The Glass Mother’s Day Gift Guide to perfect perfumes

Glass selects the perfect perfumes for Mother’s Day gifts …

Spring Flower CreedSpring Flower

Creed Spring Flower
HERITAGE brand Creed created Spring Flower originally for Audrey Hepburn in the 1980s – making it available to the public in 1996 – and this prettiest and distinctive bouquet of, well, spring flowers, is composed of bergamot, apple, apricot, melon and peach notes with a heart of rose and jasmine, this glamourous floral avoids sickly sweetness due to its ambergris base note. Sweet yet with a sophisticated edge.

by Caroline Simpson

Creed Spring Flower EDP retails at 30ml (£115), 75ml  (£190), 250ml (£340) and is available from the Creed website as well as Harrods and Selfridges.



Story picture 2 _AGNK_100ml_front_v1 A Goodnight Kiss

Roja Dove A Goodnight Kiss
Ideal as a Mother’s Day gift and celebrating the importance and power of small, yet loving, gestures, leading British perfumer Roja Dove created A Goodnight Kiss as an homage to his mother whose love and devotion led him into his vocation. This luxurious and comforting pure perfume has top notes of bergamot; geranium, heliotrope, jasmine, neroli, peach, rose and ylang ylang supporting in the centre and base notes of ambergris, musk, orris, patchouli, sandalwood and vanilla.

by Caroline Simpson

Roja Dove A Goodnight Kiss retails at for £1,250 for 100ml pure parfum at the Roja Dove boutique or Harrods



Mothers day guide Ambre Royal 120ml Ambre Royal


Ormonde Jayne Ambre Royal
A RECENT recent offering from UK fragrance company Ormonde Jayne (launching today in Harrods, in fact) from the ever-inspiring British perfumer, Linda Jayne Pilkington, Ambre Royal is a warming rich Oriental scent. Somewhat assertive – yet warm and feminine – with the amber at its heart brightened with a bergamot and orange blossom, jasmine and rose accord, all made of the highest quality ingredients. Pilkington is noted for her adventurous and unusual materials used in her highly regarded line.

The lovely bottle, with its satisfyingly weighty stopper, is presented in Ormonde Jayne’s signature orange packaging is a gift to treasure.

by Caroline Simpson

Ormonde Jayne Ambre Royal (EDP) 50ml retails at £110 and is exclusive to Harrods


portrait of a lady 100mlPortrait of A Lady

Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle Portrait of A Lady
From leading perfumer Dominique Ropion, his masterpiece Portrait of A Lady, which like its literary namesake is a modern classic, this opulent floral oriental rose swoopingly is enchanting and mesmerising.  Portrait of a Lady is infused with a very high percentage of Turkish rose essence and a patchouli heart as well as raspberry, blackcurrant, cinnamon, clove, sandalwood, incense, ambroxan, benzoin as well as white musk. Heartbreakingly memorable … rather like the book.

by Caroline Simpson

Parfums Frederic Malle Portrait of A Lady  (EDP) retails at £138 for 50ml and £230 for 100ml and is available at Liberty and Selfridges.

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