Getting Scent-ual

We’ve done some sniffing around for the newest, most elegant elixirs fit for wonderful wedding-day whiffs. Here are 14 of the latest and greatest. Eau my!

So the question is, do you wear your favorite everyday fragrance on your wedding day because it epitomizes your style? Or do you break out of the box and start off fresh with an iconic new wedding perfume?

We quizzed Karl Bradl, fragrance expert and co-owner of the chic downtown den of scent Aedes de Venustas in New York City, to see what he recommended:

"There are no rules. If a bride wants to wear her favorite scent, she definitely should but if she is open to having a 'special' fragrance for her wedding day, then I would suggest to plan ahead and go on a test run for a couple of weeks and wear a different fragrance every day until she finds the one. It is her big day, so ultimately she should wear the fragrance that she is in love with."

Floral

GLAM ROSE by LES PARFUMS DE ROSINE

The newest rose scent from Marie-Helene Rogeon, Glam Rose is 'for the woman who pairs her motorcycle jacket with chiffon and heels.' If this sounds like you, then you will be delighted by this fruity floral elixir made from peppercorn, rose essence, violet, buckskin, raspberry and musk. A complement to both your light and dark side.

Eau De Parfum, 100 ml, $125, available at Les Parfums de Rosine or in Barneys stores

WILD BLUEBELL by JO MALONE

Jo Malone's fresh, vibrant new fragrance celebrates wild, native English bluebells. Lily of the valley, jasmine and white amber combine to create this pretty floral scent evoked by the spirit of Malone's whimsical, modern fairytale muse.

Cologne, 100 ml, $125, available at Jo Malone London

GELSOMINO NOBILE by ACQUA DI PARMA

Acqua di Parma's intense new fragrance celebrates the jasmine flower from the gardens of Calabria, Italy. This sophisticated scent mixes spicy pink pepper, orange blossom, cedar wood and musk, keeping it rich and seductive. Truly elegant and gorgeous.

Eau De Parfum, 1.7 oz, $108 exclusively at Neiman Marcus

PARIS AMOUR by BATH & BODY WORKS

A new 'Romantic' fragrance from the Bath & Body Works' Signature Collection, this latest addition evokes the romance and adventure of falling in love. This youthful, sweet perfume is a delicious blend of bright florals and warm, creamy musk. C'est magnifique!

Eau De Toilette, 2.5 oz, $29.50, available at Bath and Body Works

LIVE IN LOVE by OSCAR DE LA RENTA

Classic, feminine and full of life, Live in Love was created for women who 'live in beauty, wonder, joy and love.' It is an ideal wedding-day scent that merges a delicious combination of ginger orchid, bergamot, jasmine sambac, amber and cedarwood. The faceted glass bottle, designed by Oscar de la Renta, mirrors the modern woman in her multi-dimensional life.

Eau De Parfum, 3.4 oz, $98, available at Oscar de la Renta

Exotic

BOTTEGA VENETA by BOTTEGA VENETA

The premiere scent for this storied Italian fashion house, known for its exquisite and timeless leather goods, reflects the sensuality of classic, everlasting chic. This leathery floral chypre scent combines meadows, mown hay, flowers, earth and wood, resulting in a truly sophisticated aroma for a sexy, modern woman.

Eau De Parfum, 2.5 oz, $130, available at Bergdorf Goodman

BLACK JADE by LUBIN PARIS

Marie Antoinette's 'jardin secret', which was kept in a black jade bottle by the young queen, has been revived in its original formula by the French House of Lubin. Exotic and mysterious, this perfume is a wild recipe of spicy bergamot and cardamom, layered with florals like rose and jasmine and combined with the sensual qualities of Indian sandalwood, patchouli and amber.

Eau De Parfum, 50 ml fl oz, $130 available at Aedes

L'ESSENCE by BALENCIAGA PARIS

Like the fashion it reflects, L'Essence is the scent for a fashion forward, no-holds-barred woman. Both feminine and moody, this fragrance has an overwhelming hit of violet and green florals mixed with patchouli and smoky vetiver. For a bride not afraid to unveil her sensual side.

Eau De Parfum, 2.5 oz, $130, available at Neiman Marcus

Boudoir

VITRIOL D'OEILLET by SERGE LUTENS

Master parfumeur Serge Lutens creates a new fragrance based on the capricious, real scent of the carnation. This bold, dangerous perfume mixes the spicy carnation with cayenne pepper and clove. He calls it a 'burst of fragrant spikes'. It might sound like a wild ride, but this is an eternally beautiful, sophisticated aroma for a bride who plays by her own set of rules.

Eau De Parfum, 50 ml, $140, available at Serge Lutens

SENSUOUS NUDE by ESTÉE LAUDER

Lauder's newest fragrance is dedicated to a woman who is comfortable in her own skin. As the name implies, each note of this woody musk scent becomes sexier than the next with Sicilian bergamot, black pepper, honey, musk, sandalwood and amber in the mix. Let this heady elixir become your second skin.

Eau De Parfum, 100 ml, $90, available at Estée Lauder

LOVE, CHLOE by CHLOE

Chloe's newest scent is a delicate, powdery mix that captures the essence of the cool, iconic Chloe girl… sexy, free-spirited and spontaneous. This feminine, soft perfume combines orange blossom, pink pepper, iris, almond and vanilla. This is the ideal, modern take on Chloe's rich fragrant history.

Eau De Parfum, 2.5 oz, $100, available exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue

Fruity

LOVESTRUCK by VERA WANG

Inspired by the modern day Juliet who has found her Romeo, the name Lovestruck says it all. This sweet and sparkling fragrance is a delightful mix of pink guava, lotus blossom and tuberose, finished off with a sensual woody undertone.

Eau De Parfum, 1.7 oz, $68, available at Macys

BCBG MAX AZRIA by BCBG

Everything about this scent says Think Pink. Strawberry, black cherry and kir royale are the fruity top notes that sit in this pretty pale pink faceted bottle topped off with an oversized pink blooming flower cap. Breathe in a little further and you take in the lovely floral notes like violet, lily of the valley and rose. The addition of sandalwood and musk makes this fragrance luxurious and downright sexy.

Eau De Parfum, 1.7 oz, $55, available at BCBG

CLEMENTINE by MISTRAL

This tiny new scent from the Atelier Collection by Mistral is a fresh, bright orange fragrance that literally smells of freshly cut clementines. Cheerful and happy, the petit parfum is TSA approved and makes the perfect travel partner.

Eau De Parfum, 20 ml, $20, available at Mistral Soap

--Juli Alvarez

 
 
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