My Few Scents

It was a perfect August day, 75 degrees and just the right amount of sun. As I stood outside of the church in my wedding dress moments away from getting to marry the man of my dreams, a cool breeze blew, and all I could smell was Coco Mademoiselle, my perfume. I closed my eyes, and truly took in the moment.

I consider this to be my signature scent and have worn it many, many times after our wedding and before it too. I called it my “wedding scent” as I started to wear it the April before we got married. This scent reminds me of some of the best moments in my life (including when I met Theo). Perfume is so much more powerful than sometimes the credit we give it.


This is truly the finishing touch of getting ready. As Dior says, you can change your perfume with your mood. As true as this is I have always changed mine with the seasons. My Chanel my one that never changes. But, for Spring, I love “Miss Dior”, for Summer I like “Yellow Diamond” by Versace, Fall is Marc Jacobs “Decadence”, and Winter is “Illicit” by Jimmy Choo.

I have so many memories evoked by smell. When I was in high school, every fall I pulled out my “Amber Romance” by Victoria Secret. If I were to smell that right now, I would be transported to a Fall Friday evening, standing on the football field on a Friday night getting ready to cheer. It never left my cheer bag and that was the only time I used it.

Every Easter, MK and I have made the tradition to get each other a new (or one we’re out of) fragrance. And when he leaves for work in the morning, but his scent lingers it makes my heart so happy. We also have a matching perfume that is only made and bottled in Capri, Italy. When we were running around on that gorgeous island, we came across this perfumery and got the His and Hers “In Love” fragrance. I rarely wear it because once it’s gone it’s gone. Unless of course we end up there again.

Okay, I’m done telling stories. For now. Unless we go as far back as Cucumber Melon form Bath & Body. Where are my 90’s gals? Haha. Back on track, like Dior says, perfume as been used since the start of civilization. So, I thought it would be fun to give you five fun perfume facts:

  1. No matter which perfume you choose, it will smell different on you than anyone else.

  2. The famous Chanel No 5 has one thousand jasmine flowers.

  3. Scents can improve your mood. Stressed out? Try Eucalyptus. Works for me every time (it’s my body wash).

  4. Your nose gets completely used to often used scents. Don’t over do it.

  5. Jean Carles, who actually created Miss Dior, insured his nose for one million dollars.

    So if this Monday brings you nothing else, at least smell good and spritz your go-to perfume.

    Also, stay tuned for a new drink recipe and five perfume tips on Friday’s Martini Moment.

Perfume is the most intense form of memory.
— Jean Paul Guerlain

Fall Fragrances

It's finally Friday! Yay! For today's Martini Moment I'm talking my favorite fragrances for fall and some Fast Tips to go along with them. Also, how awesome is it to have fresh Rosemary from my sunroom for a fancy garnish to my V8 martini?

My signature scent is 100% Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel. But every season I like to switch it up a bit. I am simply obsessed with Decadence by Marc Jacobs and came across Zara Black while on a recent shopping trip. One reason that I like scents for seasons is because when I smell it again I'm reminded of that time when I started wearing it. My Chanel brings back wonderful wedding memories and Amber Romance from Victoria Secret will always remind me of being a cheerleader and it being football season. Funny how that works isn't it?

Let's talk Fast Tips:

1. Don't store your fragrances in the bathroom. Humidity, heat, and light will break down the scent.

2. Spritz your perfume right after you get out of the shower but before you get dressed to lock in your favorite smell.

3. Spray a cotton ball and put it in a Ziploc bag for your handbag. You'll be able to touch up mid-day. 

Have an amazing weekend!




It seems there has been a tone set this week with having your act together. I have always felt that it was so important to be prepared. As much as possible. Because if it's one thing I've learned it's that the unexpected can happen at any moment. In my desk at work I always have a "Just In Case" bag. You never know when there will be a random rip in your clothes, stain, headache, or an "omg I'm too tired to make it through the day" moment.  

 I'm always adding and taking away from this list so feel free to personalize this list to better fit your needs. Here is what's in my 911 bag: 

  • Hairspray
  • Lent roller
  • Floss
  • Bobby Pin (I can't tell you how may times this saved me!)
  • Excedrin  
  • Emergency Nail Polish and Lips
  • Travel Wrinkle Release 
  • 5 Hour Energy
  • Bobby Pins
  • Nail File
  • Tide Pen and Wipes  
  • Body Spray and Perfume (depending on the situation)
  • Face wipes
  • Ponytail Holder
  • Pen
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste

Not pictured:

  • Tampon
  • Toothbrush
  • Sewing Kit

If there is one thing for you to take away from this post it's to carry a saftey pin. I'm not kidding. Do it.

Happy Monday All! Have a wonderful day!