When planning a wedding, some women become so engrossed in selecting the perfect wedding dress, hairstyle, and makeup that they forget to consider one important little detail: their signature scent! While some women may prefer to stick with a perfume or scent that they already wear regularly, many women opt to purchase a special perfume specifically for their wedding day. Some will even continue to wear this scent throughout their honeymoon. Here is a list of best wedding day perfumes for you to consider.
Choosing a signature "wedding scent" is a great idea, as the body and mind have a tendency to associate smells with certain events or times in their lives. So a year from now, when you decide to spritz on some of your wedding perfume, you (and your husband) can be brought back to the most wonderful time of your life!
Not sure where to start when it comes to your wedding day scent? No worries; we have you covered with a handpicked list of our top ten scents for saying "I do!"
1. Orlov by Funmi Fetto
Looking for an elegant scent that’s fit for your special day? If so, then look no further than Orlov by Funmi Fetto. This is one of the more expensive wedding-day perfumes you’re likely to find, but you’ll also enjoy some of the highest quality ingredients in this little bottle. With hints of bergamot, this fragrance is just the right amount of floral but is also not too dense or musky.
If you have your heart set on a scent that’s a little more subtle and delicate, then Chloe is a great option. This fragrance has slight hints of floral, including pink peonies and roses. The scent is also very fresh and inviting. Not to mention, this perfume comes in a gorgeous bottle that’s tied with a bow. It will be sure to make it into your "getting ready" photos!
3. MiN New York Magic Circus
If you’re looking for something unique, then MiN New York by Magic Circus is probably one of the most unique fragrances on the market and is like nothing you’ve ever smelled before. Somehow, this fragrance manages to combine earthy, woody scents with the fun and vibrancy of bergamot and candy floss. Yes, we said candy floss! This is one scent that will bring back good memories to last a lifetime.
4. Oscar de la Renta’s Something Blue
Okay, the name says it all. Why not kill two birds with one stone by using this wonderful fragrance on your wedding day and having your "something blue" (if you haven’t done so already)? This fragrance is one that pleases just about everybody, with plenty of fruity and floral notes as well as a hint of vanilla and white musk. Plus, it comes in an adorable bottle adorned with a lovely blue sphere top.
5. Louis Vuitton by Olivia de Courcy
Incorporating roses into your wedding? If so, then this is the perfume for you. This particular fragrance boasts hints of Turkish and Bulgarian rose, which gives it a light and airy scent that you’ll love. Still, it manages to possess a spicy edge with hints of pepper and cedar. A must-consider for any rose-lover in the midst of planning a wedding.
6. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
One of the most wearable perfumes out there, Chanel Coco Mademoiselle is a great choice for those who don’t typically wear much perfume or other fragrance on the daily basis. This scent is simple enough, yet it’s also strong enough to last from getting-ready photos to the final dance at your reception! The fresh scent has hints of orange, rose, and jasmine, and it comes in a pretty pink bottle. This scent is also versatile enough to wear after your wedding or on your honeymoon, if you’d like!
7. Valentino Valentina
If fruity scents are more your thing as opposed to floral scents, then Valentino Valentina may be the perfect wedding day perfume for you. This scent is classically feminine and has notes of wild strawberry and orange blossom (yum!) without being too overbearing. The fruity notes are subdued just the right amount by the cedar wood and amber.
8. Jo Loves by Sophie Cullen
Another great option to consider for those who aren’t super fond of floral scents. Jo Loves by Sophie Cullen is a favourite perfume among many because it manages to strike the perfect balance of sweetness and citrus scents. We think this light and airy scent would be ideal for an outdoor, summer wedding, but you really can’t go wrong with this at any time throughout the year!
9. Decadence by Marc Jacobs
If you’re looking for less of a fresh scent and more of a rich fragrance for your big day, then Decadence by Marc Jacobs is an excellent choice. This fragrance has lovely hints of luscious plum, amber, rose, and so much more. The bottle itself is also rather eye-catching, making it a great accessory to sneak into your morning-of photos.
10. Santal Blush by Tom Ford
Tom Ford’s Santal Blush is wonderful for outdoor, earthy weddings (we’re thinking bohemian or forest weddings), but the scent is also versatile enough for just about any setting. This perfume is extremely long lasting, so a little bit goes a long way here. We love the hints of the woods and the subtle floral scent as well!
Making the Most of Your Wedding Day Fragrance
If the fragrance you end up going with also makes a body wash, lotion, or similar product, we recommend using them in combination on your wedding day to achieve the longest lasting scent. Of course, you can always bring your perfume along in a small clutch for touch-ups or ask your maid of honour to hold onto it for you if needed.
Your wedding day scent is not a detail you want to overlook; create lasting memories with a wedding day perfume that suits not only your venue and setting, but your unique personality as well. Have fun choosing one!