If you've read my last piece for Basenotes (Buying The Dress Was Easy ...), then you'll know that I'm having a hard time selecting my perfect wedding fragrance. To that end, MrLippie and I found ourselves at the Covent Garden Penhaligons store a couple of weeks ago, to have a fragrance profile that might help us narrow down our choices.
A service that's open to everyone, for any occasion - and it is free! - I can heartily recommend it. We were there for a couple of hours (because we were chatting so much, it doesn't have to take so long), and it's thoroughly enjoyable. You talk for a little while about your choices in fragrance, what the occasion you want your perfume for, and general chit-chat about your life, and a little bit of the history of the brand (which is fascinating, by the way) then you're handed scent strips to sniff of fragrances in their particular families.
As for mine, well, LP No9 has an oddly masculine opening, rather fougere-seeming, but dries down on my skin into a slightly spicy floral, which has a tiny hint of shaving foam to it. Nicer than that sounds, honest! I do like a bit of a masculine-seeming scent. And, I can't deny it, the fact that the juice matches my dress in colour is amusing the heck out of me. Night Scented Stock has a very different opening, reminscent of engine oil, and geraniums, but again dries down into something a little more traditionally floral. Amaranthine (which I'm simply going to have to acquire a bottle of) is beautiful, creamy, lush and spicy, but I felt it was a little too odd for the day itself, though I'd be happy to wear it any other time.
If you get a chance to go to the Penhaligons store, please do take advantage of the fragrance profiling service, it's a knockout.
So, are any of these the ones we'll pick for the big day? Who knows? Hopefully we'll have it figured out by the 16th February ...
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