We've all felt it, when you smell something you associate with a good memory or bad and you're pulled back to that time and place. One of my biggest triggers is the smell of old yarn and I'm back in my grandmother's sewing closet we'd routinely raid for craft projects.
So considering how scents can cause such a nice memory flashback I figured that I wanted to have something special for the wedding (hopefully it'll be good memories). I'm not much of a perfume wearer but in sniffing all those various magazine samples I found one that I fell in love with.
I don't know if it's the strawberry notes or what but somehow Marc Jacob's Daisy makes me feel all calm and happy, just what one wants to feel when one is about to walk the aisle. But what if after buying it and wearing it I found I didn't really like it? Then I'd be out a ton of money.
So I went looking for a small sample that I could try out and save for the wedding and I found the Perfumed Court. It's a great way to try out fragrances you aren't really sure of as I got a whole 15 ml's for just 15 bucks (and thanks to my science background I understand mL's a lot better than ounces. What the hell is an ounce anyway?)
But this perfume is just for the ceremony, I was thinking that we needed something a bit spookier for the reception. One part is something I'm still waiting on so I'll hopefully have an addendum to this post later.
The other involved a special trip to Yankee Candle. Last year I just fell for their autumn leaves candle which is apparently "A vibrant medley of birch and maple leaves with pomegranate, juniper berry, and orange blossom" but to me smells like fall.
To go with it and spook it up a bit I also found myself a cute little bat lampshade that really sets the mood when we burn it at home.
How about the rest of you? Have you found a special scent that you'd just love to open up and be reminded of your special day years down the road?