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    Not having a traditional wedding, I'm going Bollywood and he will be a pirate.
    Your poor Mama must be popping Valiums like Life Savers right about now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tvlampboy View Post
    Your poor Mama must be popping Valiums like Life Savers right about now.
    hee - just a teensy bit However she likes my 'bridal' outfit, and fortunately it was the first thing I liked at the first shop I took her too. (which was in fact an indian bridal shop so it is kind of legit although I'm not even close to indian colouring). They are making it for me so she got to insist that it had sleeves instead of straps etc, and that made her feel like there was some control over it. Her best friend just returned from vising family in Pakistan and brought some equisite fuschia shot with burgandy silk that has been hand embroidered with with little flowers and leaves all over. This will be my reception costume, so I get to wear some bright colours too, and mum feels that once again she has had input in the selection

    And we have assured her that D will not be a Sparrow-esque pirate. He will have a 17th century frock-coat, a shirt with lace cuffs (I think anyway) and probably a very elegant cravat. Plus suitable trousers / boots / tricorn hat probably. He is also blind in one eye so I'm trying to persuade him that an eyepatch is ok.

    now, getting my parents into costume will be a bit more challenging. I'm thinking cowboy for dad (Australian style), he has done that before and has his own akubra hat, and moleskin coat and trousers. So not too much of a stretch - just a chambray shirt I guess. Unless he feels he needs to be a bit more formal. Mum, on the other hand, has so far refused all our suggestions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tigrushka View Post
    Both hub and I wore Égoïste and it was perfect for a warm August day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by divaflip View Post
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    can't wear some of the big hitters, Chanel 5, L'air du Temps, Joy etc, there is something in them that makes me nauseus. And I don't like patchouli much so anything with a lot of that (Angel!!) gives me a migraine
    I think it might be that a lot of the classics, specially the ones you've mentioned, have a hefty dose of aldehydes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tvlampboy View Post
    Your poor Mama must be popping Valiums like Life Savers right about now.
    You're always so funny! I imagine you saying that with a southern accent too.
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    Well, I'm far from getting married....parish the thought.


    A friend of mine recently got married. I told her the story behind Creed's Flourissimo. I gave her that as the something borrowed.
    So what would you be wearing if your wedding were to take place, let's say, tomorrow?

    I don't know if you like this scent, but i picture you looking beautifully immaculate with Balmain's Ivoire parfum on your skin.
    Another one? L'Artisan's Fleur de Narcisse.


    Am i too far off?
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    I think a lot of people have wore champs elysees...and now i'm biased to it after trying it. I really LOVE it...and can't stop thinking of it since wearing it when testing it last weekend. I tried it after many recommendations from other BN'rs here... VERY sparkling romantic feminen.
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    Oh, oh, please Miss! Please Miss!
    Since you're wearing an Indian ensemble (sounds utterly fabulous btw) what about this appropriately-named fragrance to compliment it?
    From Now Smell This:
    "Coming in February from Kenzo, Kenzo Amour Indian Holi, a limited edition fragrance named for the Indian Festival of Colors.

    The original Amour fragrance has been reworked by perfumers Daphne Bugey and Olivier Cresp, and has...

    '...become more colorful with notes of rose essence, pink pepper and peony. Though it remains close to the original, changes have been made: the vanilla is less marked and the floral and musky notes have been accentuated, along with woodsy, fruity and balmy notes.'"
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    I wore Eternity

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    I wore Chanel Allure, but considered Marc Jacobs.

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    I will probably wear Femme by Rochas, we will be doing the City Hall visit in a couple of weeks, and since it is cool out. I just love Femme, vintage smells much different than newer, much more animal like.

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    Default Re: Wedding day fragrances

    Quote Originally Posted by castorpollux View Post
    Not only you have great taste, you're cool too.
    Thanks!

    We got married in 1996 and Égoïste is still hub's signature. It was mine when we met, but he liked very much and when he learned it was a men's scent, he wanted to have a bottle of his own, too.

    Good thing we got married then, it would be much harder for me to pick a scent now, I probably couldn't do it until the last minute.
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    It would be very difficult if I were to choose now...

    Back then it was just a little white musk....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbird View Post
    Oh, oh, please Miss! Please Miss!
    Since you're wearing an Indian ensemble (sounds utterly fabulous btw) what about this appropriately-named fragrance to compliment it?
    From Now Smell This:
    "Coming in February from Kenzo, Kenzo Amour Indian Holi, a limited edition fragrance named for the Indian Festival of Colors.

    The original Amour fragrance has been reworked by perfumers Daphne Bugey and Olivier Cresp, and has...

    '...become more colorful with notes of rose essence, pink pepper and peony. Though it remains close to the original, changes have been made: the vanilla is less marked and the floral and musky notes have been accentuated, along with woodsy, fruity and balmy notes.'"
    that sounds fab! I'll have to see if I can get hold of some. The only problem might be that not all the Kenzo frags are available in Oz. Case in point: I love Kenzo (as in Kenzo by Kenzo), my mother got me some duty free when she was o/s some years ago. Have never been able to get more because it isn't available at all in Australia, I can't even find import versions in specialist stores. So we may not the the limited edition one but I'll definitely keep an eye out.

    also, has anyone tried Courtesan by Worth? I was just doing an ingredients check, and it was on the list as having several I was interested in. So I looked it up and it sounds divine. But again, not sure if it is available here as I have never seen it (and I'm a devotee of Je Reviens so I assume I would have come across it at some time).

