Mother's Day (in the US, anyway) is coming up on Sunday, 14 May. Here are a few scented gift ideas so you can get that shopping done early.
The reasonably priced Jonathan Adler Pop candle collection at Bloomingdales includes a range of scents from Tomato to Bourbon to Fig to Earl Grey. $38 each.
My Burberry in a solid perfume: "Bursting with notes of Sweet Pea, Freesia Heart and Patchouli, this heady, floral scent captures the essence of an English garden after rainfall and is designed to melt into your skin. The sleek case makes it perfect for slipping into a favorite tote or cosmetics case for on-the-go touch-ups." $50 at Net-A-Porter.
Byredo's hand creams look even nicer in green: "For Mother’s Day, Byredo is launching a duo composed of Blanche and La Tulipe hand creams. Blanche, the translation of the color white, transparent in nature. The scent resembles freshly laundered cotton. The fragrance is pure and simple in structure and yet extreme in character. La Tulipe inspired by the flower who will not surrender its smell through distillation, resembles the smell of newly cut tulip stalks during spring." $70 at Barneys.
A classic from Yves Saint Laurent — Perfumed Bath & Shower Gel in the Paris fragrance: "A bath range inspired by the rose. Sensuous products that provide the velvety touch of a rose petal and enhance the skin's natural sparkle. This crystalline gel melts, on contact with water, into a mild and creamy foam to gently cleanse the skin. The rose essential provides a feeling of comfort and well-being, which makes showering a pleasure and transforms a bath into a moment of bliss." $43 for 200 ml at Nordstrom.
Fragonard's fun Femmes Fleurs Pouch comes with four 15 ml travel sprays in Rose de Mai, Violette, Fleur d'oranger and Verveine. $48 at Beautyhabit.
The Ma’amoul Soap Sampling Set from Senteurs d'Orient features nine 40g bar soaps: "With designs inspired by the traditional Lebanese Ma’amoul pastries, each mini Ma’amoul soap is handcrafted by artisans in our atelier and air-dried for 10 days. We use a blend of precious essential oils, fine fragrance and moisturizing Olive oil, Vitamin E, Shea butter and Glycerin for soft skin and relaxed spirit." Soaps in Orange Blossom, Tuberose, Oriental Gardenia, Honey, Amber, Cedar of Lebanon, Almond Exfoliant, Jasmine of Arabia and Rose of Damascus, $50 at Twisted Lily.
Lush's Mother's Day offerings for 2017 include Mom bath bombs in Pink and Yellow: "Pop this fizzer in the bath and watch it release pink swirls of Sicilian lemon and sweet orange with refreshingly floral hints of rose". $7.95 each at Lush USA.