May 3: my mom’s birthday. May 4 and 5: stayed at Mama Shelter. May 6: saw ‘Philomena’ on the flight home. Clearly, someone’s been reminding me that tomorrow is Mother’s Day in the US. When my brother and I were growing up, my mom always said that good behavior was the the best Mother’s Day gift we could give her. Years later, anything from L’OCCITANE makes me look so much better than my brother on any of her special days. #MommasBoy
Most recently, L’OCCITANE launched the clean and sophisticated Néroli & Orchidée scent as part of their La Collection de Grasse. Alluring yet casual, this new subtle floral features a blend of two white flowers with notes of peach and orange. There’s 1 day left to purchase Mom the perfect last minute gift and there are over 200 L’OCCITANE boutiques in the US alone. The odds of pampering her luxuriously are finally in your favor. #YoMama
Similar to the elaborate line-up of scents in La Collection de Grasse, Néroli & Orchidée lets you play with a single item or mix and match until you’ve exhausted potential combinations. The choices are: Eau de Toilette, Shower Gel, Body Milk, Perfumed Soap, or Scented Candle. I’m partial to things that foam or burn but moms love everything. She’s part of the generation that believes in ‘the thought that counts’. #MotherOfAll
I’ve saved the best for last. Last month’s launch also included the Fragrance Booster Cream, one of the most incredible body creams I have ever used. Its universal blend of floral notes goes with any of the scents in La Collection de Grasse. Alone, it reminds me of crisp Spring air, fresh plums and a hint of green. Spray any fragrance on top of it and it locks the scent in for a day or two. No joke. It’s fantastic. Even a #Stepmom will love it!
Sometimes choosing a gift with a specific scent can be intimidating as fragrance is so personal. In my experience, scented candles make the safest and most successful “scented gifts.” Everyone and their mother know that I live for the Lavender candle from L’OCCITANE. Try the Pivonie Flora (so romantic!) or go with the new Néroli & Orchidée. Our house has been smelling very fancy of late with the newest one. #BigMommasHouse
And, when it comes to packaging, gift boxes and pre-packaged sets, no one beats L’OCCITANE. This Mother’s Day, the sets are ultra special and range from extremely affordable to luxury at its finest. Available in stores and at www.loccitane.com. Check them out below! #MammaMia!