How To Choose A Memorable Wedding Perfume

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Choosing a wedding perfume isn’t just about a scent, it’s about creating a memory. Stay true to you and choose a scent created with natural ingredients using our guide to choosing a memorable wedding perfume.

Is there anything more potent than a scent to trigger memories? A spritz of perfume can help us to travel back in time, and suddenly once blurry memories feel intensely real. Many of us have a specific scent that helps us remember someone special, or in this case, a special day. When it comes to your wedding, choosing your perfume can become a very personal experience. Something that will last a lot longer than the occasion itself, so that when you next wear it, you’ll be transported back to that incredible wedding day.

How should you go about choosing the right one for you? Will it have a fresh summery feel or a warm aroma? Do you prefer sweet or musky fragrances? As with your bridal makeup and hair, the trick is to not stray too far from your usual style. After all this is a fragrance that you can wear again, so it should smell like you, only more fabulous! However if you are specifically looking for something that screams elegance and sophistication then our suggestion would be to stick to evocative perfumes with natural ingredients and strong personalities.

How To Choose A Memorable Natural Wedding Perfume

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Amber Saffron Eau de Parfum, £82, Clean Reserve at Space NK

This is a great choice if you’re looking for a sensual and sexy scent. Amber and saffron are a perfect match with both velvet flora and sueded oud. The fragrance features top notes of bergamot and mandarin oil, followed by notes of rose, raspberry, and lily. This feminine fragrance is created with responsibly sourced ingredients and eco-conscious manufacturing and packaging. It’s also paraben, sulphate and gluten free.

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Two Eternities Walden How To Choose A Memorable Wedding Perfume

As its name evokes, this scent was born from the union of a floral core of wild roses, jasmine and iris. Together with citrusy touches of mandarin, bergamot and sweet orange this scent is a juxtaposition of personalities. Walden’s range is handmade in small batches, using only 100% natural ingredients. You won’t find anything synthetic in their fragrances. Two Eternities is perfect for the romantic bride, for when opposites attract each other.

‘Two Eternities’ Natural Perfume 50ml, £60, Walden

Looking for a fragrance that is ideal for a beach wedding or evokes a romantic getaway you both shared? Cala Rossa by Santa Maria Novella is dedicated to the Italian island of Capraia. Top notes of wild lavender add to balsamic notes of mint, eucalyptus, fennel and rockrose. Evoking beachside walks on the island, the perfume is as dreamlike as a summer evening spent looking out to sea.

Cala Rossa Eau de Cologne, €100, Santa Maria Novella 

Cala Rossa Eau de Cologne Santa Maria Novella How To Choose A Memorable Wedding Perfume
Red Santa Abel How To Choose A Memorable Wedding Perfume

Abel’s Red Santal is perfect if you like spicy fragrances or are planning an Autumn wedding. With notes of clove and pepper sweetened by Calabrian bergamot, it leaves a warm East Indian santal bouquet. Created by former winemaker Frances Shoemack, it’s perfect if you’re looking for something modern but with a classic feel. 1% of Red Santal’s revenue goes to supporting Dutch nonprofit organisation Plastic Soup Foundation.

Red santal, £118, Abel 

Inspired by Simone de Beauvoir’s 1943 existential novel of the same name, “She Came to Stay”, is a scent made with 100% natural ingredients set in an organic alcohol base. It’s a versatile gender-neutral perfume that is perfect if you want a scent that is unique and original. Notes of geranium, basil, lemon, nutmeg and labdanum celebrate freedom and sexuality.

‘She Came To Stay’ EDP, £120​, Timothy Han 

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Conversation In A Park L'Officine Universelle Buly 1803 How To Choose A Memorable Wedding Perfume

This quintessential French eau de toilette is created by the iconic 200 year old perfumier L’Officine Universelle Buly 1803. A romantic scent that will take you back to your first date with your fiance. The scent is encased in a beautiful vintage bottle that will look incredible in your wedding pictures. ‘Conversation in a Park’, combines fresh notes of peppermint and bergamot blended with a bouquet of classic and sweet Ottoman rose.

Conversation in a Park eau de toilette, £160, L’OFFICINE UNIVERSELLE BULY 1803

If you’re passionate about astrology, we recommend you give Strange Invisible perfumes a try. Each fragrance is crafted specifically for the various zodiac signs. Choose your birth sign scent for a truly personal touch to your bridal look. The Pisces perfume specifically, is for the dreamer. It has essences of frankincense and black pepper, combined with contrasting tones of night-blooming jasmine, kewda, and lime. All of which are created using organic and wildcrafted ingredients.

Zodiac Perfume: Pisces EDP, £85, Strange Invisible At Content Beauty & Wellbeing

Zodiac Perfume Strange Invisible Perfumes How To Choose A Memorable Wedding Perfume