20th Mar 2020
Mother’s Day wasn’t thought of until 1907, when Anna Jarvis from West Virginia held a memorial two years after her mother’s death and then campaigned for a recognised holiday in America. In 1914 she was successful and the national holiday is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday in May. In the UK the day is referred to as Mothering Sunday, it is a Christian holiday and as such is celebrated on the 4th Sunday of Lent.
Anna’s desire for the day was that it was not celebrated as a collective day, but that each family celebrated ‘their’ mother. It has become traditional to give cards and flowers, but also chocolates and perfume too.
So I thought we would explore scents and perfume, if you know what flowers your mother likes, then that may be the key to getting her the perfect scent as well!
Fragrance whether it comes from flowers, in nature or from perfume has an incredible ability to lift our spirits and alter our mood. Many memories are triggered by our sense of smell, and many of us will choose a particular fragrance depending on what we are doing – getting ready for a date, going on holiday and so on…
If you want to look for a scent that will evoke spring, then something with citrus notes would be great – anything lightly floral, fresh and outdoorsy would work.
Floral – In some cases a perfume will have a predominant flower, in other cases there will be complex bouquet. This is by far the biggest fragrance family and covers things like Rose, Lavender, Orange Blossom, Lilac, Lilly of the Valley and Jasmine. Scents from this category would suit a more traditional person, one who likes to stick to a signature perfume and knows what they like and what suits them.
Woody – This might be seen as the more manly notes: Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Oak and so on, but they can also provide a great base for stronger perfumes for women. This is great for women that like to make an entrance…These perfumes will stay longer and their complexities develop over time.
Fresh – Think water notes – the sea and rain. Green notes – herbs, green flowers and grass. Citrus Notes – mandarin, lemon, bergamot and grapefruit. These make great spring and summer perfumes, perfect for day-time wear and holidays. They tend to make more delicate fragrances, and so will fade faster.
Oriental – This group is more reminiscent of your kitchen cupboard: cinnamon, cloves, cardamoms and vanilla to name a few. These create spicy perfumes but with a sweet tone. When a person walks past you and you catch a smell of their perfume, the chances are they are wearing something from the Oriental group.
Any mother would like a gift, but really all they want is for you to show your appreciation and love.
I had a reading with Teya today. I was blown away by her understanding of my current situation. She made some very positive predictions and advice. I look forward to the outcome. Teya has a lovely warm personality and it radiates in her voice. Towards the end of the reading at my request she brought through some family members who passed over. I found her descriptions and messages spot on! I would love to connect with her again. Many thanks.
PIN : 3691
I would like to share my thoughts and gratitude about the reading I just had with Marcus: He’s excellent! Connected immediately. No padding or filling. Spot on with what he picked up. Empathetic, emotionally intelligent, honest and humble. I was left empowered. Thank you, Marcus, I will call again.
PIN : 9399
I had my first reading with Vanessa today. I was very impressed that she brought my late father through and described him in great detail. Vanessa has a lovely empathetic manner. She picked up in great detail my current situation and described a wonderful outcome to my questions. I was blown away by her understanding of myself as a person! She gave me a tremendous boost to my wellbeing.
PIN : 3900
John is so gifted, absolutely brilliant, the best medium I have ever known! He has assisted me and many others more than he will ever know xxx Thank you.
PIN : 5152
Bryony is an amazing reader. She is a very lovely, friendly and honest reader. All of my readings have been done with insights and guidance. Bryony really wants the best for her clients and has supported me a lot over the last 4 years. I would highly recommend her. She’s the very best and does not ask lots of questions and always picks up on my situation now and in the future. Absolutely amazing lady.
PIN : 2727
Just had a lovely reading with Angel. She is so kind and enthusiastic and willing to provide guidance. I felt that she was naturally gifted at being guided by her spirits.
PIN : 1441
Thank you so much Sandra for assisting me connect with my beloved partner. You gave so much detail around things that only I would have known. You are really gifted and I am very much looking forward to speaking with you again. Love and best wishes to you x.
PIN : 2662
Thank you, Ruth, for being so patient and kind on our call. You touched on things I needed to hear and I was so happy to hear from the one person I was seeking guidance from. I will be back. Your gift has opened my eyes up more than you know. Thank you xx
PIN : 2022
Thanks so much to John. I've had a few readings with John over this last year and he has really assisted me keep the faith in a situation that has all worked out as he said it would. His advice and insight was spot on and I can't thank you enough x.
PIN : 5152
Betty was absolutely wonderful. She was spot on with what she told me. She even mentioned a place in the country that I live without me telling her. She is amazing!
PIN : 3445