Wedding Fragrances 101: For You and Your Special Somebody 

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15 December 2022

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As we’ve been told, weddings are notoriously difficult to organise. Although there are countless other things to be worrying out during the preparation stages of your special day, we want to make one particularly overlooked decision as easy as possible: your wedding fragrance.

Scent is an amazing sentimental way to connect with past memories. After all, they say that our nose is like a time machine of memories. This is because the olfactory cortex that deals with our sense of smell is highly related to the other regions of our brain that also deal with emotions and memory. Harmonise your personality with the setting of your venue, your choice of floral arrangements with your fragrance so that you can reminisce in pure joy.

These are our recommendations for choosing a fragrance with your partner that will hopefully make this day even more special. 

 Maison Francis Kurkdjian Gentle Fluidity Gold & Silver

Maison Francis Kurkdjian does all the hard work by creating femme and homme versions of their top fragrances. Even if you don’t subscribe to gender in the beauty world, it is simply an homage to traditional French perfumery which created the foundation of what we know today. In any case, the pairings are incredibly harmonious and beautifully matched so as to not overshadow each other. This is because both versions include the same notes in a different composition.

Now that we have formalities out of the way, let us bring your attention to Gentle Fluidity. While Gently Fluidity is a warm vanilla fragrance, Silver is much more metallic due to the higher dose of juniper berries. Both fragrances have a wonderful amber ambiance which is super romantic for winter or fall.

Additionally, we believe that Gentle Fluidity would perfectly compliment the fresh sweetness of peonies for anybody who is planning to use this flower for their wedding!

BYREDO Blanche & Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Eau & Cèdre 

If you prefer a soft, clean and subtle fragrance, this pairing is for you. 

BYREDO Blanche is a fragrance that screams white wedding! Notes of lily of the valley, rose, violets and orange flower forms the floral bouquet of this fragrance. Grounded in sandalwood and musk, Blanche is ever so slightly aldehydic in a way that is subtle and skinlike.

Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Eau & Cèdre is sleek and elegant. Cedarwood, vetiver and patchouli form the majority of this fragrance. However, you would be surprised to know that this composition isn’t overwhelming in the slightest. In fact, it is extremely complimentary with the powdery Blanche.

If you love a classic feminine and masculine pairing that is still extremely subtle and light, try this combination for a beautiful day time wedding that will compliment a diverse range of flowers and locations.

Jo Malone Velvet Rose & Oud & D.S & Durga Radio Bombay

Velvet Rose & Oud by Jo Malone is a popular fragrance for those who desire a strong and aromatic fragrance that is deep and dark. The combination of damask rose and agrarian oud is incredibly complex and sexy. If your partner loves a seductive fragrance that is unique, get a sample at your nearest Jo Malone to try it out! 

Additionally, Jo Malone candles and diffusers correspond with their fragrances. Spritz Velvet Rose and Oud on your neck and wrists and scatter the candles or diffusers around your guest tables!

In order to balance the depth of Velvet Rose & Oud, we decided to pair this fragrance with Radio Bombay by D.S and Durga. Although they are both complicated fragrances, the creaminess from the cedarwood, coconut and ambergris makes it a match made in heaven. Radio Bombay also possesses a touch of powderiness that won’t compete with the honeyed notes of Velvet Rose & Oud.

Sensual, warm and full of personality – this fragrance pairing is great for winter weddings with dried flower arrangements! 

Le Labo Jasmin17 & Santal 33

If you consider yourselves as a modern couple that looks for atypicality in your fragrances, Le Labo is the place for you.

If we had to liken Jasmin17 to a person, we would choose the Disney Princess, Aurora. Full of feminine charm, this fragrance is created with amber, lemon and jasmine. Musk and Sandalwood really completes Jasmin17 and gives this fragrance a grounded vibe.

Santal 33 is a sandalwood fragrance with the addition of leather and cedar for the ultimate confident scent. Where amber and violet is also present in Santal 33, it pairs wonderfully with the slightly powdery Jasmin17.

When you smell these fragrances together, you can practically feel the breeze of a forest full of trees and jasmine bushes! It is magical and romantic. 

Chloe Nomad Naturelle & Dior Homme

This pairing is for citrus lovers who also want a touch of warmth for that romantic wedding feel!

Nomad by Chloe is a feminine chypre fragrance that is balanced by luscious citrus fruits and fresh woodiness. Despite the gourmand notes, it doesn’t cross the line into full on fruity territory. Oakmoss keeps this fragrance super fresh while Patchouli, sandalwood and ambergris grounds Nomad in a unique and creamy way. 

To compliment this cheerful fragrance, we decided to pair it with Dior Homme. This fragrance refines masculine sensuality by combining creamy cashmere wood, pink pepper, bergamot and iso super E. With a touch of bergamot, Dior Homme will perfectly complement the effervescence of Chloe Nomad while adding an element of depth to this pairing.

We would recommend this pairing for outdoor weddings. Especially if there is a body of water nearby whether that be a beach or lake. 

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