GAR­DEN STATE

A Mother’s Day gift as joyous as a lush bou­quet that lasts much, much longer? With help from Si­mon Too­ley, founder and CEO of lux­ury beauty bou­tique Etiket in Montreal, it’s easy to fol­low her nose.

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Pick the per­fect fra­grance for Mom sans guess­work

GOURMET MOM SI­MON SAYS

“We’re drawn to fra­grances that have ed­i­ble notes and are on the sweet or spicy side, or a mix of the two. These of­ten in­clude notes of vanilla, cho­co­late, caramel, licorice and cof­fee.”

BEST HEALTH PICK

ETERNITY IN­TENSE CALVIN KLEIN FOR WOMEN EAU DE PARFUM, $25 FOR 100 ML

SPORTY MOM SI­MON SAYS

“Try the cit­rus cat­e­gory: fresh notes of lemon, man­darin and berg­amot. These fra­grances tend to be lighter and fresher.”

BEST HEALTH PICK

EL­IZ­A­BETH ARDEN GREEN TEA MI­MOSA EAU DE TOILETTE, $56 FOR 100 ML

OUT­DOORSY MOM SI­MON SAYS

“This woman may like nat­u­ral, earthy notes of grass and moss. She may pre­fer aquatic scents, such as aro­mas of moun­tain air and ocean sprays, or woody scents, with strong notes of bark, resins and ve­tiver.”

BEST HEALTH PICK

MONSILLAGE EAU FRAÎCHE EAU DE TOILETTE, $105 FOR 50 ML, ETIKET.CA

ARTSY MOM SI­MON SAYS

“The ob­vi­ous choice here is an Ori­en­tal, where the notes will be more ex­otic and sen­sual, from patchouli and am­ber to musk and vanilla.”

BEST HEALTH PICK

NEST FRA­GRANCES BLACK TULIP EAU DE PARFUM, $78 FOR 50 ML, SEPHORA

RO­MAN­TIC MOM SI­MON SAYS

“This could go two ways: ei­ther very soft, flo­ral notes for a clas­sic fem­i­nine feel or down the ori­en­tal route, with ex­otic notes of musk and am­ber. Hy­brid scents, known as flo­ri­en­tals, are also an op­tion. These fra­grances tend to be lighter and fresher.”

BEST HEALTH PICK

VIK­TOR & ROLF FLOWERBOMB BLOOM EAU DE TOILETTE, $160 FOR 100 ML

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