Guerlain Shalimar Gift Set

We are, sadly, an entirely motherless crew at Beauty Bible. But that doesn't mean that we're not rather hoping that someone might see their way to buying us this stunning Shalimar gift set, available in time for Mother's Day.

Actually, it's one of three rather fab Guerlain sets:  there's one for Insolence, and one for the wondrous La Petite Robe Noire.  But it's Shalimar which gets us, time and again:  a swirl of feminine gorgeousness, snuggly with powdery notes, vanilla, spices, patchouli, amber and musk - the original Oriental perfume, which spawned a flock of imitators. (But has rarely, if ever, been bettered, in our book.)

Here, find it packaged with a body lotion (ideal for layering), and a cosmetics pouch (always useful).

We will just have to keep our fingers crossed, and drop hints - to husbands, stepchildren, goddaughters (even dogs and horses!)

Because there's more than one kind of mum, we always think.

UK readers find Guerlain Shalimar Gift Set at Debenhams stores/£63 - find a store here