Destination I Do
Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Give the Gift of Musical Scents

Words by Courtney Kellar
Photos courtesy of Jeffery Fiterman

Wedding gift giving can be difficult, especially since destination wedding couples tend to be a bit older and more established (a.k.a. they might not need the traditional registry items). For a unique wedding gift idea, we’ve found a unique offering for the music lovers in your life. Founded by a trained, classical musician, Gwendolyn-Mary’s candles and perfumes are inspired by iconic classical music compositions.

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Gwendolyn-Mary’s creator, Kathleen Laccinole, came up with the concept of combining two of the body’s strongest senses – scent and sound – to create a unique sensory experience. The fragrance interpretations of classical music are meant to inspire and would make a unique gift for the music-loving bride or bridesmaid.

After coming up with her concept, Laccinole committed herself to seeing the idea through to completion and spent two years putting together her team, researching perfumers, designers and glass manufacturers. “I’m a perfectionist,” says Laccinole. “I wanted ours to be the best products on the market, with only the highest quality and most natural ingredients available.”

The creator of Gwendolyn-Mary finds similarties between blending perfume and composing music. Both are composed of notes according to the creator’s vision. After two years of research, the first collection of Gwendolyn-Mary’s perfumes and candles has been launched: PAVANE.  The collection is based on the European couple’s dance popular during the 16th century Renaissance.

The debut collection consists of three fragrances, each inspired by a different piece of music. The scents can be worn alone or together to create your own unique scent. Each perfume oil and soy candle is hand-mixed and the quality is great because of it. Each scent comes with a recommended corresponding musical suggestion. The Gwendolyn-Mary products range from $50-$125 dollars and would make beautiful  gifts. Visit for more information or to begin shopping.

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