Signature Scent

There were a lot of things that I was completely unaware of before I started planning a wedding and DEFINITELY before I started reading wedding blogs. I’m planning to write a post about things I’ve learned during this process, but right now the best title I can come up with is “things that are things” which isn’t exactly descriptive or very creative. I have an alliterative streak going (every post except my intro!) so that post will have to wait for now.

One thing, however, that seems to be fairly common (at least right now) in the wedding world is a signature scent for the wedding day.

I could go into a whole lecture about the psychology of scent and its connection to memory, but this isn’t the platform for it. Suffice it to say—scent and memory are connected and smelling a smell can bring you back to a happy place (bake some chocolate chip cookies if you don’t believe me and then see how you feel).

Sparky wears the same cologne every day and even smelling his pillow or a shirt in the laundry is enough to bring a picture of him to mind.

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One happy picture is this one—Sparky dancing with our dog in the living room

He wears Armani Code for Men (Mrs. Mongoose’s husband has also worn this) and I love how it smells.

I, on the other hand, don’t wear perfume every day. I have one that I wear when I think about it (and definitely whenever we’re doing something fancy), but I wouldn’t consider it to be very special.

Banana Republic Rosewood via Flickr

It’s a nice soft scent, but pretty basic.

I never really thought I’d get a special perfume for the wedding day, but I thought I’d go smell some just for fun one day. I picked one at random after reading the little descriptions at Sephora and I really enjoyed the scent. I sprayed a bit on my wrist and then kept smelling it all day long.

A few weeks later, I went back to smell it again and brought Sparky to smell it, too. He liked it and I took a sample home so I could see how I liked it. I decided that I enjoyed it enough that I would add it to my Amazon wishlist.

I did some more due diligence and smelled more perfumes, but didn’t like any as much as the first one I’d found.

Then my birthday came and Mama Campfire happened to gift me with a bottle of the perfume. Done and done! I haven’t worn it again since my initial testing—I’m saving it for the wedding and any future formal occasions (anniversaries, etc.).

So what did I end up with?

Jimmy Choo Eau de Toilette via Amazon

Did you get a special perfume for your wedding day?


Mrs. Campfire

Seattle, WA
Wedding Date:
September 2013
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  1. Member
    lealorali 4827 posts, Honey bee @ 2:44 pm

    Ohh yum, I heard that perfume is nice!
    I didn’t have a signature scent. I didn’t want to spend extra money, But my MOH had HER perfume laying out while we were getting ready, and the photographer thought it was mine, so he took this lovely shot of it, all artsy-fartsy. Ha! I tell my sister, I will give you a nice framed shot of your Miss Dior Cherie as a thank you!

  2. mswaterfall Member
    Mrs. Waterfall 1403 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:47 pm

    I also didn’t know it was a thing until WeddingBee and ended up wearing my go-to perfume!
    yay for alliterations :)

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    mrscam24 114 posts, Blushing bee @ 4:33 pm

    My FI wears Armani Code for Men too and I LOVE it too…

    He’s so fussy with scents he likes on me, so I usually just end up with a coconut body spray of some sort on a day to day basis. I’ve been wanting to find a differnt scent to be more distinct for our wedding day. I guess I’ll have to take him shopping with me when I do go!

  4. gondola Member
    gondola 1046 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:36 am

    My wedding day scent will be Romance by Ralph Lauren. I never even thought about one for Mr.G. Must start thinking now.

  5. campfire Member
    campfire 1045 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:18 am

    @Sloaner: Awesome!
    @lealorali: Nice!
    @Mrs. Waterfall: Nothing wrong with that, for sure. I probably would have ended up doing that if Mama Campfire hadn’t bought it for me.
    @MrsCam24: Not a bad idea, for sure!
    @Miss Gondola: I don’t think Sparky would go for a special wedding day scent, but I love his normal cologne so it works out!

  6. mswallaby Member
    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:42 pm

    Ohhhhh love that scent!! Bring a little travel-sized bottle or sample spritzer with you on your honeymoon 😉

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