The secret to choosing the perfect wedding day fragrance? Look within.
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Our favorite fragrances are usually linked to happy moments and our favorite people, and can unearth memories or make us feel a long-lost emotion. This incredible scent-memory is why you'll always associate the perfume you wear on your wedding day with the actual day itself. Each anniversary, when you spritz on the scent you wore to walk down the aisle, you'll be transported back to that day—no matter how much time has passed.
If scent is this personal, what better place to look for your perfect wedding day fragrance than within? With a broad range of personality types in mind, we rounded up a comprehensive list of scents that are sure to match the essence of you who are. If you're a hopeless romantic, opt for a musky scent with floral notes. More of a rebel? Choose an eau de parfum with tuberose, a scent that was banned for its aphrodisiac properties in the Victorian era. Don't worry—you don't have to go scanning every fragrance's note break down. We've included options (that you can buy now!) that correspond with each personality type.
As much as finding the ultimate wedding day perfume is about making a lifelong memory, it's also about finding something that stimulates your senses and feels like you. With a broad range of options—you'll find juicy floral mixes and notes of citrus, eucalyptus, sandalwood, and patchouli throughout—there's bound to be a perfume that feels right. You know what they say: when you know, you know.
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The Princess Bride
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The Hopeless Romantic
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Dedicated to Gabrielle Chanel, the woman who turned fashion on its head, this namesake scent is just as free-spirited. At its core, a tawdry note: tuberose, a white flower that, legend has it, was banned in the Victorian era for aphrodisiac qualities.
Chanel Gabrielle Eau de Parfum, $135, chanel.com.
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The California Girl
This mint-and-eucalyptus-tinged perfume is a collaboration with scent authority Chandler Burr, and it's inspired by his novel of the same name. The homage to Los Angeles is so fresh and crisp, you can almost feel the warm afternoon breeze in your hair.
Etat Libre d'Orange You or Someone Like You, $52, luckyscent.com.