Our goof-proof guide to Mother's Day scent-giving

The gift of scent can be a winner – but it can be a minefield if you don’t know what you’re looking for. That’s where we think our Perfume Society Discovery Boxes score – because in each box, there’s something to delight every woman (and often, several fab new ‘finds’).
On which note: can we just say that we acknowledge that not everyone still has a mother. (And that includes several of our Perfume Society team.) What we like to do, then, is to celebrate this date in the calendar with a gift that acknowledges an important woman in our lives: a godmother, aunt, or inspirational role model. And who’s going to say ‘no’ to a complete new wardrobe of fragrances…?
Whoever that important woman is, here’s what we think she’ll love…

As a VIP (a ‘Very Important Perfumista’), they’ll receive a welcome Perfume Society Discovery Box of samples, accompanied by our exclusive ‘Smelling Notes’, designed to introduce the key fragrance families – plus Perfume Society sampling blotters and a bespoke notebook for fragrant thoughts.
The VIP Subscriber will enjoy priority access to exclusive Perfume Society events through the year, and will receive eight digital editions of our Jasmine Award-winning online magazine The Scented Letter. And with their personalised VIP Subscriber card they’ll be entitled to special privileges and exclusive discounts at stores including Penhaligon’s and Miller Harris, among many other treats. It’s the win-win choice – and don’t forget: this gift will last for 12 whole months, so you’ll be in their good books for an entire year…! All of that for just £25…


A stunning collection of Prada‘s Les Infusions de Prada fragrances, featuring 6 x 8ml eaux de parfum in darling miniature bottles (48ml of fragrance in all), plus our signature ‘Smelling Notes’ for each scent. From £30 if you’re a VIP (£36 non-VIPs)


Agonist are known for their Scandi cool and artistic glass flacons, with each scent thoughtfully created using high quality ingredients, composed to evoke places of intrigue. These are scents to make anyone feel unique. £55.80 for VIPs (£62 non-VIPs)



Offering fragrance-lovers the chance to try before they (or you) buy, our Discovery Boxes are the very best way to try a whole host of scents in comfort – and at leisure. Each box is carefully curated and scent-fully themed, and comes with expertly written Smelling Notes. Here are three of our current favourites, which we think will hit the spot (Or pulse-point.)
Send her on a scent trip to Paris with our homage to French fragrance. Discover nine scents and two beauty extras that epitomise France and its luxurious fragrant heritage. £12.50 for VIPs (£17.50 non-VIPs)

The latest offering from our Discovery Box range is sure to stand the test of time – and also to make any woman feel special. It features hand-picked, bestsellers and/or timeless classics that truly embody the meaning of a modern classic. £12.50 to VIPs (£17.50 non-VIPs)

With nine fragrances (including two luxury-sized samples and three new and talked-about launches), plus two beauty bonuses from Nails Inc and Molton Brown, treat yourself or show a special someone how precious they are to you…From £12.50 for VIPs (£17.50 non-VIPs)


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