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Bridal Season: Find Your Perfect Wedding Perfume

Bridal Season: Find Your Perfect Wedding Perfume
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Choosing a fragrance for your wedding day is almost as important as finding the perfect dress or suit. The right scent will bring all the memories of your special day flooding back every time you smell it.

Whether you’re getting married or looking to surprise the lucky couple with an unforgettable gift, we have got a wedding perfume for everyone.

What is a wedding scent?

A wedding scent is a fragrance specifically chosen for your special day. Some couples like to pick their wedding perfumes together, finding scents that encapsulate their style, personalities and love story.

The wedding perfume is typically saved until the wedding day and then worn on date nights and anniversaries, or whenever you want to relive the memories of the day.

Should you have a wedding scent?

Having a designated wedding perfume will make the memories of your day even more vivid as certain smells are known to evoke strong emotions and memories.

The best wedding perfume

Finding the best wedding perfume is an individual experience and depends on your taste. That being said, it can help to consider the theme of your wedding, as well as the season and floral arrangements you’ve chosen.

How to find a wedding scent

Stuck on where to start with your wedding perfume? Let’s break it down…

Signature scent

Your wedding perfume should reflect your personal style, so it can be a good idea to look for a fragrance with similar notes to your signature scent.


Where are you getting married? For an outdoor wedding, you might want to opt for a light, fresh and fruity scent. Whereas for an indoor wedding, why not pick a richer, deeper scent that will fill the room.


Does your wedding have a theme? If you’re having a vintage-style wedding, consider classic scents with notes such as rose and lavender. For a beach wedding, you might want an aquatic or citrus scent.

Our top picks for perfumes for brides

ELIE SAAB Le Parfum Bridal is the ultimate wedding perfume for brides. Inspired by the floral woody musk of a wedding bouquet and the opulent elegance of ELIE SAAB wedding gowns, this fragrance contains notes of ylang-ylang, orange blossom and Madagascan vanilla.

Every bride wants to feel like the most beautiful woman in the room on her wedding day and Estée Lauder Beautiful Eau de Parfum Spray is designed to do just that. A fragrance of a thousand flowers, this wedding perfume blends rose, lily, tuberose and orange flowers to create a romantic and memorable scent.

Not into floral fragrances? Lancome O'De Lancome Eau de Toilette Spray is a fresh and citrus fragrance, opening with top notes of lemon and oakmoss, before flowing into a heart of jasmine and a base of sandalwood and vetiver. This vibrant scent would be the ideal wedding perfume for someone getting married in the European countryside.

Aftershaves for grooms 

It’s a common misconception that wedding perfumes are just for brides. Finding a wedding aftershave as a groom can help you feel suave, confident and, if you choose to match scents, connected to your partner.

Rabanne Invictus Platinum Eau de Parfum is a fresh and invigorating fragrance that combines minty freshness with elegant lavender. This bright and zesty wedding perfume will compliment your bride’s floral perfume or the flower arrangements at the venue.

For a unisex scent that the bride and groom can both wear, look no further than Acqua di Parma Colonia Eau de Cologne Spray. With top notes of grapefruit, mint and blood mandarin and heart notes of rose absolute, cinnamon and spice, this is a wedding perfume that will smell irresistible on anyone.

Yves Saint Laurent Y For Men Le Parfum Spray is a more masculine take on wedding perfume. This men’s cologne pairs French lavender with black cedarwood, underscored by the minty radiance of geranium, to create a unique olfactory experience that will transport you back to the aisle every time you smell it.

Perfumes for wedding guests

If you have a wedding-filled summer coming up, it can be fun to pick a wedding scent as a guest too.

Opt for a fragrance that isn’t too overpowering so as not to overshadow the wedding perfume of the bride or groom; we love Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Toilette for women and Ralph Lauren Polo 67 Eau de Toilette for men.

Timeless wedding perfume 

Found the one? Why not wear The One by Dolce&Gabbana? The One Gold Eau de Parfum Intense is a timeless wedding perfume and an ode to radiant femininity with the floral and fruity allure of plum, rose, and jasmine notes.

Another timeless wedding perfume is Lancome Miracle Eau de Parfum Spray. Inspired by the beauty of life and the ability to cherish every little second, this amber fragrance features top notes of lychee and freesia which are beautifully complimented by middle notes of magnolia, pepper and mandarin orange.

More fragrances this way…

Explore our full selection of fragrances and aftershaves to find the perfect wedding perfume for your special day.

In need of more fragrance inspiration? Don’t forget to check out the Fragrance Direct blog.

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