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I don’t know if you would agree with me, but I think picking up the correct perfume for the D-day is as important as picking up the right bridal makeup for a bride. Your wedding day is not a routine day, hence so much importance is given to hair, makeup, bridal wear, shoes, and of course perfume. You would have to pick up a different scent than what you would wear on a routine basis or as your signature scent. A wedding perfume should smell fresh, refreshing, elegant and should also last through the entire day. Since wedding ceremonies in India take a lot of time, the perfume you choose should not only last for hours without changing, but also it should be able to lift your mood up and make you feel refreshed through the exhausting rituals. Since you will be the center of attention, it should make you feel elegant and boost your confidence. If you choose a wrong perfume, you will feel uncomfortable throughout. Also, it is important that you try and test the perfume that you would be wearing on your wedding day to know whether it really works for you. Do not opt for perfumes that have been gifted to you just a day before without trying, some can even give you headache, so it’s better to try them out much before. You might be a musk lover, but try to zero in on feminine scents – mostly floral ones. If you do not like sweet fragrances or wholly floral or fruity ones – look for scents that have warmer notes of patchouli and vanilla to balance out the sweetness in floral and fruity perfumes. As I mentioned before, the key is to smell fresh, youthful, feminine and romantic 😛 Do check for fresh floral notes in your perfume. If you are having a night wedding, it would be wise to pick a stronger perfume which is sensuous enough, but certainly not dark or seductive (that you can reserve for later days :P). If you are getting married in summers where the days would be hot, check for refreshing and aquatic notes, skip strong and warm scents. Also, as I have mentioned previously, women should invest in good perfumes, they should never smell cheap, definitely not on your wedding day 😛 Most importantly, perfumes are about personal choice and you should try and find out what works for you the best, but here’s a list of best bridal perfumes that can help you zero in on that perfect scent for your wedding 😛
Price: Varies anywhere from Rs. 5000 to Rs. 15,000 depending upon the quantity.
This remains my favourite perfume till date. I was so worried I would finish it off that I stopped using it 😛 It’s described as a luminous, fresh, elegant floral perfume. The main notes are rose, ylang ylang, and plum. The fragrance lasts the whole day. It’s an elegant perfume, you can wear it to work or a night out. Also, the bottle is very attractive.
Price: Rs. 3000 approximately.
This is an oriental perfume, apt for day wear. It’s a strong, pure, and sensuous fragrance. It’s a delicate, powdery, light, with a tinge of sweetness. A very soft fragrance which is not overpowering. The initial note of flower dries down to vanilla note. It’s a nice and relaxing scent. The bottle is also very attractive.
Price: Rs. 5000 approximately.
This is described as a sheer, fruity floral fragrance. It has exotic notes of apples, tahitian tiare flower, and vanilla chiffon. It’s a long lasting scent, the packaging is very attractive, it’s also perfect for night wear. It’s a sexy, sweet, girly, fruity, and floral scent. It does not change in composition with sweating and hence good for long exhausting hours.
Price: Rs. 5500 approximately.
Chanel Chance has the notes of citrus accord, hyacinth, iris, jasmine, patchouli, white musk, and vanilla. Has a woody musky fragrance which is not very heavy, has amazing staying power, lasts for long hours. It’s an evening perfume, also wintery.
Price: Rs. 4500 approximately.
This is a youthful, elegant, and romantic perfume. It’s characterized by an instant and captivating charm. It has fresh, fruity, citrus notes which blossom into floral notes and then ends up with musk and patchouli. This perfume makes you feel sexy. It has a sweet feminine fragrance, not an overpowering fragrance. It lasts for 3 to 4 hours.
Price: Rs. 5000 approximately.
The name says it all – it’s a fragrance that evokes the timeless essence of falling in love. The main notes are marigold, rose, ginger, yellow freesia, white violet, lotus flower, patchouli, oak moss, and musk. It has an amazing staying power, lasts the whole day. You can smell it on clothes even after you wash them out. It’s an elegant and romantic scent.
Price: Rs. 4000 approximately.
This one is described as a subtle, sophisticated, floral fragrance. The main notes are citrus accord, peony, rose, osmanthus flower, pink pepper, and sandalwood. This perfume comes in an attractive bottle, it’s a very feminine scent which is also deeply sensual. The fragrance is dominated by scents of rose, sandalwood, peony with hints of citrus fruits and pepper. The scent is very long lasting, stays on for the entire day and on the clothes till the next laundry.
Price: Rs. 6500 approximately.
This perfume comes in the most attractive packaging. This one is a fresh and feminine fragrance, elegant and enchanting. The main notes of this fragrance are strawberry, violet leaves, ruby red grapefruit, gardenia, violet petals, jasmine petals. The base notes are musk, white wood, and vanilla. It’s a light, fresh, youthful, feminine, flirty fragrance. Can be worn during daytime as well as night time. Stays for around 7 hours and lingers on even afterwards.
Price: Rs. 3000 approximately.
This is a floral fruity fragrance – the top notes are lavender, mandarin orange, bergamot. The middle and base notes are orchid, apple martini, rosewood, patchouli, musk, cedar, amber, and woods. It’s an innocent, exotic, feminine fragrance. The lasting power is excellent, suitable for all occasions, it’s a very sophisticated scent.
Price: Rs. 8500.
This one is described as a chic, luxurious, s*xy fragrance for women. Some of the main notes are dewy freesia, tamarind, fresh tuberose, white wings peony. It’s a sophisticated, sensual, warm, and wearable scent. This one is a soft, feminine, yet classy fragrance. It’s a floral fragrance with some light musky base notes. In the opening, it smells like a floral aquatic scent, then floral, then powdery along with musky and woody notes. It’s a long lasting perfume, stays on for 5 to 7 hours, wouldn’t give you headaches.
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