Figuring out what to buy your friend for their birthday can be hard. If they’re even a
little bit obsessed with fragrance, a bottle of perfume is nice. But perfume shopping for friends always comes with a risk. There’s a chance it’ll sit unused on their shelf because they have too many to get through, or aren’t in love enough to wear it 24/7. So if you want to play it a bit safer, there are plenty of lovely gifts around that are way more likely to get used.
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Next time you’re scratching your head, wondering what to buy your fragrance-loving friend, try one of these…
Zara Home Orange Blossom Scented Cards
These cards are scented with orange blossom, bergamot and honeysuckle and can be popped into small places like your drawers or closet.
Price: $19.95, zarahome.com
philosophy amazing grace shampoo, bath & shower gel
This shampoo, bath and shower gel is for fans of the philosophy amazing grace fragrance. It’s a gentle and nourishing formula that’s like a lighter version of the Eau de Toilette.
L’OCCITANE Verbena Scented Candle
This candle has a burning time of up to 22 hours and features a fresh and zesty verbena scent.
Circa Home Electric Wax Warmer & Wax Melts
An electric wax warmer
like this one has a soft warm glow and allows hours of fragrance from wax melts like the Circa Home 1965 Vanilla Bean & Allspice Scented Soy Melts.
MOR Pomegranate Reed Diffuser
reed room diffuser features notes of pomegranate, blackcurrant, rosehip and neroli.
Molton Brown Ylang-Ylang Home & Linen Mist
home and linen mist has notes of tangerine, cardamom, ginger, ylang ylang, jasmine, rose absolute, vanilla, cedarwood and musk.
Jo Malone London Peony & Blush Suede Body and Hand Wash
hand wash is what we like to call ‘fancy guest’ hand wash. It features notes of red apple, peony and suede.
Perfumed Jewelry Enchanted Fragranced Necklace
Scented jewellery is pricey, but we’ve added it as ‘group gift’ inspiration. You can buy it scented with popular fragrances your friend might already love, or with aromatherapy blends.
Price: $190, perfumedjewelry.com
Have you tried any of these products? How do you figure out what to buy loved ones?