Hey ladies (and gents??) — I have been testing some great new Spring/Summer scents that would be perfect for the any fab mother in your life — or yourself, why not? I know I am going to be rocking a few of these sweet-smellers myself! And there are a lot to choose from:
I’ll start with my favorite one — CK One Summer ($48 USD). This one has a very cool lime green bottle with orange writing and cap. I had to pry it out of my teenager’s hands (I gave her Madonna’s new scent, don’t feel bad for her!). I love this beechy, unisex scent because it is so fresh and light. I see myself enjoying it all Spring and Summer long!
Top notes: Blue mint, Cucumber, Lime, Bergamot
Mid notes: Watery accord, Green Apple, Rosemary, Water lotus
Base notes: Rum cocktail, Sandalwood, Driftwood, Sea moss
Available at department and specialty stores nationwide beginning March 2012.
Madonna Truth or Dare
It’s difficult to tell by the photo, but this is a very cool white glass bottle. Truth or Dare by Madonna ($68.00 USD 2.5 oz/75ml) represents the dual forces that coexist in all of us. Madonna was inspired by her own Mother’s signature scent when she created this sophisticated fragrance. On first sniff, Gardenia is very apparent. You then get the richer notes such as Amber, Vanilla and Musk. Very sweetly sexy, but not too strong.
Top: Rich Gardenia, Creamy Tuberose, Dewy Neroli
Mid: Carnal Jasmine, Benzoin Tears, White Lily Petals
Base: Vanilla Absolute, Caramelized Amber, Sensual Musk Aura
Available exclusively at Macys.
Calvin Klein Eternity Summer ($58 USD) is bright and fresh. It is also light, which is perfect for ever day wear in the Summer time.
Top notes: Orange blossom, Sparkling Sicilian Bergamot, Japanese Pear Martini Accord
Mid notes: Hydroponic Gardenia, White Peony Petals, Blue Hyacinth
Base notes: White Musks, Tonka bean, Heliotrope
Available at department and specialty stores nationwide.
L’Occitane Pivoine Délicate Eau de Toilette ($45 USD 2.5 oz) — The Limited Edition Pivoine Délicate Eau de Toilette celebrates the most tender garden Peony, with its pastel shades and large, luscious petals. This fragrance blends the delicateness of Peony petals with the fresh green scents of rose and Lily of the Valley. Made with a Peony extract from the Drôme region of France, this fragrance has a luminous floral accord with a soft powdery trail.
L’Occitane products can be purchased at L’Occitane boutiques nationwide or at usa.loccitane.com.
Glowing by JLO ($65.00 2.5oz/75ml) For the super feminine Mom, this Floral Woody Amber scent embodies the aura of a modern woman. The bottle was inspired by the beauty and the lines of Baccarat crystal, when the atomizer is pressed, the bottle beautifully illuminates for 15 seconds. This is a soft fruity-floral that is as fun to apply as it is to wear!
Top notes: Bergamot, Mandarin, Cypress
Mid notes: Orange Flower, Muguet des Bois, Cassia Flower
Base notes: Sandalwood, Amber Sultan, Vanilla, Vetiver, Patchouli, Cashmere Musk
Available April 2012 at Kohl’s nationwide.
Elite Models Rio Glam Girl ($9 USD) – This is a fun, affordable fragrance for Mom or for yourself. Captures the vibrant, celebratory spirit of the home of Carnivale.
Top notes: acai berry and juicy starfruit
Heart notes: princess peony, jasmine and violet flower
Base notes: sandalwood and palisander wood
I did a giveaway that included this scent and 3 others (http://fortyflirtyfabulous.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/giveaway-elite-model-fragrances/), but this is my favorite. It will be perfect for the warm months of this time of year.