It's the second Friday of May. You're a couple of days away from turning up to Mother's Day dinner with a flower arrangement that (a) you didn't order in advance so it's pretty much an assortment of leftovers the florist managed to collate, and (b) you're kinda screwed, dude.

Not to bring up an Asian mother trope, but we sure she's going to be nice about receiving a floral bouquet, before flicking through Facebook or her Whatsapp group chat with [insert aunty's name] showcase of the gift her thoughtful son got her. It's no competition, yes. But she definitely deserves something more.

Thankfully, there are plenty of last-minute Mother's Day gift options out there that you don't even need to sneakily get her sizes for. And we've scoured 10 just for you.

Ella Boston bag, MCM


Adorned with the signature Visetos monogram, the Ella Boston Bag in Maxi Visetos epitomises timeless elegance and contemporary allure. Drawing inspiration from vintage travel trunks of Munich's golden era, this bag boasts a leather hang tag and a logo-engraved metal padlock, paying homage to its jet-setting heritage. Red roses? Nah.

Diva's Dream necklaces, BVLGARI


How do you honour a mother's invaluable and nurturing love? Bulgari’s exquisite Diva's Dream necklaces might offer a radiant answer. Featuring signature shapes with mother of pearl inserts and vibrant malachite, these timeless pieces symbolise unconditional love—a perfect tribute to the extraordinary mothers in our lives.

Rogue Dior lipstick, DIOR BEAUTY


Encased in a sleek, new design with magnetic closure, a Rouge Dior red lip never goes out of style. Its long-lasting formula ensures comfort, enriched with hydrating lip care for nourishment. There's a spectrum of shades in matte velvet and satin finishes—the matte velvet finish grants full, soft lips with a weightless feel, while the satin finish imparts brightness and shape. More than just a lipstick, it's also a small piece of luxury that she'll be able to carry with her wherever she goes.

Origami Flowers by Atelier Oï, LOUIS VUITTON 


We know we’ve been veering from the usual flower choices, but bear with us—these aren't your typical blooms. These exquisite origami flowers are crafted by Atelier Oï in collaboration with Louis Vuitton. It's a partnership that celebrates craftsmanship with creations inspired by emotional material encounters. Each leather petal reflects a story of love and care, reflecting the essence of maternal strength as well as the beauty of handmade artistry. If you want to get her flowers, get her these ones that won't wither after a week.

Collection de l’Atelier, HENRY JACQUES


Made from the handpicked roses cultivated in the House's new Southern France atelier, Henry Jacques reveals its latest expression, Collection de l’Atelier. The limited edition collection features three distinct fragrances—Rose Soleil, Rose Trés Rose, and Rose Azur—in generous 30ml volumes to emphasise the rarity, preciousness and quality. Also available as a set of three, elegantly presented in a handcrafted chest. Limited to just 500 bottles, each a singular creation, this collection is an exclusive offering never to be duplicated. 

Rocking Horse bag, BURBERRY


Handcrafted in Italy from textured calf leather, the Rocking Horse Bag blends nostalgic charm with modern versatility. Featuring a unique "b" closure, it's a nod to the classic rocking horse toy. With an adjustable strap, it effortlessly transitions from shoulder to crossbody wear. Embellished with the iconic tartan-check pattern, this medium version in Lichen ensures versatility and ample space for your mother's everyday needs.

Slides, GUCCI


Just as mothers gracefully navigate the twists and turns of parenting, shoes likewise adapt to diverse terrains. Show your appreciation with a pair of Gucci slide sandals—a perfect nod to their resilience and elegance. Crafted from light blue denim, these slide sandals are adorned with an embroidered Gucci script and striped accents, merging style with comfort seamlessly.

Replenishing Moisture collection set, LA MER 


Pamper mom with the La Mer Replenishing Moisture Collection Set. This limited-edition set comprises of La Mer's hydrating Treatment Lotion, transformative Eye Concentrate, protective Lime Tea Concentrate, and luxurious Hydrating Infused Emulsion and Crème De La Mer. With indulgent moisture in four simple steps, it's the perfect pampering solution for radiant, youthful-looking skin, suitable for all skin types.

