#GiveFragranceNotFlowers This Mother’s Day

marc jacobs decadance

If you think your mum is worth more than flowers this Mother’s Day, why not give the gift of fragrance?

I always struggle to know what to get my mum for Mother’s Day. My mum completely and utterly deserves the world and the fact that, right now, I can’t afford to give her the entire world is really heartbreaking. However, Fragrance Direct can make giving the gift of fragrance a little easier on the old purse strings. They offer a huge range of discounted, designer perfumes so you can make your mum feel like a million bucks on Mother’s Day. And, let’s be honest, my mum really does deserve to feel like a million bucks because she really, really is.

I make it pretty clear to you guys that I am not rich. I’m a student. I have an over-draft. I live in London where rent is extortionate. Splashing out on fragrance is normally something I can’t afford – and something my mum definitely wouldn’t expect. So, how can I afford to treat my mum to the present she deserves? Enter Fragrance Direct. You know how much I bloody love this website: discounts on all your favourite fragrances and beauty items. It’s literally a student’s dream. A bunch of flowers would probably be about £30 – well, Marc Jacob’s Decadence on Fragrance Direct is only £41.95. That’s only £11 more and it will last her a lot longer – flowers die so quickly – and will be a gift she truly remembers.

Now, Decadence is a fragrance I’ve had my eye on for my mum for a long time. It’s classy, refined and the scent is just delicious. It’s classy – so perfect for an ‘older’ lady (she’s only 50, guys!). Fragrance Direct describe the scent as “succulent Italian plum, golden saffron and velvety iris, with rich Bulgarian rose that mingles with lush orris and creamy nuances of jasmine sambac”. I love this scent for myself and when it arrived, I was extremely tempted to steal if for myself but I thought “No, you know what. Mum deserves it way more.” My mum lives with 4 males, 2 of which are moody teenagers, and sometimes she feels so drained and needs to be reminded that she’s not just a pack mule/cleaning machine/dinner lady and that she deserves a bit of luxury which is why I picked out this fragrance for her. It’s so, well, decadent. The bottle is designed like one of Marc’s iconic handbags, meaning even the bottle oozes class. Perfect for a run-down mama as a Mother’s Day ideas.

Since moving out of home, it’s hard for me to treat my mum as much. Because we live 100 miles away from each other, I can’t do the little things I used to in order to treat her like doing the dishes, hoovering the living room or such like. Therefore, when an occasion swings around to give my mum the treat she deserves, I like to go all out. She works so hard to create a loving, welcoming home and does all of this on top of her full-time job. My mum is honestly my best friend and my inspiration and that’s why, this Mother’s Day, she’s getting fragrance and not flowers. Giving flowers for Mother’s Day is so generic and generic is something my mum is not. I can’t wait until I’m super-mega-rich (lol) and can buy her trips to Paris and New York for Mother’s Day but for now, I think she’ll be over the moon with Decadence.

Will you be treating your mum to fragrance, not flowers, this Mother’s Day? Just a reminder, it’s on the 11th of March this year (in the UK).
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  1. Emma
    February 23, 2018 / 9:37 am

    This perfume has been on my wishlist for like, EVER! I think I’m gonna get my Mum some chocolates and a quirky little present from firebox this mother’s day, as I think flowers are kinda effortless (and she’s already got plenty of perfumes sadly!)
    Emma | emmadrury.com

    • Chloe Rennard
      February 24, 2018 / 2:21 pm

      It’s such a gorgeous scent! Your mum sounds like me – hehe! x

  2. February 23, 2018 / 11:18 am

    Ahh I need to add this perfume to my collection! It looks amazing x

    • Chloe Rennard
      February 24, 2018 / 2:21 pm

      It’s beautiful! x

  3. February 23, 2018 / 11:20 am

    I love this perfume and so does my Mum! I’ve actually bought her a fragrance for Mothers Day too! Can’t go wrong can you! x

    • Chloe Rennard
      February 24, 2018 / 2:21 pm

      Yay! It’s the best gift! x

  4. February 23, 2018 / 11:30 am

    This is so lovely Chloe! My mum is so hard to buy for and would probably appreciate a fragrance just as much as flowers if it was one of her favourites!

    Sarah | http://www.sazsinclair.com xx

    • Chloe Rennard
      February 24, 2018 / 2:21 pm

      Yes, I’m sure she would! x

    • Chloe Rennard
      February 24, 2018 / 2:21 pm

      I know – it’s so luxurious! x

  5. February 23, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    I love gifting fragrance. Flowers are pretty but they don’t have a long shelf life. I got my mum the Burberry One last year x

    • Chloe Rennard
      February 24, 2018 / 2:22 pm

      Ooh, lovely! x

  6. February 23, 2018 / 10:37 pm

    You how everyone has almost like a signature scent? Well this is mine! I absolutely LOVE it. To the point where for my birthday last week three different people gave me bottles of it haha. I’m in overload😂 Lovely post Chloe, your Mum is very lucky ☺️ xxx

    • Chloe Rennard
      February 24, 2018 / 2:22 pm

      Yas girl! It smells divine! The best kind of overload! x

  7. February 24, 2018 / 8:39 am

    I so want this perfume for myself, it’s totally gorgeous, isn’t it? I’ve had my eye on it for awhile now. Hoping Ed takes the hint and gets it for me ‘from the kids’ this Mother’s Day! x

    • Chloe Rennard
      February 24, 2018 / 2:22 pm

      Yesss – hint away! x

  8. February 25, 2018 / 1:10 am

    I need to try this fragrance so bad!! I absolutely love the packaging, it sounds heavenly x

  9. February 25, 2018 / 1:21 pm

    I think I’ll be taking my mum for a spa weekend as her birthday and mother’s day fall so close together! and she (and myself) are deffo in need of some relaxation aha! xx


  10. February 27, 2018 / 9:55 am

    The way you have written about your mum in this post is absolutely beautiful Chloe – she’s lucky to have such a loving daughter like you 🙂 My mum absolutely adores flowers, but fragrance is definitely more luxurious and doesn’t need to cost a lot at all – Fragrance Direct sounds like an absolute dream of a website!xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

  11. February 27, 2018 / 4:10 pm

    I love the idea of having perfume over flowers for mothers day, flowers wilt and die! this is perfect

  12. February 27, 2018 / 10:26 pm

    Lovely Post! This fragrance looks gorgeous X And this is a great reminder that I need to buy my mum a present so thank you! 🙂
    Sarah X

  13. March 1, 2018 / 4:56 pm

    This sounds like such a beautiful fragrance and it really does look like the best gift to give to your mum this Mother’s Day! My mum is my best friend too and I always wish I could buy her the world haha xx

  14. March 4, 2018 / 12:14 pm

    Mother’s Day is such a difficult day to buy for! Fragrance is a safe bet for most mums and how gorgeous is that bottle? I’ve got my mum theatre tickets this year but I’ve often been known to buy her perfume or smellies!

    Sian x

  15. March 13, 2018 / 10:59 am

    The colour of this bottle is absolutely stunning! I think I definitely need to look at fragrances more as I always overlook them!

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