Okay, so when I think of Mother’s Day, there are a few gifts that come to mind. Fragrances, flowers and really anything pink. Yes, flowers are always nice to give, but for me I tend to find they die so fast and then they’re gone. Why not just combine the three and give mom a scent that smells like the iconic flower?
Rose-scented stuff is everywhere nowadays. Not only is it infused in your body lotion, but I’ve even been to a steam room that smelled like it (it was heaven). Since this flower is so hot, here are my top three picks for fragrances to give your mom this Mother’s Day (better hurry up, you’re almost out of time!). Viva La Juicy Rose
The original Viva La Juicy is one of my all-time favourite scents, so when I saw the bottle on this one, which looks similar to the original but has glitter pink ombre on it, I was like oh my god, I need this is my life. My mom was actually in the car when I got this and she practically died over it too. This eau de parfum has notes of jasmine and rose with a hint of amber. It’s sweet, it’s fresh, and it’s floral. What else could you ask for? Even if you hate the scent (seriously though, who could?!), the bottle is to die for. Aside from the obvious glitter (and pink!), there is a bow which plays homage to the original, and instead of the J Couture charm, there’s a mini bottle of champagne with pink crystals in it. The Body Shop British Rose Eau de Toilette
The Body Shop seems to be Mother’s Day mecca as every year they always feature some amazing scents and sets for mom. This year’s theme is British Rose, which contains the essence of hand-picked roses from Britain and Community Trade organic alcohol (in true Body Shop form). This eau de toilette contains top notes of bergamot and tangerine; heart notes of waterlily, rose water and peony; and base notes of peach and cruelty-free musks.
If you want to get mom an amazing gift, they offer a few different sets featuring this fragrance. I love the British Rose Deluxe Collection (C$65), which features a 60 ml of the shower gel, Vitamin E Moisture Cream (50 ml), body butter (200 ml), body essence (250 ml), and the eau de toilette (100 ml). It comes housed in a circular hat-like box that’s pink and features the British flag and rose. So cute! Valentino Valentina Pink I’ve featured this fragrance on my blog a lot, but with good reason since it’s amazing! Okay, it doesn’t smell as rosey as the other two, but it does have a peony on the front of its matte bright pink bottle (again, I’m such a sucker for bottles). This features notes of peony, strawberries, and blackberries, as well as roses and Cashmeran wood and praline.
This guy is limited edition, but you can still find it at Hudson’s Bay.
You can never go wrong with perfume for just any gift, and when you go with one that smells like roses, you’re practically doing a double whammy. Just make a brunch or dinner reso and you’re set!
What are you getting your mom this year for Mother’s Day?
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