Friday, April 29, 2011

Say It with Flowers: Mother's Day Gift Idea (and some Royal Wedding too!)

Happy Friday, everyone!

It's the last Friday of April, and I think the world started it with a bang. :)

Now that May is coming, it's time to think about what to give our Moms for Mother's Day. :D

A Mother's Day gift idea? Perfume.


1. Banana Republic Wildbloom - camellia and hydrangea, light and neutral = perfect for summer ($48, Banana Republic)

2. Emilio Pucci Vivara Variazioni Verde 072 - neroli and rose blend = for your adventurous side ($59, Sephora)

3. Oscar de la Renta Esprit d'Oscar - jasmine and tuberose with citrus and tonka bean ($98, Nordstrom)

4. Flora by Gucci Eau Fraiche - kumquat, rose, and osmanthus = romantic ($65, Macy's)

5. Christian Dior Milly-la-Foret - mandarin, bergamot, and neroli ($225,

6. Hermes Iris Ukiyoe - airy floral scent = classic and cool ($235, Hermes)

Okay, I am kinda liking some of these... maybe, if you have some extra money to spend, you can buy a perfume for yourself too! ;)

More floral perfume information from

The most popular fragrance family, Floral is a blend of mixed bouquets of jasmine, rose, white peony, gardenia, and tuberose. These fragrances are either pure and flowery, or subtly warmed with a touch of spice or fruit for a soft, powdery finish.

Women who favor floral fragrances are elegant, feminine, and passionate romantics.

Here are three different types of florals, and some perfumes I like :) ---

Floral: Florals blend of one or more of rose, peony, tuberose, jasmine, orchid, lily of the valley - inherently feminine and fabulously flowery.

Ralph Lauren Romance ($45-$78)

Juicy Couture Juicy Couture ($18-$87)

Daisy by Marc Jacobs ($20-$75)

White floral: Pure white blossoms like jasmine, gardenia, and freesia mingle to create opulent essences, often the fragrances of choice for brides-to-be.

Vera Wang Sheer Veil ($92)

Soft Floral: Classic floral notes, such as white flowers and rose, are mixed with powdery notes of iris, vanilla, or a touch of citrus to create a soft and clean scent.

Clinique Happy In Bloom, Limited Edition ($32)

Which of these perfumes sound (and look) good to you? Do you use any of these?

What's your signature perfume?


I know a lot of people here in Los Angeles stayed up all night to watch the live coverage of the Royal Wedding - some had parties, others went to bars in their PJs and tiaras! :)

As for me, well, I fell asleep, haha! ;)

I randomly woke up at 4am (I am the kind of person who sleeps through the night), then I saw the time and decided I should turn on the TV and watch the Royal Wedding like I planned. I saw them singing "God Save the Queen", then I watched it through to their two balcony kisses. Then I went back to sleep. :) I think they'll have a re-run of the entire program later tonight, or otherwise there's always the internet. ;)

But, on to the dress -- I think it is absolutely beautiful! She's beautiful! And her sister looked gorgeous in her white maid-of-honor dress too. :)

Here is a picture of Kate... oh whoops, I mean Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cambridge... wearing a second Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen dress for their evening reception.

What did you think of the Royal Wedding?

Have a fantastic weekend! :D


  1. Happy Fiday Mimi Girl!!!
    Ya know I actually like her second dress better! I think she is Beautiful in whatever she wears!
    I did get up at 4am to watch ( only made it an hour tho')
    I love so many fragrances! I had tons and could always welcome more!
    lots of love
    gi gi

  2. I'm watching the royal wedding right now! Loving it!! Kate looks gorgeous!!

  3. gi gi-- happy friday! yes, we can never have too many perfumes. :)

    Marie-- ooh, yes, re-run! i have to watch that too. :)

  4. I always love clinique! the reception sweet. Happy Weekend!

  5. i wasn't a fan of the 2nd dress particulary, mostly the fuzzy sweater lol

  6. Oh I've been obsessed - Kate (er, her royal highness) looked magnificent and I can't stop eyeing all the hats!

    xx Vivian @

  7. I love both her dresses :)
    & great ideas!! x

  8. Great gift idea's. We have already had our mothers day here in the UK. Kate's dress was so beautiful, she looked like a real princess. Love Sia x

  9. ellie-- happy weekend!

    SassyAgapi-- i loved her wedding gown!

    Vivian-- haha, yeah, she is absolutely beautiful! oh, and those hats! ;)

    Radiant Makeup-- :D

    Sia-- she really did!

  10. I got the opportunity to watch the live telecast the other day. Her dress is simply GORGEOUS!!!! :D I like the simplicity and classic touch that she had during the wedding

    Erisha @ dazed daisies

  11. E-- yes, i love that too! :)

  12. I am so late but yes I saw it! I love her wedding dress and I love Pippa's dress too!! they are both amazing :D It was the moment everyone was waiting for ^^


  13. a!k0-- i definitely agree! :D

  14. Daisy by Marc Jacobs smells wonderful! I think my signature smell would be DKNY Be delicious! i love the smell of it. :)

    And yess, i was able to watch it over and over again! I LOVED IT! her gown and everything. it brought back my dream of becoming a princess. :)


  15. Carrie-- same here! hahahaha. ;)

  16. Oh i loved the royal wedding! I cried lol

    As far as perfumes go i really liked Flora by Gucci.

  17. Keira-- haha, it was such a beautiful wedding. :) and that perfume sounds good! :)

  18. Hm, perfume sounds (or smells) like a good idea! In any celebration, it's best to pick the gift that could relate with the person who's going to get the gift. Something that connects you and that person together. It can be anything from chocolate and flowers to perfume!

    -Cyrus Summy