Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Eau du Wha?

When first engaged a friend recommended I do some "scent-memory-association" thing where I wear a perfume while wedding planning, to always associate the two.  I immediately turned it down because not all wedding planning is fluff and unicorns. 
The idea of connecting something potentially hazardous with a purdy scent - well, the two lacked connection.

But now? Now that I can see the horizon and might be freaking out a little bit? 
Well in true Vicki fashion, instead of addressing what might be bothering me (you know, the fact that my wedding is creeping up on me) I tackle another issue instead:
What perfume will I wear on my wedding day?

This is important, but could probably wait.
So let's go ahead and discuss this today!

But the stupid internet lacks scent options, so hopefully you know what these smell like.
In my current collection I own:
Ralph Lauren's Blue (light, gardenia-eque)
Tommy Girl (light, flowery)
Chloe Narcisse (musky, reminds me of my mom - she wears it)
Versace's Red Jeans (light, musky)
Givenchy's Amarige (heavier, smells like everything, my fav)

Of all those, I heart Amarige the most.  Like tons.  But I'm all out. 
None left to spray.

I recently smelled a new one by Prada and LOVED it but forget the name.
I also am a fan of Cartier's eau du something or other.

I'm open to suggestions.  I'm ready to hit up the fragrance section of Macy's and let them spray pieces of paper for me (but not ON me because I have allergy issues, which is a whole 'nother problem)

So, what your scent suggestion?!

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  1. I loooove J'Adore by Dior. It's not that common (at least I never smell it on anyone else), and it's so pretty. Floral and light, but not overly so where it just fades away.

  2. OoO! OoOo! Me me me!! Okay soooo I don't know any of those smells :) BUT I will go to a store and find try 'em out!

    With that said - I love Givency's Irresistible. It's a heady, grown-up, seduction-kinda scent. I think it goes best for evenings out on the town when I need to feel sophisticated.

    I also own Ralph Lauren Blue - it's my Jamaica scent. :)

    If you like Magnolia's, J-Lo (I know, shutup) Glow After Dark is really great.

    Either way I think you need a NEW scent, with no prior association. What notes do you like? Floral? Citrus? Baby-powdery? I'll smell the Amarige, it looks like a good combo of floral and citrus, and see if I can drum up some recs! :)

  3. I wore Ralph Lauren Romance...it's my go to scent. If you're going to go with something new, take Mike with you to pick it out. The last thing you need is for him to think you stink on your special day! :-) Miss the lunch wedding planning convos!

  4. My favorite is Hypnotic Poison by Dior. I wouldn't know how to describe it but if you could have a love affair with a perfume, that would be my choice.

  5. I wish the internet had a smelling feature - someone tell Steve Jobs to get on that! I'm with these ladies, in that I know none of the scents mentioned. But I'm loving Burberry Brit right now. Subtle. Nice. That said, I like the idea of a new scent for your wedding day - something new (other than the dress of course). And I definitely like the idea of you and Mike picking it together in theory. In practice if I brought the Boy on a quest to pick out perfume he would likely lose interest in about 5 minutes and say either "they all smell the same" or "whatever you like" So it just depends on whether that would be a fun experience for Mike in practice as to whether that's a good idea or not.
    PS. I too am finding I'm all about moving on to less important matters - who needs a photographer when you can think about how to incorporate a monogram!

  6. I love smell good scents!!! I wore Vera Wang Princess on my wedding day and I took DKNY Be delicious (the green one) on my honeymoon!!!!

  7. Kelli (Murgado) WillardJanuary 5, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    Mine was Victoria's Secret Heavenly and I love it! I took the whole body wash/perfume/lotion set with me on our honeymoon to Cancun and it still brings back beautiful memories...

  8. i can't suggest my favorite, because perfumes smell different on everyone. so, instead i offer my assistance! let me go to Macy's with you when you try your options! :)

  9. What you need to do is ask your fiance what perfume makes him think of you.

    For me, I always wear Crabtree and Evelyn's Summertime (Smells like lilacs). My husband smells lilacs and thinks of me...so it was the natural choice of what to wear on the wedding day.

    Don't over think these little things. It's such a waste of your time. As long as you don't smell like BO, I think you'll smell lovely!


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