From the left: Gucci Bamboo, Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Acqua, Clean Reserve Velvet Flora, Maison Martin Margiela Replica Lipstick On and Tocca Emelia
There’s something so comforting about hugging mom and getting a good whiff of her scent.
Why is that? Maybe it’s some primal leftover from childhood that never quite leaves you? Hmm, deep thoughts…
Mother’s Day is this weekend! If you’re looking for a gift, here are a few of my favorite mom-friendly scents.
For the sophisticated mom — Gucci Bamboo
Gucci Bamboo is like a perfect pair of nude pumps or a tan trench that goes with everything. For moms with a classic style.
Official notes: Italian bergamot, Casablanca lily, ylang ylang and Comoros sandalwood.
Unofficial notes: A great day at a job you love, cocktails with good friends after a long week, and looking at yourself in the mirror and totally feelin’ your current outfit.
$92 for a 1.6-oz. bottle, available now at Sephora.
For the fun-lovin’ mom — Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Acqua
This playful perfume smells like summers on the beach. If your mom’s a water baby, I bet she’ll love it.
Official notes: Citrus and amber
Unofficial notes: Sand between your toes, saltwater on your skin and endless summer days that lead to sultry summer nights…
$150 for a 1.7-oz. bottle, available at Sephora.
For the no-nosense mom — Reserve Velvet Flora, by Clean
For moms who like their scents on the not-so-sweet side, Reserve Velvet Flora could almost pass for a men’s cologne.
Official notes: Green bergamot, jasmine lily, saffron flower, cedarwood, moss, musk, amber and patchouli.
Unofficial notes: Old books, Sunday brunch on a crisp spring morning, and standing next to your current boy crush and catching a whiff of his cologne.
$90 for a 3.4-oz. bottle, available at Sephora.
For the flirty mom — Lipstick On, by Maison Martin Margiela
A girly-girl scent for moms who never leave home without a tube of red lipstick.
Official notes: Bergamot oil, heliotrope accord, neroli oil, orange flower absolute, orris concrete, galbanum oil, tonka bean absolute, vanilla bourbon extract and patchouli oil.
Unofficial notes: Matte red lips, black cat eyeliner and a single strand of pearls. *meow*
$125 for a 3.4-oz. bottle, available at Sephora.
For the easygoing mom — Tocca Emelia
I think this is a scent for almost anyone of any age. You’ll be tempted to “borrow” this fresh, easygoing scent from mom to wear it for yourself.
Official notes: Watery clementine, loquat fruit, bucchu leaves, fig leaf, geranium coeur, magnolia tree leaf, amaryllis, Kadota fig, maté absolute Paraguay, bison gross, florentine orris, praline, ambrette seed absolute and coconut water.
Unofficial notes: Chatting on the phone with your best friend and laughing at all of your inside jokes, long walks in the afternoon on a sunny spring day, and your favorite maxi dress.
$68 for a 1.7-oz. bottle, available now at Sephora.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Happy Tuesday, friend. 🙂