Les Eaux d'Issey Solar Violet, ISSEY MIYAKE PARFUMS


Issey Miyake introduces L’Eau d’Issey Solar Violet. This new fragrance pay homage to nature's beauty, embodying the transformation of water after encountering the sublime. L’Eau d’Issey Solar Violet, crafted by perfumer Marie Salamagne, merges freshness with sensuality, featuring luminous violet and sunny pear notes. Dermatologically tested and suitable for sun exposure with proper protection, it makes a thoughtful gift as a celebration of the radiant spirit of motherhood.

Airstrait straightener, DYSON


The Dyson Airstrait Straightener revolutionises hair straightening with air, not heat. Its innovative design allows for simultaneous drying and straightening from wet, without hot plates, ensuring no heat damage. Featuring precise directional airflow and intelligent heat control, it safeguards hair's natural shine by measuring temperature 16 times per second. No more accidentally burning her fingers for mom.

If books are windows to another world then get ready for a world tour. Embark on a journey around the globe with two new Louis Vuitton books. Offering sensorial experiences (aside from its chocolate shoppe) from different corners of the planet that are depicted through a photographer's lens and an artists’ watercolour works. Synonymous with the art of travelling, the trunk maker continues to capture the essence of new experiences and adventure through documentation.

Fashion Eye United Kingdom by Martin Parr

As 2024 begins, Éditions Louis Vuitton extends another invitation to travel with Martin Parr’s United Kingdom. From shores to villages, the latest addition to the Fashion Eye collection paints a bittersweet portrait of the island nation.

The book records the ordinary life of the working class and the aristocracy. With about a hundred pictures in its contents, some never before published, it documents real life and real people in the four corners of the UK between 1998 and today.

Throughout, Parr maintains the same mischievous tone established in his first cult series and films like Bad Weather (1982); The Last Resort (1982-1985); The Cost of Living (1989); Signs of the Times (1992). Forty years later, he observes his peers the way his father observed birds: tirelessly. 

Altogether, Parr's works transcends boundaries imposed by distance and space, offering an anthropological look at life in the UK to the world. Sharing many mixed emotions he feels towards his homeland, Parr presents his subjects as they are, flaws and all. Instead of imposing a specific perspective, he simply shows them as they truly are. As to its interpretation? Well, the best works are the ones that the viewers have to come up with their own.

Fashion Eye United Kingdom by Martin Parr will be available in Louis Vuitton stores, online and through select booksellers from 5 April 2024.

The atlas comes in three different covers.
The atlas comes in three different covers.
The atlas comes in three different covers.

A Perfume Atlas

With the release of A Perfume Atlas, Louis Vuitton reveals the tedious processes that go into perfume making. Orchestrated by Jacques Cavallier Belletrud, master perfumer of Louis Vuitton, the book invites readers to trail the creator in his search for exceptional ingredients. Opening the door to a sensorial world filled with discoveries through the words of Lionel Paillès—an author renowned for his expertise in perfumery—coupled with paintings of Aurore de la Morinerie and photography by Sébastien Zanella.

A Perfume Atlas offers an extremely rare glimpse inside the savoir-faire of Belletrud. Through 200 watercolour depictions, it unveils the secrets of the house's perfume production process. Each page follows the master perfumer circling the globe in search of materials and his relationships with farmers in remote locales. Readers will be drawn by an evocative energy enhanced by age-old folklore.

A Perfume Atlas is also available in a limited edition set: the Perfume Atlas exclusive set. It includes 45 phials containing extractions of raw materials specially selected and presented by Belletrud.

It is a celebration of High Perfumery that is both poetic and scientific. This publication will delight lovers of nature, travel and beauty.

Available from 2 April 2024, A Perfume Atlas will be on sale at all Louis Vuitton stores. The limited edition box set will be on sale in selected stores.

In a world buzzing with nearly 8 billion individuals, each flaunting distinct personalities, memories and styles, it's a bit of a chuckle to think there's one scent that fits all. Maison 21G is all about celebrating individuality. They're on a mission to prove that crafting a scent exclusively for you is like bottling the essence of your very soul, because, let's face it, you deserve a fragrance as distinctive as you.

Creating your scent at Maison 21G is simple: take a personality quiz to fine-tune your preference of scent; choose your ingredients; bottle it.

