It is well known that scent is the sense most closely linked to memory. According to an article in this months Brides magazine, studies show that a person’s recall of particular scents beats her memory for things she has seen, even if the scent memory is tested much later. Hence the romantic theory behind buying special perfume for your wedding day — weeks, months, and even years later, your groom will smell that scent and be transported back to the magical moment he first saw you in your wedding finery.
Fantasy … meet reality. I explained this theory to Mr. Tulip, who confirmed my worst suspicions: “That’s a nice idea. But I can guarantee that most guys are not going to notice.”
Yeah, that’s pretty much what I was afraid of.
However, what’s a wedding if not a chance to justify purchases you wanted to make anyway??? In other words, meet my new wedding fragrance:
Floral fragrances are tricky for me, not least because most of them seem to trigger my migraines. But this one is gorgeously sophisticated. Described as a blend of greens, warm flowers, and musk, it smells richly luxe. As is only fitting for a fragrance developed by the daughter of a French marquis, the model-muse of Karl Lagerfield at Chanel in the 1980s, and a fabulous designer in her own right. (And best of all, it’s migraine-free!)
Are you going with a special fragrance for your wedding day? If so, is it a traditional floral, or something completely different?