Choosing the perfect scent for Mum this Mother’s Day


It can be a little bit tricky choosing a fragrance for mum at Mother’s Day – there are so many available, and if she has a signature scent, do you buy her more of the same, or try something different? If she wears a few different scents, which one is her favourite? Would she like something new, or stay with the same fragrance family? Is she a floral or an oriental fragrance person (or maybe a floriental)?


We’ve taken the guesswork out of choosing a fragrance this Mother’s Day, by matching fragrances to different types of mums. If your mum is a Sporty Mum, she might like fresh, zesty scents, if she is a Graceful Mum, something soft and pretty could be just the thing. Read on to find the perfect fragrance for your mother. And when she asks “how did you know”, your secret’s safe with us!!

Earth Mother


Does your mother love gardening? Perhaps she loves the beauty of nature, and believes we should protect the earth for future generations. Does she enjoy long walks through nature, or on the beach – admiring the beauty all around her? Then your mother sounds like an Earth Mother. She loves everything about our natural world, and we’ve found some green based scents that are just perfect for her. Try the new Mugler Aura, combining vibrant botanical notes of Tiger Liana, Rhubarb Leaf, and Orange Blossom – it feels like you are walking through a dewy forest, filled with lush, green plants. The gorgeous heart-shaped bottle makes it the perfect Mother’s Day gift. EDP 50ml RRP $139.00. Also available in 30ml and 90ml. If you prefer, you can journey to a palm-fringed, tropical island with Aerin Hibiscus Palm. The fragrance captures the island scent of brilliant sunshine on a lush beach, with accords of Lotus Flower and Hibiscus Palm which mingle with Ylang and exotic Ginger. Frangipani blends with a heart of fragrant White Blossoms, wrapped in the velvety warmth of Coconut Milk, Vanilla and Musk. EDP 50ml RRP $175.00. Also available in Rollerball and Body Cream.

Trend Setting Mother


Is your mother always ahead of the game? Does she follow trends and always looks like she’s been supremely styled? Does she have more labels in her wardrobe than you can count, and do her friends always ask “where did you get that fabulous outfit”? Does she have the latest gadgets ahead of all her friends? Then you have a Trend Setting Mother, who will love a fragrance that is relatively new, yet will stand the test of time. Try Ralph Lauren Woman, a fragrance for a strong, expressive, and confident woman. Pairing white florals, and rich, vibrant woods, Ralph Lauren have created a fragrance that is both timeless and modern. EDP 50ml RRP $139. Also available in 30ml and 100ml. Capturing the luxury, glamour and romance of New York City is the Tiffany signature scent. A radiant and modern scent that opens with vibrant top notes of vert de mandarine. At its heart, the precious iris flower,and dries down to a sensual finish on the skin with warm nuances of patchouli wrapped in gentle musky notes, the gorgeous scent with the is perfect for the stylish mum. EDP 50ml RRP $165.00. Also available in 30ml and 75ml.

Extrovert Mother


Does your mother love life with all her heart? Is she the life of any gathering? Is she passionate about the things she loves (and doesn’t)? Do your mother’s friends look to her for opinions and guidance? Does your mother “talk with her hands”, as well as her voice? You have an Extrovert Mother. She is not afraid to voice her opinion, and to let her feelings be known. She loves life and most things associated with it. An extrovert mother needs a fragrance as full of life as she is. Try the new YSL Black Opium Glowing fragrance. With the rich sensuality of coffee, the energising glow of pear and citrus notes to illuminate this is a fragrance for a mother who is energetic, impulsive and addicted to fun. EDT 50ml RRP $136.00. Also available in 30ml and 90ml. The new Armani Si Passione celebrates the combination of grace, strength, and independence that combine to embody the spirited, passionate Si women. A fragrance for a woman who is passionate about life, and who knows what she wants, in a gorgeous red bottle, it’s a gift any mother would love to receive. EDP 50ml RRP $149.00. Also available in 100ml and 150ml sizes.

Traditional Mother


Does your mother love having family over for Sunday lunch? Is she happiest with family around, providing a nurturing role. Did your mother stay at home during your formative years, and take you to and from school? Does your mother unite your wider family, and often host large gatherings such as Christmas? If so, you may have a Traditional Mother – someone who feels happiest when she is bringing together and supporting her family (whilst still keeping her own identity and interests). Try a classic fragrance such as Estee Lauder Pleasures – an ever fresh floral fragrance that is one of life’s simple pleasures. A sheer, shimmering floral spirited blend of Lilies, White Peonies and Jasmine, all tingling with the rare essence of exotic Baie Rose, taking you back to a simpler time. EDP 50ml RRP $105.00. Also available in 30ml and 100ml. Tory Burch Signature, with its bright, optimistic notes of crisp Grapefruit, Mandarin and sweet Bergamot, and clasically feminine floral notes of Pink Peony, Tuberose, and Jasmine Sambac, is a balance of sophisticated and graceful – perfect for your mother.  EDP 50ml RRP $155.00. Also available in 100ml.

