While I'm not the type to second guess my dress at the sight of another, I realize that it's not very nice to monopolize the staff at a bridal salon if one isn't in search of a wedding gown. In an attempt to do something wedding related in the evenings after my work was done for the day, I decided to look for my under-the-dress items. In addition to Saks Jandel (an independent store, not affiliated with Saks Fifth Avenue), the neighborhood where I'm staying has Bloomingdale's, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom Rack, Lohmann's, and a Saks Fifth Avenue. The intimates departments in the department stores have been taken over by Spanx and shape wear. Traditional lingerie (bustiers, corsets, etc.) is hard to find.
The final round of disappointment came at Saks Fifth Avenue. As I headed towards the exit empty handed and tired, I saw a name that would excite anyone who loves bridal fashion: Elie Saab
Posts by past Bees about shopping for a fragrance to wear on their weddings days were in my mind as I picked up the bottle of Elie Saab's new perfume, just called Le Perfum. I'm usually a creature of habit when it comes to perfume, wearing the same fragrances for years on end, but the Elie Saab tester had me thinking about switching things up and buying something just for my wedding day.
I wasn't ready to commit, so after chatting with the salesperson for a little while, I sprayed one wrist and figured I'd see how I felt about the scent after it had some time to sit on my skin for a while.
I picked up a few more bottles as I made my way to the door and stopped at another one, Dahlia Noir by Givenchy. The scent seemed a bit more traditional to me, but I found it as appealing as Elie Saab's perfume.
I sprayed my other wrist with the Givenchy perfume and went on my way. I imagine anyone who saw me walking down the street thought it was odd that I sniffed my wrists every now and then as I made my way to dinner, but I was having a pretty hard time deciding which perfume I liked better.
On my way back to my hotel that night, I went back into Saks and made my purchase. Want to see what I wound up with in my bag?
Hotel room iphone photo
I couldn't choose! This felt like a pretty big splurge and perhaps the salesperson sensed that because she loaded me down with samples. So, I have in to some temptation, but not what was originally temping me.
Did you buy a special perfume just for your wedding day? Did you splurge on something else that was extra special?