A wedding is a hugely significant day in one’s life, marking the beginning of a new chapter. For many brides, as well as grooms, this is their one chance to experience this momentous milestone. Not only do they want to look the part, they want to smell like it too! That's where perfume comes in.
Wearing a standout perfume on your wedding day can help to create an unforgettable experience for both you and your guests. The right fragrance will not only make you feel more confident, good-looking and set the mood, it will also leave a lasting impression on those who celebrate with you. Whether you choose a classic scent or something more unique and personal, wearing perfume on your wedding day is a way to make the occasion even more special.
Significance of Wedding Day Scents
For centuries, brides have donned perfumes on their wedding day as a way to symbolically ward off evil spirits and attract good luck. In many cultures, it is believed that a bride's scent can be powerfully alluring, and that by wearing a perfume, she can ensure that her new husband will be devoted to her.
In ancient Greece, for example, brides would often wear headdresses adorned with fresh flowers and citrus fruits. The sweet aroma of these plants was thought to ward off evil spirits, and the citrus fruits were also believed to represent fertility. Today, many brides still choose to wear a perfume on their wedding day, either as a way to pay tribute to this historical tradition or just according to personal preference. Whether worn for its symbolic value or simply for its pleasing scent, a perfume can be a beautiful addition to any bride's wedding day ensemble.
Likewise, grooms wearing perfume are also steeped in tradition. The groom is often seen wearing a boutonniere, a small flower that is pinned to his lapel. While this tradition is now seen as a modern fashion statement, it actually has its origins in ancient history.
In ancient Rome, it was customary for the groom to wear a sprig of rosemary in his lapel to ward off evil spirits and to symbolise the groom's strength and virility. Later, during the Middle Ages, grooms began to wear flowers as a way of showing their status and wealth. The more lavish the bouquet, the higher the social standing of the groom. Today, while the meaning of boutonnieres has changed, they are still seen as an important part of a groom's outfit. Wearing one on your wedding day is a stylish way to pay tribute to this rich, scented history, and grooms can also take their pick from modern perfumes to wear.
Suitable Wedding Fragrances
Your wedding day is a special event that should be commemorated with a memorable perfume. When choosing a perfume for such an occasion, it is important to select a timeless scent. Floral notes such as rose, jasmine, and orange blossom are always classic choices for a wedding day perfume. These refined scents convey elegance and sophistication, making them perfect for a formal occasion.
If you are looking for something a little more unique, consider a perfume with woody or musky notes. These earthy scents can help to create an intimate atmosphere, making them ideal for a more intimate wedding. Whatever your style, there is sure to be a perfume that will suit your wedding day.
Explore The Best Wedding Perfumes
Aurel Singapore brings you the experience of luxury perfumes at affordable prices. We enable everyone to smell their best, everyday and on special occasions. Here are some of our best wedding perfume selections:
1. Afnan Souvenir Floral Bouquet
The Afnan Souvenir Floral Bouquet perfume is a delightful blend of flowers that is perfect for those who love the smell of fresh blooms and is a classic wedding choice. The top notes of the fragrance are light and airy, with hints of jasmine, rose, and lily-of-the-valley. These delicate florals are balanced by a touch of sweetness from the orange blossom and peach, giving the perfume a lovely, feminine scent. The base notes of musk and sandalwood add a touch of depth and sophistication, while the overall powdery, floral, rhubarb is a strong scent that will make you stand out — a perfume perfect for special occasions.
2. Al Haramain Gold
The Al Haramain Gold is a top choice for the strong yet elegant woman with a fruit, musky scent slightly interlaced with florals. The fragrance opens with a tantalising blend of citrus and floral notes, before drying down to a warm and sensual musk. This perfume is long-lasting and makes an impression at weddings, but it's also versatile enough to be worn everyday.
3. Qasamat Bareeq (Caramel, Honey saffron on a woody base -- sweet yet sophisticated)
Caramel, honey and saffron on a woody base. That’s the sweet sophistication Qasamat Bareeq offers. Created by the renowned perfumer Qasamat, Bareeq is a beautiful perfume blend of floral and woodsy scents that will leave you feeling confident and sexy. The top notes of jasmine and rosemary give way to a heart of amber and sandalwood, while base notes of musk and cedar round out the scent.
1. Supremacy Not Only Intense
For a boost of confidence, choose the Supremacy Not Only Intense for a strong, citrus, musky and slightly spicy scent that is sure to catch your bride and guests’ attention. It has a deep, woody smell that is both intoxicating and alluring. The top notes of bergamot and lemon give way to a heart of jasmine and rose, before drying down to a musky base of amber and sandalwood. It is the perfume for making a statement at your wedding.
2. Geparlys Yes I Am The King Le Parfum
Looking for something a little more subtle? Geparlys Yes I Am The King Le Parfum is a light, citrusy and musky refreshing perfume. The scent features top notes of bergamot, grapefruit, and cardamom; middle notes of rosemary, cedar, and patchouli; and base notes of vetiver, amber, and musk. The result is a masculine, yet sophisticated signature fragrance suited for weddings.
3. La Yuqawam Tobacco Blaze (sweet spice, tobacco and wood. For a very strong presence)
Ramp up your presence at your wedding even further with sweet, spice, tobacco and wood in the La Yuqawam Tobacco Blaze. Start with top notes of bergamot, lemon, and orange. The heart of the perfume is a smoky blend of tobacco, amber, and oud wood. The base notes are patchouli, musk, and vanilla. You then have a long-lasting perfume that projects well, making it perfect for special occasions.