We don't know about you, but no matter how early the greeting cards hit drug stores, we still wind up scrambling to find the perfect present for Mother's Day. What do you get for the woman who birthed you (not to mention, took care of you when you were sick, attended every sporting event, and still treats your birthday like a national holiday)—to show her how much you appreciate her?
Let's just say we've sniffed out all the options, and we're going to make it easy for you. Here are five fragrances to make her Mother's Day (and beyond) "eau" so special, no matter what her perfume personality.
For the Mom with the Green Thumb: CLEAN Reserve Rain Reserve Blend Eau de Parfum
You know that subtle smell that lingers after a downpour, when dew starts to settle on the ground? This fragrance was created to capture that crisp and pure aroma, with notes of water lily, sheer musk and daffodil. So, if gardening is her thing—a few spritzes of this will instantly transport her to her happy place.
For the Sophisticated Mom: Etat Libre d'Orange You or Someone Like You
Named after a Chandler Burr novel that's set in Los Angeles—and inspired by its glamorous female character—this beautiful blend leaves you guessing about its ingredients. What we can reveal, however, is that the modern and fresh fragrance will make her feel mysterious and invigorated.
For the Romantic Mom: TOCCA Giulietta Eau de Parfum
Is she a sucker for a touching love story (or perhaps the latest rom com)? Wearing this bouquet of Bulgarian rose and pink tulips mixed with woody notes of cedarwood and musk will evoke her feminine flair.
For the Yogi Mom: Nanette Lepore Eau de Pafum
Maybe she doesn't downward dog every day, but if she spreads zen with her peaceful presence, she'll probably enjoy this sweet scent. The layers of grapefruit, pear, lily of the valley, and sugar will have a complementary calming effect.
For the Jetsetter Mom: Oribe Côte d'Azur Eau de Parfum
Who needs a yacht and rosé when you can bring the sunny notes of bergamot, white butterfly jasmine, and sandalwood to her vanity? She'll understand that’s more in our budget, right? Either way, she's probably already hooked on this brand's line of luxurious haircare, and now she'll be able to douse herself in its familiar fragrance wherever her travels take her.