December 10, 2010

Wedding Day Scent

Rose Essentielle by BVLGARI
While I was in London earlier this year for my future-mother-in-law's seventieth birthday, she gave me the eau de parfum and lotion set for Bulgari's Rose Essentielle. 

Sadly while I was in Rome with K for my birthday, the parfum bottle broke and most of it split. 
Between moving to a new apartment at the beginning of September and my still not having unpacked, I thought I had lost the lotion. This morning however, while pottering around, I found it tucked away in a shopping bag :) . 

I had read in a bridal magazine a while back about picking a wedding day scent - don't ask me which magazine though, I have a bridal magazine addiction. I'll post about this someday. But I digress - this morning I Googled "wedding day scent" to see what others thought. I came across some interesting articles: 

Marie Claire thinks the perfect scent to wear when you say, "I do" should be soft and unabashedly romantic, the Wedding Channel thinks it depends on the type of wedding you're having, and Aisle Dash says it should be a memorable scent that conveys your joyous romantic mood and enhances the wedding environment.

I decided this morning, after finding my Rose Essentielle lotion, that my wedding scent will be Bulgari's Rose Essentielle. I will be purchasing the body wash, lotion and eau de parfum to use on our wedding day; this way I can layer on the scent per the advice from Martha Stewart on making the fragrance last all day. 

Description of the parfum:
Rose Essentielle 
The ultimate in pure luxury, Rose Essentielle is a tribute to the world's most prestigious flower - the rose. The ultimate floral expression of luxury and absolute femininity, it is a rose-floral interpretation of the Pour Femme fragrance.

Notes: Rose Prelude, Blackberry, Feuille de Violette, Living Mimosa, Jasminum Sambac, Patchouli, Bois de Gaiac .

Luxurious. Feminine. Delicate.

The words used to describe the style of the of the parfum embodies exactly how I want to feel on our wedding day :) In addition, I will likely have a bouquet that consists of roses, orchids and maybe French tulips 

Did you have/ Will you have a wedding day scent? What was/is it, and how did you choose?  OR do you have a signature scent? OR do you associate certain scents with certain memories?


  1. Interesting post. Sounds like a great idea. I like how you do your research. LOL. Unfortunately I didn't have a wedding scent. I'm allergic to almost everything (even my pets) including perfume so a lot of the facial and body products I use are unscented. My husband does wear cologne and whenever I smell it (even if he's not around) I get nostalgic. :)

  2. awww @ getting nostalgic... some scents make me sneeze a lot too but I wouldn't say I'm allergic. I also use unscented hypoallergenic lotion on a regular day :)

  3. I have about 5 Bvlgari perfumes so I'm sure I'd love this one too!!

  4. That is such a beautiful idea! I don't een remember what my wedding scent was! I'm sure I just used something I had.

  5. I just came to your blog, and obviously, I'm all over it...great blog!!

    I haven't decided on my scent yet, but I love Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf. I smelled it once at Bloomingdale's, and I fell in love with it. It's very soft with a nice floral scent. Also, it didn't hurt to find out that Michelle Obama wore it during the inauguration :).

  6. wow! you are really into this thing o! selecting a dress is hard enough! i wont even venture into wedding scents. maybe il buy chanel no 5.

  7. @integratedmemoirs - nice ! post on your blog when you choose your scent...

    @doll - lol! I guess I am really into it :)