With scents being highly emotive and a proven memory booster, having the perfect perfume for each and every bridal bash will help you remember every split second of your year of engagement festivities (because who would ever want to forget her time as a blushing bride?!). Spritz on these sweet scents and get every party started — from your bachelorette bash to your honeymoon getaway!
The Bachelorette Party
Grab your LBD, your girls, and one of these night-out perfumes.
Floral: Tory Burch Absolu — This lily-of-the-valley and tuberose scent gets a healthy dose of evening-appropriate edge with cedar and black currant. (3.4 ounces, $130, Sephora)
Fresh: Gucci Bamboo — It starts out sparkling and citrusy with bergamot, then warms up with sandalwood and gray amber. (1.7 ounces, $92, Ulta)
Sweet: Annick Goutal Les Absolus Vanille Charnelle — Hints of pepper and ylang ylang make this vanilla scent super sophisticated, not syrupy. (2.5 ounces, $280, Annick Goutal)
Spicy: Marc Jacobs Decadence — Amber and saffron bring this plum-based fragrance into flat-out-sexy territory. Chic alert: It's shaped like a purse! (1.7 ounces, $95, Sephora)
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Call it your finishing touch! A romantic scent to spray on lightly just before you head down the aisle.
Floral: Bottega Veneta Knot Eau Florale — The rose-peony blend has neroli and lavender added for a soft, clean vibe. (1.7 ounces, $125, Nordstrom)
Fresh: Burberry My Burberry — This combo of sweet pea, lemon flower, and moss is airy and whisper light. It's like a garden wedding, bottled! (1.7 ounces, $98, Burberry)
Sweet: Estée Lauder Modern Muse Le Rouge — A pretty mix of fruity notes (cassis and raspberry) and florals (jasmine and magnolia) gets a boho touch with an unexpected hint of patchouli. (1.7 ounces, $82, Ulta)
Spicy: Narciso Rodriguez Narciso — Notes of two different woody cedars add an earthy feel to feminine Bulgarian rose. (3 ounces, $98, Narciso Rodriguez)
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*Bikini? Check. Sunscreen? Done. Sexy fragrance sure to intrigue your cute new husband? Look no further. *
Floral: Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Mimosa Bloom — So lush, thanks to violet, heliotrope, and narcissus. So refreshing, thanks to a splash of zesty mandarin. (1.7 ounces, $225, Barneys)
Fresh: Michael Kors 24K Brilliant Gold — A blend of tropical flowers (jasmine and frangipani), plus vetiver makes this scent just the thing to wear to a beachside dinner. (3.4 ounces, $100, Sephora)
Sweet: Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Eau de Parfum Intense — Lancôme's flirty new take on the much-loved original! A hint of hazelnut puts a creamy spin on this iris-tuberose combo. (1.7 ounces, $110, Macy's)
Spicy Alaïa Alaïa Paris Parfum: — Pink pepper, musk, and freesia make it exotic and sensual. (3.3 ounces, $150, Saks Fifth Avenue)
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