Mother's Day is coming up on Sunday, 11 May. Here are a few early gift ideas for anyone who wants to get a head start on their shopping...
From Mary Greenwell, a solid perfume in the Plum fragrance: "Mary Greenwell's quintessentially English PLUM fragrance was created in collaboration with fourth generation perfumer and master of fragrance François Robert. A fresh, warm scent - fruity top notes of plum, blackcurrant, peach and lemon blend elegantly with a feminine floral heart of gardenia, tuberose, rose and jasmine and musky base notes of sandalwood and patchouli." 3 gms for $120 at Net-a-porter.
From Tocca, bar soaps in Cleopatra, Stella and Florence. $12 each at Nordstrom.
From the limited edition Michael Angove collection at Jo Malone: Blackberry & Bay Scented Sachets. "Fragrance fabrics. Infuse your clothes and linens with Blackberry & Bay Scent Surround Sachets. A touch of luxury, every day. Each box contains 3 sachets." $35 at Jo Malone.
From Illume, candles in the Sketchbook Ceramics series. Shown left to right are Blue Coral ("fresh marine infusion of lemon leaf, vetiver, coriander, koa wood + hint of sea salt"), Anemone ("Citrus blossoms and crisp apple are blended with ethereal oak moss, oriental clove + a touch of patchouli"), Pineapple Cilantro (just that!) and Driftwood Sage ("earthy blue sage and wild lavender are blended with heliotrope, eucalyptus + driftwood"). $22 each at b-glowing.
From Library of Flowers, the Arboretum Parfum Sampler. "Discover hand-crafted fragrances within a keepsake copper tin. To keep or to share, a memorable tale of three artful essences perfectly paired to inspire & delight. Dabble and play by mixing and matching. Jot down your thoughts in a collectable field guide notebook with our custom travel pencil. We invite you into the Library of Flowers where moments are captured in artful perfumes waiting to be released upon happy whim." With three 8 ml fragrance vials, in Wildflower & Fern, Arboretum and The Forest. $38 at Neiman Marcus.
From Les Parfums de Rosine, solid perfume gels in the brand's La Rose de Rosine, Zest de Rose and Rose d'Ete fragrances. 8 ml for $30 at Beautyhabit.
From Aldo, a small black patent "leather" (it's synthetic) Atma Eau de Parfum clutch. Currently marked down to $20, also available in pink and blue, at Aldo in Canada.