Many a post has been written on the ins and outs of gifting fragrance for Mother’s Day. The main takeaway? Unless you’ve got a solid plan, a successful purchase can be hit or miss. Obviously, mums with a signature scent are comparatively easy to buy for. You’ll either strongly associate a specific fragrance with her home (the GOURMAND presence of A TAHAA AFFAIR, for example), or know firsthand – from hearing her wax lyrical about it, no doubt – which perfume she never goes a day without wearing. But what about everyone else?
First off, if you feel comfortable asking your mother about her favourite scents or perfumery notes, do it. (See point above about how much easier it is to buy fragrance when you’ve got a proven winner to guide you.) If not, have a snoop around her dressing table for clues. If you’re still coming up blank, it pays to stick with compositions that fall more on the classic side of things.
Fragrances like FLOWER SYMPHONY 14ML EAU DE PARFUM, that showcase traditional blooms like rose, jasmine and freesia, tend to be crowd-pleasers. Softer scents that feature juicy fruit layered over a soft floral base, like FOREVER FLORENCE 14ML EAU DE PARFUM, are also popular. Another option? Something sultry for after dark. Our MIDNIGHT IN MILAN 14ML EAU DE PARFUM, features voluptuous rose and buttery saffron with a twist of aromatic moss.
If in doubt, you can’t go wrong with selecting a few for mum to try and keeping the runners up for yourself!