The scent you wear on your wedding day will forever conjure up memories of the special time. That's why choosing the perfect perfume is an important part of the planning process. Although department stores are chock-full of options, for a unique scent no one else will be wearing, head to one of these six sweet-smelling L.A. perfumeries.
Scent Bar (Above)
A staple perfumery in the city, Scent Bar's alluring aromas will surely lure you in. The airy, all-white emporium is lined with shelves of niche, independent fragrances you can't find in department stores. Brides-to-be can sample and explore the small boutique on their own — or take a seat at the bar and have a personal fragrance fitting with one of the store's experts.
After you've sniffed your way through Le Labo's selection of fresh fine fragrances and have chosen "the one" for your wedding day, you'll have the option of personalizing the label. You pick the name of choice (which can include your new last name, your wedding hashtag — the opportunities are endless!), making the bottle even more special. Create even more of a keepsake by opting for the metal travel tube, which can be engraved with your initials or those of your fiancé. Think of the pre-wedding photo ops!
Aromatherapist and perfumer Persephenie Lea is a veritable scent goddess. Her shop is filled with aromatic treasures you won't find anywhere else. Natural and botanical perfumes are her specialty, and she artfully crafts all of her fragrances in small batches and hand pours them in her LA studio.
Cult-favorite Parisian perfumer Diptyque makes luxurious scents that wear well with a wedding dress. Choose from one of its unforgettable unisex personal fragrances — made from fine, raw materials. Scent options range from fruity and floral to spicy and woody. While you're there, we suggest picking up the Choisya candle for good luck — which stars orange blossom symbolizing the eternal bond of marriage.
If you're a flower-lover at heart, look no further than celebrity floral designer Eric Buterbaugh, who launched his own perfume label and opulent boutique exclusively dedicated to luxury floral fragrances. Splurge on one of the blooming brand's seven sumptuous scents each inspired by Buterbaugh's favorite flowers — think celestial jasmine, sultry rose, and virgin lily of the valley.
Brides-to-be don't have to sacrifice luxury to wear something fresh and natural on their big day — thanks to Strange Invisible Perfumes. The chic Venice perfumery designs its own avant-garde, botanical fragrances in-house — using certified organic, wildcrafted, biodynamic, and hydro-distilled essences.