Women wear fragrance for many reasons – to heighten their mood, express femininity, feel energised, even to seduce their senses… or those of someone else.
Over the years, fragrance has been a mainstay in the daily lives of both women and men. In fact, fragrance has become a luxurious accessory of everyday life that is both emotional and personal, expressing precious moments and memories that are special and unique to its wearer.
With such a wide selection of scents available today, gifting the perfect scent can be challenging. If you’re after something special, look for fragrances that use only the purest and finest raw materials sourced from the most intricate places in the world.
When shopping for fragrance, it’s important to understand the difference between Eau de toilette and eau de parfum. Eau de toilette is fresher with a higher concentration of alcohol, which prevents the ingredients from separating. A steam distillation technique is used to extract the oils from the petals, giving the fragrance a fresh and floral accent. Eau de parfum, on the other hand, contains a higher concentration of oils also known as ‘absolute’ with less alcohol, making the scent last longer. In perfumery, absolutes require the use of solvent extraction techniques and are intense, adding warmth and depth to the fragrance creating a scent that will last with lingering characteristics.
If you’re looking for a fragrance for a Mother’s Day gift but still not sure where to start, try these beautiful scents…
Giorgio ArmaniSì is a fragrance for women that have the courage to say “Sì” ( yes.) Sì is Giorgio Armani’s tribute to modern femininity, an irresistible combination of a grace, strength and independent spirit. At its heart lies the Rose of Mai grown in grass in the south of France. The Rose blooms from May to mid-June and the harvest happens once a year for 3 weeks. Rose is a symbol of love – Sì to love…
LancômeLa vie est belle is the fragrance of happiness captured in a flacon of “le sourire de cristal” (the crystal smile ). The expression of happiness is sublimated with the most noble natural raw ingredient, Florence Iris Pallida (White Iris of Florence), also known as “the blue gold of perfumery”. It has a precious and delightful aura which is accompanied by transversal notes of fine delicacies leaving a delicious fragrance trail that lasts all day.
Viktor & RolfThe floral explosion of Flowerbomb releases a profusion of flowers that has the power to make everything seem more positive. Created by the fashion house Viktor and Rolf, this perfume is a magical, ultra-feminine scent captured in a diamond-shaped grenade and a tribute to the modern woman.
Yves Saint LaurentBlack Opium embraces the sensuality and warmth of Orange Blossom traditionally associated with good fortune. When the electrifying energy of black coffee meets the assertive femininity of white flowers, a vibrant, sensual and addictive contrast of light and dark is the stunning result. A fragrance like a shot of adrenalin, Black Opium the necessary energy for a more intense life.
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