5 Captivating fragrances that will make mum smile this Mother’s Day

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By Wei Yeen Loh

5 Captivating fragrances that will make mum smile this Mother’s Day

Haven’t clinched a gift for the most important woman of your life in time for Mother’s Day? Below, we’ve rounded up five fragrances ranging from fresh floral concoctions to an indulgent gel-cream perfume that will have mum smiling from ear to ear this weekend. 

A new addition to Gucci Bloom fragrance familiy is the Acqua Di Fiori, a lovely green composition blended by master perfumer Alberto Morillas with the creative direction of Alessandro Michele. Akin to the scent of a thriving garden that’s been bottled up, it has notes tuberose, jasmine, green galbanum and cassis buds, while Rangoon creeper adds powdery hints to the fragrance. Extra points go to the sheer beauty that is the bottle — a lacquered bottle in a vintage powder pink shade with a fresh new Herbarium print.

The new Miu Miu L’Eau Rosée is a head-turning fragrance that trails its predecessor, Miu Miu that was launched back in 2015. The latest iteration has intriguing key notes of lily of the valley, cassis buds and additional white petal notes comprising of gardenia, bergamot, tuberose, jasmine and white pepper. While its initial impression is sweet (thanks to blackcurrant), it offers a touch of warmth courtesy of musk, ginger and cedar alongside its impressive floral notes. 

If you were bewitched by the decadent rose bouquet that is Annick Goutal Rose Pompon, try the latest Eau De Parfum from the same line. Fruity notes of blackcurrant and raspberry give a playful touch to spicy pink pepper and a hint of peony, giving the rose extracts a sensuality that builds through time. 

Dolce & Gabbana adds one new frangipani perfume to its fragrance family with Dolce Garden Eau de Parfum. If mum likes floral notes with a hint of citrus, this one’s definitely made for her. It features sun-kissed top notes of mandarin, neroli and magnolia; while coconut essence and almond milk bring a bout of creaminess to the scent. Its drydown is unique to boot — enriched with vanilla absolute, sandalwood and the sensual frangipani, bringing a blooming garden to mind with every spritz. 

Clé de Peau Beauté celebrates its 10th anniversary of the Synactif skincare line with an all new Gel Cream Perfume, the first of its kind from the Japanese beauty brand. A cooling and luxurious must-have, the alcohol-free formula is lightweight and evaporates quickly upon contact, allowing it to melt and leave an intense scent that harmonizes with the skin. Expect notes of juniper berry, jasmine and tuberose that envelops the Rose Synactif heart note — a combination of six notes, lemon, anise, basil, rose, verbena, and lemongrass. Pure musk and white wood lend a rich drydown to the scent.

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