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I personally would never buy perfume for someone else unless I knew exactly the brand they liked - it's too risky. Perfume is such a personal thing and can smell so different on different people - can actually smell different as you get older, I think.
Having said all that, she's asked for perfume. Can you discover what she wears now? Failing that, I'd have thought Aqua de Parma is about as inoffensive as it's possible to get, though it's not floral.
I know the Sisley perfumes pretty well - love Sisley 1 and 2 and the Eau de Campagne - but they're very much my own style - citrussy and green, not floral. Sisley 3 might be worth checking out.