Quiz: What's the Best Perfume for Your Mom?
Take this quiz to see what women's perfume you should gift for Mother's Day
Within the first week of life, newborns are capable of recognizing the scent of their own mother and after a few short weeks, most babies prefer the smell of their mom to the smell of another woman -- no joke! As the mother's scent becomes forever wired into the infant's brain, this helps form a strong bond between the two of them.
That said do you know what type of perfume your mom likes? If you're not quite sure what her perfume preference is, you definitely know her likes and dislikes (sometimes all too well, right?) such as her favorite flower, color, time of day, etc. In light of Mother's Day (which is fast approaching -- it's May 9th, in case you need to pop a reminder into your calendar), we called on someone who nose best -- scent aficionado Sarah Horowitz-Thran, founder of Sarah Horowitz Parfums, a Westlake Village, Calif.-based fragrance house. We put our noses together to create this quiz that'll help you find the best perfume for your mom.
Based on the scent feedback you enter about your mom, you'll get results that'll let you know which women's perfume category she falls in to: Citrus/Clean, Oriental/Gourmand, Floral, or Fruity. Not that any of that info matters unless you see our second piece of advice, which is a list of a few perfume suggestions that fit into each group. So instead of browsing through a ton of beauty products or getting a headache from sniffing every perfume that lines the walls of Sephora to find one that suits your mom best -- this quiz will help narrow your perfume search so that you can pick up a gift in minutes. Wouldn't your mom be so proud?
The Best Scent Type for Your Mom: Floral
The floral genre pretty much speaks for itself since "these fragrances are centered around full bodied flowers," says Horowitz-Thran. Most likely your mom is a "romantic and connected to her femininity" as well as fashionable, um, flirty (yup, really!) and a bit of a glamourpuss.
Scents to buy: Kimora Lee Simmons Baby Phat Dare Me, $28 or Michael Kors Very Hollywood Eau de Parfum, $45.