Many couples choose to exchange a special gift the morning of their wedding day. Since Liuna Station also hosts ceremonies as well as receptions, we see many couples opting to exchange pre-wedding photos, love letters, watches or jewelry as lovely keepsakes from their special day. If you are looking for something more unique, here is a clever old tradition that has been forgotten in recent years, but is making a comeback.
Go shopping together for a NEW perfume and/or new cologne. Each person should pick one they feel suits them. Make sure it is one neither of you have worn before. Take this trip together to ensure you both really love each other’s scent.
Here comes the catch: only wear these scents on your wedding day. If you choose you can also include your honeymoon. Then, put it away until your first, fifth, tenth and other milestone anniversaries. Your scent memory will trigger recollections of your wedding day, and warm feelings of love and excitement.
Another use for this tradition is if you find yourselves arguing, stressed or really needing to reconnect with each other. It is a great tool to bring you back to what is most important – the love that brought you together in the first place. Treat yourselves to a date night, grab a bottle of wine, light some candles and spritz the scent on. Share your favorite memories together and talk and enjoy each others company. If you are in a long distance relationship, it can help comfort you if you are feeling lonely or homesick. Spray or dab a little on a pillow or comforter.
The best part of this gift is it is not necessarily something that can be forgotten, lost or broken. Scent memory is a very powerful thing. Perfume can always be replaced or rebought provided you don’t buy an exceptionally obscure one and store it properly. This Perfume and Cologne tradition will be a gift that keeps on giving. It is important to take time to remember the love, positive memories and keep the intimacy among our crazy busy lives.
Perfume shopping Pro Tip: Grab a hot coffee before shopping because strong perfumes can be overpowering and you start to become nose-blind. Coffee refreshes the palate.