Aromatic gift ideas for the mom who likes to be dressed in delightful scents. And trust me here, any mom that receives any one of these delicious treats will not be disappointed. Whether she prefers sultry, vibrant and refreshing or, timeless elegance, this is a true gift of pleasure.
I’ve had the opportunity to try each of the fragrances below and I must tell you, that choosing a favorite is a tough task. As each of them speak to my various moods. And that is the magic and the mystery of perfume. Right now, I delighting myself with the Chole eau de fleurs Capucine for day wear. And, Balenciaga Paris is my weapon of choice for night. For he doesn’t stand a chance when I’m dressed head to toe in the city of love!
The Fashionista Mom
For the fashion-forward mom, breeze by the atelier and indulge in Balenciaga Paris. This delicate floral embodies French mystery, balancing style and luxury.
Embracing the realm of dreams, Balenciaga introduces new fragrance, Balenciaga Paris. The talented perfumer, Olivier Polge, expertly created a fragrance with a delicate mystery that makes a mark and haunts the memory. After 12 years, Nicolas Ghesquiere felt it was the right time to introduce Balenciaga Paris, a lovely paradox telling an unprecedented story.
Contained in blown glass, the bottle is pure without a trace or adornments. Featuring angles, curves and humor, the bottle boasts Balenciaga style. Balenciaga Paris helps to find the first moments of April, floral breezes and blossoms from milder days. Immediately, the demure violet note is pleasant as sunshine, but then a pepper note reveals itself and swells over calm, mossy wood.
Charlotte Gainsbourg, the image of Balencia Paris, embodies French elegance: an incomparable alchemy between chic and impertinence. As Nicolas Ghesquiere explains, “Charlotte doesn’t define herself. This fragrance is just like her.”
For more information, or to watch the official Balenciaga Paris video featuringGhesquiere and Gainsbourg, click here. http://www.balenciagafragrance.com/en/video.aspx
Available at fine retail stores nationwide, including Bergdorf Goodman. Balenciaga Paris Eau De Parfum, 1.7 oz., $95, 2.5oz., $130
The Garden-Loving Mom
Instead of flowers that inevitably wilt, secure a bouquet of Chloe Eau De Fleurs, a trio of scents that pay homage to the essences of lavender, nasturtium and neroli.
Present from the early day homages of famed Parisian House Chloe, flowers have always left their mark at the very heart of the brand. Chloe enters a new chapter in the Eau de Fleurs collection with the launch of three new fragrances: Lavande, Capucine, and Neroli.
The new feminine, yet understated collection was driven forward by Artistic DirectorHannah MacGibbon and created by a trio of female perfumers, Domitille Bertier (IFF), Alienor Massenet (IFF), and Louise Turner (Givaudan). Inspired by memories of fantasized nature, the Chloe eau de fleurs collection pays homage to three essences: lavender,nasturtium and neroli.
Each fragrance in the Chloe Eau de Fleurs Collection is, 100 ml and retails for $135. Available exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue and Chloe Boutiques.
The Gourmand Mom
Treat mom to a Parisian retreat with a taste of the Marc Jacobs Patisserie Splash Collection. Available in Apple, Pomegranate, and Biscotto, each limited edition scent leaves your taste buds craving more.
Apple: Aromatic and energizing, this intriguing fresh scent evokes the tartness of an Apple, Lemon and Grapefruit, with the unexpected surprise of Rosemary, Jasmin and Magnolia. Developed by Yann Vasnier of Givaudn in a crisp, green tint.
Pomegranate: Capturing the sparkling radiance of this exotic fruit, this vibrant fragrance also exudes Mandarin Flowers, Bergamot, Rhubarb and Sugared Musk. Created by perfumer Patty Hidalgo of Fragrance Resources in an inviting warm tint.
Biscotto: The perfect pick-me-up, this savory scent tempts the senses with Freesia, Bergamot, Orange Flower, Pistachi, and Vanilla. Developed by Richard Herpin ofFirmenich in a warm, gold tint.
Each scent from the Splash Collection retails for $68 and are available at Saks, Sephora, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom and Marc Jacobs Boutiques.
The Classic Mom
Show mom she’s the epitome of elegance with Chloe Eau De Toilette, the timeless scent boasting notes of crisp mandarin orange zest and fresh freesia.
Chloé Eau de Toilette is a lighter version of the Eau de Parfum.
This elegant scent is housed in a opulent flacon bottle styled with an ivory hand-tied ribbon.
Available at nationwide at Sephora, 1.7 oz., $65, 2.5oz., $85.
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