Scents are a pretty fascinating thing - they can transport you to a certain place, a particular moment in your past or bring back feelings of when you last wore it.
Because of this, my friends and I have a tradition. It started when I got engaged. After my bridesmaids and I did the gown fitting, we all went out for dinner and shopping afterwards. Seems normal enough. But during dessert, the girls told me that we’d be picking out my wedding perfume that evening together!
“Your wedding perfume,” they instructed, “is only to be worn on your honeymoon and anniversary…so when you smell it, it’ll bring back all those memories.”
We hopped around to a few department stores before heading into the Ralph Lauren shop at Tysons Galleria. Immediately I was drawn to this adorable heart shaped bottle, and when I smelled it, I KNEW it was going to be MY scent. I still have the photo of me and my girls in front of Ralph Lauren, holding my special perfume. Now every time I go on a special vacation or our anniversary rolls around, I spritz a little perfume on my outfit and a little on my neck, behind my ears and a TAD bit in my hair.
Picking out my perfume with my best girls was such a fun memory and such a neat idea that we’ve been doing it for our engaged friends ever since!
So for the holidays this year, I decided to bring back that feeling of having a special scent for certain times of the year - anniversary or not! Being married doesn’t get to take the monopoly on fun ideas! So I decided to gift a few of my best girls with their own special scents from Ralph Lauren.
Sometimes gifting fragrance can be risky, but this perfect little trio is a crowd pleaser - I wanted to keep each one for myself. They’re the perfect size for traveling too…A perfect choice for my jet-setting babes! I can’t wait for them to open them on Christmas morning and have their own special scents to make memories with!
Do you have a special kind of gift you love giving the girls in your life? If you can’t decide, I’d highly recommend this set of three or shop them all individually below!
Shop Romance // Shop Tender Romance // Shop Midnight Romance
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