Pick an outfit to reveal the perfect perfume to gift your mom

Your mom's clothes say a lot about her personality — and the type of scent she's likely to love as a Mother's Day present

12 May 2019 - 00:04 By Sahil Harilal and Nokubonga Thusi

What her clothes say about her personality: this mom enjoys a play date with the kids just as much as she enjoys a night out on the town with her girls. She's a mom but she's still young at heart.
The perfume she'll love: YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum Intense (100ml for R2,200). This addictive scent with notes of coffee, blue absinthe, jasmine sambac absolute, orange blossom, vanilla and sandalwood is her in a bottle.
What her clothes say about her personality: this mom knows how to ooze age-appropriate cool; she's cool to your friends and even to you.
The perfume she'll love: Dolce and Gabbana The Only One 2 EDP (100ml for R2,035). This floriental fruity scent with notes of blackberry, pear, coffee, patchouli, and tonka bean is the perfect complement to her relaxed tailored pieces and street-smart sneakers.
What her clothes say about her personality: call her a fashion mom or just plain extra, this mom knows how to make an entrance wherever she goes.
The perfume she'll love: Paco Rabanne Pure XS For Her (80ml for R1,675). This floral oriental scent's evocative notes of ylang ylang, popcorn, vanilla and ambrette seeds get better as they settle and will match this mom's "more is more" persona. Try to keep up.
What her clothes say about her personality: this woman is a champion right now and adjusting to her new role of motherhood. 
The perfume she'll love: Giorgio Armani Sì Eau de Parfum Fiori (100ml for R2,190). The fresh, sparkling notes of green mandarin, blackcurrant, neroli, patchouli, and base notes of vanilla and white musk in Sì, are right up her alley. They'll help her get her groove back and empower her to take on the day.
What her clothes say about her personality: this mom likes what she likes and radical change isn't something she's always willing to do.
The perfume she'll love: Les Exclusifs de Chanel 1957 EDP (75ml for R3,180). Ease your old-school mom into the now with fragrances that are oldies but still goodies. She will appreciate the scent and history of this Chanel classic with notes of white musk, honey, cedar and bergamot.
What her clothes say about her personality: she is always the life of the party and loves to create a good time for her family and friends.
The perfume she'll love: Jo Malone Myrrh and Tonka Bean Cologne (50ml for R1,625). The captivating oriental notes of myrrh and tonka bean in this scent will make sure that while she's working the room or welcoming guests with a hug, everyone feels her presence.
What her clothes say about her personality: between juggling the kids' extra-curricular schedules, household dutiesand maybe even a mini-business from home, this mom is always on the go.
The perfume she'll love: Boucheron Santal de Kandy EDP (125ml for R2,995). This luxurious fragrance with notes of cardamom, jasmine, violet, sandalwood and cedar will encourage her to take a few minutes for herself everyday.
What her clothes say about her personality: she's a mom who is boss both at home and in the office and needs additions to her fragrance wardrobe that are as powerful as she is.
The perfume she'll love: Boucheron Vanille de Zanzibar EDP (125ml for R2,995). The sweet but woody notes of bourbon vanilla, orange, sandalwood and patchouli will complement her perfectly. 
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