Project Amour Eric and Chandra's Journey to Get Married in Paris


Parfums Jour du Mariage

Wedding Day Perfume

As a lover of great perfumes I wanted to find a special fragrance to wear the day of my wedding. For me, perfume has always had a big effect on how I feel. Eric loves perfume and amazingly seems to notice every time I wear something new. I want to find something I can wear that will take us back to our special day. Much like an old song can take you back to that special time and place.

Finding a new fragrance that exudes love and romance was a journey I couldn't wait to embark upon. While in Paris last fall I began the search. This post is dedicated to the top 5 fragrances for the bride on her wedding day. I will only be revealing numbers 5 to 2 in this post. I want the fragrance I have chosen to remain a secret until after our wedding day. I will post the winner upon our return from the honeymoon.

Chloe, Love

Number 2: Chloe Love

This was a very tough choice. This fragrance could just have easily been THE perfume for my day. This fragrance can turn every woman into a goddess and transform every sinful thought in a virtue. A contemporary interpretation of Paris. Chloe Love is shy and dewy, sensual by its subdued innocence. Perfect for the bride planning a chic wedding with a vintage twist. This one is really hard to resist. (I'll will have a bottle with me during the honeymoon).

DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom

Number 3: DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom

A romantic fragrance that marries freshness, vibrancy, and femininity. A blend of sparkling grapefruit, cassis, and sunkissed apricot meets a blooming floral heart of sheer muguet and petally rose wrapped in luminous jasmine. Perfect for a bride planning a sweet, small and romantic wedding.

Vera Wang Princess

Number 4: Vera Wang Princess

A sexy fragrance that includes a mixture of water lily, apple, mandarin meringue, and golden apricot skin, dark chocolate, amber, musk, and vanilla. Radiant, romantic with a hint of whimsy. Perfect for a bride planning an informal, outdoor wedding!

Stella McCartney Stella

Number 5: Stella McCartney STELLA

A sensual, intense and feminine fragrance. Top notes of rose essence has been fused with peony flower and mandarin essence, while the heart note is based on rose absolute. The base notes of woody ambers inject sexiness to the mix. Perfect for the bride planning and elegant and sophisticated wedding where no detail is forgotten. This fragrance exudes confidence and intrigue.


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

2011 -- Finally!  The year I have been waiting for for quite some time is finally here.  This is going to be such an exciting and eventful year.  We are less than four months 'til our wedding and honeymoon and the countdown has begun.  Eric and I are working on finalizing invitation designs and content this week so that we can begin sending them in mid-March.  Check back soon for the "reveal".  Once the invitations have been mailed I will post which one we selected!  A few places that I have found offering unique, nice wedding stationery include:

Renaissance Writings

S Designs

Peacock Printing


Sol y Flor

Sun and Blooms

While visiting Paris in October my wedding planner, Nancy, took me to meet Karine Garillon - owner of a beautiful florist "Sol y Flor in the heart of Paris.  Karine will be creating my wedding flower arrangement, including my bouquet.  When we walked in to the florist the smell was amazing.  Karine informed me that she is very selective of the flowers with which she works.  She only works with regionally "in-season" flowers and demands the most fragrant varieties.  She does not import flowers choosing to only sell those that are raised in France.  She will be creating a bouquet of mixed flowers in varying shades of pink for our wedding day.  In addition, Karine will include sprigs of provencal lavendar in my bouquet.  Lavender, as posted previously, is one of my most favorite herbs.  Just outside the florist were a few lovely rosemary and lavender potted plants.  I could'nt resist, I just had to run my fingers through the leaves so I could carry the aromatics with me throughout the day.  I am looking so forward to working with Karine.  I know she will take the time to create a unique, fragrant, perfect bouquet!

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