Home Fragrance Gifting for Personality Types November 21 2014

When it comes to Christmas gifts for those with discerning taste, luxurious interior fragrances like those hand-poured here at Jaye Niemi Australia are as popular as ever.

But unless you're buying for someone whose favourite fragrance you already know, it can be perplexing.

You can be extremely practical and ask them outright. If your friend is black and white in likes and dislikes, frankly that's the best way to go.  {My loved ones tell me I'm difficult to buy for, as I have all the gorgeously glam Scented Candles, Aroma Reeds, Room Mists and Aromatic Oils I can wish for at my fingertips. "Please throw white flowers, champagne and fountain pen ink," I say in response.}

Another way is to do some detective work and discover their favourite personal perfume .  Look it up online or go to a perfumerie and discover whether it's floral, fresh or oriental-woodsy and its key scent notes ~ then click here and Browse by that scent type for our interior fragrance products that match.  This is an excellent way to increase your chances of finding something they will love.

Personally, though, I love to consider their personality and choose something from that perspective. If you'd like to play along, here is a matching guide for our Jaye Niemi Scented Candles and other fine home scents of elegance.  {Click on the fragrance name for more detailed scent notes.}


These happy souls light up the room and tend to bring out people's fun side.  They aren't necessarily dancing on a table and being an overt 'life of the party', but they are animated, they talk with their hands and also love to go with the flow.  They are often chatterboxes, too.  Our fragrance matches?

  • Living Verbena … fresh, light luscious. A zesty combination of citrus & spice, with essential oils of may chang, verbena, basil, caraway, sweet orange, lime, lemon, eucalyptus
  • Grapefruit + Jojoba … light, crisp, cheerful. A lively blend of fresh tropical notes, with essential oils of mandarin, grapefruit, labdanum, elemi, benzoin


You know that friend who always has home-baked comfort food at the ready and a willing ear?  They are probably somewhat on the quiet or shy side.  They pay attention to detail, are sensitive to the needs of others, and read the instructions before they do anything.  You can always count on them to be there for you.  Fragrance matches?

  • Ginger Lily + Water Fruits … light, green, floral full of lovely notes from a Japanese water garden, with essential oils of lemon, petitgrain, spearmint, galbanum, white grapefruit, birch, lotus leaf, ginger, melon extract
  • Lavender Mt Blanc, Valencia + Clary Sage … soothing, balancing, delicate. A truly restful ambience, with essential oils of lavender Mt Blanc, valencia orange, rose geranium, bergamot, clary sage, frankincense, sandalwood


These are the types who make decisions swiftly and act on them even more swiftly ~ or so it feels.  They can be feisty, determined and passionate about what they love.  If they want that chest of drawers moved and there's no-one to help them, they will find a way to do it themselves ~ even if they end up nursing a pulled muscle or tweaked neck because of it.  Fragrance matches?

  • Tuberose + Sandalwood … deep, sultry, voluptuous. Absolutely intoxicating, with essential oils of sandalwood, ylang ylang, celery seed, vanilla, tuberose absolute
  • Precious Woods + Vetiver … warm, spicy, narcotic. An ethereal experience, with essential oils of cedarwood, sandalwood, basil, vetiver, clove, lavender, geranium, jasmine

Bless the perfectionists of the world.  When you want something done properly, you place it in their hands and breathe a sigh of relief.  They enjoy plenty of privacy and time to themselves and take great pleasure from keeping their surrounds neat and streamlined.  Patient and precise, they usually buy exactly what they want and wait if they need to in order to get it.  These souls are most likely best suited to your ascertaining exactly what they want ~ they don't usually enjoy surprises anyway.  But if you are game, I venture forth just this one.

  • THINK 9 … nine of the most powerful essential oils used to assist concentration, increase alertness, aid creativity and calm stressed nerves: jasmine, lavender, lemon, clary sage, lemongrass, bergamot, peppermint, geranium and rosemary

We'd love to hear your stories if you use our personality matching guide for your gifting, not just for Christmas but all year round.

To simple yet beautiful pleasures ... X

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