Eau em gee - choosing your wedding-day fragrance
With one whiff of Chanel Cristalle Eau Vert, I’m transported to my wedding day - the emotions, tender moments and special memories all come tumbling back. That’s why choosing the perfect fragrance is every bit as important as your ring, venue or dress: it will forever evoke your most cherished memories, both for you and for your hubby to be.
- Choose something different to your signature scent - you want something that feels different to the everyday, which will immediately take you back to your wedding and honeymoon as soon as you catch a sniff.
- Try a sample. Body chemistry can change how a scent smells on your skin, so try before you buy! During wear-time, the fragrance will alter as the top, middle and base notes are revealed. So wear your perfume for at least a day to make sure you love it - and that your groom will like it, too.
- Consider the occasion, too. For a country-style wedding, something fresh and light might be preferred - check out Elie Saab’s Eau de Parfum. Planning a beach-side bash? Estée Lauder’s Bronze Goddess would be ideal, whereas an evening affair calls for something a little more sophisticated. Try Chanel No. 5 Eau Premier - a softer, lighter interpretation of the iconic No. 5.
- Make it last. Layer up to make sure your perfume goes the distance. If your budget allows, invest in the coordinating shower gel and body lotion and keep a rollerball in your bridal purse. Chanel Chance, a favorite bridal scent, comes with a coordinating hair mist, deodorant and shimmering body powder too!
- Keep things rosy. Rose-based scents are perfect for brides as they’re timelessly romantic. Try a contemporary take such as Roses De Chloé, Stella Nude or Balenciaga Rosabotanica: they’re all light, fresh interpretations of a classic, feminine scent.