Wedding gown? Check. Hubby to be? Double check. Now it’s time to decide on your wedding fragrance, and it’s true when they say finding the right fragrance is almost as hard as finding the right man!
When we asked the perfume expert’s expert, Michael Edwards, how do women come to find and fall in love with a new fragrance?
He said, “There is an easy solution: fragrances, like wines, are grouped into families. Chardonnays, Sauvignon Blancs, Rieslings, and Chenin Blancs, for example, are four different families or kinds of white wine. Likewise, Oriental fragrances may be grouped into Floral Orientals, Soft Orientals, true Orientals and Woody Orientals. Each fragrance family will have a characteristic scent, a different personality. Instinctively, one will prefer fragrances from some families and dislike perfumes from others.”
Traditional/ Classic Bride:
White gown, creamy bouquet, demure veil, she’s the classic bride exuding femininity and romance, deep and true.
Estee Lauder’s Beautiful is famous for it’s exquisitly romantic scent made up of more then two hundred unique ingredients including a gorgeous concoction of soft flowers, vanilla and precious woods.
Created especially for Coco Chanel by Master Perfumer Henri Robert in 1971, let everyone know it’s your moment with Chanel No 19. Be enamoured by the rich blend of floral and green notes, followed by a woody Vetiver note.
For the traditional bride wanting to soak up the limelight, Dior Dioressence will announce your arrival with an unforgettable, oriental blend of geranium, cinnamon and patchouli.
An endless day, balmy night and ocean views; let your fragrance evoke the eternal summer of love.
Something blue? Light Blue by Dolce and Gabbana is the perfect summery fragrance for your chic, alfresco wedding. The light notes of crisp fruits and exquisite white florals will linger long after the first dance.
Calvin Klein Eternity Aqua is the the perfect scent for understated feminity. Sleek and summery, the heart of tiare, magnolia, gardenia and jasmine will have you saying ‘I Do’.
If you’re going to wed on the luxurious white sands of a tropical destination opt for the Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Lys Soleia. The spirit of lily and a note of ylang-ylang is exotic and adventurous, you’ll feel like eloping!
In case you’re not wearing custom McQueen, you can still channel your inner Kate Middleton with these regal fragrances.
For endless charm, the new Balenciaga Florabotanica is a combination of 18th century fresh florals and modern mysterious green facet. Keep them guessing!
For the delicate romantic, Vera Wang’s Sheer Veil is like a soft kiss; modern and luminous, with dreamy top notes of Champagne rose and lavender the fluid fragrance drapes the skin like a veil.
Truly timeless, the opulent Gucci Premiere will have you effortlessly breezing through the day thanks to the notes of white flower, orange blossom, bergamot and a woody base.
Jessica Biel, Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman; the celebrity weddings have been in full force this year, so put your best Hollywood foot forward with these glamourous scents.
The playful J’adore by Dior, has been the must have fragrance for a youthful spirit with adult mystery since the 1990s. The classic fruity floral envelops orchid and violet with the sweetness of orange, vanilla and cassis.
Forget the prying eyes of the papz with Romance by Ralph Lauren. This graceful and feminine fragrance is for the refined uptown bride. The Fresh rose, day lily, ginger, marigold, violet, oakmoss and musk is classic glamour.
Always ahead of the pack, announce your celeb status with Voyage d’Hermes a crisp, woodsy fragrance that says you’ve just stepped off the private jet and is even one you could share with your groom-to-be with it’s unisex qualities.
For your second time down the aisle introduce a new spring in your step with a sophisticated and elegant fragrance for your new life and love.
Make your day unforgettable with Chanel Chance Eau de Parfum; a freshly floral and exotic fragrance, perfect for the bold and ever-dynamic individual.
Embody the eternal elegance of Sophia Loren with Mon Jasmin Noir, L’Eau Exquise from Bulgari. Your Italian garden setting matches the sohpisticated notes of grandiflorum jasmine and white tea.
Leave the bride of yesteryear behind with the gorgeous, optimistic sophisticated floral of L.I.L.Y by Stella McCartney. Lilly of the valley heart and a woodsy oak moss base gives this fragrance the perfect blend of modern and traditional.
Soft waves, a delicate headpiece and perhaps even barefoot, the boho bride is polar opposite of Bridezilla and needs a fragrance to match.
Be the ethereal bride with Elie Saab La Perfume; rose honey facets for a soft, feminine scent, rounded out with freshness of mandarin tree blossom, gardenia and vetiver.
Amarige by Givenchy is a luscious perfume to express the emotion of love at first sight. Sensuous and youthful, this white floral-oriental fragrance is perfect for your bohemian wedding. Elegant and quietly sexy.
Creed Sublime Vanille is a divine blend of citrus and vanilla that evokes free spiritedness – ideal for a low key or small wedding.
If you don’t quite slot in the above categories and the idea of white on white is little less then appealing, you’ll be in need of a fragrance to suit your quirky-cool personality.
Jo Malone Red Rose is seriously up there with the most romantic ever fragrances. The voluptuous scent combines seven types of roses with a zesty heart of crushed violet leaves and hints of lemon.
For the super-chic fashionista, Sisley Soir De Lune is perfect for effortless elegance. Experience stirring notes of bergamot orange and lemon, which develops into elegant and feminine floral tones with May rose, jasmine and lily of the valley.
Philosykos by Diptyque is an iconic fragrance evoking lustrous fig leaves and fig with coconut and green notes moving into divine base of cedar and woody notes.