It’s time to treat Mom to something extra special and, this year, we have compiled a list of Top 6 items that is sure make her smile.
Here is an in-depth look into our Mother’s Day 2019 Gift Guide and the ultimate luxury beauty experience for the most important woman in your life.
1. Gucci’s Bloom Gocce Di Fiori fragrance
The entire Gucci Bloom line of fragrances has been one of the best recent luxury fragrance releases. Everything from the scent to the packaging and campaign imagery is thoughtful and unique.
Gucci Bloom Gocce di Fiori is the new scent from the Gucci Bloom family that encapsulates the scenes and senses of spring. As you may have read in our past reviews of the fragrances from this line, they are very floral-focused, and the new Gocce di Fiori is a delicate Eau de Toilette rendition of the original Gucci Bloom fragrance.
Gocce di Fiori is all about spring: be it the light of spring, its raindrops or its flowers. Ethereal and soft, Gocce di Fiori is a lighter version of the original scent. Its Italian name “Gocce di Fiori” means “flower drops” and the fragrance was blended by master perfumer Alberto Morillas, who also created the other Gucci Bloom scents from the concept of Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele.
The classical fragrance pyramid of top, heart and base notes is replaced here by opening the scent fully at once with a trio of highly-concentrated ingredients: Jasmine Bud extract, Natural Tuberose absolute and Rangoon Creeper— the flower that embodies the Gucci Bloom scent story’s concept and name, as it changes colour from white, gradually darkens to pink, then finally changes to red when it blooms.
The vintage powder pink hue from the original Gucci Bloom bottle is recast in transparent frosted glass, taking the same square-shaped form.
The 100 ml bottle retails for $140.
2. YSL’s Mon Paris Parfum Floral fragrance
If your Mom is a badass, who is trendy, cool and fun, then this is a fragrance for her.
Mon Paris Parfum Floral is the latest addition to the Mon Paris family of scents. The brand describes it as the scent of blooming passion and we couldn’t agree more. This fragrance is all about Paris: the world’s capital of love. Sensuous, it’s the trail of love everyone wants to follow, as the city of Paris blossoms and vibrates, as if awakened.
Mon Paris Parfum Floral opens with a fruity sharpness of zesty bergamot essence, the flesh of pears, zingy raspberries and the soft sweetness of peach pulp. The heart notes are all about the mysterious, alluring datura flower, known for its hypnotic qualities, which gives way to the exotic jasmine sambac, uplifted by orange flower and magnolia essence, with the gentle accord of peony. Then, you will notice the sensual patchouli essence, which is truly fabulous.
Dora Baghriche and Olivier Cresp worked jointly on the Mon Paris fragrance series since its inception, and Mon Paris Parfum Floral is their latest creation.
In terms of packaging, the new pale pink box with a blush pink Cassandre logo is combined with a new iconic lavaliere that is encrusted with crystal petals flying away, and is tied around the neck of the bottle.
The 90 ml bottle retails for $164.
3. Philips’ Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4500 electric toothbrush
Philips has long been one of the world leaders in electronics, and this toothbrush is another reason why we love this brand. We prefer the white-and-mint packaging that we think would be perfect for Mom, although this toothbrush is also available in black, in case your Mom is more into avant-garde design!
The toothbrush offers three modes: the Standard mode focuses on cleaning the teeth and removing plaque, the Complete mode combines the Standard mode with an additional minute to gently stimulate and massage the gums (read: better gum health), and the Whitening mode is all about removing surface stains, as well as brightening and polishing your front teeth. Who needs a cosmetic dentist when you can have this kind of care at home?
What we particularly like about this brush is the safety of the brushing experience: Philips claims that their sonic technology is suitable for use with braces, fillings, crowns and veneers, and helps prevent cavities and improve gum health. Philips Sonicare’s advanced sonic technology pulses water between teeth, and its brush strokes break up plaque and sweep it away for an exceptional daily clean.
Also, it’s always hard to know whether you are brushing properly, no matter how hard you try to figure that out. And this toothbrush is quite smart: you may not notice if you’re brushing too hard, but your toothbrush will. If you start taking it out on your gums, the toothbrush will make a pulsing sound as a reminder to ease off on the pressure. Plus, the QuadPacer lets you know when you’ve spent just the right amount of time cleaning each part of your mouth, while the toothbrush’s Smartimer tells you when you’ve brushed for the recommended two minutes.
This brush also operates on batteries, and includes a travel case, which is convenient if you have a jetsetter lifestyle.
This toothbrush retails for $99.99.
4. Guerlain’s Mon Guerlain Bloom of Rose fragrance
This beautiful, rich eau de toilette is a fantastic and memorable gift for Mother’s Day. Like many releases this spring, this is a floral-themed scent, but in contrast to other fragrances, Mon Guerlain Bloom of Rose is very sensual. The signature floral notes of Mon Guerlain—Sambac jasmine and Carla lavender—are combined with neroli and rose to form a radiant and lively fragrance.
As soon as you open the bottle, the scent of rose is immediately felt and truly experienced. This is, indeed, a very feminine fragrance.
For five generations, Guerlain perfumers have explored the planet in search of precious raw materials. For the Eau de Toilette Bloom of Rose, Thierry Wasser and Delphine Jelk composed a real bouquet of flowers, featuring Bulgarian rose and neroli, as well as Carla lavender and Sambac jasmine. The innocence of rose echoes the purity of neroli. Together, they bring radiance and joy to this beautiful composition.
The 100 ml bottle retails for $147.
5. Estée Lauder’s Aerin Aegea Blossom fragrance
This eau de parfum spray is, perhaps, the most sensual, feminine and delicate of all Estée Lauder fragrances to-date. Inspired by the blue seas, cool breezes and pure light, Aegea Blossom is giving us all the perfect summer vibes. This floral fragrance combines Verbena and Mediterranean florals of Orange Flower and Neroli for an unforgettable experience of the senses.
Notes of Sicilian Bergamot are paired with crisp Mandarin and glistening Verbena, collectively opening the fragrance with a sophisticated, radiant glow that sparkles. Diffused with a breeze of sheer Jasmine, sun-drenched Neroli Petals and blooming Orange Flower glisten with a naturally fresh brilliance. In the final notes, glowing Musk is combined with the lingering notes of Vetiver and Sandalwood, as warm as the reflection of sunlight on water.
The signature glass AERIN bottle is also delicate and pretty, featuring a creamy pale blue cap with custom golden detailing.
The 50 ml bottle retails for $142.
6. Sephora’s Ready to Roll brush set
Summer is just around the corner, so it’s time to take out all your colourful and SPF-ready makeup. Applying it properly is a science too, so we love the new Sephora brush set that would make any makeup application a breeze.
This 10-piece set of cruelty-free brushes features all the essential brushes to complete a makeup look—from the everyday eye look to the latest trends in highlighting and contouring. These high-quality brushes feature black soft-touch handles, which we love. The set also includes a black faux-leather brush roll that can be packed away for easy travel.
Makeup application becomes fun and exciting with these brushes that include: a Powder Brush, a Complexion Brush, an Angled Blush Brush, a Highlight and Contour Brush, a Fan Brush, an Eyeshadow Brush, a Smudge Brush, a Blending Crease Brush, a Concealer Brush and an Angled Liner with Spoolie Brush.
Great for beginners and experts alike, this soft brush set is fun, pretty and makes an amazing gift!
This brush set retails for $88.