Smelling Like a Princess

What does that even mean?? Well, it means I’ve chosen my bridal scent of course! Whoo-hoo! But I’m keeping the final selection a secret until the wedding detail photos reveal it. (Boo-hoo!)

I’ve never been someone who’s worn perfume daily, but I’ve always enjoyed it. Usually going out at night or special occasions were cause enough to spritz some on. I tend to use one bottle at a time, unlike BM L Dawg, whose collection of perfumes is enviable. Seriously, the girl has quite the stash of perfume.

Back in the day (meaning high school) I used to wear Cool Water. Why? I have no clue.


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Over the years I dabbled in Victoria’s Secret scents, and even had a short affair with Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue. Most recently BM L Dawg bought me a bottle of Coach Legacy that I’ve really enjoyed.


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Because I buy into all things fun and bridal, I knew I wanted something to remember forever as my wedding day signature scent, so one day when I was out shopping with my friend S, we headed to Sephora to pick up some samples. The girl insisted I take five at a time to make my decision but since I knew my friend S had her eye on one of the Chanel scents I purposely asked for sample of that so she could check it out at home before she decided whether or not to purchase it.

Then I chose four scents and happily went home with my samples. Over the course of the next two weeks, I tried to wear them all and judge how much I liked them. Of course, Mr. Sword had to approve as well, because we all know he has his opinions.

Option #1: Princess by Vera Wang because really, was there even a question in your mind!?!? It completely fits our fairy tale themed wedding and after Mrs. Beanstalk first tipped me off to this fragrance I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind since.


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Mr. Sword approved. Miss Sword gives it an 8.

Option #2: Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf because honestly, I was drawn to the packaging and I liked the name.


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Mr. Sword did NOT approve. Miss Sword gives it a 3. Too mature smelling for me!

Option #3: Poppy Flower by Coach because I love all things Coach and after one whiff of this I knew it was a contender.


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Mr. Sword approved. Miss Sword gives it a 10.

Chanel Chance because it seems like it’d be hard to go wrong with anything as lovely and chic as Chanel.


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Mr. Sword doesn’t approve. Miss Sword gives it a 2. It didn’t stay on very long and the smell wasn’t that great.

As for Mr. Sword? He enjoys wearing cologne just as much as I love a guy who wears cologne. Mr. Sword has been wearing Versace Man for years now, and since we both really like it, there’s no doubt in my mind he’ll be wearing it on our wedding day as well.

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So, what did I pick? My top two choices being Vera Wang Princess and Coach Poppy Flower. Did I stick to my theme or go for my favorite scent? Do you have a preference between those two? What are you wearing or did you wear on your Big Day?


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    shaynapunim 654 posts, Busy bee @ 5:43 am

    I love Vera Wang Princess!! It was my favorite perfume, before I discovered Miss Dior by Dior. :)

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    stephanieelise 239 posts, Helper bee @ 5:44 am

    If I had a say, I choose COACH! But both, I am sure, are excellent. And my FI loves Versace Man as well!

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    camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 6:27 am

    I really, really want a signature scent as well! I will have to check these out. The problem is, most stores don’t give out perfume samples anymore so it’s hard to know what will work best with your body chemistry. I take it that Sephora gives out samples? I might have to look into it!

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    waite2208 16 posts, Newbee @ 6:44 am

    I am wearing what we wore on our 1st date (Fruity Rhythm by Adidas), he requested it, he says it reminds him of me and the way he felt 5 years ago on our first day (awwww)… it was hard to find since it has been discontinued… not my 1st choice, but the perfume is for him regardless so… there it is… ((but out of the ones you listed I love the Vera Wang Princess :)!))

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    Eleutheria 15 posts, Newbee @ 7:18 am

    Go with your favorite: the Coach perfume!

    I probably will wear Chanel No. 5 (eau de toilette). If not that, then Pink Sugar, my everyday perfume.

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    Highness 82 posts, Worker bee @ 8:11 am

    I love Princess and have since it first came out. The FI bought be a boxed set for Christmas last year so it’s even more special to wear it on our wedding day.

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 8:36 am

    girl, i still rock the cool water every so often. it reminds me of high school!

    i agree with you on flowerbomb – i got a sample in a birchbox and it was wayyy too flowery. good name i guess.

    i say you went with coach based on the ratings!

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:37 am

    Coach Poppy is my everyday scent – I love it! It smells yummy and stays on all day. Although I recently added Someday (yes, the Justin Bieber perfume, because I tried a sample from a magazine and just loved it!) to my repertoire, Poppy is still my go-to when I need a long-lasting scent. I’m excited about choosing a wedding-day scent as well, because I love trying different perfumes (even if I tend to have one scent and keep it for years…)

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 9:34 am

    I still have Cool Water, it always reminds me of high school, ha! I know you like the Coach scent better, but the Vera Wang is just perfect for your wedding! It’s even purple :)

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    MissMaryPat 40 posts, Newbee @ 9:34 am

    I love Vera Wang “Princess”. I’m sure whichever one you choose will be awesome! I used to wear Coach Legacy, too! I have perfume ADD :o) I’m waiting until much closer to our big day to purchase my signature scent because I know I’ll be tempted to wear it before hand.

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    ilikeballet 277 posts, Helper bee @ 9:45 am

    I wore Marc Jacobs Daisy for a few years and the last year and a half I’ve been a D&G Light Blue girl. I just love it.

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:56 am

    @Miss Camel: Yep, Sephora definitely gives out samples!
    @Miss Gray Wolf, @Mrs. Pony: Yes, I’m not alone in rocking Cool Water!

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 1:53 pm

    I am SO excited to choose a Wedding Day scent. I’m actually not big on actual perfume, I have more of a collection Bath & Body Works sprays in addition to the Lucky You that I get from WalMart (that’s my high school scent), but I know that for our wedding I’m going to go hunting for real, grown-up girl perfume. I also love VW Princess and Coach Poppy (anything Coach, as you say 😉 ). . .I think a trip to Sephora is in order soon.

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    Mrs. Beanstalk 770 posts, Busy bee @ 3:21 pm

    Thanks for the mention! I LOVE Vera Wang Princess!!! I think it’s my favorite scent!!! I never get sick of the lovely smell!!! Flowerbomb is nice, but VERY intense (Mr. B doesn’t like it much either…. must be a guy thing?!). I have not smelt Coach Poppy Flower yet… I’ll have to check that one out. I say, go for the scent you can’t stop smelling on your wrist (you know what I mean… the one that you just can’t get enough of)! Can’t wait too hear what you choose!!!

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:02 pm

    I’ve never smelled the coach on, but I found VW’s princess too sweet for my taste, although you must love that gorgeous bottle.

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    Mandy, Guest @ 11:21 pm

    I have been using Princess by Vera Wang just this January and highly recommended to women out there. I am sure that they will love the scent.

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