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    The best perfume for a wedding day

    A special day deserves the right fragrance so what do we need to know about choosing the best perfume for a wedding day?



    The best perfume for a wedding day


    Whether you are the bride or groom, finding the right scent will make the day more special and memorable, so we will take a look at both female and male scents.

    A few years back, weddings seemed to be more of a summer season function due to having the best weather we could hope for.


    The perfect backdrop for photos with the sun shining, the flowers in full bloom and the wedding party wearing gorgeous summer dresses to compliment their suntan.

    For those living and getting married in the UK, summer weather was often unpredictable and so the bride- to- be would opt for the summer months in the hope that the weather was perfect for their important day.

    Nowadays weddings take place abroad and during the winter months too so it can be difficult to find the right scent for the right time of year and its special occasion.

    The best perfume for a wedding day

    First of all, we need a scent that makes a lasting impression and has the ability to re create special memories each time it is worn.

    Perfume, very much like music, has the wonderful ability to bring back memories and the wedding day for both the man and woman is one that is to be forever treasured and remembered.

    Secondly, we need a scent that lasts for the whole duration of the day without the need to reapply.

    Whether it’s for a male or female, there are plenty of scents to choose from for such an occasion.


    Depending on what time of year/season that the wedding takes place, this will help to narrow down the selection accordingly.

    For anyone who has ever attended a wedding will already know that it’s a very busy time surrounded by lots of family, friends and special guests.

    Everyone involved wants the day to run smoothly and be perfect for the bride and groom.

    Wearing a scent that is overpowering for those around you will be noticeable and memorable but for the wrong reasons.

    The bride


    The best perfume for a wedding day


    The bride is the first person that everyone looks at and so the guests will notice every small detail. From the hair and make up to the beautiful dress she will be wearing.

    Whilst perfume isn’t seen, wearing the right fragrance will definitely have an impact on the groom and the guests.

    As the bride walks down the isle, those attending will notice her elegance and beauty and as she walks past.

    Any scent that she may be wearing could be significant or subtle depending on her chosen one.

    Some may be led to believe that in order to have a fragrance that lasts for several hours or indeed all day, they need to wear one that has strong fragrance notes.

    Wearing an overpowering scent will most certainly spoil your dress and first impression as a bride. We don’t need to wear a strong perfume to stand out and be noticed.

    Having a subtle and elegant scent that softly lingers as you walk past your guests in the church will have heads turning just as much as your outfit so it is important to choose the most suitable one.

    The groom

    Just as important as the bride is the groom at the wedding. Whilst many eyes will be on the bride as the couple walk down the isle, the groom will still have eyes watching him and the perfect scent will be noticeable too.
    The best perfume for a wedding day
    There is definitely something quite exquisite about a male wearing a crisp new suit, perfectly groomed and having the most incredible scent lingering as they walk past.
    His bride will appreciate it just as much as their guests.


    The season- things to consider

    Are you getting married during the month of spring?

    Look for scents that are floral based to bring the outside smells of fresh flowers and warm days to life with your perfume.

    Possibly the most popular scents around today as they are so versatile and can be worn day or night whatever the season.

    If your wedding is held during the month of summer, regardless of the country  and the weather is forecast to be as hot, it’s important to choose a perfume where the base notes don’t react with the hot temperatures.

    One option as discussed in a previous post the best summer fragrances for women, is to opt for a body spray.


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    These will be much lighter than perfume and therefore will rest on the skin without the heat from the weather or your own body heat reacting negatively.

    Wearing the wrong scent during hot weather can make your choice of fragrance smell more extreme as the heat reacts.

    If your wedding is planned to fall in the Autum, such fragrances can have deeper base notes and be more oriental and woody.







    It’s still important to choose one that isn’t too heavy with such notes.

    Winter weddings can have a similar theme when choosing the right heart and base notes.

    The skin is much cooler so there is no risk of the scent reacting with body heat and therefore a wider choice of scents are available.

    Of course, there will be many a bride who may in fact not wish to wear any kind of perfume or body fragrance.

    For those who are not perfume lovers, hair perfume is the perfect solution. The chance to still carry a scent around with you, without having it directly onto the skin.

    Many women may want to have a different scent to what they would normally wear so that it feels more special to have a new scent.

    Others will keep to their trusted favourite signature scent that everyone knows and recognizes.

    Either way, whatever a bride chooses, it has to be their own decision as to what they do or don’t wear.

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    Perfume samples

    The wonderful thing about perfume is the chance to purchase and try samples. This is especially important for the big day.

    Samples also make wonderful favours too as you will read in the same article.

    Whilst we can get away with buying clothing before trying the item on, perfume is such a personal item to purchase.

    Many places may not accept exchanges or refunds once the packaging and bottle has been opened.