Scented Charisma: Captivating Hearts and Minds

In today's world, work events have become an integral part of our social scene. Going beyond the knock-off hour, work now takes the form of networking and making a memorable impression is key. What better way to stand out than with a subtle yet powerful method like scent? Consider the occasion as each opportunity requires a nuance olfactory combination that will leave a lasting mark.

Impress your boss and asserting your power. When you pair Maison 21G's Leather Lust with Havana Harvest, you get a daring but elegant combination that commands attention. This unique blend harmonises the refined spiciness and woody notes of tobacco with the intense, smoky allure of leather. This fragrance fusion effortlessly captures attention, making you the centre of admiration. For a timeless and refined scent that complements your personal style, mixing Leather Lust with Cedar Caviar is a winning choice.

Now, let's dive into one of Maison 21G's most popular notes among men in Singapore: Sage Supreme. This aromatic gem offers endless possibilities for turning heads. For an uplifting and charismatic scent creation, combine Sage Supreme with Cashmere Wood. This dynamic pairing combines the fresh, green, and aromatic notes of sage with the intense, magnetic aroma of cashmere wood. The result? A powerful and magnetic sillage that enhances your natural charm and elegance. For a bolder statement, pair Sage Supreme with Terrific Tonka. This magnetic fragrance energises your night with a burst of fresh and radiant energy. 

Never Go Home Alone 

Prepare to make people swoon at dinner parties or first dates as Maison 21G becomes your partner-in-crime (we will deny everything if this happens to go to trial!) We suggest for an addictive and irresistible fragrance creation, mix Leather Lust with Fervent Fir Balsam. This combination blends the sweet and fruity notes of fir balsam with the intense, woody and smoky scent of leather. It wraps you in an enigmatic aura that captivates the imaginings of others to muse, who is that international man of mystery? or Is he from the Illuminati?

Be master and commander over your personality.

To immerse your desired company in seduction, combine Vetiver Virtuoso with Terrific Tonka. This warm and alluring blend merges the alluring and charming effects of vetiver with the nutty, sweet and seductive notes of Tonka. Fall under the enchanting and subtle spell of this luxurious scent. For a perfectly balanced allure, the most popular combination is Ocean Odyssey and Sage Supreme. This fresh and marine fragrance invites others into the sparkle of your personality.

Pleasure’s All Mine

Maison 21G offers scents designed to ignite desire and pleasure in the bedroom (or car or hotel suite; as long as it's away from the public eye). To reveal your vivacious nature and energise your bedroom prowess, mix the charismatic Vetiver Virtuoso with the spicy allure of Ginger Game.

For a fiery and seductive fusion, mix Ancestral Agar with Amber Affair. This warm and spicy creation blends the intoxicating, animalic and leathery notes of agarwood with the sensual warmth of amber. For an intimate night, try the irresistible combination of Vanilla Venus and Sleek Sandalwood. This comforting and addictive combo uses the suave scent of sandalwood with the gourmand and leathery essence of vanilla.

Remember that scent is your silent weapon; capable of leaving an unforgettable impression. From first impressions to igniting passions, Maison 21G lets you step into the realm of personalised scents.

You have the creative freedom not only to personalise your scent but also to tailor the bottle design to your liking.

Visit Maison 21G to create your bespoke scent.

The esteemed multi-brand fragrance retailer embarks on its exciting third venture with Amaris Jewel Changi—a captivating brick-and-mortar boutique and the first to be positioned in the east.

Like its stores in VivoCity and Paragon, Amaris aims to provide an immersive experience at the latest Jewel Changi location. The new space follows a similar vibe to its first two stores, with a contrasting colour palette of deep teals and metallic golds. Its purpose is to create a luxurious olfactory journey that captivates the senses of discerning individuals from all corners of the globe as well as educating customers on the interesting profiles and origins of the niche and premium fragrance brands that they have.

The "Scent-uary"

The Amaris Jewel Changi store is also more geared towards international travellers. More travel kits are stocked here from brands the likes of Atelier Cologne, Goldfield & Banks as well as Ex Nihilo. Not only are the the perfect size for any traveller's personal grooming kit, they also make for thoughtful gifts.

The Amaris Jewel Changi store is located at 01-257, and is open between 10am to 10pm.