Scent is a powerful and personal thing. I can close my eyes and tell you the different signature scents my mom and sisters have worn throughout the years. A perfume can time stamp an era in your life and forever remind you of it. It’s the ultimate gift that celebrates femininity and has a lasting affect—much longer than flowers or sweets.
Tory Burch had the same nostalgic thoughts when she created her latest scent, Just Like Heaven. She included notes of mandarin specifically because it reminded her of her mother, musk, Ylang Ylang and hyacinth. The citrusy floral mix is inspired by a dreamy state of mind where your thoughts wander, kind of like an afternoon with no obligations or a swing in a hammock.
With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I’ve been pondering the different things I could get my Mom. She does love the surprise delivery of flowers, especially if I’m not able to physically be with her, but something beautiful that could remind her of how special she is (everyday) feels like a slam-dunk.