Do you have any special plans for Mother's Day this year? For me, I will be hosting a Mother's Day brunch for all the moms in my family, including myself. :-) And, then my parents, husband and I will be surprising the girls with a trip to the circus, which will be in town. But, prior to Mother's Day on Sunday, my mom will be coming to down Friday night after work, so that we can go flower shopping Saturday morning. It has become tradition in our family that the day before Mother's Day, my mom and I will visit a few of the local libraries and flower clubs in the area, as they have a Mother's Day flower sale. We take advantage of the early blooming plants and great prices, and fill the truck with an assortment of perennials to add to our flower gardens, as well as a few indoor plants to add color and floral scents to rooms in our houses.
Do you have a favorite flower? For me, I love orchids. But, you can never find these exotic plants at flower sales or most floral shops. Instead, you have to order online or directly from luxury floral stores, which sometimes can be pricey, depending on the season and pot size.
Last week you would have thought that it was Savannah's lucky mail day, when a flower box from Calyx Flowers arrived.
This beautiful orchid plant was sent for me to enjoy, while waiting for a review, as I anxiously waited for a bottle of euphoria Calvin Klein to arrives (which did a few days later) to review. Read on to learn how you can get this amazing orchid plant FREE with purchase at Macy's in time for Mother's Day. Savannah, the flower child :-) in our family quickly claimed the orchid as her own, and stood guard all afternoon, making sure that her little sister wouldn't touch it.
Here is a picture I took of Savannah pretending to read the personalized card from the folks at Calyx Flowers, as she is telling me it was sent for her.
Unfortunately, as you see in the photo below, Savannah took a potty break and Bella went in for a sniff and grab, and walked away a bloom.
Savannah quickly returned to her post and sat there.
From time to time, when she wasn't admiring the orchid plant or reading a selection of books she pulled from the bookcase to keep her entertained, she was leaning in to sniff the orchid plant and would say, "Mmm, smells so good," or my favorite, "Ahh, Heaven!" I don't know where she comes up with her lives, but they are cute. And, she was cute to watch, guarding her orchid plant.
Right before dinner, after sitting at her post for a couple of hours, she asked me to come over to her. Then, she asked if I could put HER orchid plant on the counter, so that it would be up high and Bella couldn't get to it, as she had to pick up before dinner. I followed her request, and have since been able to admire the gorgeous orchid plant form Calyx Flowers, each and every morning when I come into the kitchen to put a pot of coffee on, and throughout the day when I am passing by. This orchid is so pretty that you can't help but stop and admire it for a moment or two, or lean and take a sniff.
Orchids have always been one of my favorite plants. And, I have to say that of all the orchid plants I have ordered online and had delivered to the house, or have been given as a gift, this plant from Calyx Flowers is the best. It was packaged nicely, so that the buds and blooming flowers wouldn't get damaged in transport, and while the vase is simple, it pairs well with the orchid plant, which is the main focal point. I will definitely be using Calyx Flowers for future luxury flower gifts for family and friends. And, now that I have the card on the fridge, my husband will also be in the know. :-)
Want to get this beautiful orchid plant from Calyx Flowers for yourself? With each purchase of euphoria at Macy's, you will receive a Complimentary Gift Card for a beautiful potted Orchid redeemable in store or by phone.
You can take advantage of this special orchid promotion by making a purchase of the euphoria large spray fragrance purchased at any Macy’s location or online, now through May 11th. The orchid plant can be picked up in one of the 402 Macy's stores that carry them, or delivered directly to your home by using the redemption card provided to you at the time of purchase. Click here to see a list of Macy's flagship stores participating in this promotion for in-store pick up -- http://bit.ly/1hS8bIF. Residents in and around the Boston, MA area can take advantage of this euphoria/orchid plant promotion at the following locations -- Macy's at Square One in Saugus, MA as well as the South Shore Plaza in Boston, MA.
Note: The promotion ends 5/11 but redemption cards are good until 6/15.
Prior to this review opportunity, I hadn't enjoyed the scent of euphoria. I remember seeing it when shopping Macy's for fragrances, as the shape of the bottle always intrigued me. I later learned that Calvin Klein, along with designer Fabien Baron, designed euphoria as a modern interpretation of sensuality – sleek and sexy, polished yet organic. But, i am so glad I was able to sample this fragrance recently, as it has become my favorite. I love how I can wear this scent with casual or dress clothes, around the house during the week, or spritzed on prior to going out on the weekends to enjoy quality time with the family.
Mysterious. Provocative. Exciting. The fantasy and surprise of the black orchid creates a captivating oriental fragrance that contrasts exotic fruits, seductive florals and a rich, creamy signature.
About the Bottle:
- The bottle fits into in the shape of the hand in a way that is fluid and sensual. Curved contours, luxurious textures – a statement in sophistication.
- The amethyst hue of the fragrance is visible through the curve of clear glass, which is encased in a sleek aluminum molded shell. The rectangular silver cap is a Calvin Klein signature accent.
- The bottle is housed in a rich cassis color outer carton with a luxurious matte, satin finish.
· About the Fragrance:
- Top Notes: pomegranate, persimmon, lush green
- Middle Notes: lotus blossom, champaca flower, black orchid
- Base Notes: liquid amber, black violet, cream, mahogany
Not only do I love the look of this perfume bottle, but the seductive scent is nothing I have ever experienced before. I can spray it on in the AM, run around like crazy with the girls, and still smell it as I crawl into bed. It lasts all day, and really peaks your senses, making your feel a little mysterious and elegant at the same time -- even if you are in the house with sweatpants and a t-shirt, taking care of the kids. :-)
We all need a little pampering and to feel pretty, and this perfume does just that. I have always loved floral scents, but this one, with its oriental tones and exotic fruits really make for a wonderful combination.
If you are still looking for the perfect gift to surprise Mom with this Mother's Day, why not consider stopping by your local Macy's and picking up a bottle of euphoria for her. She will love the combination of exotic fruits and floral notes this fragrance offers. And, like I have been experiencing, whenever she has this fragrance on, she will be stopped, complimented and asked about it. It is not strong by any means, but you can can't miss this amazing captivating and oh so seductive fragrance from Calvin Klein. I can see why so many women continue to buy euphoria, as it smells great and excites your senses. :-)
And, if you are like me and I have to hint to your husband and/or children about what you would like for Mother's Day, simply print out my blog post or email the link to them, and let them you would love the euphoria fragrance with bonus Orchid plant. Two gifts for the price of 1 -- you can't go wrong. Just look at the orchid pictures I shared about, it is stunning and will put a smile on your face every time you walk by it, on you way to freshen up and spritz on euphoria.
Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for euphoria Calvin Klein. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.