Like picking a dress, finding the perfect wedding day perfume should come naturally.You will know exactly when you've snuffled that signature fragrance, the one that's light, romantic but more importantly, undeniably YOU!
As with any big day decisions, take your time, nosey around (wahey, we went there) and make sure you pick something that's going to make your wedding day memories come flooding back, wherever you are.
First things first, let's hear it from the experts how you go about choosing your perfect big day perfume...
Chad Murawczyk, founder of Min New York, says: “The perfect wedding day scent should bring that fun, personalised touch to the special day. My advice would be to look for something unique, classic and memorable as this is the perfect opportunity to create a new ‘olfactive memory’ of that special day.
"When you revisit that scent in the future, it will magically take you back to that moment. Seasonality and level of formality are the most important aspects when selecting a wedding scent. Be sure that what you are choosing works seamlessly with the theme of your wedding - see it is your olfactive soundtrack for the day. I recommend for a destination or outdoor wedding opting for fresh Mediterranean fragrances with notes of gazpacho and Turkish Rose oil. For a more traditional indoor or autumnal wedding, don’t be afraid to wear a richer scent with notes of patchouli, cotton candy and woodchips - the perfect blend of sweet and woody.”
Think fresh, delicate, sensual florals mixed with powdery rose and pink peonies a plenty. It's like honey on your skin! And let's not leave out the packaging deets either: adorned with a beautiful hand-tied ribbon, this perfume bottle is made to be photographed amidst all the wedding-day morning excitement.
2. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
Strong but surprisingly fresh, this iconic oriental fragrance is romantic in the most confident of ways. Featuring sparks of vibrant orange, jasmine, rose and patchouli, Coco Mademoiselle is effortlessly wearable from the first spray, right up to that moment when you have your first dance!
3. Jo Malone Wild Mint & Jasmine
No one does bridal quite like Jo Malone. You can pretty much guarantee whichever bespoke fragrance you pick from her collection, it will be loved by all. Our favourite wedding day scent has to be this White Jasmine & Mint number. It's fresh and enchanting but with a modern twist.
You can even get your very own bridal lace bottle designed for you! She doesn't miss a trick that JM. What. A. Goddess.
4. Aerin Lilac Path
English country theme wedding? This delicate blend of crisp greens, rich blooms and creamy jasmine is the perfect scent for spring. Forget the bouquets and centrepieces, this is the only floral statement you'll need.
5. Tom Ford Santal Blush
Let's face it, all of ol' Tom's fragrances are to die for and Santal Blush is no exception. With its sumptuous woods and intoxicating florals, this oriental scent is nothing short of sublime. It's mysterious, it's mesmerizing and it's long lasting. What's not to love here? Nada, that's what.
6. Oscar de la Renta Something Blue
To take a famous Shakespeare quote, "what's in a name?", well, this one's got us pretty excited. This beautiful scent is bursting with fruity florals including manderin, lychee, lily of the valley, vanilla and white musk. Something blue and new, how efficient! And the award for the most efficient bride goes to...
7. Valentino Valentina
Because who doesn't love a classic feminine fragrance when they smell one? Valentina is just that, only with an adventurous Italian twist. Buongiorno!
On top, there's fresh bergamot enhanced with white alba truffles (ok, divine). At the heart, there's wild strawberry and orange blossom (delicious!) and, to finish off, theres cedar wood and sensual amber at the base (right, can we put up the do not disturb sign and bathe in this stuff already).
8. Diptyque Do Son
From the legendary French fragrance perfume house, Diptyque's exquisite Do Son is fresh, floral and bright - perfect for summer wedding! Featuring notes of tuberose, orange leaves, pink peppercorn and musk, you're bound to fall head over ivory heels for this sunny scent.
9. Marc Jacobs Decadence
Fresh not doing it for you? Don't be afraid to indulge your senses in a rich fragrance for your big day. With top notes of succulent Italian plum, hearts of Bulgarian Rose and base notes of Liquid Amber, Marc Jacobs Decadence is opulent, sensual and enchanting all at once. And let's not even get started on the bottle, inspired by one of Marc's iconic handbags. Don't be surprised if you ditch your husband-to-be at the alter to run off with this one instead.
10. MiN New York Magic Circus
Inspired by vignettes and memories that transcend time and space, this bottled beauty will make your special day last a lifetime. With notes of earthy wood chips, vibrant bergamot and cotton candy this gourmand scent is a celebration of sweet woody goodness.
What fragrance did you wear to walk down the aisle? Let us know @sofeminineUK!
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