Of course, choosing the perfect bridal perfume isn’t all about how it smells. “Setting plays a big role in selecting the perfect wedding day perfume. Thinking about the natural environment of your venue can help you find a fragrance pairing that complements the scent of the setting rather than competing with it,” says Valadez. He adds, “The most important thing is that you have an emotional connection with the scent you choose. Once the big day comes to a close, you’ll want a fragrance that connects you with the feelings of your special day.”
West also believes that an emotional connection to your wedding day fragrance should be the deciding factor. “When in doubt, revisit a personal favorite. Maybe it’s the scent you wore on your first date or a fragrance your grandmother or grandfather wore that you aspired to wear one day too. Fragrance should be authentic to you on your special day. Choose something you would wear on days and occasions that are not just your wedding day. Fragrance is an extension of you, not only through your personal style but a true self-expression. As an added bonus of nostalgia, you will be reminded of your special day with your loved one every time you put it on,” she says.
If you’re feeling generous, consider buying your wedding party mini fragrances. “With the trend of putting together gift boxes for your bridal party to support you on your big day, fragrance is an easy addition to include. For a cost-effective option, a rollerball or pen spray-size fragrance is a great option. Some mini fragrance sprays that I love are YSL Libre and Gucci Flora. Another great option is the new Miss Dior Millefiori scented candle as a great gift for your bridesmaids. This mini candle not only smells amazing but is wrapped in a perfect whimsical floral pattern to feature on your nightstand or makeup table,” says Capuano.