    The most popular perfume for a wedding day

    There are a few perfumes that spring to mind as soon as we think about looking for a scent for a special day.

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    La Vie Est Belle Lancôme


    The best perfume for a wedding day

    La Vie Est Belle by Lancôme is a hugely popular and very wearable scent for many women and it can be worn all year round.

    This makes it a perfect choice of fragrance for those who like fruity/flower scents.

    Top notes: pear, blackcurrant

    Heart notes: iris, jasmine, and orange blossom

    Base notes: vanilla, praline, tonka bean and patchouli.

    This 2018 perfume has a wonderful combination of scents that will be sure to linger for your special day with those around you.


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    Chanel no.5

    Chanel No.5 is a timeless classic and therefore fits perfectly as a wedding perfume.


    The best perfume for a wedding day

    Top notes: Ylang-Ylang, neroli, bergamot,aldehydes and peach

    Heart notes: Jasmine, rose, iris, Lily-of-the-valley

    Base notes: Sandalwood,vanilla, patchouli and vetiver


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    Savage by Dior


    If the groom wishes to turn heads as well as be remembered for his fragrance then he can’t go wrong with Savage by Dior.

    The best perfume for a wedding day

    A fragrance that was launched in 2015, has a gorgeous combination of perfect notes to compliment his outfit.


    Top notes: pepper and Calabrian bergamot

    Heart notes: lavender, pink pepper, sichuan pepper, patchouli, vetiver, geranium and elemi

    Base notes: : cedar, ambroxan and labdanum.


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    This scent truly does scream masculinity on the first sniff.

    With its crisp and sharp note, it will compliment any delicate flower notes that his bride is wearing.

    Long lasting and a scent that does have an impact and is best sprayed lightly.


    Jo Malone-unisex fragrances

    Jo Malone is a very popular brand of fragrance that both man and women will have heard of or indeed tried.

    The great attribute of this brand is that Jo Malone are unisex fragrances. A wonderful balance of notes that suit either sex.


    Why choose a unisex fragrance?

    Some may say it’s the perfect solution when trying to find the right scent, not only for the bride but also one that balances well with the grooms choice of fragrance.

    A unisex scent that both bride and groom can wear on their special day would seem to be the answer for those that struggle to find ‘matching scents’.

    One that also saves money when out looking and purchasing a memorable perfume for such a special day.

    So if we choose a Jo Malone scent, a brand that has a fairly large selection, which one do we choose for the special day?

    Peony & Blush Suede- Jo Malone

    Launched in 2013, Peony & Bush Suede is a popular choice for both sexes.

    The best perfume for a wedding day

    Top notes: apple

    Heart notes: peony – floral rose and honey with a subtle green aroma

    Base notes: suede – complimenting the floral luxury and hints of sensual notes in this wonderfully simplistic bottle.


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    This is a popular scent that is the epitome of charm and flirtatiousness.


    It’s just as important for men to find the right scent.

    If you both choose to wear different fragrances, be sure to choose ones that compliment one another and try samples first if you’re choosing something new.

    At FM World we have the samples at your fingertips.

    With over 150 to choose from, you can purchase and try as many as you wish before you find the perfect scent just for you.

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    Hair perfume mist

    There is a huge presence on social media surrounding body perfume and body sprays and then comes along the hair perfume mist. Another new product to sample and our first thoughts perhaps could be ” Are they necessary?”

    Hair perfume mist
    A great accessory for when you don’t want to wear a perfume on your skin


    Something maybe that hasn’t really been thought of is to spray the hair with a fragrance. Normal everyday perfume has always been adequate. They usually have a fairly strong smell so we have managed to go without anything else on our hair.

    A spritz of a favourite perfume or aftershave as we head out of the door is part of many men and women’s routine.

    Spraying a bottle of your favourite scent and walking through it mid-air seemed to work just as well. A great tip if you can’t wear scents directly on your skin.

    Normal hair sprays have a certain scent to them but these days there are several products available that are specifically used for hair.

    Being in the hairdressing trade has seen many a can of hair spray pass through the fingertips.

    Normal hair spray does have a pleasant scent as well as doing what it was created for. Holding the hairstyle in place. One of the downsides to normal hair  spray is that some brands can leave the hair feeling very tacky.

    We want to avoid this. No one likes hair that doesn’t have its own ability to move on a breezy day.

    Hair perfume mist
    There are many benefits of using mists on the hair

    Having the opportunity to explore an added fragrance for hair, I was intrigued as to why we actually need it. I wanted to find out what the benefits were.

    Perfumes alone create a fragrance scent that leaves others sending compliments your way and some will ask what scent you are wearing if it’s to their liking.

    So surely another layer of fragrance on top of wearing every day perfume would be too heavy?

    An insight into hair perfume

    Hair perfume mist is a specialised type of fragrance designed specifically for application to the hair. It is a popular beauty product that can help enhance the overall scent of your hair while providing a refreshing and long-lasting fragrance.

