Perfume is potentially one of the best gifts around, particularly because of its special potential. The bottle can be a beautiful desk decoration in addition to the enjoyment of its scent which is usually an olfactory delight. Perfume giving is a ritual all women need to be inducted to at some point.
Over the years I have received almost every Britney Spears fragrance, as well as Kylie Minogue's one, Mariah Carey and a few other celebrity ones. I feel that the best one would have to be Vera Wang's Princess. It is available in different limited editions depending on what time of the year you look for them and are reasonably priced for a special present without going overboard and buying a Chanel. Photo link
I have to disagree, women do not "need" to be inducted into perfume giving. Perfume is a luxury, not a need and I wouldn't assume everybody wants it or can wear it. I have sensitive skin and can't wear a lot of perfumes and I don't like to use stuff that's tested on animals so I've never been really into perfume and wouldn't normally give it as a gift.
Hypothetically if my daughter was a teenager and wanted some perfume I'd probably look for one that was ethically produced and didn't have too many nasty ingredients, and would get some idea what kind of scents she is into first.
Surprisingly the big stores are becoming more diverse in what perfume they can offer customers. I understand that not everyone likes to smell like something besides what they are usually comfortable with, however there are fragrances to suit all sorts of needs such as allergies and non-cruelty. You could try the Pacifica range - No parabens, animal testing, animal ingredients or artificial colors. 100% VEGAN and Gluten-free. I've seen that brand in David Jones. I bought Pure by DKNY for a friend who is allergic and that's what it was designed for.
My teenage daughter loved the range of perfumes JB put out but once he became anything but popular she moved on! Now it's 1Ds one moment. She also likes Marc Jacobs"s range in those cute bottles with floral, fruity fragrances. She loves Victoria's secret range too. All my daughter's friends wear perfumes and loves getting them as gifts. They too have their favourites as we adults do. My daughter loves getting perfumes as gifts and so do her friends. But before I give a perfume as a gift I tend to inquire into what the individual prefers .
Perfume is a very personal gift to give to another person. Unless I know that person really well, like my daughters or my BFF, who have the same taste in perfume that I have, I wouldn't ever go down that road as a present. Perfume is a very individual thing I feel. I had the luck to work in a perfume shop as a part of a retail course I was doing in 2013. I had to complete 80 hours of work experience and befriended a perfume store manager at a local shopping centre. She gave me the best training and appreciation of perfumes and men's fragrances and I've become a bit of a perfume snob, I'm afraid. I know what I like and don't like and would NEVER buy a "celebrity" perfume. For some reason, most, if not all of them, are sickly sweet because they are predominantly marketed towards teenage girls who haven't yet developed their own style. The best thing mothers can do for their daughters is to take them to a perfume master class. Some of the major pharmacy chains do them now and again. It gives them a brief history of where perfume originated and they cna get samples and win prizes of fragrances which are worth a bit of money. It's also a great bonding experience for mums and daughters. P.S. If I was really pushed to buy someone a perfume, Daisy by Marc Jacobs is a great one to buy. Very fresh and smells beautiful. Mandy E.
I would say that you must go for Oud-E-Khaas Perfume By Neesh. It is available online on Neesh.in . With a lingering base note of musk and agar wood which transforms into sharp sweet wood with Indian saffron in the top notes Oud E Khass Perfume has got a classy touch to its fragrance.