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How to choose the perfect wedding fragrance

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For your wedding day, we love the idea of picking out a new scent. This way, you’ll instantly be transported back whenever you wear it again. Today we’re breaking it down and showing you how to choose the perfect wedding fragrance.

WHY YOU NEED A WEDDING FRAGRANCE

A perfume is the most personal thing you can buy for yourself. It expresses your personality on an unspoken level. One specific scent can translate completely differently from one person to the next, so it’s important to choose a fragrance that accurately represents who you are.

In saying that, the scent you pick for your wedding day must present you in a new light; you are entering a new and exciting phase of your life. A fresh start, a clean slate, and a happy heart.

You want to choose a fragrance that will last throughout the event and be suited to your wedding’s mood. Are you getting married in summer or winter? Inside or outside? Do you want your fragrance to reflect serenity and a calm environment, or to be fun, exciting and whimsical?

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN CHOOSING A SIGNATURE SCENT

Like choosing your everyday signature scent, you need to decide which notes you love, and which linger the best on your skin, as well as which suits your personality the best. A scent might smell great out of the bottle, but that doesn’t mean it will settle well on you.

There are fragrance families with distinctive notes and, depending on your preferences, you might find more than one group appealing. Here’s a quick summary:

Oriental
– Vanilla
– Musk
– Frankincense
– Floral – Orange blossom and spices, like cardamom
– Soft – Insense and amber
– Woody – Sandalwood and patchouli

Floral
– Fresh-cut flowers
– Soft – Aldehydes and powdery notes
– Oriental – Orange blossom, jasmine and spices

Woody
– Vetiver
– Oriental – Sandalwood and patchouli
– Mossy – Oakmoss and amber
– Dry woods – Leather

Fresh
– Citrus – Bergamot, and citrus fruits like grapefruit and mandarin
– Green – Galbanum
– Water – Aquatic and marine notes

Aromatic
– Lavender
– Citrus
– Sage
– Rosemary
– Cumin

Fruity
– Berries
– Non-citrus fruits

TOP, MIDDLE AND BASE NOTES – WHAT ARE THEY?

The top notes

Also referred to as the head or opening notes, they are the lightest scent you’ll catch upon the first whiff. They are also the first to fade but present the first impression of the fragrance. This will, ultimately, make you choose a perfume, or put it right back down.
Common top notes include: Bergamot, berries, sage and lavender.

The middle notes

Referred to as the heart, they appear as soon as the top notes begin to fade. They last longer and are a well-rounded precursor to the base notes.
Common middle notes include: Geranium, ylangy ylang, lemongrass and jasmine.

The base notes

These appear as soon as the top notes have completely disappeared. They provide the lasting impression as the longest lasting of the three.
Common base notes include: Sandalwood, vanilla, patchouli and musk.

All of these fragrance families apply to both his and hers fragrances, which is why unisex scents are becoming more and more popular. So choose a special scent that you and your partner will enjoy on your big day. Then get your SO to do the same so you both have sweet-smelling reminders.

Photography: fragrancesoftheworld.com & pinterest.com

 

 

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