You are probably balking at the luxury brands here, but before you purse your mouth in disapproval, hear us out. Your chosen fragrance can say a lot about you. It is why when most of us find a scent we love (and people like), we stick with it forever. But, like makeup, sometimes it’s fun to switch things up, and there is nothing like a new year to shop for a new favorite. Which brings us to our next point: price. For our picks, the 100mL bottles roughly go for P4,500 each. Remember though perfumes are quite potent as scents. Colognes may be more affordable, but it doesn't last because its fragrance notes are more diluted. So a 30mL bottle especially our picks here can last for a long time. (How to use tip: Do a small spritz on the pressure points - wrists, neck, nape -- and behind the knees if you're in a dress.)
Yes, perfumes are an investment, but, moms, you are worth it! Give yourself a merry Christmas with any of these 7 must-try perfumes, which, by the way, come in the prettiest bottles (you can start a vignette or a "happy corner" in your house with any of these bottles).
Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh
This bold and sweet scent is brimming with a fruity combination of grapefruit, raspberry, lychee, and jasmine. It’s for youthful and playful moms looking for a sweet fruity scent.
Recently launched, this pretty pink scent is a youthful take on their classic fragrance. It’s the perfect combination of floral and fruity notes. If you want fun and flirty, this is it.
This brand is known for delightful scents, and this is no exception. A mix of lemon, verbena, cherry blossom, and white cedar essence, this rich scent is reminiscent of a dewy lemon garden on a nippy autumn day.
Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium
This addictive scent is rich and glamorous, mixing a combination of luxe dark coffee and the sweet hint of vanilla. Perfect for glam moms looking for a new signature scent.
Launched this year, we predict it will become a classic Prada scent. Rich and woody, It combines frangipani flower with iris enriched with spices, beeswax, and tuberose. It smells like the ocean and sand dunes filled with wildflowers. This is one of our favorite feminine scents.
Lanvin Eclat d’Arpege
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This is a forever classic. A mix of floral scents with lilac and lemon will leave you smelling intoxicating and fresh. Perfect for every mom on the go looking for a quick pick-me-up smell.
Lancome La Vie Est Belle
The name of this fragrance translates to “Life is Beautiful,” and it certainly fits this luxurious fragrance that is sweet with hints of rich vanilla undertones. It’s glam enough scent for most occasions, but still subtle enough to use every day.