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Your Ultimate Wedding Day Perfume Guide

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Weddings are a monument to a couple’s love. It’s a celebration to be cherished and remembered by the pair and their loved ones. So, it makes sense to immortalise as many memories as possible when the big day arrives. It can be from the mundane to the big moments: the first kiss as a married couple, those hilarious and, albeit, embarrassing speeches by family and friends. Whatever it is, all of it goes to the memory bank.

And just like those moments, the fragrance you and your partner wear will be as important as the day itself. Scent has this amazing ability to evoke vivid emotions in people. It can transport you to a place and time. The same as how the scent of your parent’s cooking will pull you back to that sweet memory of you as a child, awaiting your favourite meal. It’s a deeply personal experience that shouldn’t be overlooked.

That said, the hustle and bustle of preparing for a wedding can be a lot, leaving the scents in the dark. Don’t worry, Scentses + Co’s guide is here to help. In this article, we’ll help you navigate how to curate the right scent for an unforgettable wedding day.

Consider your wedding’s location and mood

Just like any other couple, you guys have planned out your wedding to be in this magnificent and awe-inspiring place – from the fresh breeze of the seaside to the warm cosiness of the woods. Wherever it is, the aroma you choose will play an important role in elevating your venue’s vibe.

Matching your perfume to your venue’s season, feel, and theme will help tie everything together. But that doesn’t mean you can’t go out of the box and keep it unique and you.

Here are a few of our picks for that venue-matching fragrance:
- Maison Margiela Beach Walk
- ReplicaCalvin Klein CK1
- Summer DazeOmbu by Altaia

Know what you love, know who you are

Fragrances are and always have been down to personal taste. To add to that, your wedding is your special day; it’s a once-in-a-lifetime celebration. So, wearing something spectacular and befitting of the moment is just natural. Choosing something that highlights you and the love you feel on that day will go far in making those memories last.

When choosing the fragrance to wear, you can start with your collection. It can be your signature scent – old, new, and everything in-between. It can even be a mixture of aromas that complement each other. Whatever it is, keep it personal and keep it close to your heart. After all, this is the scent you’ll be wearing walking down the aisle. So be you and really show who you are in your scent.

Here are a few of our picks for scents you’ll love:
- Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
- Byredo Flowerhead

Be symbolic, iconic, and manifest

Scents don’t just bring back memories, they can also set the tone. They can be a symbol that embodies who you are and how you want to project yourself and your partner. To add to this, fragrances have notes that are just simply iconic. For example, we have the wonderful notes of Peony, which traditionally means “good fortune”. There’s also the stimulating blossom of orange that stands for “happiness”. With this in mind, you can play around with fragrances, mixing and matching what mantras you want to manifest for your special day through the power of the olfactory sense.

Here are a few of our picks for symbolic scents:
- Chanel No. 5
- Jo Malone Peony and Blush Suede

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Just like your wedding dinner, rehearse

It would be an absolute disaster if you only start wearing your chosen perfume on the day itself and find out that it’s not the one! Then the race would be on to find the perfect scent for the perfect day. All of this hassle can throw you off and ruin this big day you were looking forward to. This can be easily alleviated. As a suggestion, we recommend you wear your chosen aroma days, weeks, or even months ahead to assess and give the fragrance a real-world test.

Be sure to do the same for your partner. Let them test out their perfumes early on. Doing this will not only narrow down your choices, but also give you time to search and refine which aromas you’ll be wearing on the big day.

Be in sync with your partner’s fragrance

It takes two to have a wedding. So, keep in mind that it’s not just your wedding, but rather you and your partner’s. It would rather be unfortunate if you guys step up on the podium and let your scents clash and give off this unwanted aroma. To avoid this, communicate with your partner. Let them know what kind of fragrances you’re planning to wear and if you can, just plan it out together. Having a harmonious scent will go a long way in building and forming an even stronger memory for both of you. Perfect aromas are those that can play well with each other. And if that doesn’t work for you guys, try His and Her perfumes. That’ll surely leave you guys a happy, great-smelling couple.

Here are a few of our picks that both of you will love:
- L'eau D'Issey
- Burberry Beat

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Pick scents that will last

Your big day will be full of memories that will last a lifetime. It makes sense to wear a perfume that holds true to that. Choose a fragrance that can last the whole wedding day, and if you can’t, make sure to bring extra with you. Also, think ahead and plan how your fragrance will evolve throughout the wedding, making sure it’ll last and develop well with your wedding moments. You have your options of going for an Eau De Parfum or an Eau De Toilette. Both of these will do wonderfully, just keep in mind how long you want it to last.

Here are a few of our picks for that lasting fragrant memory:
- Chanel Chance Eau de Parfum Spray
- Christian Dior Oud Rosewood Eau de Parfum

Layers are in

A wedding day can be long. From the preparations, to finalising small details, to the actual event proper, and the reception after. A fragrance that can keep up with you will be the perfect fit here. Pick a perfume that evolves well throughout its stay on your skin. And if that’s too underwhelming, then it’s time to layer up.

Putting on a layer or two of perfumes can help drive a more satisfactory olfactory experience, not just for you, but for everyone. Want to start the day off with a bang and slowly unwind until the night passes? Then layer up aromas that will fit the bill.

Keep it real and keep it intimate

Whatever you do, don’t hop onto the bandwagon and wear whatever perfume is trending. It’s a special day for a special couple. Wear something that means a lot to both of you and make it personal. Don’t forget that this is your wedding, not of the world. Keeping it real and intimate to who you are and who guys are as a couple will go a long way. It’ll help make this grand day more meaningful, and in turn much more memorable. After all, isn’t that what you want in a wedding? A celebration of a love so beautiful.

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