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Go to a Jo Malone store or concession and ask their advice. Jo Malone's fragrances are so simple but there is a huge choice, sexy, floral, romantic, spicy, fresh, woody. Lots of single note perfumes based around one star ingredient. I wore Vintage Gardenia on our wedding day as my 'something new'. * years later, one whiff of it takes me back to kissing my new husband standing in the porch of the church. Good luck finding your dream fragrance.
Vera Wang did a perfume that I smelt once that was lovely that I think they kinda geared towards people getting married or something (so the lady told me- I wasn't getting married though). It's Vera Wang by Vera Wang, very nice!
eleda - I've never heard that about Jo Malone scents and my personal experience is that Vintage Gardenia and my other favourites of hers (French Lime Blossom, a green, fresh citrusy scent and Black Vetvyer Cafe, a warm, rich, evening scent) last fine on my skin. I would expect to have to re-apply in the evening. I don't know if it's true, but I think that any scent lasts tiny bit longer on those with fair/red hair and/or pale skin, or at least, those with dry skin. A trick is to spray some on half a cotton wool ball and tuck it into your bra, as well as dabbing some on your pulse points!