Compiled by BR Tabatha
Mother's Day is on the horizon. The time of year when we can make up for being a bit lazy on the mother appreciation front and buy her something fab. A treat she wouldn't usually get herself. Something that says 'I love you so I got you something special, which is why I'm your favourite child.'
Nothing ticks the box quite like a carefully selected perfume. However, buying a perfume can be a touch tricky. What's good? What's not? Which has the same notes as her current favourites so that you can say 'I know what you like, here's something same but different. See, I really am your favourite child, because I made an effort'.
Luckily for us we've a bunch of fabulous perfume reviews to help us along. So what's the most beloved? What could float your mum's boat? Here are the Top Ten fragrances as rated by Beauty Review members.
They say: Taylor, herself, is the muse for Wonderstruck Enchanted—forever captivating and always confident. Wonderstruck Enchanted continues the magical journey, from the first spark to that moment when you know you’re enchanted. Notes Wild Berries, Passion Fruit, Pink Poppy, Peony, Champaca Petals, White Freesia, White Musk, Vanilla, Blond Woods. Style Charming. Magical. Captivating.
You say: I love this perfume but i may be a bit bias as i love anything that fruity and girly! The best thing about this perfume is that it lasts for ages. I put it on in the morning and ill have people commenting on it at night. BR Member - lady_k
They say: The mystery of DIOR's legendary forbidden fruit lives on in DIOR Hypnotic Poison, in a magical, modern philter that blends femininity with boldness. The contrasting facets – intoxicating bitter almond and carvi, opulent Sambac jasmine, mysterious Jacarandra and sensuous vanilla and musk– make for a compelling, bewitching fragrance fusion. Intoxicating and extravagant.
You say: I got given a minature of this and I loved it so much, more than any other fragrance i've ever sampled. I had to have more! This fragrance is very vanillary, super smooth vanilla with a touch of spice. Anyone who loves vanilla is sure to love this fragrance! It's quite a strong smelling fragrance, intoxicating and seductive but sweet. This is my first Dior fragrance and it's totally convinced me that I need to get my hands on the other Dior poison fragrances also! BR Member - Marcel
They say: MEOW! by KATY PERRY commands a soft sexuality appropriate for use during any time of day. Its signature comes from a pairing of honeysuckle and pear with the backdrop of creamy vanilla, musk and amber.
You say: It is my favourite perfume! It smells so sweet and nice, the smell lasts all day and I always get compliments about it. It smells so amazing and is perfect for both daytime and night time as it has a refreshing girly scent, but also a hint of vanilla and I find it perfect for any occasion. BR Member - Dayna
They say: THE ONE by Dolce & Gabbana like all of the fragrances of D&G house, is a 'fragrance with character', special and alluring. Its oriental floral-fruity composition is very warm and sensual with powdery vanilla trace. The colour of the fragrance perfectly matches its tone.
You say: I absolutely adore this fragrance! At first it seems rather strong but after just a few mins it softens down and smells heavenly! It has a warm oriental starting note with hints of floral. As it warms to your body it starts smelling a bit more of vanilla and fruits. It is perfect for everyday use but equally perfect for special occasions, something that not many fragrances can do. 'The One' lasts all day and you will be bound to get compliments! BR Member - raniwelsh
They say: Sexy, fresh Oriental fragrance recalls the irrepressible spirit of the young 'Coco' Chanel. A feeling of luxuriance is achieved through two exclusive ingredients that form the signature for all CHANEL parfums Jasmine Absolute and May Rose Absolute. These delicate flowers bursting with confidence are highlighted by a touch of Iris from Florence.
You say: I've been using this as my signature scent for the last 9 years. My 4 year old son thinks this is what 'mummy' smells like. I feel glamorous and sophisticated when I'm wearing it and always get comments on what it is. It's a beautiful, feminine scent and the bottle lasts for ages since you only need a little as the smell is strong. LOVE IT! BR Member - BusyMum
They say: Fresh and feminine, MARC JACOBS DAISY is a playful bright and alluring scent. It captivates with the luscious freshness of wild strawberry, then blooms with the modern vintage edge of velvety violet petals and finishes with a luminous blend of gardenia and jasmine. The white accords of birch and cedarwood add a bit of intensity.
You say: This is my favourite perfume. I got it for Xmas and wear it every day - and love it so much I made my mum buy it too. It's sweet and sexy, light but noticeable, and has that fun, playful - but not too young - note that Marc Jacobs does so well. The scent is light but noticeable, and not cloyingly sweet or heavy. It lasts well into the day as well. Since I started wearing it several people I know have followed suit, as it is so easy to wear, light, and fresh. BR Member - trudijoy
They say: The fragrance is an intense and daring fruity chypre, composed of sophisticated floral notes tuberose, violet and hibiscus - with a splash of coconut water - over the light and smooth base, the combination of the final notes evokes the impression of warm skin.
You say: Definitely a long lasting fragrance. A small spray goes a long way! A warm sexy fragrance with vanilla and fruits, not a light fresh crisp scent, more deep, just lovely. I'm hooked on it and always receive compliments whenever I wear this fragrance. BR Member - mccash7
They say: Flirtatious and charming, this scent is inspired by the glamorous girl who is always the life of the party, the Viva la Juicy girl finds couture in the everyday. Viva la Juicy combines delicious wild berries and mandarin with creamy vanilla, praline, jasmine, and honeysuckle. Embracing the signature Juicy addiction, Viva la Juicy is both playful and glamorous, boldly bottled with Juicy charms and rocked in fuschia wrap.
You say: I have been buying this perfume for years. Definitely my signature fragrance, it's not over powering like most sweet perfumes which I love but I do have to re apply because it is a light fragrance. I love wearing this in the summer, I think it's a summer perfume but I tend to wear it all year round. I get compliments showered on me and who doesnt love that? BR Member - Naydz
They say: The unexpected floral fragrance by CHANEL, for women who know that in order to be lucky, you have to believe in chance! The emphasis on the floral and vanilla notes makes CHANCE Parfum a more lush and voluptuous version of the fragrance.
You say: It leaves me feeling sophisticated and classy but sweet enough to be wearing it, anytime & anywhere. I didn't go wrong on getting this fragrance and I believe that I can recommend it to whomever wants a warm and sweet yet sophisticated scent on them that'll last them all day. This is in a class of its own. BR Member - K3r1pakai
They say: The first fragrance by STELLA McCARTNEY, inspired by the fragile beauty of a rose, is contrasted by sensuality of amber. Playing with the opposition of the masculine and the feminine as well, the bottle’s lines, both precious and sharp, frame a seemingly infinite plum dégradé.
You say: This has been my go to perfume for years and years, it always gets a compliment and friends know I'm in a room as it's become my signature scent. This is light enough for summer snd moves effortlessly into winter to give a hint of fun and floral reminders of the last season. Has also moved up the decades with me without shouting out it's too young for you!! An all rounder that is my wardrobe staple forget the scarves and accessories! BR Member - debjpage
There you have it! Top Rated perfumes that could well put you in your mum's good books this Mother's Day - and ensure your 'favourite' status! So... Will you be giving the mum, or mum figure, in your life perfume this Day of the Mother? Chat away!