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.
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?