With Mother's Day fast approaching (March 11th), it's time to start thinking about what to gift our mothers or what to drop hints for if you're a mother yourself. My own mother would be grateful for any gift but she always reminds my Dad that he has never bought her flowers (and they are together more than 50 years!). In my Dad's defence, he does buy her gifts but he thinks that flowers are a waste of money because they die after a few days! It seems that he's not alone, and Fragrance Direct are encouraging us to #buyfragrancenotflowers this Mother's Day!
There are so many beautiful fragrances to choose from on Fragrance Direct and obviously it's up to individual taste which to choose but one that is sure to please many is Marc Jacobs Daisy. As far as bottles go, it's hard to get prettier than this one with the three daisies on the lid - it looks gorgeous on the dressing table!
This fragrance was actually released in 2007 and it has really stood the test of time. I was utterly obsessed with it when it was first released and went through bottle after bottle. It is the perfect Spring fragrance, due to the light floral, slightly aquatic with a hint of citrus, scent. It's fresh and feminine and lasts around 6 hours on the skin, which is pretty good for an Eau De Toilette.
The top notes are wild berries and white violet. The heart notes are a jasmine infusion and the base note is sandalwood, which gives it a hint of wood/musk. Although it is often described as a scent for young women, I actually think it would work for all ages as it's the perfect balance of floral, sweet and musky. It certainly isn't over-bearing and I think it would be suitable for both day and night wear. There are been a number of variations of this fragrance since this was first released - Daisy Dream, Daisy Dream Forever to name two but this original is a classic and something that any mother would love. There are so many Mother's Day Gift Ideas on the site if you think that your mother might like a different fragrance.
Do you agree with my Dad and favour fragrance over flowers? I'd love to hear what you're buying your mother for Mother's Day? I will have more gift ideas on the blog next week!
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