Best Bridal Scents and Wedding Perfume

wedding bridal scents perfumeYour scent can sometimes carry over, can sometimes define you, and so some women choose to have a signature scent. Let it be said that to this day, the Dean of Discipline in my elementary all-girls Catholic school, 45 years later, I can still remember what she wears. Her scent is etched in my memory like a tattoo. Since then, every time I smell tea rose, I remember her. Very distinctly.

I’ve played around with my scent since then.

And so have other women. It usually starts around the time we get married, on our big day, when we want it to be memorable. It’s been written that Duchess Kate had Jo Malone Orange Blossom candles lit in Westminster Abbey when she got married to Prince William wearing White Gardenia Petals by Illuminum which is so royal and exclusive I’ve never heard of it but which you can order online for $150 from LuckyScent out of Scent Bar in LA or NY. You get free shipping for any $75 purchase. I might try it some time as I explore different scents like I’ve said.

For now, and which is what I wore when I got married 27 years ago, Chanel No 5. Classic, enduring, timeless. I wear it every time I don’t know what else to wear. I have also been wearing Jo Malone Lime Basil and Mandarin and LOVE IT! and when I’m feeling like going out of the safe zone, I spritz on Tom Ford. Tom Ford speaks bold and modern and you can’t go wrong with Portofino for a summer wedding.

But like with anything, perfume is very personal. And once it goes on you, on your skin, chemistry does its thing and reacts differently.

So experiment, and give different ones a try until you find one that suits you.

In the meantime, here’s some perfumes that are always in every list. I’ve included the price and if it’s at Sephora or Ulta. Or Amazon.

  • Gucci Bloom $82 1oz at Sephora
  • Daisy Eau de Toilette by Marc Jacobs $112 3.4oz Ulta
  • Dior Miss Dior Eau de Toilette Perfume $85 1oz slogan “what would you do for love?” can you go wrong?
  • Jo Malone Peony and Blush Suede $75 1.01oz sephora
  • Scent of a Dream Perfume by Charlotte Tilbury $100 1.6oz bloomingdale
  • Penhaligon’s Luna EDT Perfume – British, expensive, luxury perfumery 3.4oz $215 Saks
  • Modern Muse Chic EDP by Estee Lauder 1.7ox $95
  • Tiffany and Co EDP 1oz $82 Ulta