Choosing the right perfume can be difficult and because it is also considered an intimate gift buying the wrong perfume can backfire on you and get you the opposite result of that which you hoped for. The first thing you need to do is do some homework, meaning research. Look at your lady's perfume bottles, the ones that are nearly empty will be her favorites. If there is one there that is nearly full chances are she doesn't wear it often or doesn't like it. Hint around and ask her what types of fragrances she likes and dislikes.
Humans are very sensory oriented and our sense of smell is no different. Certain perfumes can elicit strong reactions in both the wearer and the person reacting to the scent. Perfumes are made not only to attract but to also relax someone.
If you aren't totally sure what kind of perfume to buy you can always play it safe and get something in the aromatherapy line. If you go this route, bear in mind that vanilla scents are considered to relax and a peppermint or lemon scent will be more stimulating. Buying a woman's perfume for your wife or girlfriend is serious business. They expect you to know what they like, so you better know. This is your chance to show that you really do pay attention and that you know what she likes and doesn't like. If you get it right you will get rewarded way beyond the small bottle of perfume, get it wrong and you'll be accused of buying something your old girlfriend liked! Other than the snooping I already mentioned, if you are buying the gift for a special occasion such as Christmas or Valentines Day you can be a little more upfront about asking than if you were just trying to surprise her.
Take a look at her wish list, if she has perfume on the list ask her what types she likes. As soon as you can go write it down so you don't forget, you know how we men are. You should be very sure of your selection when you buy the perfume for your lady so make sure you have done your research so that you don't end up upsetting her instead of thrilling her. Remember, this is just like buying lingerie it isn't about what you like it is about what she likes! She is the one that will be wearing it to school or work and therefore it's for her not you. But, if you get it right she will think of you every time someone compliments her on her fragrance and that my friend, is priceless.
Gregg Hall is an author and internet marketing consultant living in Navarre Florida. Find more about women's perfume and discount perfume at http://www.womensperfumedirect.com