Words: Lauren Carbran
Want to do your Christmas shopping early? Course you do. Take note of our Christmas shopping hacks – they’ll come in handy for that perfume gift, we promise…
1. SHOP WHEN YOUR SENSE OF SMELL IS STRONGEST
Your sense of smell is at its best in the afternoon. Got a free lunch break? Pop into your nearest branch of The Perfume Shop and start sniffing! You won’t regret it once you leave with your Christmas shopping TOTALLY done. You’re welcome.
Looking for a standout scent? Opt for Carolina Herrera Good Girl Velvet Fatale for her, which looks like a stiletto but smells of almond, cocoa and vanilla. Lush.
2. AVOID WEARING FRAGRANCE THAT DAY
Spritzing a scent before you go fragrance shopping is a bit of a sin. You’ll be distracted by the notes in the fragrance you’re already wearing – and, what’s more, you won’t really know what your perfume gift smells like.
That's why we recommend carrying a travel-size scent in your bag, so you can spritz when you please. How cute is this 30ml Hugo Boss The Scent For Her Private Accord? It's a sensual blend of cocoa and mandarin.
3. TAKE A BREAK BETWEEN TESTING
Spraying testing strips with the latest scents can be way too exciting. The bad news? Our sense of smell can become a little numb to fragrance when you’ve tested quite a few. We recommend taking a break of one to three minutes between fragrances.
4. ASK AN IN-STORE EXPERT
All our shops have in-store experts who are more than happy to guide you to the perfect Christmas gift. Tell them about the person you’re buying for – their personality, age and style – and they’ll show you the scents that match the description. Your Christmas list = sorted.