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BRIDAL: A guide to choosing your bridal fragrance

When you’re getting married, it’s easy to get caught up in the aesthetics and the overall ‘look’ of your wedding. However, while pictures last, your memory of the day is more important. And there’s one more sense that’s just as paramount as what you can see…it’s what you can smell.

Have you ever had a scent transport you right back to the moment you first smelled it? This experience can evoke lovely memories of a time well spent, even years later. That’s why it’s so important to choose a fragrance for your wedding which not only suits you, your wedding and your theme, but one that you will still love for many years to come.

Here’s our guide on the best ways to choose your bridal fragrance for your wedding.

Don’t go ‘romantic’

If you think about romance, it’s likely you think of roses, pinks and light floral fragrances. This doesn’t have to be the case, especially if you’re not a very ‘floral’ girl. Just because the day is romantic, doesn’t mean you have to stick with that for your fragrance theme. You’re best to choose something that suits your personality well. If you do love romance, choose something like Slow Dance by Byredo. If you’re looking for something a bit edgier, why not blow them all away with Bottega Veneta, which has a more leathery and earthy smell to it.

Choose a lighter scent

Just like loving a scent, you can grow to dislike them too. It’s advisable to choose a lighter scent for your wedding so that its gentle aroma stirs up lovely memories rather than a cloud of heavy perfume that you’d usually wear on a night out. Something like Alien by Thierry Mugler is amazing for hitting the tiles, but perhaps not great for your big day. Try North Bondi by OUAI instead.

Try before the day

Could you imagine coming out in a rash on the day of your wedding? Please, please try out the scent on the key areas before your big day – such a neck, wrists. Having an allergic reaction is not what you want. On top of this, did you know that your own body temperature and pheromones can subtly alter a fragrance? Trying it on and wearing it for a few hours will let you know if it’s still the fragrance for you.

What is the fragrance you’ll be wearing for your big day?

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