

Our handy tool allows you to find similar fragrances based off of existing scents you or someone else loves. If you haven't got a particular fragrance in mind, our tool also allows you to choose fragrances based off of the different types such as fruity, floral, woody, etc. Try it out here.

Decide on the type of fragrance There are a few categories of fragrances to choose from. Narrowing this down can help you massively if you’re buying for someone else. Here are the different fragrance types, what to look out for, and examples of each.

Fresh

Fresh fragrances usually contain citrus notes as well as green notes. Lily-of-the-valley, lemon, ginger, and bergamot all add freshness to a scent. If you know someone that gravitates towards this kind of fragrance then these are the kind of notes to look out for. A great example of a fresh fragrance is Calvin Klein Eternity Moment Eau De Parfum.

Sweet

Sweet fragrances are easy to spot, usually a sweet scent will have notes of vanilla in it. Other sweet notes to look out for include cinnamon and honeysuckle. A classically sweet fragrance is Ariana Grande’s Sweet Like Candy Eau De Parfum.

Floral

Floral fragrances are very elegant and feminine. This kind of fragrance often has flowery notes such as jasmine, rose, and lily. Paco Rabanne Lady Million Eau De Parfum is a great example of a floral scent.

Woody

Woody fragrances are known for their warmth and sensuality. Amber, sandalwood, patchouli, and cedarwood are all common notes found in woody fragrances. Many aftershaves are usually wood-based. A popular example of one being Hugo Boss Bottled Night Eau De Toilette.

We hope you found this guide to fragrance finding online useful, feel free to contact us for any fragrance related queries.

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