This Mother’s Day, celebrate your mum with a signature scent from The Perfume Shop. From giving us the support we need, to the shared hugs, words of wisdom, and texts that brighten our day, there’s no better time of the year to show your appreciation than Mother’s Day. But what do you get for the person who has given you so much? Something as simple as the gift of a timeless perfume will always make her smile!
Whether it’s taking your first steps, or another treasured milestone, perfumes for mum have the power to evoke magical memories. So, if you’re looking for Mother’s Day gifts that are not only thoughtful but will take her back to those special moments, we’ve rounded up the classic perfumes she would have worn over the years and loves even more now.
Mum, aunt, friend, or family … this Mother’s Day, say thanks for their love and support with a special gift they can wear all year round.
LA VIE EST BELLE BY LANCOME
If you’re looking for a failsafe Mother’s Day gift, you can’t go wrong with the classic, La Vie Est Belle by Lancôme. The perfect blend of floral iris notes mixed with a depth of patchouli and a sensual vanilla. She’ll love rediscovering this classic favourite, now in a refillable bottle.
L’AIR DU TEMPS BY NINA RICCI
Nina Ricci set out to bottle up the ‘mood of time’ with L’air du Temps. And in doing so, it created a time capsule scent that’s still worn and adored today. From the fresh floral notes of blooming carnation, jasmine and rose to the chic dove-adorned bottle, its elegance is something that’s rarely found in modern-day perfumes for mum.
CLASSIQUE BY JEAN PAUL GAULTIER
Before #shelfies were all the rage, this hourglass bottle from Jean Paul Gaultier brought the glamour of classic perfumes to your mum’s dresser. Featuring notes of sweet orange blossom, zingy ginger and nostalgic rice powder, it’s Classique by name and nature.
OPIUM BY YVES SAINT LAURENT
Yves Saint Laurent paved the way for heady, rebellious yet timeless perfumes with Opium back in the late 70s. And the intoxicating blend of jasmine, patchouli, and vanilla, still makes for a head-turning scent today. While the bottle has been reimagined to mimic its successor Black Opium, the fragrance will be just as your mum remembers – unapologetically bold.
ANAIS ANAIS BY CACHAREL
You might have grown up with Cacharel’s Amor Amor, but for your mum, it was all about Anais Anais. A single spritz of the signature florals (notes of lily, carnation and orange blossom) will unlock memories of her formative years. Disclaimer: Be prepared to listen to the throwback stories…
L’INTERDIT BY GIVENCHY
Gift your mum moments of self-love with Givenchy’s L’Interdit. Balance the timeless charm of white jasmine flower notes with a modern twist from dark tones of vetiver. This scent was made to embrace the thrill of the forbidden. Empowering notes of ginger, orange blossom and patchouli essence bring a soft strength with every spritz. Your mum can turn to this for a boost of confidence and comfort.
J’ADORE BY DIOR
What better way to treat your mum this Mother’s Day than with Dior’s iconic J’adore? With its opulent bouquet of florals—tuberose, jasmine, rose and ylang-ylang, in particular—it makes for an effortlessly seductive, yet never overbearing, fragrance. Making its debut back in 1999, this scent is bound to immediately bring back treasured memories for your mum. Plus, the elegant bottle is so beautiful there’s almost no need for wrapping!
PALOMA PICASSO BY PALOMA PICASSO
When it comes to a Mother’s Day gift she’ll actually want to receive, Paloma Picasso has the answer with this self-titled scent. First created in 1984, it’s since become one of the most popular and classic perfumes. The captivating blend truly has a bit of everything: spicy coriander, fresh jasmine, earthy patchouli, and smoky tobacco. It’s no wonder this fragrance is still worn and loved by mums today.
VERSACE WOMAN BY VERSACE
Having trouble finding a gift that’s as great as your mum? Timeless fragrances never fail to impress, and Versace Woman has established itself as a firm favourite for over two decades. At first, your mum will smell opening notes of frangipani, jasmine and bergamot, which are followed by a dry down of warm amber and a touch of musk. It’s a woody scent she’ll want to wear every day.
POISON BY DIOR
Make this Mother’s Day one she’ll remember and gift her one of those classic perfumes that launched years ago, but continues to be a bestseller: Poison by DIOR. From the fruity notes of plum and wild berries to the iconic forbidden fruit bottle – it’s easy to see why this sensual 80s scent has stood the test of time. It’ll instantly conjure up magic moments from the past for your mum with just a single spritz.
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About Ros Kirby
Ros Kirby has worked as a copywriter for over 10 years, covering make-up, skin, hair, fragrance and more. Currently hooked on morning jogging, she spends the evenings binge watching dramas on Netflix and discovering the latest hero beauty products to add to her stash. The perfume that’s always in her basket? Narciso Rodriguez For Her – it’s a cult classic that never gets old!