Last minute gift shopping for Mother’s Day usually results in a not-so-thoughtful gift, with the exception, of course, of buying her a new bottle of perfume, which is one of the most personal gifts out there. We know it’s Friday…and that you have to see mom on Sunday, but no sweat — the mall is open on Saturday, and our personal perfume picks below will definitely hide any trace of this being a last-minute job. So whether your mom is super luxe or super down-to-earth, we’ve got you covered with some of the best new fragrances this season (plus something extra to go with each one).
For the fun mom: Jimmy Choo Flash. If you have a fun mom — you know the kind that knows how to have a good time (and maybe even rolled to a few parties with you back in the day) — consider me very jealous of you growing up. Celebrate her fun-loving ways with the new perfume by Jimmy Choo, Flash, a bright burst of white florals tempered by pink pepper and powdery woods that creates an uplifting yet sensual fragrance. Even the bottle and the packaging is a lot of fun: the crystal-faceted, shimmery bottle is reminiscent of a paparazzi flash bulb and the glitter packaging barely needs any wrapping. If you’re really good to your mom, you might even get her a new pair of party shoes to go with it.
For the old-world Hollywood mom: Tocca Liliana. This new fragrance from Tocca draws inspiration from the beyond-glamourous days of the Roaring 20s. The perfume marries notes of watery peach, white peony, sandalwood, and musk to create a cocktail that is at once sweet and sophisticated. Smelling the scent immediately transports us to a fantasy garden party, where the ladies wore full length dresses and diamonds in their hair. Housed in the signature Tocca bottle, the perfume also adds a bit of old world glamour to any vanity. Surprise mom with this perfume alongside tickets to The Great Gatsby this weekend for the full experience.
For the classic mom: NEST White Narcisse: Odds are if your mom has that classic stylish sensibility, she already has a bunch of NEST candles scattered throughout her rooms. Why not indulge her with a little something extra for herself — their new White Narcisse Body and Soul Spray? The fragrance is best described as elegant, with notes of white narcisse blended with hints of French mimosa, dewy muguet and creamy sandalwood. The image of the packaging speaks for itself — elevating this perfume from fragrance to a piece of artwork. Couple this gift with a membership to her favorite yoga studio, and you’ve got mind, body and soul covered.
For the ultra-luxe mom: Jour d’ Hermes: We know that your mom only likes the best of the best, which is why we’re suggesting Hermes (naturally). Leave your dad to get her the Birkin, but surprise her with the newest fragrance from the house: Jour d’Hermes. The scent is sophisticated and sensual, but not overpowering. We’ve also found that many uber-luxe fragrances can tend to smell a bit..mature, but Jour d’Hermes has a lightness and radiance to it, while still maintaining a very elegant feel. The perfume opens with a few citrusy notes, with a heart of green blended flowers, and a base of earthy, woodsy, musk. The bottle is designed by Hermes’ in-house jeweler Pierre Hardy (yes that one) and makes an beautiful statement on any dresser. Make her day perfectly Parisian by pairing this fragrance with a box of macarons — for the Hermes mom, we recommend Laduree, obviously.
For the one-of-a-kind mom: Original Scent: Sometimes off-the-shelf just won’t do for mom. In that case, treat her to something that 100% as unique as she is with a gift certificate to Orignal Scent. Let her play perfumer and create her own line of fragrances, body care, candles, even hair products — all customized to exactly how she likes it. Don’t live by their store? No worries — she can create it virtually through a detailed, customized process right on their website. A custom mom of course, deserves a custom necklace — so make her her own name necklace at Baublebar. Just let her know it’s on the way!