RI Beauty Expert: Mother’s Day Florals – Scented Gifts Mom Will Love

Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Donna Macdonald, GoLocalProv Beauty Expert

Grabbing a bouquet of roses from the grocery store is nice – but Mom loves her flowers in beauty products too. A little scented pampering will remind her she loved you best! Here’s some local selections that are luxurious, pretty, and smell like fresh-cut flowers straight from the greenhouse.

Enter Roses

Weleda Wild Rose Pampering Body Lotion has a delicate floral scent from Weleda's organic Rosa Damascena.  It will stir Mom’s senses and complement her beauty regimen. Also made to stimulate the regeneration process, it may make her look younger too! No doubt she’ll be most enchanted with the trail of mythical rose that will waft about her. Zenabelle, Bristol

Fragile Beauty

Just for Mother’s Day, cherry blossoms bloom in a sensual feast of color and fragrance. Since the delicate flowers possess a potpourri of lore that is over a thousand years old, gift Mom with Bath and Body Works Cherry Blossom Shower Gel. The gentle sparkling scent will remind her of standing under falling and drifting petals as a girl. Bath and Body Works, Cranston

Bloom Where You’re Planted    

Celebrate Mom with Bloom Pure Perfume (and the matching candle) in a cute pen-like roll-on. Pretty in pink, this slim bottle holds the sweet scent of rose geranium which she’ll refresh herself with over and over again. Ylang-Ylang notes dance on the edges to weave an intoxicating spell.  She’ll thank you with a scented kiss of the cheek. Whole Foods Market, Providence

Magnificent Magnolias

With magnolia blossoms dotting the landscape on every corner right now, Farmhouse Fresh Honey-Magnolia Body Oil will envelope Mom in the powder-floral scent of spring itself. Used in the bath or applied to skin, this oil imparts a soothing feel to the driest spots. Its gorgeous fragrance will make Mom the fresh breeze that blows in! The Apothecary, Newport

Fields of Lavender

Arianna Ultra Rich Mineral Body Butter opens with the scent of endless fields of purple French lavender. This dresser-worthy jar is elegant and refined and the creamy concoction will soak into her skin for ultimate saturation. Mom will love its spa-like quality and its heady scent. Arianna, Newport 

Crushed Violets

You charmed Mom once with a posy of picked violets…do the same with Tocca’s Florence perfume. An earthy combination of bergamot and crushed violets, it’s reminiscent of sweet childhood hands (yours!) from the summer garden. Sephora, Cranston

Donna Macdonald is a freelance writer who enjoys covering topics of interest to women, especially fragrance, style, beauty. She has also written marketing material for a women's book that hit the New York Times Bestseller list and netted her an up close and personal discussion on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Donna currently writes her own personal blog, alovelyinconsequence.blogspot.com where she also writes about issues close to a woman's heart. Donna believes that when a woman finds beauty in the world, she will find beauty in herself.

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