All fragrances fall into family groups e.g. Floral, Woody, Spicy and Fresh etc. People tend to stay with a certain smell family, either because it recreates happy memories, or simply because it stimulates their olfactory receptors.
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If you want to change your perfume/aftershave or are looking for a fragrance gift, it is a good idea to look at what you/they already like and try to find something else within that particular family group. The chances are if they like one floral fragrance, they may also like others.