Beauty & Health

The perfect scent for every Mum

We all know the power of fragrance. A particular scent can transport you back to a moment in time, whether it was a summer holiday or perhaps Saturday nights spent on the dance floor. It can also remind you of someone special. Gifting a perfume to Mum this Mother’s Day will make her smile every time she wears it. But the question is, how to choose the perfect scent? To help you decide from the endless options on offer, we’re exploring the world of fragrance families.
 
Scents are categorised into four different families (each with their own sub families): floral, oriental, woody and fresh. As each scent family has its own unique characteristics, people are usually drawn to one particular group of scent over another.
 
Sweet and well liked, floral is the most popular fragrance. As the name suggests, floral fragrances can be one distinct scent such as rose or can be a combination of flowers such as jasmine, orange blossom or lily. If your Mum prefers something light and fresh, look for a soft floral fragrance. Or you could look for fruity florals, which are sweet and tropical (think peach and apple). For the more adventurous woman, choose a floral oriental with subtle spice notes. Our pick of the florals? Bloom by Gucci.
 
The oriental fragrance family consists of rich exotic scents. Herbs and spices come to mind when describing this type of scent. Known for being opulent and heady, these notes are often softened with amber or sweet notes. This type of scent is perfect for those with an outgoing personality, who want to make a statement with their fragrance. Our must-have? Obsession by Calvin Klein.
 
For a warm sophisticated scent, try a wood fragrance. They usually contain base notes of sandalwood, patchouli or cedar. To tone down the warmth of these notes, often fresh notes like citrus or floral are blended into the fragrance. This type of scent is suited for wearing in the evening. We love Decadence by Marc Jacobs.
 
You can’t go wrong with a versatile fresh fragrance. Light and clean, these scents can be made up of notes like lily, orange, cucumber or iris. Citrus, herby and oceanic scents all fall into this category. It is the perfect scent for Mum to wear on every day adventures. Our go-to is Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey for Women.
 
For a gorgeous range of perfumes, pop into Blooms the Chemist at Dapto Mall. The friendly team will be able to assist you in finding the ‘one’ for your special someone this Mother’s Day.