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Carrying a bundle of your favorite blooms down the aisle is a must on your wedding day, but what to do if their sweet aroma clashes with your big day scent? Finding a bridal-inspired perfume to complement your floral fragrance is one of our favorite ways to elevate your big-day style.
So what scent goes best with your favorite bridal bouquet? This week, we're breaking down our favorite perfumes for the bride who has chosen a Lily of the Valley bouquet. Carried by Kate Middleton and Grace Kelly, this flower has a strong green scent that pairs nicely with orange flower, freesia, and jasmine. To complement your crisp, classic, and understated style, here are three perfect picks to consider for your walk down the aisle.
First, consider a light autumn-inspired scent from Jo Malone. The sweet smells of just-ripe pears and a fresh bouquet of freesia are combined with mellow, woodsy notes for a bright yet luscious scent you'll love. "English Pear & Freesia Cologne", $120, Jo Malone
Another great combination? Giorgio Armani's citrusy scent pairs perfectly with dainty Lily of the Valley bouquets. Infused with the smells of grapefruit, just-picked flowers, and cedarwood, results in a harmonious perfume ideal for your wedding day. "Acqua di Gioia", $77, Giorgio Armani
Lastly, we love this bright pick from Diptyque. Filled with floral citrus notes, like bergamot, neroli, and orange blossom, this fragrant perfume is sure to remind you of a sun-drenched vacation. Pack it for your honeymoon, too! "L'Eau de Néroli", $98, Diptyque
Don't forget to pick up our Brides February/March 2015 issue, available on newsstands December 23, for more bridal beauty advice, including several other bouquet and fragrance pairings for your big day!