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17 Best Wedding Day Fragrances from Every Fragrance Family


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No outfit is complete without a spritz or two of whatever my signature scent is at the time (confession: I have way too many to pick just one). On your wedding day, that final spritz of sweet elixir is like a metaphorical tap from a magic wand. It transforms you from ‘average pumpkin’ to ‘gilded carriage’ just moments before you glide down the aisle to meet your soulmate. As your resident wedding day fairy godmother, I feel obligated to provide you with an exhaustive list of the all-time best wedding day fragrances. Let’s begin!

5 Best Feminine Wedding Scents:

1. Tom Ford Black Orchid:

Bold and seductive, Tom Ford Black Orchid is a modern fragrance that captivates the senses with its rich and exotic blend of black truffle, 

lively ylang-ylang, and black orchid. Hints of zesty bergamot, bitter orange, rum-infused black plum, woody patchouli, and velvety vanilla complete this Tom Ford best-seller. This exceptional fragrance blend is sure to leave a lasting wedding scent memory.

2. Yves Saint Laurent Libre:

Inspired by the freedom of modern femininity, Yves Saint Laurent Libre is a bold and sensual fragrance that exudes confidence and elegance. With notes of lavender, Moroccan orange blossom, and musk, this fragrance is perfect for those who want to feel empowered on their wedding day. 

“A celebration of freedom, this daring, yet distinctly floral and feminine perfume is for those who do what they want and dare to be exactly who they are. Breaking boundaries and paving their own way… inspired by the bold and the free.”


3. Gucci Bloom:

Gucci pioneered the use of the Rangoon Creeper flower in perfumery when they released Gucci Bloom Eau de Parfum in 2017. This beautiful blend delivers a fresh and floral fragrance that celebrates the spirit of youth and femininity. With notes of tuberose, jasmine, and Rangoon creeper, this radiant and romantic fragrance is perfect for your garden-inspired wedding day.

5. Mon Guerlain:

Mon Guerlain, a timeless scent from the house of Guerlain, belongs to the oriental fragrance family. Its sophisticated blend of sweet vanilla, aromatic lavender, and warm sandalwood creates a romantic and elegant aura. My beautiful client Poornika wore this exquisite scent on her December wedding day and the vibes were immaculate. 

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4. Tom Ford Soleil Blanc:

By no means the last Tom Ford pick on this wedding day fragrance list, Soleil Blanc, would, in my humble opinion, make the perfect beach wedding scent. Similar to Black Orchid, Soleil Blanc also features notes of ylang-ylang but combines fresh citrus and fruits for a bright, crisp feel. Top reviewers describe the scent as “being on a tropical island among exotic flowers with the cool ocean breeze blowing up against you.” Couldn’t have said it better myself.

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Top 5 Masculine Designer Colognes:

1. Creed Aventus:

The House of Creed screams luxury and legacy. What began as an exquisite tailor for the royals in London has become an iconic mainstay known for its superior scents sourced from across the globe. Creed Aventus is a sophisticated and masculine fragrance that exudes confidence and elegance. With head notes of lemon, pink pepper, apple, bergamot, and blackcurrant, this cologne is a statement-maker.

Bottle of Dior Sauvage Elixir cologne | Lindsey Ford Photography Wedding Day Fragrance Post

2. Dior Sauvage Elixir:

Bursting with the iconic freshness of Sauvage and a delightful blend of spices, custom lavender essence, and luxurious woods, Sauvage Elixir is crafted from the finest ingredients. Encased in a chic midnight blue bottle adorned with intricate designs and the signature CD logo, this cologne is as captivating as it is elegant. This fragrance is sure to turn heads on the big day.

3. Tom Ford Oud Wood:

Rich and exotic, Tom Ford Oud Wood is a luxurious wedding day fragrance that combines the earthy scent of oud with warm notes of sandalwood and vetiver. For anyone looking to add a bit of sophistication to their wedding outfit, this fragrance is a stand-out option.

