Mother's Day is Sunday, May 11th. Here are a few scented gift suggestions:
Isn't this pretty? From Estee Lauder, "an exquisite collection featuring four of the world's favorite fragrances: Beautiful, Pleasures, White Linen and Youth Dew. These rare parfums are treasured as the richest, most luxurious way to wear a scent. Each numbered, limited edition collection arrives in a striking blue presentation box--a collector's dream". $350 at Saks.
Did everyone but me know that Apothia was making diffusers? Here is one in Velvet Rope, the "dry vanilla martini spiked with absolute jasmine and a twist of grapefruit". $78, or get the candle for $46.
Is Mom stressed? A lavender eye pillow (and a budget gift): "Use at room temp or from the freezer, to soothe tired eyes. Also great to melt tension headaches." 100% cotton filled with flaxseed and lavender buds, $9.00 and available in a variety of fabrics from Impromptu Designs at Etsy, where you'll also find lavender eye pillows with matching yoga mats.
Is Mom really stressed? How about a candle from Solange Azagury-Partridge in the Stoned fragrance, advertised as "the most fun one can have being Stoned without breaking the law". The scent is sweet candy, patchouli, bergamot, rose, jasmine, labdanum, benzoin, tree moss, heliotrope, musk and vanilla. $65 for a 6.3 oz candle in a glass jar, at Beautyhabit.
Is Mom dreaming of far-off places? The Bronnley "Destination Africa Soaps", in Nutmeg (with ginger, cinnamon & sandalwood), Cinnamon (with clove & aniseed), Vanilla (with walnut) and Allspice (with nutmeg, fig, chamomile, cedar, clove, musk & patchouli). $22 for the set at Hampton Court.
More gift ideas to come...