I am thrilled that a close friend has asked me to help her choose a scent for her wedding.
I think the love of scent is quite infectious and she has decided that she would like a new perfume to wear on that day so it will always remind her of it.
Knowing how personal fragrance is I am trying very hard not to influence her with any of my ideas about what is a good wedding fragrance or how to choose something.
I have proposed an evening of sniffing at London's best counters followed by some glasses of wine.
I have recently begun mixing oils and she has mentioned she would like me to make her something. I would love to do this but realistically I don't think my efforts are going to a patch on Diorissimo (a classic wedding scent and the perfume I think of when I think about white dresses and bouquets).
It's lovely that my dear friend trusts me to make something and that she wants something personal but I do think the professionals may have come up with something she would prefer in all honestly. This is someone who does not yet know about Frederic Malle, Serge Lutens or Annick Goutal. I think we can find her something timeless, distinctive and charming but I have decided I am going to make her a questionnaire so I can think of some perfumes to try in advance- otherwise her nose is going to be totally over loaded.
These are my question ideas (which can be a little abstract)- please let me know if you have any more- and your favourite wedding scents and recommendations.
If you could describe a landscape you would like to smell like on your wedding day what would it look like?
Would you prefer a scent that is more suited to day time or evening or to layer scents?
Do you want a scent that is at all vintage or nostalgic?
What fragrance do you most enjoy wearing on a daily basis?
Is your favourite cocktail a mojito, a belini, a daiquiri or a Margarita? (you cannot answer all of the above!)
Will you be more of a diamonds or pearls bride?
Which two words best describe how you want to smell on your wedding day? sexy, alluring, luminous, innocent, classic, elegant, happy-go-lucky, joyful, free spirited, natural, graceful