Shopping for your mom this Mother’s Day needn’t be a chore. Just think – what is her favourite fragrance? Does she need a refill? Maybe she should be spoiled with something new. The art of fragrance gifting is filled with nostalgia and emotion. It’s personal too, so make sure you do your homework beforehand. Does she prefer something sweet or floral? Is a more masculine, woody scent her cup of tea? Either way, the scent you choose to gift the number one woman in your life needs to make an impression. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with these suggestions. Some are familiar favourites. Others are newbies. All are amazing.
Narciso Rodriguez For Her Eau De Parfum
This iconic scent was introduced to the world in 2006 and has been a firm favourite within the floral oriental fragrance family. With notes like rose, peach pulp, musc, patchouli and amberlyn, Mom will adore this fragrance if she’s a fan of soft, powder scents with a floral twist. This exquisite EDP develops from hour to hour throughout the day and it’s so easy to wear. The light-pink bottle will also make a great addition to her dressing table. Our tip: encourage her to spritz it on her pulse points to elongate the beautiful notes, i.e. her neck, wrists and cleavage area.
Jimmy Choo Fever Eau De Parfum
Before we talk about the juice, let’s marvel at the beauty of this bottle, shall we? The inspo came from jewel-coloured Venetian Murano glass and pays homage to Jimmy Choo’s crystal-encrusted shoes. It’s a definite head-turner. This fruity-fresh EDP opens up with top notes of litchi combined with bitter grapefruit. Middle notes include exotic vanilla accord, jasmine and subtle hints of almond through the heliotrope. It eventually settles into further almondy notes of tonka bean, benzoin and a creamy, dreamy sandalwood that rounds the scent off to perfect warmth. Mom will love it!
Marc Jacobs Eau So Fresh Eau de Toilette
Yes, this bottle also makes us smile every time we look at it. If mom prefers something less heady than an EDP, opt for an EDT. Eau de toilette fragrances are lighter and suited for casual, everyday wear. Sparkling green notes take centre stage in this uber-fresh scent, such as pear, raspberry and grapefruit. The heart is made up of a rich combination of crispness with notes of apple blossom, litchi, violet, rose and jasmine. To end it off, musky notes of Virginia Cedarwood, plum and soft musk give us a sensational, woody base. It’s bright, fun and light-hearted and will make a great gift for mom.
Clinique Aromatics Elixir Riches Fragrance Gift Set
Clinique’s Aromatics is the epitome of nostalgia and it’s no wonder – this scent is the first fragrance released by the brand in the 1970s. If Aromatics is Mom’s signature scent, this gift set is the perfect spoil for the 14th of May. It includes a 75ml body wash and 75ml body cream (which is perfect for travelling). These products will also prolong the notes of the iconic fragrance once layered. The most impressive thing about this gift set? It contains a 100ml bottle of Aromatics – we love a full-sized scent! In case the notes have slipped your mind, here’s a recap: it opens with fresh notes of bergamot, geranium, lemon, clary sage, chamomile and Brazilian rosewood. In the heart, you’ll be treated to the exquisite group of orange blossom, ylang-ylang, rose, orris root and carnation. The musky base note combination of vetiver, oakmoss, patchouli and intense incense will have you revisiting memory lane before you know it.
Dior Miss Dior Eau de Parfum
This amber floral fragrance from Dior is fun, exciting and filled with notes that evoke happiness and joy – all the things you want your mom to feel this Mother’s Day. From the first spritz, you’ll notice the dominant combination of florals, such as peony, lily-of-the-valley and iris. The bright, fruity heart is comprised of feminine rose, sweet apricot and crisp peach. And for the grand finale (aka base notes), we have a delicate musk, tonka bean, benzoin and sandalwood variation. It’s perfectly balanced with floral – woody – fresh and sweet. The signature couture bow makes this look like an already wrapped gift. We’re obsessed.
Estée Lauder Radiant Mirage Eau De Parfum
This scent is for the moms who need calm and serenity (okay, all moms then). It’s a white floral woody fragrance containing notes that’ll transport you to a place of escape upon first spritz. Picture this: intoxicating jasmine sambac surrounded by the extreme warmth of Indonesian patchouli and Australian sandalwood. The ever-chic bottle design is based on a stylised jasmin sambac blossom. Our tip: although this fragrance bottle would look gorgeous in the sunlight, tell Mom to store it in a dark, dry place, such as a bedroom cupboard or room that has black-out curtains. This will prevent the scent from discolouring and diluting. Avoid storing your perfumes in bathrooms as they’re prone to dampness.