Seasonal Wedding Scents
Smell amazing on your wedding day
By Sara Doerrier
August 2, 2011
Smell is one of the most intense ways to create a memory. Think of your childhood or a special chapter in your life. Surely, scent has a role in making certain memories feel vivid. This is why you should give yourself a spritz before you walk down the aisle. You and your husband will remember this scent fondly.
Certain scents match each season. Your bridal perfume should reflect the season.
Summer comes with a lot of sunshine and light clothing, so it's only natural you would want a perfume that is fresh and light as well. Clean and fruity scents are an ideal choice. Invigorating fruity scents like peach, coconut and raspberry can make a splash. Flowery scents that mimic the smell of orchids, lavender and cassis are also appealing. The smell of fresh cut grass is a popular choice for brides.
Spring always tickles the nose, so in this case, less is more. Looks for perfumes with fewer ingredients. Search for notes of light vanilla or almond waive. Gardenia can be incredibly intoxicating. Flowy, airy gowns such as chiffon wedding dresses go well with these light, floral scents.
Fall offers full and rustic odors. Earthy scents like sandalwood, patchouli, cardamom, cinnamon and red apple leaves should be used. Look for notes of spice and earth. Deep, rich scents go well with regal ball gown wedding dresses.
Floral, musky or full-bodied perfumes are ideal winter scents. Look for notes of bergamot, leather, rum essence, bourbon vanilla and cranberry. All these wonderful scents make for great winter weather smells.
In general, don't be afraid to mix and match. Remember, scents are different on each person. Test them out and see what is the best fit for you.