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A Guide To Choosing Your Wedding Day Fragrance

A Guide To Choosing Your Wedding Day Fragrance

Choosing the perfect fragrance for your wedding day goes beyond just picking a beautiful scent; it's about creating a sensory memory that will forever evoke the emotions and moments of one of the most special days of your life. The power of scent lies in its ability to transport us back in time, awaken our emotions, and rekindle the joy and excitement experienced during those irreplaceable moments.

In this guide, we'll explore how to select a fragrance that not only complements your style and personality but also becomes an integral part of your wedding day memories. From understanding the nuances of different scents to considering the season of your nuptials, we'll provide you with all the insights you need to make an informed and heartfelt choice. Because your wedding fragrance isn't just an accessory, it’s the essence of the day you say "I do," captured in a bottle to cherish for a lifetime.

Finding the special scent

When it comes to finding a scent for your big day, we would always recommend staying true to you. While it’s a special occasion and you may feel the pressure to buy into the most luxurious scents, choosing a fragrance that you genuinely like is the most important. If you’re not a fan of strong aromatic scents but prefer something sweeter, for example, then look for fragrances that you know you love or ones that incorporate notes you are familiar with and enjoy.

A good way to find the scent is to consider the following: 

  • The location
  • The season
  • The style of your wedding dress
  • The theme

If you are getting married abroad, for example, a summer scent or one inspired by your destination may be appropriate. A good demonstration of this is the choice of Tom Ford’s Neroli Portofino Eau De Parfum unisex fragrance, that is appropriately named for Mediterranean destination nuptials.

Making your wedding perfume last all day

One thing we know for sure, no matter your fragrance choice, every bride will want to ensure their wedding fragrance lasts all day long. From the moment you spritz yourself to the minute you leave for your wedding night, choosing a fragrance that has the lasting power is essential. And while some are much more powerful than others, these simple tips can help you in ensuring any perfume lingers for as long as possible.

Hair mist

While spraying perfume directly to your hair isn’t recommended, hair mists have been curated with both hair care and fragrance in mind. Providing the perfect combination of your favourite perfume with a long-lasting product that will ensure you leave a sweet scent in the air, wherever you turn. If you can get your hands on one, a hair mist is the ideal solution for extending the longevity of your wedding day fragrance.

Body lotion

Adding another layer of scent, a matching body lotion, much like a hair mist, is a great way to layer your fragrance without overpowering the body. Your body lotion can be applied immediately after showering or bathing and allows you to gradually build the scent onto your skin, giving a subtle yet long-lasting effect.

Incorporating your scent into the venue 

If you’re keen to ensure everyone can enjoy your wedding perfume as much as you do, then perhaps incorporating it into your venue is a special way for everyone to remember the night with a signature scent. Some wedding planners encourage doing this by using scented candles, either in the scent of your perfume or with something of a similar style. For example, brands like Jo Malone, not only sell cologne sprays but also matching candles. Several of these scented candles can be placed throughout your venue, filling the space with your wedding day scent.

Whether you opt for a new fragrance or a perfume you know and trust, there’s no doubt that your wedding day fragrance will be one you love and cherish forever.

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