Fragrances are mood-changers. Although some may think of cologne or perfume as a last-minute impersonal gift, if you know the recipient well enough you will wow her by picking the right scent for her!
Following are some tried and true names along with up and coming choices that would make great gifts for Mom.
La Vie est Belle by Lancome ($55-$95) is a complex blend of patchouli contained in a simple yet artsy bottle that is sure to delight your classy mom. It is sweet and powerful, yet can be worn year round to spice up Mom’s date nights.
For the summer, Acqua Di Gioia by Armani ($58-$75) is the perfect combination of grapefruit, cedarwood and ylang-ylang. A scent that will carry the mami in your life seamlessly from morning ‘til night.
For a customized fragrance gift, try Ralph Lauren Big Pony ($70), an oriental scent that can be personalized with Mom’s name or a special word that means the world to her. Even better, the Big Pony Essie Set ($45) will help her layer on the aroma and polish her nails too!
Clinique Happy ($63) is a tried and true citrusy classic for the summer months, and Clinique Happy Heart ($63), a floral blend that will delight both Mom and those who love her. CK One by Calvin Klein ($42) smells clean, crisp and a tad musky. The best part is that Dad can share it too! Carolina Herrera 212 ($94), a blend of floral and musky notes with a touch of sandalwood, will delight the multitasking mom.
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Jean Paul Gaultier Classique ($69), an irresistible oriental scent is best suited for night-time. The corset-shaped bottle was on my counter for years. Give it to the avant-garde mother you love.
For the celeb-loving mami, Closer by Halle Berry ($27.99) is a blend of fruits, cedarwood and flowers, that is meant to appeal to both the women who wear the scent and the men who are attracted to them.
What fragrances would you choose for the mom who rocks your world?