Corporate Mother


Is your mother in charge of her department at work? Does she travel the world for business? Is your mother a key opinion leader? Do the staff at her place of work look to her for guidance and advice? You have a Corporate Mother, who relishes her career and the freedom it brings. Look for a fragrance that exudes confidence and professionalism, such as Gucci Bloom a spirited, contemporary scent, unique enough to suit the diverse spread of corporate women. Envisioned as a thriving garden of flowers, Gucci Bloom unfolds like its name, starting with a rich white floral scent, before changing to a powdery floral. Just perfect for the corporate world – confident, with out being overpowering. EDP 50ml RRP $140.00. Also available in 30ml and 100ml.  If your mother leans towards a more Oriental scent, try Hermes L’Ambre Des Merveilles, a warm and sensual blend, swathed in amber and vanilla, which will leave your mother floating in a cloud of heady woody oriental aromas. The multi-faceted fragrance of Eau Des Merveilles will resonate with your mother all day long. EDP 50ml RRP $165.00. Also available in 30ml and 85ml.

Sporty Mother


Does your mother hit the gym several times is week? Is she an integral part of her sporting team? Or does she simply enjoy gentle exercise such as a walk in the park on a regular basis? If so, you have a Sporty Mother. Spoil her with a fresh, crisp fragrance that will keep her feeling fresh and energised all day. Try Zadig & Voltaire This is Her, an uplifting fragrance, with a sensual heart of vanilla-chestnut mixed with a of sandalwood. The fragrance of freedom and energy. EDP 50ml RRP $95.00, Also available in 100ml. Or she may prefer the classic Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue, with its crisp citrus scents, is  the very essence of an outdoorsy Sicilian Summer. The fresh light notes take you from work to gym (or vice versa) with ease, and is the perfect scent for a casual day in the park. EDT 50ml RRP $102.00. Also available in 25ml and 100ml.

Luxury Loving Mother


Does your mother love the finer things in life? Will she choose Cashmere over wool? Opera over the movies, labels over high street Moet or Bollinger over Yellowglen? Would she drive a BMW over a Kia? If you’ve answered yes to most of these, then you have a Luxury Loving Mother. She’ll appreciate an exquisite fragrance such as the new Prada La Femme L’Eau, with its lush yet airy notes of green frangipani flower, and mandarin essence which roll out into rich and smooth ylang ylang notes. All contained in the gorgeous, feminine pink bottle. Pure Prada – pure luxury. EDT 50ml RRP $150.00. Also available in 100ml. If your mother prefers a spicier scent, try Alaïa Paris, a resolutely modern creation with both cool (red pepper) and warm (musk) notes. The notes combine into a sensuality that fits like a second skin. The signature Alaia bottle is just so luxe. EDP 50ml RRP $135.00. Also available in 100ml.

Graceful Mother


Does your mother choose twin sets over casual tops? Does she drink her tea from a fine china set, rather than a logo’d mug? Does she keep her cool under pressure, and have a love of life and her close friends? Are manners and deportment very important to her? Do her friends look to her to see how they should behave in some situations? If so, you have a Graceful Mother, who loves the finer things, and can’t live without beauty. Treat her to a fragrance that is as gentle and stylish as she is. Lancome La Vie est Belle Éclat, a gorgeous sunny and warm radiant fragrance. The scent charms with its infinite delicacy and grace. Opening notes of mandarin, grapefruit and bergamot give a vibrant sparkle, whilst the tea accord and orange blossoms provide a warm elegance. EDT 50ml RRP $120.00. Also available in 100ml. Walk On Air by Kate Spade New York celebrates the graceful confidence of its wearer. Sweet tender layers of lily of the valley, joymagnolia, and crinum lily caress your skin like a breath of fresh air, enveloping your skin in a graceful and timeless scent. EDT 50ml RRP $114.00. Also available in 100ml.

Have you found the perfect scent for your mother in this list? Does she cross two or three categories (if so, keep the list – there’s always her birthday and Christmas!). What is your mother’s favourite fragrance? Let us know in the comments below, and have a wonderful Mother’s Day everyone.


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