• Me-Time Gifts! 8 Long-Lasting Scents That Are Perfect for Moms

    Spoil yourself with these luxe perfumes because you deserve it!
    by Elaine Natividad Reyes .
  • Me-Time Gifts! 8 Long-Lasting Scents That Are Perfect for Moms
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  • While you’re busy making lists and shopping for gifts for everyone else, hit pause, momma. Have you even thought about what you would like to receive this Christmas? Probably not yet, but we’re here to change that.

    Whether you’re a fresh and fruity kind of gal or a sensual, musk-loving type, there’s a scent in here for every mom—and for every occasion you might find yourself in this holiday season. And since these picks are not exactly cheap, we’ve done the research and made sure they’re worth the splurge…especially if you’re buying them for yourself!

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    For date night with the hubby

    Calvin Klein Obsessed for Women Eau de Parfum, P4,598/50ml



    Top notes of neroli and citrus lend a subtle freshness, while a base of white lavender and creamy musk creates a sensual finish. It’s light and clean but with a hint of sexy spiciness—like wearing a mom-appropriate dress with lacy lingerie underneath!

    For Sunday brunch

    Chloé Absolu de Parfum, P7,498/75ml



    An ode to the classic Chloé fragrance, this limited edition bottle houses a more refined version of the original and cult-favorite rose fragrance, mixed with a dose of patchouli and deliciously warm vanilla. Just a few spritzes will have you feeling ultra feminine and luxurious. Available at Rustan's.

    For the office Christmas party

    Marc Jacobs Eau So Decadent Eau de Toilette, P3,650/30ml

    Here’s a pretty bottle you’ll love to keep in your purse! (Just look at that chic design!) A fun fruity floral that mixes top notes of pear and black currant with pink lily of the valley and jasmine, this girly scent will inspire you to break loose and indulge—whether it’s day or night. Available at Rustan's.

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    For your family reunions

    Daisy Marc Jacobs Anniversary Edition, P5,698/100ml

    Your inaanaks and other relatives will surely flock to you once they catch a whiff of this endearing floral woody musk scent. A festive interpretation of the classic bottle, this anniversary bottle features a pretty sparkly cap with retro-cool daisy floral petals. Available at Rustan's.

    For your shopping trips

    Tiffany & Co. Eau de Parfum, P5,900/50ml

    Obsessed with Tiffany & Co. charm bracelets? You’ll want to add this to your charmed collection. This perfume surprises with fresh, sparkling notes of mandarin, iris flower, and patchouli, and leaves behind a soft musky trail. It’s both energizing and luxe at the same time, and can be the pick-me-up you need for when you need to get all that Christmas shopping done! Available at Rustan's.

    For your holiday road trips

    Mont Blanc Lady Emblem L’Eau, P4,098/50ml


    Dreaming of summer already? Inspired by lush garden filled with citrus trees and fresh flowers, this wraps you in an uplifting cloud of mandarin leaves, white peach, roses, and magnolia. Even your kids will love it!

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    For Simbang Gabi

    Jo Malone Nutmeg and Ginger, P3,490/30ml, Jo Malone



    This woody spicy cologne—wearable for both men and women—features a mix of nutmeg, ginger, sandalwood, and cedar. It’s surprisingly light, and is perfect for layering with warm vanilla scents. Available at Jo Malone, Greenbelt 5.

    For Christmas Eve

    Aerin Lauder Amber Musk Eau de Parfum Spray, P6,780/50ml

    Feel extra cozy and warm as you celebrate with your loved ones with this feel-good and inviting scent, which is “like a soft cozy blanket on a cold snowy night," says Aerin Lauder herself, founder and creative director of the brand. Best paired with a cup of hot cocoa and lots of hugs! Available at Rustan's, SM Megamall, SM Makati and SM Aura.

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