By Candice Sabatini

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For Mother’s Day, give her elegant French perfume. It’s always appreciated and these special offerings include extra gifts with purchase. There’s not a bad choice in this beautiful fragrant bouquet!

She’s an Angel and she loves chocolate….

It’s quite likely she already owns Angel Perfume by Thierry Mugler, which is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. Angel innovation includes refilling, so go ahead and bring her empty star bottle to your local Angel counter for a refill of this addictive elixir. Angel’s ground breaking scent includes notes of chocolate, vanilla, caramel, berries, bergamot and patchouli, so it’s most fitting for the perfume that created the gourmand category, to have a celebratory chocolate for their quarter century birthday. La Maison du Chocolat chef Nicolas Cloiseau worked with perfumer Olivier Cresp, Angel’s creator, to fashion a chocolate gift box that incorporates Angel’s notes of bergamot, red fruits, praline, vanilla and patchouli into three flavors of chocolates.

The box of 14 chocolates, along with a fragrance miniature of the perfume is $45.00

Available: online La Maison du Chocolat or at one of their NYC boutiques

For the most legendary woman in your life…

Gift her the most legendary perfume of all time, Joy by Jean Patou. Created in 1930 by perfumer Henri Alméras, Joy Perfume was given The Scent of the Century award at the Fragrance Foundation’s FiFi Awards. Joy Perfume is still one of the top selling perfumes in the world because of its unique and irresistible floral fragrance. Until recent history – and before brands such as Roja, Clive Christian, etc – Joy boasted being the most expensive perfume in the world due to the 28 dozen roses and 10,600 jasmine flowers that make up every ounce of the precious extract. The note composition includes aldehydes, peach and leafy green top notes, followed by heart notes of those precious roses and jasmine, along with ylang ylang and tuberose, then lasting base notes of sandalwood, musk and civet.

Joy set includes 2.5 oz Eau de Parfum & 3.4 oz Luxury Body Cream $190. ($238 value)

Available: Bergdorf Goodman

For your favorite trendsetter…

She always knows the secret handshake, loves luxury, and others look to her to know what’s new and noteworthy. Get her Delina by Parfums de Marly. Delina was created by the outstanding young perfumer Quentin Bisch and is floral gourmand that opens with lychee, bergamot and rhubarb, then gets to the heart of things with Turkish rose, peony and lily of the valley, settling into base notes of vanilla, musk and cashmeran woods.

Delina gift includes 5 Marly Eau de Parfums samples with promo code WOMENS. Delina 2.5 ounce $290.

Available: Nordstroms

She’s feminine, glamorous and very modern…

J’Adore by Christian Dior will immediately delight her eyes. The elegantly shaped bottle designed by Hervé Van Der Straeten is very modern, though its inspiration comes from ancient Greek amphora vessels, and its golden ring neck evokes a Masai necklace. The ultra feminine fragrance, created by perfumer Calice Becker was inspired by the bouquets of flowers women often wear on important occasions. It’s a sweet, but not overly sweet, floral with opening notes of fresh mandarin, jasmine, plum and orchid which melds into a rich rose, and final base notes of amaranth, musk and blackberry.

J’Adore gift set includes 3.4 oz eau de Parfum and 2.5 oz body milk in a pretty box. $136.

Available: Macy’s

If she could, she’d live in a garden…

She’ll love Fleur de Rocaille from Caron Paris. (not to confused with Fleurs de Rocaille) Bursting with a fresh bouquet of gardenia, lily of the valley, violet and lilac and then settling into base notes of amber and cedar wood, Fleur de Rocaille eau de toilette will brighten her day.

The gift set includes a 3.3 oz spray bottle, along with a .5 oz travel spray and a lovely white zippered pouch. $145. for the gift set.

Available: Lord and Taylor

Originally published May 2017



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