5 perfect perfumes for brides

L.I.L.Y by Stella McCartney, image provided by The Perfume ShopL.I.L.Y by Stella McCartney, image provided by The Perfume Shop
L.I.L.Y by Stella McCartney, image provided by The Perfume Shop

L.I.L.Y, by Stella McCartney

Entrepreneur, fashion designer, daughter of Paul and Linda McCartney and general all-round it-girl (phew!), Stella McCartney certainly knows how to make women look and feel stylish. The name of her most popular scent, L.I.L.Y, is said to be inspired by Stella’s childhood in the countryside. The perfume certainly creates an idea of this scene in our imaginations with the mossy undertone, delicate lily fragrance and the unusual notes of truffle.  The “L.I.L.Y” acronym stems from Stella’s father’s nickname for her late mother, “Linda, I Love You” alongside the lily of the valley ingredient that plays a dominant role in this scent. The earthy base gives it an undeniably sexy edge while the vintage-inspired glass bottle looks beautiful on your dressing table.

Beautiful, by Estée Lauder

Estée Lauder’s aptly named ‘Beautiful’ fragrance has long been marketed as the perfect bridal scent and it’s easy to see – and smell – why.  As feminine and romantic as ever since its launch in 1985, this classic scent opens with a rich, woody base followed by romantic middle notes of orange flower, muguet, jasmine and ylang ylang. The floral top notes blend rose, mandarin, lily, tuberose and marigold to create the floral twist which led to the scent’s nickname, “the fragrance of a thousand flowers”. Does this perfume still live up to its name years after its launch? It most certainly does! It’s simply timeless and... well, beautiful.

English Pear and Freesia, by Jo Malone

Jo Malone’s English Pear and Freesia fragrance encapsulates all the elements of the English countryside at its finest; being inspired by British romantic poet John Keats’ ‘Ode to Autumn’, how could it not? Keats’ description of blossoming fruit trees in the beautiful English countryside illustrates this scent to a tee. Patchouli, white amber and musk form the base of this fruity yet floral fragrance while the pear notes take centre stage. Floral middle notes of freesia and wild rose add a feminine edge – combine this with the delicate quince notes which sweeten the scent and you’ve basically bottled a warm spring day in a fresh English orchard. Malone’s fragrance really is the British countryside lovingly presented in a signature Jo Malone glass bottle.

Vera Wang for Women, by Vera Wang

Just when we thought Vera Wang had reached the peak of her talents in the world of wedding fashion, she has extended her design expertise into the domain of bridal perfumery. Equally as beautiful, romantic and elegant as the Vera Wang dress modelled by Kate Hudson in ‘Bride Wars’ (sensational!), Wang’s Vera Wang for Women fragrance has all the desirable elements for a bride’s big day: femininity, romance, class and elegance. The opening notes are Bulgarian rose, calla lily and mandarin, followed by flirty middle notes of gardenia, lotus and white stephanotis with a final breeze of sheer musks and woody tones. Designed by the queen of wedding dresses, this is definitely a bang-on-trend, wedding-worthy perfume; we can’t get enough!

212 Sexy, by Carolina Herrera

For the bride who wants to radiate confidence and make her groom go weak(er) at the knees on their big day, Carolina Herrera’s 212 Sexy is the scent for the occasion. Sophisticated, sensual and alluring, this oriental scent has top notes of citrus and bergamot; middle notes of gardenia and geranium and the base is comprised of sweet cotton candy and vanilla with a hint of spicy sandalwood. Beware though ladies: wearing a sexy scent like this means he’ll be desperate to whisk you off to the bridal suite as soon as he smells you – ooh la la! Fancy matching your fragrance with his for the big day? Buy him the 212 Sexy for Men as a pre-wedding present!


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