My mom usually tells me to buy her some perfumes because she thinks i could do it better. But the problem is i am merged in men fragrances and i am total "newbie" in female scents. Well, i know she likes more modern scents, with freshness on it, also she likes those white floral scents, she loves orange scents and she loves woodiness on scents. She is 67 years old but as i said she does like those more trendy nowadays type of scents of the last 15 years i would say, for example...
I not a fan of white florals or orange scents, but I do have a couple of fresh fragrances I like for summer.
Missoni(new) - entrancing tropical flowers with a cocoa kick. Great lasting power.
Liz(2005) by Liz Claiborne - not the 1980's version. This Liz has a lovely woodiness from the pink peppercorns and has some orange blossom, I believe. Very fresh, but lasts a pretty long time.
I hope this helps!