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.
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.”
Ralph Lauren Romance Rosé
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
EB Florals Kingston Osmanthus Eau de Parfum
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
Gucci Bloom Nettare di Fiori
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
Estée Lauder Beautiful Belle
Lychee, mimosa, rose petals, orange flower, gardenia, and marzipan musk mingle in this perfume for an overall sensual scent.
SHOP NOW: Macy's, $71
Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium
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
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Nectar
The gunpowder accord and patchouli notes in this pretty, pink perfume offer a smoky spin on floral fragrances.
SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $120
Guerlain Mon Guerlain
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
Clinique My Happy Peony Picnic
The sun-drenched peonies and roses in this perfume are undeniably romantic, while the price can't be beat.
SHOP NOW: Macy's, $22
Giorgio Armani Sí Passione
A fruity and floral fragrance with notes of pear, rose, and woody vanilla, this scent is feminine without being demure.
SHOP NOW: Sephora, $86
Tiffany & Co. Eau de Parfum Intense
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
Chanel Paris-Biarritz Eau de Toilette
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
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