Still searching for the perfect bridal fragrances for your big day? Our perfume expert, Emily Berryman, sniffs out the wedding-worthy scents hitting the shelves this season…
Estee Lauder Modern Muse Chic, from £45
The scent you wear on your wedding day will bring back happy memories each time you wear it, and this heady concoction – oozing with sultry notes of tuberose, exotic woods and vanilla – will never date. Set to hit the beauty counters this month, its woody warmth makes it perfect for autumnal weddings.
Jo Malone, Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne, from £40
Like a windswept stroll along the coast, this new addition from luxury perfumers Jo Malone zings with crisp and salty top notes before settling into a totally delicious trail of earthy sage. Planning a beachside bash or like your fragrances to be fresh and outdoorsy? This may well be your new signature scent!
Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream, from £39
One for the girlie girls, the latest olfactory offering from Mr Jacobs is light and airy, cut through with floral-fruity notes of blue wisteria, lychee and coconut water. Like wearing a cute vintage tea dress, this super-feminine spritz is easy to wear and a great choice for brides who prefer their fragrance to whisper rather than shout.
Calvin Klein Reveal, from £38
If –like us – you’re a fan of sexy oriental perfumes, you will be smitten with this new contender from Calvin Klein. Gracing our pulse points from mid-September, it’s packed with tantalising top notes of raw salt, pink, black and white pepper (who knew salt and pepper could smell so seductive?), before fading to a sophisticated base of sandalwood and orris. We’ve been smelling our wrists ever since first we sprayed it!
Clinique Beyond Rose, £110
If you are looking for something really special to sniff, this may just be it. Clinique’s new offering is bursting with all the pretty petal notes you would expect from a rose-based fragrance, but given an unexpected twist thanks to a sultry, leathery dry down. Admittedly the price may mean you’ll have trade your designer heels for high-street, but smelling this good is worth the investment.
Boss MA VIE, from £35
Boss fragrances are always crowd-pleasers here at Wedding Ideas, but this beautiful bouquet, with its romantic floral heart of freesia, jasmine and rosebud, has all the makings of a bridal classic. Uplifting and elegant, memorable but not overpowering, it will leave a tantalising trail when you walk down the aisle.
Lancôme’s iconic fragrance La Vie Est Belle eau de toilette was France’s best-selling scent last year, so hot on its heels comes this more intense, luxurious version for brides in need of a decadent treat! Combining powdery notes of iris with delicious gourmand ingredients like praline and pear, its concentrated nature means the longer it lingers on your skin, the better it gets.
DKNY MYNY, from £37
Blending bright and breezy wafts of raspberry and freesia with altogether naughtier notes of musk and patchouli, this stunning scent is a must-try for brides looking for a floral fragrance with a modern edge. Perfect for chic city celebrations, we love the cute heart-shaped bottle too. Well, you can’t have too many hearts on your wedding day, can you?
Leading noses have described this lavender and vetiver scent as the fragrance equivalent of wearing beautiful pashmina – and while we’re not usually ones for perfume mumbo jumbo, in this case they’ve hit the nail on the head! Stylish brides who want to make a sweet-smelling statement are going to love this.
Organic Glam Jasmine, £138.95
Like stuffing your nose into a bouquet of a 1000 jasmine flowers, this sumptuous all-natural perfume captures the headiness of our favourite flower like no other. Balanced with Sicilian bergamot and smoky sandalwood, it does come with a sneeze-inducing price-tag , but as it contains none of the synthetic fillers and fragrances most big brands use today, making it a flawless example of perfumery in its purest sense.
Pick one of these and you’ll be smelling beautiful on your wedding day! We’ve got lots more tips to help you decide on your bridal beauty, too, right here! Plus, make sure you check out our ultimate list of the dos and don’ts when it comes to getting ready for your big day.