Ahhh, perfume; one of my favorite things to talk about, buy and research.  I have three levels to my beautiful perfume display shelf, all filled with some of my favorite scents! One of the things I love most about perfumes is that it can transport you to a precise time and place, as it's a huge memory trigger. Choosing a perfume for your wedding day can be a very exciting thing! I look at it as something that is just as important as choosing what jewelry or shoes you're going to wear. Going out and devoting a new perfume specifically for your wedding day is a great idea because after that day is over, you'll be able to revisit it by its smell. Some things to consider when choosing a perfume for this special occasion would be:

Budget: Set a budget ahead of time for how much you're willing to spend. I put this first because you should decide if you want to buy a roller ball or a bottle. Typically, perfumes can range anywhere from $50-$300 so it's important to decide what your range is before falling in love with something that just doesn't fit into your financial plan. If you're going to use it just on this day, a roller ball is a money-friendly option. 

Season: I think it's important to match your fragrance with the time of year. For instance, if you're getting married in the summer, maybe you'll want to steer clear of scents that are cozy and warm. Choosing something more light and airy might be a good idea. 

Trial and Error- It's so important to take your new found fragrance for a test run. Something that may smell divine in the bottle just might not smell as great on your skin. Once you spray it on your skin, let it settle and work with your skin's chemistry. I suggest waiting an entire day before purchasing a fragrance. I can't count how many times I haven't done this only to be disappointed after I've given the perfume time to develop. This is another reason why I love perfume because it's so personal, it can smell completely unique on each person. If you go to Sephora you just might be lucky enough to get a sample of the kind that you're interested in.

Scent: Try not to go out of your comfort zone too much.  As great as it is to get a perfume that's new and exciting, I suggest sticking within your usual style. Bringing along a friend or family member is a great idea because it's a super fun activity and they can help you decide! 

Personal favorites:  Chanel No 5 Eau Premiere (fall/winter), Annick Goutal Vanille Exquise (fall/winter), Nina Ricci Nina E'lixir (spring/summer), Marc Jacobs Daisy Oh So Fresh (spring/summer)

Happy perfuming! 

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