Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Wedding Perfumes

When people tell me that they chose Pink Manhattan PURRFUME as their bridal perfume, I think it's the ultimate compliment. Do I see my own little sweet, peachy white floral vanilla blend as a wedding-worthy scent? Well, yes, because I made it with the happiest moods and occasions in mind. It was launched on Valentine's Day of 2005 with the release of my Pink Manhattan Petit-CD, a recording of 6 original songs. The set was first introduced to the Japanese market (Tokyo) through a Top 40 radio show and Internet TV, and then for the USA and worldwide through online boutiques such as b-glowing, La Creme Beauty and Lucky Scent. Most people who have bought the CD and perfume have told me that the perfume is an exhuberant scent that's also very feminine.

I think I've always liked perfumes I would consider to be bridal fragrances. These perfumes are usually those that smell like a profusion of white flowers, perhaps with added bright, upbeat notes such as citrus, fruits, greens and blackcurrant bud. While many people might choose subdued floral notes such as violets, lilac or iris, others might choose some Gourmand notes such as vanilla or almond. Winter brides might desire warm and luxurious notes such as rose, woods, resins and spice whereas a summer bride might dream of an ethereal blend of wildflowers, delicate white blossoms, herbs and waterfruits. I tend to envision the ultimate wedding perfume as one with at least one type of white floral note (examples: jasmine, gardenia, tuberose, orange blossom, ylang-ylang, frangipani, peony, honeysuckle, stephanotis, magnolia). White flowers are the most fragrant flowers and are the basis for many beautiful perfume creations which have been chosen by women as their wedding perfumes. Some of those choices include Evyan White Shoulders, Bill Blass, Perry Ellis, Jean Patou Joy, Estee Lauder Beautiful and Jessica McClintock. These are all white floral blends and have a romantic feeling to them; even the light and citrusy fresh ones do.

Of course some people don't like white florals and can't tolerate them at all. Some of the stronger white floral notes like tuberose can be hard to wear if you don't like voluptuous florals. Since we're in the age of "anything goes", people might choose to wear the most non-traditional scents for their wedding day and that's a unique and fabulous way to go, too. The most important thing is to remember that it's your day and you should choose the scent that makes you feel the most "you"--the "you" at your best.

If you have any special perfumes you'd like to suggest for a wedding, please share them here! Some of my suggestions are: Geir Ness Laila, Creed Spring Flower, Antonia's Flowers Floret, Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Eau de Camelia Chinois and Chanel Gardenia.