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The Sweet Scents of Mother’s Day

30 april 2014

Mother’s Day is one of those occasions when flowers and perfumes are the perfect fit. Coming in spring, floral bouquets and other timeless scents are the obvious choice. Classics to revisit, tempting new products to try, inspired flankers or in-the-know scents to discover… Osmoz’s selection has it all!

 

There’s nothing like a cascade of flowers to let yourself be cradled by the softness of warm sunny weather. Hermès latest scent for women, Jour, now comes in a fruitier, apricot-inflected version: the Absolu. Based on abstract floral notes – although you can still spot gardenia – compared to the original, this scent is enhanced with a sunnier luminosity and a more carnal lushness. With absolute femininity, it celebrates spring with the elegance that characterizes all of the house’s creations.

 

 

Joy Forever by Jean Patou offers a perfect alternative for women who want to renew their olfactory wardrobe while still keeping a classic feel. A contemporary reinterpretation of the legendary Joy from the 1930s, this flanker proposes a modern vision of its elder, while respecting the codes of the house and refusing the easy temptation of gourmand notes to attract a young clientele. The original scent’s rose-and-jasmine accord now includes orange blossom; more importantly, it borrows the youthful charm of velvety peach and the clean notes of white musk for a more up-to-date feel.

 

 

Some successes are simply a stroke of genius. A magical name that incarnates the romanticism of the City of Lights, the harmonious tenderness of a composition… Paris by Yves Saint Laurent is one of those unforgettable, legendary scents that just scream “Mom”. The quintessence of femininity, rose goes powdery here, alongside violet. A few spicy touches lightly perk up the softness of this fragrance that melts into a trail of creamy sandalwood. It’s worth remembering that every year, there is a limited edition with a new twist on the rose: after all, variety is the spice of life!

 

 

Who wouldn’t love the surprise of a perfume that can’t be found in the usual stores, one that promises the adventure of discovery and singularity! That’s the case with the Exclusifs e Chanel line, and their recent 1932an olfactory illustration of the year that Coco inaugurated a show of diamond jewelry. Sparkling like that precious gem, the fragrance plays off of the white clarity of jasmine and the crystalline luminosity of pear, radiating this year in an extract version, enriched with the powdery feel of iris.

 

 

Unless you’d rather give your mom a scented candle for her special day. For the occasion, Un Air de Parfum proposes a selection of feminine colors (white, parma, fuchsia and red) to cloak the scent of your choice out of the 10 in their collection. This unique gift will even have your personalized message inscribed on the label.

 

Sophie Normand

Sophie Normand

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Even though I’ve been fascinated by perfume since I was a teenager, I still studied first law and then journalism. I started writing professionally, and then about three years ago I thought of doing a blog about perfume. Alongside that, I share my passion for perfume through other media as...

  • 03 november 2014

    Por falar em mães... O perfume que lembra minha mãe é o Cialenga, de Balenciaga. Todos sabemos que aromas estão extremamente ligados à memória, fazendo com que possamos viajar no tempo. Aromas da infância, de pessoas queridas, de momentos especiais, de fases boas da vida me fazem tão bem que procuro resgate-los sempre que posso. Seja na cozinha, seja em algum lugar específico, seja com cosméticos... Assim sendo, embora cada perfume reaja de maneira diferente e se transforme no mágico cheirinho especial de cada um, gostaria de descobrir algum que lembre o Cialenga, que infelizmente não é mais fabricado. Alguém pode me sugerir? Agradeço imensamente!!!

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  • 29 september 2014

    el perfume cae muy bien para las mecres que son muy cuidadosas el perfume tiene un color extraordinario que es justo con el perfil de una madre muy buena y fragil como las rosas suaves de tocar y admiracion al verlas asi que par mi opinioon personal es excelente yo si le daria este perfume ami madre

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  • 29 september 2014

    el perfume cae muy bien para las mecres que son muy cuidadosas el perfume tiene un color extraordinario que es justo con el perfil de una madre muy buena y fragil como las rosas suaves de tocar y admiracion al verlas asi que par mi opinioon personal es excelente yo si le daria este perfume ami madre

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  • 09 may 2014

    the review of Chanel 1932 sounds too tempting to be ignored. I would love my daughter to get it for me.

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