The Best Natural Fragrances to Wear on Your Wedding Day
If you've been looking for a great natural fragrance (that means one that doesn't contain any of the bad stuff, such as phthalates, sulfates, parabens) for your wedding day, then you've come to the right place. Why? Because natural fragrance is one of our favorite beauty topics to discuss. In fact, we've been kind of obsessed for a while now, especially because we've found that many brides say traditional fragrances induce headaches or feel too overbearing for all-day wear. That's why we're sharing some of our favorites, and each just so happens to be worthy of being worn on your wedding day.
Even if you aren't in the market specifically for a natural fragrance, we think you'll find that they're perfect for brides and grooms. Natural fragrances tend to be light, fresh, subtle, and just generally smell authentic and uplifting, and that's a great thing when you're thinking about a fragrance that you'll wear from pre-wedding portraits straight through your last dance. Many natural fragrances come in oil form, too, which adds a sexy, sensual quality that we love. Applied on your pulse points—that's your wrists, the backs of your knees, and your neck—oil fragrances will subtly circulate and can really only be smelled when other people are standing near you, or embrace you, which makes the fragrance more intimate.
Today, natural fragrances run the gamut. Many brands are making awesome fragrances, so whatever your preference—whether you favor floral and sweet or musky and spicy scents—you'll find that there's something you'll love here. We've rounded up nine of our favorites to give you the natural fragrances that you'll be excited to wear on your wedding day. (And long after the day is over.)
Tata Harper Skincare
Smell amazing and ease day-of butterflies with Tata Harper's aromatic treatments. From lavender and neroli to sandalwood and bergamot, four different rollerballs help to ease stress, irritability, insomnia, and increase energy.
Tata Harper Skincare Aromatic Treatments, from $65, tataharperskincare.com
We are obsessed with these organic hair and body fragrances. Not only are the bottles super chic and worthy of being displayed on a vanity, but they come in the most gorgeous scents: rose, which contains only rose petals and water, and neroli, which contains just orange blossom and water. (But if you buy the whole set, you'll also get jasmine, too.)
Behnaz Pure Neroli, Rose, and Jasmine, $85 each, behnazsarafpour.com
French Girl Organics
With jasmine as the main note, this liquid fragrance also combines clementine, Egyptian rose, amber, cacao, and ylang ylang to give it a truly one-of-a-kind scent. Layer it with their Lumiere Jasmin Body Glow Oil when you get out of the shower for hydrated skin and a fresh, long-lasting subtle scent.
French Girl Organics Liquid Parfum Jasmin Vert, $55, frenchgirlorganics.com
Some of these aromatherapy rollerballs would be great to use not just on your wedding day, but also before as part of your pre-wedding beauty regimen. After all, they have an immunity boost to ward off sickness, one that relives muscles and tenseness, and another for stress.
True Botanicals Aromatherapy Rollerballs, from $36 each, truebotanicals.com
This gorgeous fragrance combines citrus and floral, and contains champa flowers, jasmine, mimosa, Moroccan rose oil, and tangerine oil. It's especially perfect for brides, because as the website says, "champa were used to add scent to the hair of brides and the beds of newlyweds in India."
Red Flower Champa Organic Perfume, $52, redflower.com
Share your day-of fragrance with your fiancé and wear this spicy unisex scent, which contains cinnamon, black pepper, amber, incense, and coffee.
Dasein Los Angeles Autumn Unisex Fragrance, $95, daseinfragrance.com
Calling all bohemian brides! If you're planning a romantic wedding, this fragrance will be your perfect accessory. With notes of blood orange, lime, and sandalwood, it will bring out the free spirit in you.
Lurk BS 004 Perfume Oil, $60, lurkmade.com
By Rosie Jane
A classic, feminine fragrance, this scent is sweet, yet clean and sophisticated. (It's like the grown-up version of the first fragrance we wore in middle school.) With honeysuckle, jasmine, and fig, we can picture this being worn on a bride who's getting married on a quintessential summer evening.
By Rosie Jane Angie Eau de Parfum, $65, byrosiejane.com
Use this luxurious, multipurpose Lebanese oil on your face, in your hair, as a moisturizer for your body, and on your pulse points as a fragrance—it's a do-it-all product that contains neroli, jasmine, red thyme, and cypress. It smells and feels so good.
Senteurs D'Orient Fleurs d'Oasis The Oil, $40, usa.senteursdorient.com