Groom detail shot flatlay with Armani Acqua di Gio cologne bottle

4. Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio:

Inspired by the beauty of the Mediterranean, Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio is a fresh and aquatic fragrance that evokes the feeling of a seaside escape. A masculine blend of lavandin and rosemary combined with cedarwood and patchouli creates a layerable, enveloping scent. Choosing this fragrance will have you feeling refreshed and revitalized on your wedding day. (Worn by my husband on our wedding day!)

Bottle of Bleu de Chanel Mens cologne | Lindsey Ford Photography Wedding Day Fragrance list

5. Bleu de Chanel:

These commercials always got me feeling some type of way. WOWZA. 🥵 A modern classic, Bleu de Chanel is a fresh and woody fragrance that exudes confidence and sophistication. The parfum spray, with notes of cedar and New Caledonian sandalwood, is the most intense of the Bleu de Chanel fragrance line. This cologne is perfect for those who want to make a subtle yet truly unforgettable impression on their wedding day.

Top 7 Unisex Scents to Wear on Your Wedding Day:

1. Jo Malone London Peony & Blush Suede:

A perfect combination of red apple top notes, peony heart notes, and suede base notes, Jo Malone London’s Peony & Blush Suede fragrance is a timeless choice for brides or grooms. Perfect for classic weddings with a touch of modern flair, this fragrance adds an air of understated elegance to any wedding day ensemble.

2. Byredo’s Bal d’Afrique:

I own this genderless scent and think it’s absolutely incredible so of course it had to make the list. Swedish perfumer Ben Gorham developed this scent as a ‘love letter to Africa’, with top notes of African Marigold, heart notes of Cyclamen and Violet, and base notes of Moroccan Cedarwood and Vetiver. Its medium-intensity floral-forward scent makes it a top seller in its category and a favorite in my personal collection!

3. Ellis Brooklyn Myth:

This is a well-balanced, “fresh out of the shower” feminine scent without being too fruity or floral. It’s a light, clean, and versatile perfume that will leave you smelling of jasmine petals and tiger orchids. Warm, sexy liquid musks and white cedarwood finish off this sophisticated fragrance.

4. Le Labo Santal 33:

A cult favorite among fragrance aficionados, Le Labo Santal 33 is a woody and aromatic fragrance that exudes sophistication with a leathery, musky finish. With notes of cardamom, iris, and violet, this fragrance is perfect for couples who want to make a bold and memorable wedding scent memory.

5. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille:

For a rich and indulgent wedding day fragrance, try Tobacco Vanille from Tom Ford. This luxurious fragrance combines the sweet scent of tobacco with warm notes of vanilla and cocoa. It’s perfect for couples who want to add a touch of opulence to their wedding day scent memory. (I mean, Harry Styles wears this so it must be good.)

6. Diptyque Philosykos:

A recollection of a summer spent at Mount Pelion in Greece, Diptyque Philosykos is another intoxicating Mediterranean-inspired scent. This fresh and green fragrance evokes the smell of sun-drenched fig trees. With notes of fig leaf, coconut, and cedar, this fragrance is perfect for couples who want to bring a touch of the outdoors to their wedding day celebration.

7. Clean Reserve Rain:

This fragrance feels like walking through the woods after a passing rain. The scent captures the clean essence of a rainy day, making it perfect for anyone looking to feel refreshed and revitalized. With its blend of crisp, dewy florals and subtle musk undertones, Rain brings the invigorating feeling of a summer shower to life.

Whether you’re a novice or a “fraghead”, finding the perfect fragrance for your wedding day is an essential part of creating the ideal wedding scent memory. With so many options to choose from, it’s important to explore your options and find a scent that resonates with you and reflects the mood and style of your celebration. From classic perfumes and colognes to modern blends and unisex scents, choose a wedding day fragrance that makes you confident and gives you all the feels.

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