The Best Wedding Perfume for Your Bridal Style

Are you a boho bride or more classically inclined? Either way, we found the fragrance for you.

Updated 08/29/18
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Scent has the power to evoke strong memories, making it all the more important to carefully choose a perfume to wear on your wedding day. Chances are, whenever you catch a whiff of the fragrance thereafter, you'll be brought back to your perfect big day and all the celebratory moments you shared with your spouse, your family, and your friends. But just how do you go about choosing a perfume from all the beautiful bottles in Sephora or on the department store shelves? Simple. Just base your pick on your bridal style.

Whether you went with a classic ball gown or bohemian sheath, your personal style has probably already helped you chose a wedding dress. Similarly, it's always best to select your wedding-day scent with your individual tastes in mind. You want to feel wholly like yourself on the big day after all, so aligning your perfume with your personality is the way to go. Boho bride? Opt for a fragrance with gorgeous woodsy notes. Is your bridal style more classic and refined? Choose a scent that features fresh florals.

No matter your particular tastes, we found the fragrance for you. See the best wedding perfumes for every bridal style, below.

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Modern

Forged in the North

Modern brides should opt for notes of orange blossom, orange rind, sandalwood, violet, and rose. “This kind of girl is bold,” says L.A. florist and perfumer Eric Buterbaugh, who suggests a fragrance that’s “intense and musky.”

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Ralph Lauren Romance Rosé

Courtesy of Sephora

This rose de mai fragrance gets a unique, modern twist thanks to fruity notes of bergamot lychee, red apple, and black currant.

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $96

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EB Florals Kingston Osmanthus Eau de Parfum

Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

With unexpected notes of musky white Osmanthus buds, violet leaves, jasmine petals, and sandalwood, you'll find a new surprise to this scent with every sniff.

SHOP NOW: Saks Fifth Avenue, $395

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Gucci Bloom Nettare di Fiori

Courtesy of Sephora

While many floral fragrances tend to be powdery, this perfume packs a punch with a dose of osmanthus for a woodier, spicier floral scent.

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $107

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Boho

shoes

Photo by Juanlu Real

Oud, vetiver, bergamot, and a little citrus zest are key in selecting the perfect bohemian fragrance. “Oud is the new patchouli,” Buterbaugh says. “There’s something really sexy about the boho girl.”

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Estée Lauder Beautiful Belle

Courtesy of Macy's

Lychee, mimosa, rose petals, orange flower, gardenia, and marzipan musk mingle in this perfume for an overall sensual scent.

SHOP NOW: Macy's, $71

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Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium

Courtesy of Nordstrom

White florals, vanilla, jasmine, and patchouli give this scent a sexy start, while the basenote of black coffee will wake you up—no matter how late you were up at your rehearsal dinner.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $94

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Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Nectar

Courtesy of Nordstrom

The gunpowder accord and patchouli notes in this pretty, pink perfume offer a smoky spin on floral fragrances.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $120

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Romantic

bride with bridesmaids

Photo by Clayton Austin

“This girl has one foot on each side—sexy and sensual, and balanced and clean,” explains Buterbaugh. Sniff out a scent that features lavender offset with vanilla, sage, sandalwood, or apricot.

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Guerlain Mon Guerlain

Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

Sensual femininity is the name of the game when it comes to this Angelina Jolie -inspired perfume that features French lavender, Indian jasmine, sandalwood, and Vanilla Tahitensis.

SHOP NOW: Saks Fifth Avenue, $94

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Clinique My Happy Peony Picnic

Courtesy of Macy's

The sun-drenched peonies and roses in this perfume are undeniably romantic, while the price can't be beat.

SHOP NOW: Macy's, $22

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Giorgio Armani Sí Passione

Courtesy of Sephora

A fruity and floral fragrance with notes of pear, rose, and woody vanilla, this scent is feminine without being demure.

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $86

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Classic

Photo by Jennifer Young Studio

Buterbaugh recommends classic brides go for a fragrance that's “quite floral, but in the softest way.” Lily of the valley, hyacinth, tuberose, and jasmine are some undeniably classic scents.

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Tiffany & Co. Eau de Parfum Intense

Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

A richer, even more wedding-worthy rendition of Tiffany's signature scent, this version boasts vert de mandarine, iris, and musky amber.

SHOP NOW: Bloomingdale's, $113

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Chanel Paris-Biarritz Eau de Toilette

Courtesy of Chanel

Inspired by the Basque coast, this classic Lily of the Valley fragrance gets a crisp twist with a splash of sea spray.

SHOP NOW: Chanel, $130

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Dior Joy

Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

You can't help but feel, well, joy when you catch a whiff of this airy scent, featuring vibrant florals, citrus, and musk.

SHOP NOW: Neiman Marcus, $130

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