Fragrance for Mum
It’s National Fragrance Week here in the UK – and this Sunday is Mother’s Day. So, combine the two and buy mum a new perfume. Here are a few suggestions, according to your mum’s personality!
Kierin NYC Sunday Brunch, £65, 50ml, asos.com and theperfumeshop.com
If your mum is on a mission to embrace cruelty-free, vegan and clean products, then check out Kierin NYC Fragrances, and in particular the brilliantly named Sunday Brunch. It’s fresh and bright, and super cheerful. It has top notes of Italian bergamot, a heart of lemon, and a base of Earl Grey tea. It’s cruelty-free, free of nasties, and made with recyclable materials.
J.U.S Fragrances SpringPop, £165, 100ml, Liberty London
Does your mum like to stand out from the crowd? Then you need to gift her one of these unique scents, created by some of the world’s finest perfumers. SpringPop is perfect for the first fine days where the air is filled with aromas of freshly cut grass . It has notes of basil, bergamot, musk and magnolia, and is actually a unisex scent. (But aren’t most really? I love wearing what might be deemed more tradtional ‘masculine scents’.)
Notebook Citrus & Green Tea EDT, £19.95, afterbeauty.com
This lovely light scent is inexpensive, and yet such a treat for the senses. It has a delicate note of green tea, top notes of citrus and spices, and the heart is a beautiful jasmine from Grasse. The base has a mix of white musks, amber and wood. Spritz it on to brighten your day. It’s also labelled as a unisex scent.
Banana Republic 90 Pure White, £25, 75ml, Superdrug
For that mum who is effortlessly stylish, choose this effortlessly stylish scent from classic American brand Banana Republic. Piure White is fresh and clean,a nd is all about 1990. The top notes are green tea, bergamot, and grapefruit, a heart of jasmine, african violet leaf and lavender, and a base of white vetiver, musk, and amber.
THE VINTAGE QUEEN
J.U.S Rosamunda, £210, 75ml, Liberty London
Is mum a retro/vintage fan? Then she might well appreicste this lovely bottle from J.U.S – made using a vintage mould and given a modern twist with a bright, pop art design. The scent, Rosamunda, is obviously the vintage classic, rose. But this scent was created by gathering precious flowers in the fields of Grasse, from the stem from the root to the delicate thorns. That’s probably why it has the price tag it has. But is mum worth it? Of course she is!
THE BEACH GODDESS
Laboratorio Olfattivo Salina, £90, 100ml, Liberty London
Does mum like to lie in the sun? Then this is her fragrance. Once worn, you’ll be transported to the tiny island of Salina, north of Sicily. Oh to be transported there for real right now! It smells just like holidays – blissful. The top notes are lemon, pine needles, and sea salt. The heart is sand, myrtle, sea notes and lavender, and the base is vanilla, tonka bean, cedar and white musk.