The Best Perfumes for Summer Brides
By Elise Minton Tabin |
You’ve picked the location and the dress. Now, you have to select the perfect scent for your special day. Whether you want to go with a standby classic or try something totally new, these 10 scents are all about love, beauty and femininity.
If you like romantic scents, try Hanae Mori Butterfly.
This eternal classic is favored for its vanilla aroma, but what’s ironic is that it’s made without any vanilla or vanilla-based ingredients. Super feminine and ultra-sophisticated, the scent creates a lasting and memorable impression, perfect for a summer bride. Starting at $72, hanaemoriparfums.com
If you like fresh florals, try Creed Love in White.
Creed has created some of the most noteworthy fragrances for celebrity brides, and this scent, which comes in a classic glass bottle, as well as the brand's new leather-wrapped atomizers is perfect for stashing in a clutch for touch-ups throughout your wedding. It infuses essences from five different continents that echo to notes of citrus and spring blossoms. Starting at $155, creedboutique.com
If you like beachy, tropical scents, try Pacifica Indian Coconut Nectar Spray Perfume.
Available as a spray, roll-on and a solid perfume, this is the ultimate scent for a destination beach wedding with its warm blend of coconut and vanilla. $22, ulta.com
If you like rose, try Stella McCartney STELLA.
Rose takes center stage as the main note in this new fragrance, a lighter version of the standard rose scent. $87, sephora.com
If you like gardenia, try Kai Perfume Oil.
Brimming with fragrant gardenia, Kai is a bit different from your typical fragrance in that it’s an oil formulation so the scent will last on your skin for hours. The roll-on is a summer bride favorite. $48, kaifragrance.com
If you like earthy scents, try 0.2.
With only one scent under this brand’s umbrella, this is the fragrance to don when you’re going for a perfume that’s sexy and clean yet slightly earthy. Wearable on both men and women, it’s said to illicit the feeling of love at first sight with top notes of spearmint and Italian bergamot that dries down to reveal amber, musk and vanilla. $120, ronrobinson.com
If you like heavier scents, try Bulgari Aqua Divina.
This is the perfume to wear on your special day when you want a scent like you’ve never worn before. A bit on the heavier side, the latest release from Bulgari was inspired by the Mediterranean and truly captures the spirit of the region with crispness and warmth. $70, bulgari.com
If you like sugary sweet scents, try Prada Candy Kiss.
This limited-edition version features three minis of Candy, Candy L’Eau and Candy Florale, which are perfect for the summer bride that desires something sweet. $80, macys.com