6 Essential Fragrance Gifting Tips For the Holiday Season
Elevate your gift-giving game and delight your loved ones with thoughtful fragrance choices.
Few things are more intimate than the signature scents we choose to wear. They represent our taste, lifestyle and mood, and even make especially thoughtful gifts that express how well we know—and what we think of—our loved ones. Consider, for example, selecting a sweet, vibrant scent with notes of juicy cassis, luscious black cherry and warm amber wood, like GUESS Bella Vita, to reflect a person’s empowering, mysterious and inviting nature; or maybe a fresh and fruity scent with notes of orris flower, magnolia, creamy citrus and sandalwood, like GUESS Bella Vita Rosa, for your more playful and romantic loved ones. For the glamorous women in your life, consider the new GUESS Bella Vita Paradiso, which offers an irresistible fusion of Italian pear blossom and succulent red berries, along with floral notes of jasmine, gardenia and tuberose.
Choosing a fragrance for someone else can be a daunting task, so we’ve broken down a few helpful tips for picking the perfect one.
Know their general scent preferences
When it comes to gifting fragrance, let go of your own preferences and step into the olfactory palate of your giftee. If you know this person well, you likely already know what they like, which usually comes down to one or two of the following: fruity, citrus, woody or sweet. If you’re not sure, this might require a bit of harmless detective work. Next time you’re in their home, take note of the candles or diffusers they have to get a sense of their scent preference, or even ask their partner or close friend. This will help you select a fragrance based on its scent style and notes. If they like fruity and warm, they’ll love GUESS Bella Vita’s top and heart notes of zesty Italian lemon, Italian bergamot, vanilla and jasmine.
Consider their lifestyle and daily routine
The perfect fragrance is more than just an accessory—it’s a grounding agent that helps communicate who we are and elevate our everyday experiences. Does your giftee like to keep things simple and uniform, or are they into taking risks and living life outside the box? Maybe they fall somewhere in between and want a scent that can jazz up their first-date outfits or take them from day to night. GUESS Bella Vita Rosa is ideal for any woman, regardless of their routine—whether they want a quick, energizing spritz before running errands or a scent that will channel their sexy feminine side.
Note: If they lean towards an on-the-go refresher, the GUESS Bella Vita Fragrance Mist will do the trick.
Identify a personal connection other than scent
You might think how a fragrance smells is the most important factor in choosing it, but it isn’t necessarily. The best part of giving a gift, aside from getting your loved one something they desire, is making things personal and demonstrating how well you know them. Pick a fragrance with an element that is connected to the person you’re giving it to, like the name or where it was made. If your giftee spent a summer living in Italy or perhaps their mother’s favourite plant is jasmine, then the new GUESS Bella Vita Paradiso would be a meaningful gift. These subtle yet important connections between the wearer and the perfume make all the difference.
Keep in mind their personality traits
Fragrance is all about personality. Think energetic, open hearted, whimsical, mysterious. An energetic and open-hearted person might lean towards fruity, uplifting fragrances that invigorate the senses, whereas someone more whimsical might opt for soft, powdery florals that elicit daydreams of fluffy clouds. Those on the mysterious side may prefer deep, aromatic scents that are layered and bold. Reflecting their personality in the scent you buy for them shows that you see them—and what better gift is there than that?
When in doubt, play it safe
You don’t have to choose the most potent fragrance to make a point. There are wonderful scents, like GUESS Bella Vita, GUESS Bella Vita Rosa or the new GUESS Bella Vita Paradiso, that combine some of the most popular perfume notes that appeal to all tastes and can fit seamlessly into anyone’s life. If you don’t want to take too big of a leap into the unknown, stick with something dependable and widely liked; a fragrance that can easily follow them through many seasons of life.
You don’t have to choose the most potent fragrance to make a point. There are wonderful scents, like GUESS Bella Vita, GUESS Bella Vita, GUESS Bella Vita Rosa or the new GUESS Bella Vita Paradiso, that combine some of the most popular perfume notes and can fit seamlessly into anyone’s life. If you don’t want to take too big of a leap into the unknown, stick with something dependable and widely liked—a fragrance that can easily accompany them through many seasons of life.
Pair it with a thoughtful note
At this point, you’ve probably picked out the perfect scent for whomever you’re shopping for. Complete the gift with a complimentary note explaining why you made this choice. Make connections between the perfume and their lifestyle and personality, noting how the things you love about them, and their memories and experiences, match the scent you chose. There’s no doubt that from the moment they receive their new fragrance, they will remember you with every spritz.