Scents and Sensibility

I love the idea of having a “signature scent” that will always remind you of your wedding day. Although I adore my current fragrance, it took me a while to find it. Just as I don’t wear a lot of makeup, I also hardly ever wear perfume. In fact, I’ve only bought three bottles in my entire life, and two of them now sit unused on my dresser.

The very first perfume I ever bought was Sui Dreams by Anna Sui. When I was in middle school, I read a teen magazine that featured a review of recently released perfumes. The description of Sui Dreams included vanilla. I thought, “Ooh, I love vanilla!” and went out to buy it. (Ah, the simplicity of adolescent decisions!) Over time, it became way too strong for me, so I stopped wearing it. I went to take a whiff of it just now and reeled back. That stuff is potent.


Image via Top Perfume

When I was in college, Vera Wang started making perfume, and I bought Vera Wang Princess. Whoever was behind this marketing campaign was a genius. Based on looks alone, I wanted to buy this perfume: it was purple, it had a heart-shaped container with a golden crown cap (and a removable, wearable ring!), and it was called Princess. I grew up watching animated Disney movies and crushing on Prince Harry. If the only way I could be a princess was to wear a perfume called Princess, so be it! Thankfully, it smelled pretty nice, too. Like Sui Dreams, however, it eventually got to be too much.


Image via My Vogue Magazine

A couple of years ago, I was reading People magazine when I smelled it. The most amazing scent. I turned the page and saw a fragrance ad featuring Natalie Portman. It was for Miss Dior by Dior. Given my previous, unsuccessful impulse buys, I decided to take my time with this one. I pressed the sample onto my wrists and tried it out for the day. Loved it. I went to the mall and sprayed it on a sample sheet, walking around with it while shopping. Loved it. I went back to the counter and tried it on my wrists, continuing to shop. Loved it. Finally, I texted one of my closest friends, who told me she almost wore it for her wedding and she loved it. Bought it.

Image via Perfumes Stop
Whenever I wear Miss Dior, Mr. Wellies always compliments me on how nice it smells. Unlike Sui Dreams and Princess, it isn’t overwhelming for me. It’s subtle and sweet, making me feel like a lady whenever I put it on (as opposed to a slob who sits at home in my pajamas). After struggling to find my favorite perfume over the years, I appreciate Miss Dior even more. I can’t wait to wear it on my wedding day!
Was it easy to find your signature scent?

Miss Wellies

Wedding Date:
February 2014
Watercooler: August 24, 2013
Gallery of the Day: August 25, 2013
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    Miss_Mimosa 190 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:09 pm

    that sounds amazing, I am going to have to try it out! I love how much thought you are putting into your wedding, even down to what sent your going to wear.

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    MrsLDC 5087 posts, Bee Keeper @ 2:30 pm

    FI loves Chloe – I’m pretty sure it’ll be that.

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    MrsPadlock2B 488 posts, Helper bee @ 3:41 pm

    This was my wedding day fragrance it’s just such a lovely classy feminine fragrance. My DH the whole wedding just couldn’t stop telling me how good I smelled!! Great choice 😉

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    wellies 1425 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:58 pm

    @Miss_Mimosa: Thank you so much! 😀 If you give the perfume a try, I hope you like it!
    @Soon2BD-CBee: I’ll look for it the next time I go shopping to see what it’s like! :)
    @MrsPadlock2B: *high fives* Great minds think alike! 😉

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    Sammygirl, Guest @ 6:28 pm

    I will be a 31 year old woman wearing Pink Sugar on my weddng day. I know, I know. I used to wear it in high school. My FI and I knew each other in HS but never really talked much. We ended up moving to the same city 10 years later, met up and started dating. He commented on how good I used to smell. Said he remembered. I’ll surprise him with it on our wedding day 😉 He’s smelled it since….he still loves that candy scent.

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    keraniluna 14 posts, Newbee @ 5:16 am

    I just spent a few days trying out new scents for my wedding in October, and Miss Dior is the one I picked! I love it too – soft and feminine, but not too flowery or overpowering.

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    coral99 2101 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:45 am

    I just bought my signature scent yesterday! It’s Legacy by Coach.
    I have been searching and searching…normally I wear Michael Kors by Michael Kors or Beautiful Sheer by Estee Lauder. But I wanted something different, more sophisticated and different.
    I was very close to buying CoCo Mademoiselle by Chanel but something just didn’t sell me on it. A friend picked up the Legacy one and said, “This smells like you!” and I took a sniff and loved it!

    I love the name, too. :) I figure it’s good for a wedding day!

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    wellies 1425 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:18 am

    @Sammygirl: That’s such a sweet reason to wear your perfume! :)
    @keraniluna: I’m so glad you picked it! I love it, obviously. 😉
    @Coral99: I’ve heard great things about Coach perfume. I’ll have to check it out! :)

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    gondola 1046 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:27 pm

    I was Sui Dreams lover too. I gag a bit when I smell it now. Haha

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    cosmo_gmr 488 posts, Helper bee @ 6:29 am

    I love Miss Dior! Nice choice for your wedding!

    I wore Brit by Burberry for my wedding because that’s what I used to wear in college when my husband and I met and he loves it :)

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    wellies 1425 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:10 pm

    @Miss Gondola: Right?! It’s intense, ha ha! :)
    @cosmo_gmr: Thank you! I love your reason for wearing Brit by Burberry! I’ve never heard of it. I’ll look for it when I’m at the mall. :)

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    lynnielou33193, Guest @ 4:49 pm

    I love Miss Dior!!! I also love Fancy Love by Jessica Simpson (white bottle)

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    wellies 1425 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:34 pm

    @lynnielou33193: I’m being introduced to so many different perfumes! I’ll have to check out Fancy Love. :)

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