    Of course, not sure if wearing something called Courtesan for my wedding is in good taste
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    Quote Originally Posted by divaflip View Post
    not having a traditional wedding, I'm going bollywood and he will be a pirate. neither of us is wearing white, although my hand beaded silver and pale pink crystal chiffon over silver silk skirt and top are much ligher than my usual colour palette (and I'm changing into fuschia silk sari for the reception). and I already have a nose ring so I'll probably wear some trad indian bridal jewelry with chains linking nosering to earring and then wrapped around here (in silver of course). I never wear yellow gold and my wedding ring will be either white gold or platinum. So the traditional 'wedding' scents don't interest me much.

    my partner is asthmatic so I have to be careful what I wear around him, some of the scents i have tried lately have really set him off. I also got him about half a dozen 1 ml vials before christmas to find something he likes, as he doesn't wear much, and we ended up with Cool Water which really suits him. Not really exotic but nice. I got a set with showergel and aftershave lotion so he can layer for longer effect. He also really loves Eau Savage but it has allegedly been discontinued in Australia and so far we can't find it anywhere. So my guess is that unless he can find some Eau Savage he will probably wear the Cool Water ( I also really liked A*men on him but he couldn't stand it) . For someone who almost never wears scent it is a big step.

    and sniffathons are out for the same allergy reasons. I generally try one or two I like on my skin and see what he thinks an hour later.

    Yesterday I tried Amirage (disappeared off my skin in about an hour), Ange ou Demon (couldn't smell it at all after about 15 mins), Samsara (stayed around and is growing on me), and L'Heure Bleue (didn't like the start, and it turned into the usual Guerlain powdery mess on me - it is an unfortunate effect many of them have). I love Je Reviens but the EdT is the only thing available here, and fades so quickly. And I have LouLou in EDP which lasts for about a week - I love it but currently it is the wrong time of year to try it I think. The heat just makes it overpowering.

    edited to add:
    can't wear some of the big hitters, Chanel 5, L'air du Temps, Joy etc, there is something in them that makes me nauseus. And I don't like patchouli much so anything with a lot of that (Angel!!) gives me a migraine

    Not sure whereabouts in Australia you live - but I would head to David Jones in Melbourne or Sydney - they have a great range of more niche fragrances than what you will find in Myer.
    Was thinking maybe something 'incensy'? Caron Parfum Sacre or Kenzo Flower Oriental?
    But Yvresse is beautiful. Have you tried Guerlain Mitsouko - but in EDP or Parfum? It is alot more fruity than the EDT - which can be 'dry'. My Mum loves Yvresse and I wanted to get something similar - Mitsouko, Rochas Femme and Maboussin are probably the closest.
    Or another idea - is go to a 'perfume house', and pick one of the fagrances. Chanel, Dior, Caron or Guerlain. They will usually have ONE that might be OK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by divaflip View Post
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    Of course, not sure if wearing something called Courtesan for my wedding is in good taste
    Congratulations on your forthcoming wedding divaflip, it sounds wonderful!

    Not sure that I can add anything to the fragrance choice debate, but wanted to say that I took Agent Provocateur "Maitresse" on my honeymoon, inappropriate yes, but so much fun

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    i'm definately not married, nor will be any time soon, but one of my partners in crime (aka best friends going back to high school) did get hitched. i was in her wedding and had stayed the night at the hotel with her in a slumber party thing and in the morning we all had hair and make up done. in my box o' makeups i had a ziplock bag containing many samples of perfumes. her little niece rummaged through it to find one to wear and presented it to my friend for approval. the little one got the approval and my friend decided to dab some on too. the scent? Love in White.

    i might get her a candle of it sometime, when i've got a better paying job, since she's not a perfume girl like me, and doesn't really wear much of it and if there's creed perfume buying going on, its gonna be for me!
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    I used to think that I'd wear Songes on my wedding day, but seeing as I'm nowhere near married and Songes has become one of my signature scents...I will have to figure something else out.

    I am in love with Serge Lutens La Myrrhe, so I might wear that. A wedding would be a perfect opportunity to justify buying a new bell jar. I also really love Iris Poudre by Frederic Malle, so possibly that. It would really depend on the weather and locale for the wedding. Also, our beloved basenoter Vijay introduced me to Montale's Intense Tiare which would be perfectly suited to a wedding in the tropics.

    I loved reading about Fleurissimo, but since it has violet in it I will not wear it. (quote from http://www.parfumsraffy.com/fleurissimo.html)
    An exquisite bouquet of regal beauty created for the legendary Grace Kelly. Experience the enduring beauty of fairy tale romance with Creed Fleurissimo, the ethereal floral fragrance specially commissioned by Prince Rainier of Monaco for his bride, Princess Grace, to wear for the first time on her wedding day. An intoxicating blend of tuberose, Bulgarian rose, violet and Florentine iris, Creed Fleurissimo will bring out the princess in any woman, and inspire her dream of royal beauty and romance. This extraordinary fragrance was also a treasured favorite of another American "royal" - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Creed Fleurissimo fragrance notes include: Tuberose, Bulgarian Rose, Violet, Florentine iris
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