5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Luxury Perfume for Her

You want to buy Gucci perfume online for your significant other, but you aren’t sure which fragrance to choose, what type is right for her lifestyle, or where to purchase it.  Perhaps you have no idea what kind of scent she enjoys wearing, or you don’t know which option is appropriate for this stage of your relationship. You can get your hands on Frederic Malle as its one of the best perfumes out there.

Luckily, you aren’t the first person to face these dilemmas. Men worldwide long to gift their girlfriend or wife a luxury scent but instantly get overwhelmed when they see all of the available options.

Of course, you want the perfume to smell nice, but with so many fragrances on the market, it can be hard to determine which one is right for your significant other. To help you make the right decision for your loved one, read on for the five questions you need to ask yourself before choosing a luxury perfume for her.

1. Which scents suit her style?

The most important consideration to make when choosing a luxury perfume for your significant other is that you need to pick a scent that will suit her personal style. There are many possibilities, so it is crucial to think about which smells represent her best.

Generally, perfume scents are divided into the following categories: Floral, Fresh, Musky, Woody, and Oceanic, each of which complements different personalities. For example, if she often wears feminine clothing, then she may prefer floral or fresh scents, while oceanic and woody scents are ideal for women who love nature, and musky scents pair well with ladies who like to be mysterious.

Luckily, all perfumes come with lengthy descriptions that detail the fragrance notes and provide more information about the scent’s nature. If you are still unsure of what will work best for your partner, look at the perfumes she already owns and make a mental note of the main ingredients. This should help you narrow down your choices when you go shopping. At the very least, it will send you in the right direction of her new favorite scent.

2. When does she wear fragrance?

The next question you want to ask yourself is when your partner most frequently wears fragrances. This is notable because it will provide you with more insight into the type of perfume she will wear the most. Perfumes are divided into five classes based on their fragrance concentration, and this often affects when she is likely to wear it.

Parfum has the highest fragrance concentration, ensuring its scent lasts up to eight hours. This is also the most expensive option, meaning it is often used sparingly and for special occasions.

Eau de Parfum (EDP) has the second highest fragrance concentration, lasting up to five hours on the skin. As it is slightly less expensive than Parfum, it is a fantastic option for a high-quality fragrance that can be used somewhat regularly, but probably not every day.

For an everyday fragrance, Eau de Toilette (EDT) is generally the best option as it is affordable and lasts up to three hours. Below that, you have Eau de Cologne (EDC) and Eau Fraiche, both of which have minimal fragrance concentration and a lower degree of scent complexity. If you are on a budget, one of these two options may be your best choice; however, it is recommended that you choose something that lasts longer whenever possible.

3. Why am I purchasing it for her?

Scent is a strong emotional trigger, which means the perfume that you purchase for your girlfriend or wife is going to stay with her long after the first spritz. For this reason, it is essential to consider why you are purchasing it for her and what you want the fragrance to represent. In other words, not only does the scent have to suit her personality, but it also has to make sense for your relationship.

If you are in the early stages of your relationship, you may want to avoid purchasing a fragrance with “love” in the name, or that is too over-the-top in fragrance notes and sex appeal. After all, you don’t want to scare her off! Additionally, perfume is something too special to throw away, so early on, opt for something small such as a high-quality rollerball or a sample set of various perfumes.

Later on in the relationship, you can gift her fragrances to celebrate personal and professional milestones or to show her how much you care. At this point, the more romantic the name and the scent, the better.

4. How much do I want to spend?

There is no denying that fragrance is an expensive purchase, which means that you want to keep your budget in mind before you start shopping. The last thing you want to do is gift her a low-quality, cheap perfume as it will not only smell inferior, but it also may contain damaging chemicals that are unhealthy for her skin.

If you are on a tight budget, always opt for a smaller version of a high-quality fragrance. For example, Cartier perfume for her is always a foolproof option as the brand’s scents are timeless, sophisticated, and incredibly feminine. Similarly, Christian Dior, Givenchy, and Chanel all make perfumes that instantly make a woman feel more confident in her own skin.

5. Where should I buy the perfume?

Now that you have a greater understanding of the type of perfume you want to gift your lady, it is time to start shopping. Generally, it is highly recommended that you purchase the fragrance from a reputable online retailer which specializes in luxury scents.

Not only does this type of retailer offer the best selection of fragrances, but you can also be assured that you are getting authentic products (unfortunately, that isn’t always the case). When browsing through the collection online, you can organize the products by popularity, average rating, and latest reviews, which will help you recognize which perfumes are most loved by women worldwide.

Are you considering buying your significant other a new perfume? What type of scents do you think she would like? Where are you considering purchasing from? Let us know your thoughts and any additional questions you have in the comments below.


Mohammed Ali is the Owner and Managing Director at France Gallery Co., a well-established retail supplier of high-end gift items and accessories in Kuwait. Its multi-product range runs from original French perfumes, bags, and fashion accessories to original leather purses and wallets for both men and women — all quality products and international labels at the most affordable prices.