It’s mother’s day weekend and the place to visit is Lotte New York Palace Hotel in NYC. Each year they curate a few of the finest fragrances and cosmetics from Saks and present them just in time for Mother’s Day. The event also includes mini pampering sessions, yummy macaroons and live music performed by Acute Inflections. On Sunday enjoy an elegant brunch with your mom at the classic Villard restaurant featuring modern American flavors.┬á┬á
SMELL. Acqua di Parma: An aristocratic classic introduced to the world by Hollywood icons Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck when they fell in love with the fragrance while filming Roman Holiday. Times have changed but we can attest that the fragrances are refined, aristocratic, pure and crisp — if you close your eyes you feel like you have been transported to an Italian beach resort.
BATHE. I am planning major shower time with the luscious shower gel┬áBlu Mediterraneo. But wait, there is so much more. This season they have introduced a line of magnificent home fragrances, candles and diffusers that are flying off the shelf. My personal favorite is La Casa Sul Lago. Prices range from $63 – $245.
SNIFF. The best fragrances for Mom… Nest Fragrances,┬áthe┬áhome fragrance house, has launched a gorgeous line of perfume fragrances that you and everyone should be wearing. Ranges from $16-$120. Aerin Lauder is a bevy of delicious fragrances. Especially loved the Mediterranean with its sweet honeysuckle and grapefruit notes, $225. Aerin Lauder fragrance embodies that “living beautifully should be effortless” with layered floral, subtle and sensuous notes, $30 – $315. Bottega Veneta┬áfragrances brings everything you love about the fashion brand into their fragrance collection. Prices range from $87-$300. Chloe “Love Story” is sensuous, refined and delicate. Alexander McQueen’s Celtic Rose is a delicate aromatic floral perfume. “The gentle scent of rain drenched rose petals is restorative, taking care of the heart, while spicy, peppery thorns protect and empower.” Cost is $245.
Clive Christian. A perfumer since 1872 when The Crown Perfumery “was established in London and also the year in which Queen Victoria gave the perfumery permission to use the crown on its bottles, a signature ever since.”┬á The approval acknowledges that Clive Christian makes complex perfumes made with precious ingredients and worthy of royalty. We definitely agree. We love the way the fragrance lasts as it adjusts to your chemistry and temperature. Hours after application we were still enjoying it. Prices range from $300 – $850, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.┬á┬á
Cle de Peau gives us “Perfection through purification.” It’s big in Japan and everywhere else for women seeking the “best in anti-aging products that effectively turn back time without harsh ingredients.” Years of research led to SynactifΓÇÖs exclusive and revolutionary ingredient: MACC-PD to strengthen the lymphatic channel function and expand the detoxification network leaving skin purified and sculpted with even more clarity.” Yes, Mom and you deserve this! $70-$800
At┬áLancome,┬áeverything is coming up roses and it’s going to make your skin look amazing! It’s a miracle in a bottle that promises and delivers. Absolue is a “rich face cream with a unique, transforming texture that visibly reduces wrinkles and fine lines while rejuvenating skin with firmness, radiance and 24-hour hydration.” $220 refills $160.
While at Saks, check out new additions to the Nars “Orgasm” collection. We love the flecks of glitter and metallics in its blushes and lip tint. $27-$60
Estee Lauder delivers: deeply luxurious, unquestionably effective. Rehydrate your skin with intention. Re-Nutriv Creme, “the richest of the Re-Nutriv Originals moisturizers, is wonderfully emollient.”┬á It provides intensive moisture care. It’s a superb overnight creme to wake up to skin that feels remarkably softer, smoother and more supple.┬á$110
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