Fragrance

By Patricia Wersinger

Fragrances are known to make perfect gifts on Mother’s Day. Is it the sheer bliss of the flowers mixed in a luxurious blend of scents that capture so well the love we feel for our mother, or is it simply that scents can convey, more than anything, a sense of perfection that is longed for by the feminine soul?
Finding a new scent that can capture the imagination is as challenging as describing why one in particular has achieved it. Some fragrance brands are starting to offer interesting options between scents and jewelry, creating original pairings that are particularly attractive for a Mother’s Day gift.

Lisa Hoffman, known for her subtle inventive scents, has launched a line of bracelets that allow you to wear some of her most delicate perfumes without touching the skin. The perfume emanates from tiny eco-friendly beads locked inside an antiquated bronze–plated charm on a bracelet. The Japanese Argarwood bracelet’s woody, soulful fragrance, made of the refreshing zest of bergamot, pungent ginger and soft amber, is truly mood lifting. Other possibilities include Tunisian Neroli, Madagascar Orchid or French Clary Sage. Each piece comes with refillable fragrance beads to refresh the scent in your charm. Fragrance necklaces and earrings are available at http://www.lisahoffmanbeauty.com

Foreverlily  Eau de Parfum is a powerful new scent based on an oriental blend of lily and juniper. A note of clove with subtle lemon and fresh lychee creates a slight intoxication that stimulates the finer longings of the mind. A signature ring has been created to complement the perfume.  Hand crafted by a family in southern Brazil where the stone is mined, the Foreverlily blue stone  is as pretty as a blue sky  or a calm sea on a sunny day.  The stone has the rich, glowing milky quality of moonstone associated with motherhood through time. The combination makes a perfect Mother’s Day gift for a mother who loves dreams, pungent aromas and mystical escape.

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Some moms have a bit of the punk princess still lingering within and nothing encourages that more than the Juicy Couture Collection.  Its top notes of wild berries and juicy mandarin give way to honeysuckle, gardenia and jasmine.  Base notes of amber, caramel, vanilla, sandalwood and praline  create a warm sweetness that captures a vibe in the young at heart. The Peace, Love and Juicy Couture Eau de Parfum spray comes with a bracelet in faux turquoise with a rhinestone heart shaped peace sign and a pink tassle.  A perfect gift for Juicy Couture fans.

Available at http://www.Sephora.com and Juicycouture.com

Another combo of the Parfum Spray comes in a pretty pink box and a 4.2 oz tube of body lotion.

Available at http://www.ULTA.com

Mothers will enjoy the novelty of the pairing  fragrance with jewelry whether they like the hyper sophistication of exotic scents of Foreverlily, the simple yet pungent tones of wooden hues and natural aromas of Lisa Hoffman or the young and fun scent of Juicy Couture.

Originally published May 2012
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