Fragrance: Eau So Mom

Fragrance: Eau So Mom

Stumped on the gift front for Mother's Day? These fragrance bouquets will last longer than anything from your local florist.

Excerpts from a fragrance editorial, Eau So Mom!, in InStyle Magazine, May 2012 issue.


Givenchy Dahlia Noir perfume

For the Young at Heart

Givenchy Dahlia Noir Eau de Toilette -- fruity floral
Rose and warm sandalwood create a classic blend, but juicy peach and mandarin give it a spirited, fruity twist. Eau de toilette, $79/2.5 oz.; at Saks Fifth Avenue.


Fan di Fendi perfume

For the Clean-Cut Minimalist

Fan di Fendi Eau de Toilette -- woody floral
Don't be fooled by the bold metal bottle. This scent it light and crisp, with hints of lemon, tangerine, and yellow jasmine. Eau de toilette, $81/2.5 oz.; at Saks Fifth Avenue.


YSL Paris Premieres Roses perfume

For the Romantic

YSL Paris Premieres Roses - Limited Edition -- floral green
The original was all about roses. With the addition of peonies and lily of the valley, this updated version is fresher -- but still unabashedly feminine. Light eau de toilette, $98/4.2 oz.; yslbeautyus.com.


Roberto Cavalli perfume

For the Extrovert

Roberto Cavalli -- ambery floral
If she loves a dressed-up night out in heels, this rich floral (with orange blossom and amber) will make her smell as alluring as she feels. Eau de parfum, $65/1.7 oz.; at department stores.


Prada Infusion d'Iris Absolue perfume

For the Chic Sophisticate

Prada Infusion d'Iris Absolue -- floral oriental
It's strong with the aroma of iris, but you'd never call it flowery. Earthy musk and vanilla take it to a unique, almost spicy, level. Eau de parfum, $117/3.4 oz.; at Neiman Marcus.


("Fragrance: Eau So Mom!" InStyle May 2012: 264)





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