Fragrances fit for a modern bride

Fragrances fit for a modern bride

By Ashley Kowalewski

It’s finally here: your wedding day. You’ve carefully selected your groom, your flowers and your décor—and of course your dress—but what about your fragrance? If scent is tied most to memory, then make your big day even more unforgettable with a spritz of something special.

Whether you’re going for an outdoor garden party or an upscale, over-the-top soirée, we’ve got your fragrance options covered—and maybe this can even be your something new.

ROMANTIC RUNAWAY ESSENCES

You don’t want grandiose; you favour something far more intimate. What could be more romantic than eloping to Paris and exchanging vows with the Eiffel Tower as your forever backdrop? Christian Dior Miss Dior Le Parfum fits the bill. Mandarin, amber patchouli essence, vanilla and a blend of rose absolutes meld together to create a timeless and sensual chypre well-suited to this most private and beautiful of ceremonies.
$92 (40 ml), www.dior.com

GARDEN PARTY PERFUMES

The paper lanterns are lit and all that’s left is for you to do is walk down the flower-strewn aisle to greet your beloved. Why not do so with a splash of the new, fresh and sparkling Oscar de la Renta (and aptly named, might we add?) Something Blue?
The fragrance’s plush and feminine notes of lily of the valley, stephanotis and mandarin define a refreshingly floral spritz that will complement the light afternoon breeze—and your impassioned “I do’s.”
EDP, $85 (50 ml), www.oscardelarenta.com

BIG DIVA SPRITZES

Three hundred of your closest family and friends will be on hand and they’re all there for you and your gorgeous all-eyes-on-me ball gown—not to mention your sexy, off-for-the-honeymoon minidress—so of course you need a notice-me scent too. The new cheeky gourmand, Lanvin Me, has notes of mandarin and blueberry on top; a heart of tuberose and rose; and a base of licorice back wood and sandalwood. This sweet yet sophisticated scent will linger past the midnight candy bar, the last song and the final guest’s boisterous departure.
EDP, $130 (80 ml), www.lanvin.comwww.holtrenfrew.com

URBAN SOIRÉE SCENTS

A soignée cocktail affair is more your pace, and alongside your signature drinks and carefully selected menu and wine list you want to wear something with a little je ne sais quoi in the perfume department.
Hermès Jour d’Hermès is a floral—in fact inspired by bouquets of many, many blooms—but with a dash of effervescence and also a subtle earthiness and greenness too. So feminine, so chic.
EDP,  $165 (85 ml), www.hermes.com

PHOTOS: OSCAR DE LA RENTA (FEATURE AT TOP AND INSET);  DIOR, STYLE.COM (RUNWAY FOR LANVIN AND HERMES)

 

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Ash is a writer and editor based in Toronto. She loves testing out all the latest beauty products and is currently working her way through a 27-fragrance rotation and has more pink lipsticks, neon Post-its and daily cups of coffee than the average human. When she’s not wading through the beauty aisles of her local Shoppers, you can catch her at a yoga class or watching endless hours of Netflix.