How to DIY a Signature Scent for Your Wedding Day

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How to DIY Your Wedding Perfume

Photo (from left to right): Todd Huffman; Courtesy of Chanel

While there are plenty of wedding-worthy perfumes out there, you still might not be set on a certain scent. After all, this is your big day—your fragrance should reflect how special you are and maybe even reflect the style of your wedding (rustic? romantic? whimsical?). Sometimes, combing through all of the fresh and warm fragrances out there isn't enough. If that's the case, you should consider crafting a signature, one-of-a-kind aroma that's tailor-made to you. Here, three easy ways to create a combination for your wedding day.

Double Down on Citrus

If this is your first time blending, stick to pairing like with like (although pairing like with like doesn't necessarily mean pairing lemon with lemon or orange with orange). We love layering a crisp, lemony scent over a light, fruity lotion (like grapefruit!).

Try mixing: Sugar lemon, $80, Fresh; Deluxe hand & body lotion with aloe vera and oatmeal in grapefruit, $22, Kiehl's

Hit Your Sweet Spot

Vanilla goes well with just about everything. But when you spray it over something else from the "gourmand" fragrance family, like this honey-spiked bath gel, it becomes irresistibly sweet.

Try mixing: Healthy roller-ball fragrance in pure vanilla, $19, Lavanila Laboratories; Honey bath in creme brulee, $40, Laura Mercier

Add More Flower Power

While mixing florals with citrus isn't ideal, layering two simple flower scents can be stunning—especially for a spring or summer wedding.

Try mixing: Les Exlusifs de Chanel Gardenia, $230, Chanel; London English pear & freesia, $115, Jo Malone

P.S. If you want to personalize your perfume, consider checking out Original Scent. Bespoke fragrance guru Sarah Horowitz just launched the service, which creates one-of-kind wedding fragrances (from $99 each) that can even be used as unity candles!

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