How to choose perfume for women

How to Choose Perfume for Women: Gifting Guide

The most confusing thing for a guy is to decide a gift for his girl, and even more difficult is when that gift is supposed to be perfume. I will try and help you in deciding one (in case you want to make the effort) and also name a few easy ones (in case you don’t, scroll down for that) that will be suitable for almost all.

How to choose Perfume for Women:


Perfumes are expensive, so please decide a budget, and stick to it.What she uses: Do you know what perfume is she using currently? if yes, it might help you in finding something else similar to it, since she already enjoys such perfumes. A knowledgeable shopping assistant at any departmental store might be able to help out here. If not, well, lets keep looking.

What kind she likes:

Do you know, if she likes any particular type of fragrance? Maybe she loves roses, or lilies, or chocolate, or oranges. If yes, try and find something where this is the dominant note.If not, well, lets keep looking.


Try checking with her girl friends, if they know what she wants to buy next, or what she is using currently?

What to buy:

This list of perfume for women is when you have absolutely no idea what she likes…the options are as per the price, with the last one being most expensive.

    1. She is a party person:

      Carolina Herrera 212 VIP/ CK EuphoriaGucci Guilty Intense/ Thierry Mugler Alien

    2. She is very classy:

      Armani Code/ Elie Saab Le Parfum/ Burberry My Burberry/ Dior J’adore

  1. Girl next door:

    SJP Lovely/Mark and Jacobs Daisy/ Issey Miyake L’eau D’Issey Florale/  Chanel Coco Mademoiselle

  2. Fun Loving:

    Diesel Loverdose/ YSL Black Opium/ Versace Crystal Noir/ Armani Si

If you are still unsure, do comment with your specific requirement, and I will try and help you as best as I can.


Do compare the retail and the online prices before making the purchase. many a times, the online listings are already hiked up a lot, and then they sell on 40% discount, but at the end, might cost you more than the retail one.

Happy shopping!!

Also read:

Before you commit to a bottle

After you commit to a bottle

Perfume buying guide for the uninitiated

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  • Nilesh

    I want to give gift to my sister for her wedding. Please suggest nice perfume

    • Hi Nilesh! Thanks for your comment, but could you maybe give me something more to go by? Like what she likes, or your budget etc…

      • Nilesh

        Thanks for reply.
        My budget is around 1000-1500 rupees.

        • Titan has a range of perfumes, by the name of Skinn which will fit into your budget…or check flipkart/ amazon etc, where you should find a range of Elizabeth Arden perfumes which is frequently on discount and under 1500. Also diesel plus plus is also a good option, available @ around 1000.

          • Nilesh

            Thank you so much

  • Archi

    Interesting insight…a few here i have not tried yet…n i knw i could always count on ur recommendation, wen it comes to fragrances…& a few other things…;) 😛

    • Rajni

      🙂 🙂 🙂
      Thanks a lot archi!!!

  • Siddharth

    Very nice and useful blog..!!

    • Rajni

      Thanks a lot siddharth 🙂

  • Chhavi Gupta

    hi…am looking for a strong and long lasting perfume, something sweet, party types. can you suggest?

    • Rajni

      Hey…try Alien edp, by Thierry Mugler. Its awesome, sweet, and with terrific sillage and lasting power. Hope that helps.

  • Poonam

    Pretty nice information for deciding on perfumes 🙂

    • Rajni

      Thank you 🙂