Among the numerous things that a bride needs to worry about on her big day, choosing the right perfume for this special occasion is often neglected. Granted, you can argue that you could never go wrong with the eau de toilette you are accustomed to, particularly if you were wearing that scent when your soon-to-be husband fell in love with you.
On the other hand, selecting a new flagrance for such an important event in your life could prove to be a good idea. Similar to the bridal dress, which is essentially a beautiful gown you will – hopefully – wear once, a new perfume could represent a further special token of a magical day. Since we know that shopping around for a new eau de toilette when you have so many things on your mind is not easy, we decided to put together a list of the top choices of perfumes with great potential to contribute to a fairy-tale atmosphere.
1. Light Blue by Dolce and Gabbana
Light, airy, chic and summery the Light Blue Perfume from D&G is an exquisite fruity-floral scent designed for evoking the romantic spirit of Sicilian summers at the beach. Fairly fresh and alluring at first thanks to the balance of white flowers and a crisp fruit, the fragrance becomes deeply sensual at its dry down, curtsey of the musk and wood base. It is this precise balanced bouquet that makes Light Blue one of the most long-lasting scents and a fine choice for the reception.
2. Romance by Ralph Lauren
Romance is a perfume you can’t really go wrong with, especially if you consider its unique bouquet of oakmoss, water lily, white woods and the subtle notes of rose. Even though critics would argue that this is nothing more than a classic composition for a perfume, it is delicate, feminine, graceful and the practically designed for a special occasion like your wedding day.
3. Amarige by Givenchy
A flagrance with suitable name for the occasion, Amarige by Givenchy is actually an anagram of the word “marriage” in French. Although the name suggests the idea of commitment, the bouquet is also graceful, playful and the perfect expression of love at first sight. In other words, the creators of Amarige seem to have managed to include all of the most beautiful flowers on Earth in a 50 ml bottle. On a side note, it is important to note that it does have a very opulent scent, so it is recommended to wear it in moderation, especially if you ordered fresh flower centerpieces for the reception.
4. J’Adore by Dior
When it comes to J’Adore you can easily state that Christian Dior anticipated the tremendous success this flagrance will have ever since its launch. A lush bouquet of violet and orchid balanced by a delicately sweet scent of cassis, vanilla and orange, J’Adore is a playful eau de toilette that evokes the idea of the eternally mysterious and flirtatious feminine.
5. Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel
In the event that you are planning a wedding with a modern theme, then an excellent choice for the bridal perfume is the Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel. The secret behind this alluring flagrance stems from its two main ingredients, the pure May rose extract and the pure jasmine extract. Because both of these delicate and romantic bouquets are complimented and enriched by just a touch of delicate Florentine iris, patchouli and vanilla, the result is an elegant and sunny perfume that goes from Chanel sweet to sensual in a few hours.
6. Rose by Paul Smith
If you believe that roses are the flower of love and a must-have at your wedding, then one way to compliment your bridal flower bouquet and those gorgeous centerpieces is by using Rose by Paul Smith. Created as a gift for his beloved wife, the superb combination of Turkish rose, magnolia, musk and cedar in Rose practically yells romance and an unforgettable wedding day.
7. Falling In Love by Philosophy
In case you are planning a small, private wedding with all of your closest friend and relatives, then Falling in Love by Philosophy is perfect for the occasion. Fresh and clean, the eau de toilette is a great option for young brides who prefer to show off their natural beauty and obviously, wear as little perfume and makeup as possible. Speaking of young, the combination of soft-scented flowers and blackberry over the slightly powerful bouquet of wood and musk tends to evoke a worry-free life and a carefree romance.
8. Vera Wang by Vera Wang
Opening up in an irresistible, yet harmonic scent of mandarin, cleaver and blossom, the Vera Wang for Women is the ideal choice for women who always dreamed of a fairy-tale wedding. A fresh flagrance at first, this perfume soon brings up the stronger scents of gardenia, pure musk, Stephanotis and the famous Bulgarian rose. Created by a designer with a vast experience in wedding dresses, you can’t go wrong with the romantic bouquet of the Vera Wang perfume.
9. Beautiful by Estee Lauder
Launched almost three decades ago, Beautiful by Estee Lauder is a special eau de toilette that provides each bride with the opportunity to wear a slightly different flagrance every time. Blending more than 200 distinct and unique ingredients and with a layered bouquet, the eau de toilette takes you back in time and is certainly the best choice for a classic, traditional wedding. Crisp, fresh and green at the top, and extravagant at the base, Beautiful is a perfume that marks the transition to maturity.
10. Kenzo Flower by Kenzo
If you love the busy metropolitan life and you cannot imagine your bridal reception without a classy, extravagant martini bar and sophisticated tableware, then Kenzo Flower might be just the thing you were looking for your wedding. An interesting thing about this perfume is that its bouquet contains several strong oriental scents, including vanilla, opopanax, Bulgarian rose, cassia, white musk and violet. Nonetheless, a great choice for a modern wedding if you want to feel like you are the only touch of color in a grey concrete jungle.