Nine of the best wedding day perfumes
10 Jul 2019
There is a lot to remember for a bride on her wedding day, but one thing should never be forgotten... her wedding day scent
When it comes to choosing your wedding day fragrance, it's up to you whether you opt for your signature day-to-day scent or go for something completely new. Whatever you choose, your wedding perfume should reflect your style and personality - from the notes it emits to the bottle it comes in.
Floral and botanical fragrances are usually most requested by brides, but this is not to say that you can't select something fruity, earthy - or a scent that simply transports you back to a fond yet distant memory. Brides have also been known to wear the same fragrance that their mother, or other relative, wore on their wedding day - which is a nice way to incorporate the 'something old' and/or 'something borrowed' tradition. Alternatively, a new perfume is an excuse to buy your 'something new'.
Spray your wrists and decollétage with your chosen perfume on the morning of your wedding and keep it nearby throughout the day to reapply when needed. You can even buy a useful perfume atomiser which offers a smaller and lighter way to carry your perfume and comes in handy for your honeymoon packing too.
It's up to you whether you continue to use your wedding perfume after your big day. However, remember to hold onto the bottle as a keepsake of your wedding and stow it away in a 'Memories' box for safe-keeping.
Take a look at nine of our top perfume picks and get inspired for your wedding day.
1. Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede, from £47
A Jo Malone fragrance is an ever-popular choice among brides, simply because of the many heavenly scent combinations on offer. However, the above happens to be one of our favourites.
2. Mon Paris by Yves Saint Laurent, from £63
Named after the city of love, Mon Paris mixes top notes of summer fruits with white floral heart notes and patchouli and white musk base notes.
3. Chance by Chanel, from £54
A classic fragrance that never goes out of fashion, jasmine, pink pepper and amber patchouli combine to create this romantic scent.
4. Gucci Bloom, from £54
If florals are your style, then Gucci Bloom ticks all the boxes - transporting you to the surroundings of an English country garden.
5. Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent, from £36
Sensual and seductive, this perfume offers a captivating quality with mysterious notes of black coffee, white florals and vanilla.
6. Botanical Essence No.20 by Liz Earle, from £54
Released to celebrate Liz Earle's 20th anniversary, Botanical Essence No.20 is 87% derived from natural ingredients with the Damask rose at the heart of the fragrance.
7. Beautiful Belle by Estée Lauder, from £54
Lychee, mimosa, rose petals, orange flower, gardenia and marzipan musk are the key ingredients for a floral touch with an oriental twist.
8. J'Adore by Dior, from £54
With notes of rose, bergamot and jasmine, this floral fragrance offers a final flourish of femininity.
9. Princess by Vera Wang, from £19.99
For a fairytale wedding, the 'Princess' bottle is a dressing table staple while the scent offers a youthful blend of waterlily, apple, mandarin meringue and golden apricot skin, dark chocolate, amber, musk and vanilla.