Looking to treat yourself to a new scent this season?

Selecting a perfume is such a personal experience. We're drawn to fragrances that we feel represent and complement our personality. This can make it challenging to find the right one, especially when browsing online. If you're unsure how to choose a perfume scent, we've put together a few helpful tips.

Get to know fragrance vocabulary

Perfumery is an art, with experts training for years to understand the multi-layered process of developing a scent. The technical terms used can often make it difficult to know whether a particular composition is exactly what you're looking for. Our fragrance glossary can help you with any unfamiliar terms.

Look for your favourite ingredients

We all have scents that we simply adore. While we love trying something new, there's often a certain aroma we find ourselves coming back to time and time again. When searching for a new fragrance, it may help to peek at the perfumes currently adorning your dressing table and make a note of the key ingredients you see. You can then use this as a guide.

When it comes to sourcing ingredients, we believe in using only the most precious and luxurious materials. For our La Perla fragrances, we've carefully selected both sustainably-harvested naturals and safe synthetic elements, so you know that everything in your impeccably presented bottle is kind to you and the planet.

Try a sample

Just like going into a store and testing a perfume with a delicate spritz on your skin, sampling is a wonderful way to examine a fragrance without the obligation to buy. You should only wear a scent you truly love, which is why we make sure that all our products are a risk-free purchase. Each of our full-size bottles bought online comes with a complimentary vial of the same fragrance. When you receive your package, try the contents of the vial first. If it doesn't completely enchant you, you can return the unopened flacon for free.

Are you fond of wearing a different scent every day? If so, our Collection Discovery Pochette is designed for you. Inside this beautifully presented perfume sample gift set you'll find eight glass flacons, one for each of our Collection Fragrances. It offers the perfect opportunity to experience something unique and create your own olfactory sensations through layering.

Take our Fragrance Finder quiz

We know choosing a perfume can often be a complex decision, especially if you're exploring fresh olfactory avenues or buying for someone else. Our Fragrance Finder quiz is a fun and uncomplicated way to discover your next preferred scent. If there's a special someone you're shopping for, simply enter a few details about their preferences for suggestions of what they might enjoy. It takes less than a minute to answer the brief questions and it could help you to uncover a future olfactive favourite.

Have your very own perfume consultation

At some point in your exploration, we feel you should be given a platform to ask whatever comes to mind. So we're offering you the chance to have a complimentary one-to-one fragrance consultation with a member of our knowledgeable team so you can do just that. Have you been considering trying something new but aren't sure what you might like? Perhaps you're looking to experiment with a signature scent or searching for the ideal present for a loved one. Maybe there's even a potion you once cherished but can no longer acquire and you'd like to see if you can replicate it. We're here to guide you on your path, wherever it may be leading you. Our experts can offer you fresh insight or a little inspiration to try something you might otherwise never have discovered. Let us help you to find a scent that represents the confident and exceptional woman you are.

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