Mother’s Day is fast approaching on the 19th March, and if you’re not sure what to get your mum this year, you can never go wrong with a bottle of perfume.
While perfume is completely unique to each person, the best women’s perfumes & fragrances (opens in new tab) are a mixture of floral, fresh and fruity scents, features that are sure to compliment any event or occasion your mum has coming up in the calendar. Picking a scent for another person can be tricky (see how to choose the right perfume (opens in new tab) for our failsafe tips), so it’s always important to just ask your mum what she likes – or you can take a sneaky look at her current perfume collection!
So far in 2023, there have been a few exciting new fragrances launched from popular brands, including Jo Malone, Marc Jacobs, Elie Saab and more. For those who are struggling to pick the perfect perfume, take a look at these 9 new perfumes that your mum will love this Mother’s Day.
The Myrrh & Tonka Cologne Intense is a powerful scent, inspired by the Namib desert, the home of myrrh trees. The fragrance has top notes of lavender, base notes of tonka bean and heart notes of Omumbirid myrrh. This warming feminine scent also has hints of almond and vanilla, plus the bottle’s design is sleek and classic, just like other Jo Malone fragrances. The Myrrh & Tonka Cologne Intense is available at Jo Malone (opens in new tab), John Lewis (opens in new tab) or Amazon (opens in new tab), in 50ml or 100ml, with prices starting at £106.
Launched in late 2022, the Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia is a floral sweet scent that’s built around the White Gardenia flower. This perfume has layers of Gardenia and Jasmine Grandiflorum notes, with hints of pear blossom and brown sugar. This perfume starts at £60 and comes in 30ml, 50ml and 100ml sizes, that are available to buy at Boots (opens in new tab) and The Perfume Shop (opens in new tab).
Another new release for 2023, the Elie Saab Elixir is a sensual, feminine and captivating fragrance, and it comes with a beautiful-looking design with hearts swirled on the bottle. This perfume has notes of mandarin, neroli, iris, love accord and amber, which is powerful and long lasting. Available in 30ml, 50ml or 100ml, prices for the Elie Saab Elixir start at £49 and it’s exclusive to John Lewis (opens in new tab) today.
If your mum fancies trying something new, the Marc Jacobs Perfect is a new addition to the brand and is an uplifting floral scent. Marc Jacobs Perfect is a mix of floral and spice, with notes of pink peppercorn, polygonum, cedarwood and white daffodil, creating layers of light flowers and deep wood. The bottle has that unmistakable Marc Jacob branding and it’s completed with quirky charms on the lid. Available at Boots (opens in new tab) and The Perfume Shop (opens in new tab), Perfect is available in 50ml or 100ml bottles and prices start at £83.
Paco Rabanne Fame has an eye-catching bottle and is described as “a new era of femininity”. This vegan-friendly perfume has notes of mango, bergamot, jasmine, sandalwood and vanilla, scents that work well together and compliment one another. What’s great about Paco Rabanne Fame is the bottle is eco-friendly and can be refilled, so instead of throwing it away, take it to your nearest fragrance store to have it topped up again and again. The Perfume Shop (opens in new tab) offers this service and you can buy Fame in 30ml, 50ml or 100ml, starting at £60.
The new release from Prada, the Prada Paradoxe, is the perfect gift for Mother's Day. With top notes of neroli, heart notes of amber and base notes of musk, the Prada Paradoxe perfume comes in a refillable bottle and has a tilted triangle shape, complete with the iconic Prada logo. Available at The Perfume Shop (opens in new tab) in 30ml, 50ml and 100ml, starting at £59. When you buy from The Perfume Shop, you'll also receive a free Prada Paradoxe pouch.
Mugler perfumes come in iconic bottles and shapes, and the Angel Elixir is no exception. In a dark blue star-shaped bottle, this perfume bottle is refillable, so you can top it up again and again. This fragrance is deeply floral with notes of jasmine grandiflorum, orange blossom, ylang ylang and hints of woody amber, too. The Mugler Angel Elixir is available at The Perfume Shop (opens in new tab) in 25ml, 50ml and 100ml sizes, starting at £65.
You can't go wrong with a Miss Dior perfume and the Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet is the newest addition from the popular brand. This pretty-in-pink fragrance has an attractive bottle complete with couture bow, and is bursting full of floral notes of rose, peonies and Calabrian bergamot. Starting at £64, Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet is available to buy in 30ml, 50ml, 100ml and 150ml sizes at The Perfume Shop (opens in new tab).
In the signature Good Girl stiletto bottle, the Carolina Herrera Good Girl Blush is a romantic scent and 100% vegan. Available in 30ml, 50ml and 80ml sizes, the Good Girl Blush has a base of vanilla and peony and hints of ylang ylang and rosewater. If your mum loves shoes or likes to display her perfume collection, this new fragrance from Carolina Herrera is the perfect choice, especially for Mother's Day 2023. Available at The Perfume Shop (opens in new tab).