Sending a dozen gorgeous red roses is a safe bet for Mother's Day. But if you're looking for something even more alluring, try this spring's must-have rose fragrance: Kilian's Liaisons Dangereuses. The perfume, with its notes of Ceylon cinnamon, geranium, Indian sandalwood and musk layered over Damascus rose, is at once complex and ethereal. Kilian's is one of the season's new rose scents, joining those by Escada, Paul Smith and Armani.
Yes, it's expensive--$225 for 50 milliliters. But it's made to be remembered, with a refillable spray bottle that comes in an elegant black lacquer box.
Liaisons Dangereuses, at Scent Bar, 8327 Beverly Blvd.; (323) 782-8300, www.luckyscent.com.