There is nothing more important than smelling your absolute best on your wedding day; making sure that your fragrance is one that will last you all day and night.
Many brides prefer to try a new fragrance for their wedding day, a scent that will always remind them of that special day. One good advice is to choose your fragrance according to your wedding’s season; if your wedding will take place in winter, then you probably want to go for woodsier, spicy or oriental perfumes. If your wedding is going to be held in the spring or summer, then try floral or fruity perfumes.
Visit perfumeries and try out different perfumes. If you could ask for samples, that’s even better. You can then apply them at your leisure and be more confident about the choice you are making. We also suggest that you seek your fiancé’s views on your shortlisted perfumes, particularly if he is either allergic to certain fragrances or is not comfortable with strong scents.
We have selected 10 perfumes that are ideal for a bride and explained below what each perfume is composed of:
Bouquet by Vera Wang: "The ultimate romantic scent, with soft dew drop notes mixed with Sicilian bergamot and black currant leaf over a white narcissus and honeysuckle heart, dries down sweetly around lavender, musk Moroccan cedar wood and white iris root."
Sheer Veil by Vera Wang: "A combination of Champagne rose and violets. A bud of lavender or two, a little gardenia and the softest touch of powder create an amalgam of feminine secrets revealed only to a chosen one on a warm spring afternoon that lasts forever."
Vera Wang by Vera Wang: "Vera Wang smells of wisps of calla lily, mandarin blossom and rose accented with gardenia notes, powdery iris and aqueous lotus blossom anchored by sheer musk and blond woods to give tenacity to the ephemeral nature of the flowers. Presented in a pretty bottle resembling a drop pendant Vera Wang was introduced in 2002 and has been making the wedding aisle rounds ever since."
Love by Kim Kardashian (Released especially for her wedding day): "An oriental floral fragrance. Top notes are jasmine, freesia and red currant; middle notes are tuberose, rose and mimose; base notes are musk, sandalwood and orris root."
Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel: "The scent opens with bright Mediterranean citrus notes of orange and bergamot, and deepens into a warm and inviting patchouli-and-vanilla cloud."
Light Blue by Dolce and Gabbana: "A beautiful balance of crisp fruits and exquisite white floral, over a sexy base of woods and musk."
Tropical Punch by Escada: "A fruity floral fragrance with the sparkling freshness of dewy greens. Juicy pear paves the way for a bouquet of tropical flowers, including jasmine and lily of the valley. A musky finale sizzles with tropical island dreams. Tropical punch is presented in hot shades of mango, banana, and fuchsia."
Obsession by Calvin Klein: "Obsession is classified as a refreshing, oriental fragrance. This feminine scent possesses a blend of vanilla, amber, orange blossom, oak moss and other oriental spices."
Beautiful by Estee Lauder: "A firm favorite with many brides, this romantic perfume has top notes of rose, tuberose, and lily, plus undertones of musk."
Beauty by Calvin Klein: "Jasmine and neo lily are at its feminine floral heart, fresh leafy bursts of citrus, cedar wood and spicy ambrette seeds offer a follow-her-to-the-honeymoon-suit finish."
Remember, you don’t want to apply too much perfume that might be too strong for those around you; and you also don’t want a fragrance that will last for just as long as it took to spray it. So choose wisely! And always remember this: Make sure you apply your perfume before you get into your wedding dress (as the perfume might stain your dress). And apply it on your pulse points to make it last longer.