Gifts of fragrance are loved for any occasion, but are perfect for Mother’s Day. Whether you pick up one of Mom’s beloved fragrances, or decide to choose one based on what you’d think she’d enjoy, a gift of fragrance is thoughtful and personal. Here are some of my favorite fragrances for Mother’s Day!
For the mom that’s constantly on the go, the philosophy “live with grace & love” set ($39.50) is a collection of three rollerball fragrances. Included are amazing grace, which I love for it’s soft scent; loveswept, a fruity-floral perfect for summer and live joyously, with notes of tangerine, pink peony and base notes of warm patchouli. This set would be a fantastic gift for the mom who loves to travel, or likes the convenience of taking her fragrance with her.
If you have a mom that’s all about kicking back or loves the laid-back, tropical vibe of the islands, I’d suggest Tommy Bahama Island Life ($78). It’s a gorgeous fragrance with top notes of Juicy Pear and sparkling Mandarin blend. The heart of the fragrance is a fresh bouquet of White Rose, Peony and Peach Blossom blooms with finishing notes of Vanilla Bean, Sandalwood and Musk. This scent is easy to wear for summer; no matter what her lifestyle.
Flowers for Mother’s Day? Go one better. With each spritz of the new Daisy Eau So Fresh Sorbet and you (or mom) will instantly feel happy. For the mom that likes a light, fresh fragrance, Daisy Eau So Fresh Sorbet ($89) is it. This is my favorite of the Daisy fragrances so far. With notes of Juicy Mandarin, Apple Blossom, Lotus Flower and Magnolia, this scent is easy to wear any time. When your mom puts this on her dresser, she’ll think of you every time she uses it!
If you’ve got a mom that’s active, feminine, spirited and confident, I’d suggest Bond No. 9 Park Avenue South ($200). I’ve long been a fan of these high-quality fragrances and Park Avenue South is fabulous. With a green apple-floral top note and a heart of peach and jasmine, this scent is as vibrant as the neighborhood that inspired it. I love the fun and flirty packaging. Also available, the Park Avenue South 24/7 Body Silk and Park Avenue South Candle.
Do words like timeless, classic, honest and modern describe your mom? If so, she captures the spirit of new B. Balenciaga Skin Eau de Parfum ($110). This fragrance highlights both floral and woody notes, including Green Tea, Lily of the Valley and Green Edamame Accord. As the fragrance develops, in come the lush peonies and then a drydown that includes cashmere woods for staying power and warmth. The bottle is stunning; it has an architectural design and is done in a delicate blush/nude color. To me, this fragrance can be worn just as easily on the weekend running errands as it could in a work setting. It’s exquisite!
Maybe your mom doesn’t wear fragrances. No worries. If you have a mom that appreciates having a good hand cream in her purse or at her desk, the L’Occitane Hand Cream Trio ($28) is the perfect gift. L’Occitane Hand Cream is always on my list of top recommended hand creams. This set includes a 1 ounce tube of Cherry Blossom, 20% Shea Butter and Pivoine Flora (peony, obsessed) scents in a beautiful floral-inspired gift box. What’s nice is that she’ll have one for her purse, desk and bedside!
If mom is into body products…or who loves sweets (without the calories!), my suggestion is anything from the new Laura Mercier Tarte au Citron Collection. I’m obsessed with this warm, lemony, sugary, inviting scent! There are three products in the luxurious bath & body collection: Laura Mercier Tarte au Citron Eau Gorumande Eau De Toilette ($55), Laura Mercier Tarte au Citron Crème Body Wash ($40) and Laura Mercier Tarte au Citron Soufflé Body Crème ($60). I tried the Tarte au Citron Crème Body Wash, which is amazing. Leaves skin soft and silky; love!
What’s your favorite gift to remember mom on Mother’s Day?