    They are typically lighter in texture compared to regular perfumes, allowing for a more subtle application. They often come in spray bottles or atomizers, making it easy to evenly distribute the product throughout your hair.

    The misting action helps prevent over-application and ensures a more delicate and controlled release of fragrance.


    Hair perfume mists come in a wide variety of scents, ranging from floral and fruity to woody and oriental so can choose a fragrance that complements your personal style and preferences.

    They are specifically formulated to be gentle on the hair, without weighing it down and often contain conditioning ingredients to help nourish and hydrate the hair.

    Additionally, some hair perfume mists may have UV protection properties to shield the hair from sun damage. We know how much damage the sun can do to our skin and hair so this s an important factor that manufacturers have included.

    Hair perfume mists are usually applied to dry hair from a distance of 6-8 inches. You can lightly spritz the mist all over your hair or focus on specific areas. Avoid applying the mist directly to the scalp, as it may weigh down the hair or create an oily appearance from the roots.

    Mists are designed to have a long-lasting effect. However, the duration of the fragrance can vary depending on factors like the formulation, your hair type, and environmental conditions.

    Typically, you can expect the scent to linger for several hours, offering a subtle and continuous aroma. Just like perfume, it can be reapplied during the day for a longer scent.


    Some brands offer matching hair perfume mists to their existing line of perfumes, allowing you to layer scents for a stronger overall fragrance. This can be particularly useful if you already use a specific perfume and want your hair to carry the same scent.

    Perfume mists have gained popularity due to their ability to refresh hair between washes, mask unpleasant odours, and provide an extra touch of luxury to your overall grooming routine. They offer a unique way to enhance your personal style and leave a lasting impression with a captivating and alluring scent.

    Masking other smells

    One of the reasons why hair mists may have been created is to place a great product on the market for those who are smokers.

    The first place that cigarette nicotine is destined for after it’s travelled to the lungs is straight in front of the smoker and into their hair.

    A career in hairdressing has seen many a ‘smoker’ client that has a residue of smoke on their hair, built up over years of smoking.

    Not only does it tarnish the hair, especially those who have silver or white hair, but it can turn it a nasty shade of yellow. Sometimes, if the hair hasn’t been treated for the nicotine residue, it can take a long time to illuminate.

    It also leaves an unpleasant smell that doesn’t disappear until the hair is washed thoroughly.



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    Hair perfume mist
    Taking care of our hair is just as important as how good is smells

    Allergies to perfume

    Another great benefit for using hair perfume mist is for those who can’t wear perfume on their skin.

    Hair perfume mist
    Not everyone can wear perfume on their skin

    Life today it seems, is full of allergies. Hay fever, asthma and eczema are just some of the allergies we face and it seems that every other person has an allergy of some kind to contend with.

    Some men and women can’t wear scents as the repercussions are blotchy or itchy skin. As frustrating as this is if you do like fragrances but your skin doesn’t, it’s not worth wearing anything on the skin.

    Having a perfume mist that sprays a light scent on the hair would certainly be a great alternative.

    We can still feel like they we are wearing a fragrance and can spray throughout the day. The perfect solution to avoiding wearing any scent directly on the skin.


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    Perfume mist for hair

    Why are we not just spraying our hair with our regular bottle of perfume? A few spritz on the skin and a light mist in the air would work.

    Well, apart from being an expensive way of using your perfumes  if this was to happen regularly, especially when we are inclined to buy designer fragrances, there’s not the same benefits as a mist designed for the hair.

    Perfumed hair mists contain vitamins to help strength and protects your locks. So a great reason to start using them, alongside the usual products used to keep our hair in tip- top condition.

    It makes a great accessory if you’re going out on a date and there’s a whiff of gorgeous smelling locks as you enter the room. It’s a sure way to impress a new man.

    Also, it works as a great added extra if you don’t want to re spray your perfume. Especially those that already have strong fragrance notes. A re spray can be too overwhelming.

    There’s nothing worse that being overpowered by scent, especially when you are just about to dine.


    Top names such as Christian Dior and Neil & Wolf  have perfumed hair mist products available to buy online.

    Let’s take a look at a few.

    Hair perfume mist


    Christian Dior- Miss Dior hair perfume

    Hair perfume mist
    Miss Dior hair perfume mist




    Carolina Herrera Good Girl Hair Mist Eau de Parfum 30ml Spray

    Hair perfume mist



    KILIAN – Love Dont Be Shy – Hair Mist 50ml


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    Hair perfume mist



    It’s not just hair mist that we can purchase in the shops and online. Alongside perfumes, there is also the opportunity to buy body mists.

    A great alternative when the weather is hot.

    Take a look at our related article The best summer fragrances for women.


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