Mother’s Day Gift Guide: The Best Travel-Inspired Scents
Your mom is special, and she deserves the best. Give her the gift of scent this Mother’s Day with travel-inspired fragrances. Most of these perfumes can be purchased in a portable size, perfect for a carry-on or purse. She can channel past adventures, where she navigated the planet, or bring a piece of global brilliance into her own home.
Travel to France without Leaving Home
Travel to the south of France through the mesmerizing scents of lavender. Relax in a foaming bath, spray your pillow with a calming spritz, wash your body with a gentle soap milk, and moisturize your skin. The L’Occitane En Provence Lavender Collection, $84, is just what mom wants this Mother’s Day. She can create an at-home spa day for herself or pack these items with her the next time she travels.
Remind Yourself Woodsy Adventures
Pine, amber, and sweet melon magically merge to make up the lovely scents in the Pink Pine Gift Set, $24, by Illume, a Minnesota based company. Channel your past adventures, hiking through forests and under tree canopies with the included fragrance and hand cream. The aromas aren’t overpowering—you can expect subtle notes. Spray away.
Go Back to Nature
A popular fragrance on the market right now is Sweet Ash from Snif, $65. The white moss, Juniper woods, fir balsam, bergamot, and vanilla bean notes will make you want to reapply throughout the day. Yes, this compelling aroma is a bit habit forming. Don’t worry, though, the products from Snif are vegan, cruelty-free, and made without parabens, preservatives, phthalates, or synthetic dyes.
Travel sprays are a smart way to freshen up while on-the-go. The Magnolia Violet Eau De Parfum Travel Spray by Good Chemistry, $15, is easy to pack along in your purse or carry-on bag—it’s under one fluid ounce. Magnolias and peonies will remind you of trips throughout the southern states during the summertime. Apply throughout the day to pulse points on your wrist and neck and relax into a vacation-like atmosphere.
Channel Wonder Woman
If you’ve always thought of your mother as a Wonder Woman, then consider going big and getting her the Wonder Woman 80th Anniversary Limited Edition Fragrance from House of Sillage, $395. Wonder Woman is an enduring pop culture icon, across the globe. Made in France, the hand polished glass bottle has a red and blue ombre finish and the cap includes an 18K yellow gold, red, and blue enamel, encrusted with diamond-cut star shaped Swarovski crystals. Expect this fragrance to be bold. Your mom will want to hold onto this bottle for years to come.
Let Your Hair Tell a Story
For a unique Mother’s Day gift, consider a hair mist from Diptyque, $56. The products will not only light up your olfactory sense, but also, they’ll condition your hair and make it shiny. Brand-new to the lineup is Eau Capitale Hair Mist, inspired by Parisian architecture and Art Nouveau buildings in France. With notes of roses, bergamot, and patchouli, hair is left with a slight fragrance that is appealing and uplifting. Samples and free gift wrapping are available with every online purchase. Should you want to make a visit in person, however, you’ll find Diptyque boutiques across the globe in many major cities.