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You spent hours interviewing makeup artists and days picking out the right shade of foundation. You've reviewed—and rejected—dozens of lipstick shades, and your hairstylist knows every last detail of our courtship. Now, take your meticulously trained eye for detail, and apply it to the rest of your body. Literally.
In addition to spritzing on a divine scent for the big day, consider slathering your skin in something that smells equally fantastic. Applying the right body cream on your wedding day will keep you hydrated and dewy from first dance to last; it will also keep your skin silky, smooth, and ready to be embraced. Here are the most decadent, gorgeously scented body creams on the market, whether you dream of lemon trees or love exotic roses.
You'll want to test out any product before you walk down the aisle to avoid surprise allergic reactions. Also, be sure to try the cream with the perfume you plan to wear, in order to see (or sniff) if the two scents are complementary. Finally, be very careful to let the product dry before putting on that precious dress. Stains and silk don't generally match.
Sabon Body Gel in Fresh Breeze
This gossamer-light moisturizer has a gel consistency, which makes it absorb rapidly into the skin. It's scented with delicate, dreamy hints of jasmine, Magnolia, and musk—and, for all your destination brides, it can be stored in the refrigerator to give a light cooling effect ($25, sabonnyc.com).
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PACIFICA BODY BUTTER IN MALIBU LEMON BLOSSOM
With a fresh, sunny scent that calls a sparkling ocean to mind, this buttery lotion is also thick enough to moisturize winter skin. It's spiked with fresh herbs, lemon blossom, and Angel's Trumpet (which we take to be a good omen). And, it's 100 percent vegan and cruelty-free ($15, Pacifica.com).
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BARR-CO. HONEYSUCKLE FINE SHEA BUTTER LOTION
Made with mostly natural ingredients—think cucumber, oatmeal, and aloe—this silky lotion can sooth dry and itchy skin. Plus, its notes of honeysuckle nectar and freshly cut grass make it perfectly suited to a spring affair ($32, khalldesigns.com).
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GOLDEN DOOR SPA HINOKI SHEA BODY BUTTER
Harness the soothing vibes—and scents—of one of California's premiere spas with this quickly absorbing moisturizer. It's made with essential oils and botanicals that leave skin hydrated for hours, and its addictive scent promotes relaxation ($58, goldendoor.com).
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BLISS BLOOD ORANGE AND WHITE PEPPER BODY BUTTER
Fun fact: A cocktail inspired the fruity scent of this lotion. Its peppy aroma will give a lift to anyone who leans in to air-kiss you, and the product is infused with coconut oil to give it deeply moisturizing effects ($29, blissworld.com).
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JOUER BODY BUTTER
Alice Brearly, wedding coordinator at Chicago's Arch Apothecary, recommends this product for its luminous finish. Scented with gardenia, jasmine, and honeysuckle, the product also contains nourishing botanicals that blur imperfections and pep up tired skin ($32, archapothecary.com).
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NEST PASSIFLORA BODY CREAM
Slather this on for your "something passionate." (It's your day. You're allowed to make up traditions.) With a romantic, heady scent made with hyacinth, lily of the valley, and—yes—passionflower, the cream has a rich texture that works wonders on dry skin ($55, nestfragrances.com) .
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JO MALONE PENOY & BLUSH SUEDE BODY CREAM
Match your dainty centerpieces—at least in scent—with a nourishing product that smells like peonies in bloom. Infused with tons of conditioning oils, the lotion leaves skin soft and sweetly scented ($75, jomalone.com).
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DIPTYQUE RICH BUTTER FOR THE BODY
The ultra luxurious cream carries the scent of Byzantine roses, and leaves skin as soft as the exotic flower's petals. A little bit goes a long way, so the chic, black-and-white tub will last you long past your honeymoon ($90, diptyqueparis.com).
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LAURA MERCIER AMBRE VANILLE SOUFLEE BODY CRÈME
Don't worry: You won't smell like a cookie. Made with brown sugar and vanilla, the silky, whipped cream has notes of tangerine and tiger orchid that keep it from smelling too sweet ($60, lauramercier.com).