What’s your mom’s Scent Style?
(Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8th)
With Mother’s Day quickly approaching (May 8th), it’s time to think about the perfect gift to thank our moms for everything they do for us. Fragrance is one of the most popular Mother’s Day around the world, second only to Christmas in total perfume sales. It’s a popular and appreciated gift. To help you find the perfect fragrance for your mom, we’ve identified several scent styles and the complementary scents.
Scent Style 1: Joyful and sparkling
Mom’s personality: Loves to laugh and smile. Enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Favourite flower: peony
Recommended scent: Versace Bright Crystal
Scent character: a fresh, light fruity-floral fragrance for her
Master perfumer Alberto Morillas skillfully blends juicy pomegranate and refreshing yuzu citrus with delicate floral notes of magnolia, peony and lotus to beautiful effect. He then adds amber and smooth mahogany to warm the scent and give it a chic and elegant dry down. This light floral scent is ideal for daytime wear.
Made in Italy. Award-winning scent.
Key ingredients: pomegranate, yuzu (Japanese citrus fruit), iced accord, magnolia, lotus, vegetal amber, peony, musk, mahogany
Scent Style 2: Party-loving and gregarious
Mom’s personality: the life of the party. Is the first one on the dance floor. Love taking selfies and sharing on social media
Favourite flower: jasmine
Recommended scent: Jimmy Choo I Want Choo
Scent character: a lively floral-amber fragrance for her
I Want Choo is a sparkling floral-amber fragrance for her the blends notes of velvet peach, mandarine juice, red spider lily, jasmin sambac, vanilla and benzoin (that smells like caramel) It’s a fashionable, spirited scent that will appeal to fashionistas of all ages and styles.
Key Ingredients: mandarin juice, velvet peach, red spider lily, jasmine sambac, vanilla, benzoin
Scent Style 3: Calm and serene
Mom’s personality: An introvert by nature. Loves reading and spending time creating art
Favourite flower: lotus flower
Recommended scent: Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline
Scent character: a light, clean airy fragrance for her
This gentle and airy floral for her was created by perfumer Alberto Morillas who was inspired by the perfection of crystal. He blends soft bamboo, smooth nashi fruit, lotus blossom and woods. It’s subtle, clean and comforting.
Made in Italy. Award-winning scent.
Key ingredients: bamboo, nashi, fleur de lotus, musk, guaiac wood
Scent Style 4: Fashion-forward and chic
Mom’s personality: Never leaves the house without makeup and a coordinating outfit. Appreciates good design and quality in all genres. Keeps track of the latest Fashion Weeks.
Favourite flower: orchid
Recommended scent: Jimmy Choo Eau de Parfum
Scent character: a rich chypre-fruity fragrance for her
Jimmy Choo Eau de Parfum is a sexy fruity-chypre fragrance for her created by Master Perfumer Olivier Polge. He blends fresh notes of pear and mandarin orange with orchid and green ingredients. A kick of toffee and patchouli gives it sex appeal. As sexy as a Jimmy Choo stiletto.
Ingredients: pear, mandarin orange, green notes, orchid, toffee, pachouli
Scent Style 5: The traveller
Mom’s personality: Loves to travel the world and explore new cities and countries. Adventurous at heart.
Favourite flower: violet
Recommended scent: MCM Eau de Parfum set
Scent character: a fresh fruity-green fragrance for her or him with a hint of vanilla
This modern fruity-green floral scent for her or him blends notes of raspberry, apricot, white peony and jasmine absolute with hints of vanilla, sandalwood and violet leaf. It achieves a perfect balance between floral, fresh fruit and smooth woody notes. Contemporary and stylish.
Ingredients: raspberry, apricot, white peony, jasmine absolute, violet leaf, white moss, vanilla, ambrox and sandalwood.
Scent Style 6: The traditionalist
Mom’s personality: values family above all else. Appreciates traditions and anniversaries. Is the ‘rock’ of the family on whom everyone relies.
Favourite flower: iris
Recommended scent: Oscar de la Renta Signature Eau de Toilette
Scent style: a grand floriental fragrance for her
Oscar by Oscar de la Renta is a floriental fragrance for her with a slightly sweet character. It features notes of rosemary, carnation, orange blossom, basil and gardenia. A hint of peach gives it a juicy kick. This is a fragrance composed in the classic French perfumery tradition with layers of fruit and spice notes – and a warm base of sandalwood, amber, lavender and musk. A beautiful classic.
Ingredients: lavender, carnation, bergamot, rosemary, tuberose, ylang-ylang, iris, jasmine, orange blossom, basil, peach, gardenia, galbanum, clover, musk, amber, patchouli, sandalwood
The above gift sets are available at Hudson’s Bay stores and thebay.com