Hi Frag Hags,
It seems to be one of the eternal questions. What fragrance do I wear on my wedding day? There are blogs devoted to it, posts are often citing it, Perfume Posse is doing something MI5-ish about it, Alyssa Harad wrote a book “Coming To My Senses” which ended up being about it. It is still illegal in Australia for gays to marry and doesn’t look like changing soon. Never the less I am often asked what a bride should wear scent wise and I am kind of stumped.
Old school says tuberose, orange blossom and lily are enticing and sexually alluring. Some say wear a special fragrance that will always be in your memory of the day. Others question why you would wear something different to what you’d wear every day, don’t you want your partner to recognise you? There is a different camp that says keep it minimal because you don’t want to offend anyone or skunk the congregation.
What would I wear? I have absolutely no idea. Let me think…… I would want to layer my scent with bath products, moisturiser and fragrance matching or at least complimenting, so I get extra long frag life and only need minimal respritzes.
Trouble by Boucheron I have the set and adore the fragrance. Trouble would probably win because I always feel like me but better when I wear it but with no expectations or need to work extra hard. This is one of my all time go to frags.
Shalimar by Guerlain I have a 1980’s Shalimar soap and a soft vanilla & honey moisturiser that I wear under it when I need extra long frag life. This would be like having my Mum and her buddies at the wedding, it was their fragrance and now is mine. So good, often for no reason at all except I want to smell gorgeous.
Mohur by Neela Vermeire Creations I layer over Korres Japanese Rose products, they are excellent companions. Mohur would help me to feel like a complete Princess, it always does.
Halle by Halle Berry has an incredible moisturiser too, it goes on and sinks in like a soft silicone glove and smells terrific. I love that this product costs almost nothing and can sit on my skin like one of the big pricey frags. It has depth, character and a wonderful scent story for peanuts. Legend has it that Halle worked with the perfumers for over a year before she was satisfied, it feels like the truth.
Boudoir by Vivienne Westwood I have a set and the moisturiser is glorious, I need to get some more. This may be a little in your face skank for a wedding but it would be memorable.
There you go, my current top 5 Wedding Fragrances. Have you thought about it for yourself? What did you wear for your wedding? What do you wish you’d worn? Do you have a Top 5 Wedding List? I would love to read your thoughts, lists, wishes. please leave them in the comments below because this should be a conversation.
Below is an incredible 6 minute best of Pronovias Bridal Show with some of modeling’s biggest shining stars wearing the most sumptuous and elegant wedding gowns, and some freaky shockers too. Enjoy!
Till tomorrow, take care of yourselves and those around you.
All Gown Photos Stolen Pronovias
Pronovias 2013 Bridalwear Show (Stolen from Fashion&StyleGuru)