One of the most special holidays is right around the corner: Mother’s Day. Moms are the best (mine sure is) and it’s nice to take a minute and remind them how wonderful they make our lives. It’s isn’t all about gifts, its love and respect and being there, but lets face it, a lovely gift never hurts either. Many moms tend to not spoil themselves, so it’s up to us to do it for them.
Fragrance is one of the most popular gifts for Mother’s Day and I’ve rounded up a few that should put a smile on her face.
Caswell-Massey: Gift boxes bearing pretty soaps are always a great gift. There’s not many better than the beautiful new sets from the 258 year old Caswell- Massey. Their new Natural luxury line consists of their first natural soap in five scents- Lemon Verbena, Lavender & Violet, Oatmeal, Fresh Cut Flowers and Ocean. These come in a set of 3 , gift boxed and all have ingredients of shea butter, glycerin, Vitamin E as well as an organic vegetable base and are free of parabens, phthalates, lauryl and laureth sulfates. The colors are derived from beet juice and plant chlorophyll. These soaps are also triple milled, are very large and have strong scent. No wimping out after a use or two here. I’ve had the chance to sniff Lavender-Violet (soft, mainly lavender with a hint of woodsy violet) and Fresh Cut Flowers (a lush bouquet of tuberose, rose and green notes and my absolute favorite). The three soap set is $ 40.00 . Available online and Neiman Marcus stores. (Soaps are also sold individually).
Calvin Klein Euphoria:
If you shop at Macys, Calvin Klein Euphoria has partnered with the store and Calyx Flowers to bring you an exclusive gift this year for Mother’s Day. From April 17 through May 15, when you purchase $ 75 or more from the Euphoria fragrance collection, you will receive a beautiful potted phalaenopsis orchid plant from Calyx Flowers. (Valid only for in store purchases).
The Limited-Edition Very Hollywood Michael Kors Hollywood Signature Scented Ink Pen is one of those fun items you might never buy for yourself, but think it would be fun to have. It’s semi- practical and pretty. The pen does have ink scented with Very Hollywood as well as writing in a coral ink. It‘s available exclusively at Michael Kors Boutiques for $25 and at www.michaelkors.com
Bargain priced at $ 5.95, the oh-so-cute LUSH Mum Vanilla Fountain, a crème brulee scented flower shaped bath bomb. (Also comes in Avobath and Mum’s Space Girl scents). LUSH is also having an in store mom pampering event called Mum’s Garden Day Party on May 7th at all stores. You can check their web site for details and locations.
Bath and Body Works newest scent is Country Chic. Packaged in a gingham bottle, it’s a musky wildflower floral with a definite bit of the “hint of praline” note they list and was created as an homage to America and sweet summertime. As usual not only is it available in fragrance, but across the whole body line and shower gels. Pamper mom with a gift set from what is most likely one of her favorite stores.
For summer there is a new addition to the highly popular Grace line of fragrances, Summer Grace. Summer Grace is described as a lighthearted and uplifting fresh floral. Something easily wearable and just what a mom might need. Summer Grace is $ 40.00.
We are giving away one bottle of the Bath & Body Works Country Chic fragrance to give away to a lucky mom. Leave a comment below to tell us what aspect of being a mom most delights you.
– Diane Artzberger, The Beauty Alchemist
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