It is hard to gift somebody else with a perfume.
Even if you think you know best, even if you are convinced your impeccable taste and extensive knowledge enables you to give your nearest and dearest what they secretly wish for, it remains a gamble. And thou shalt not gamble with perfume.
But, this is a holiday gift guide on a perfume blog. What, oh sage Olfactoria, are you about to suggest then?
I´ll tell you what: Give vouchers. Give the gift of your time, to go with your beloveds to a fragrance boutique and show them the marvels that exist out there, point them in the right direction, but let them choose for themselves. Give them advice, when asked for, give them feedback, when needed.
And don´t forget to give yourself at least one new perfume on your wishlist, in a special, limited edition bottle, if possible. You will be delighted.
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