Talking all about a new fragrance that is perfect for spring and summer!
I’m perfume/ scent obsessed and I have been for as long as I can remember!
It’s one of my favorite splurge items.
When we were engaged, I purchased a wedding day perfume (just like The Knot said to do) and leading up to our big day I wore that perfume for significant events – engagement and bridal portraits, rehearsal dinner, wedding day and our honeymoon.
We returned home and time went by, and I didn’t wear perfume. I wanted to save it for memorable occasions – like date nights and anniversary trips. That way, when I wore the fragrance, it reminded me of my husband, our wedding and our honeymoon together. Sure enough, when I wore that scent, it triggered all of those memories from our first moments as husband and wife.
For each birth of our child, I also treated myself to a new bottle of perfume. I wore that scent and only that scent the weeks leading up to my due date. I also wore it in the hospital (just a little 😉 ) and the days, weeks, months post delivery. When I wear that scent now, I am reminded by those emotions of bringing each baby into the world. I’m reminded by the excitement and the unknown of the days leading up to their due date. I’m reminded by their first cuddles and all the joy that the early few days and weeks bring. I always have the scent for Olive, and a sent for Henry on rotation, but during their birthday week, I only wear their perfume to spark all of those memories.
Ulta Beauty allowed me to feature a new fragrance and I fell in love with the Oscar de la Renta Bella Blanca Eau de Parfum. This scent combines florals, freesia, jasmine, and sandalwood. The bottle is a showstopper too!
I started wearing this scent a month ago or so and I’ve been wearing it every day. As we get ready to move (happy and sad emotions), I hope this will trigger the feelings of our last few weeks in our home. The home that we moved into with a two week old Henry. The home that I did countless injections to create a sibling for Henry. The home that we brought our sweet Olive home too. The home of the first steps for both of my children. The home of the crazy days of potty training. The home of many burnt meals because mama can’t cook. The home where we would wait on the front steps for daddy to come home. The home where I worried myself sick, wondering and praying that I’m doing this mama role thing right. The home of many Halloween parties, Christmas mornings, birthday parties… so many raw emotions! I have a hard time with change…. also, why am I such a sap???
Photography by Rachel Wells Photography
(Charlotte Mama’s, Rachel Wells Photography has such a beautiful talent with families, mommy and me moments and birth photography.)
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