Feel scent-sational by pairing your perfume with your wedding dress

Words by Sarah Gillespie

Design Your Own Fragrance - The Ultimate Collection

Design Your Own Fragrance – The Ultimate Collection, £95, The Perfume Studio

If you’ve got a bespoke dress…

If you’re fussy by nature, always on the quest for ‘the one,’ then you may need to have a nose for your perfect essense. Create your signature scent with The Perfume Studio’s Ultimate Collection of 18 individual blends and two atomisers.

If your dress is sweet and youthful…

Few can argue with the lasting legacy of Chanel’s parfumerie, but if you find No.5 a tad heavy you’ll love Coco Mademoiselle, a fresh Oriental confection sure to delight those with a candy crush.

If your dress is a fresh take on a popular style…

You’ve little hope to be the only one at your wedding wearing Tom Ford Black Orchid, so make your mark by opting for the newer Velvet Orchid. It has all the recognisable notes of its predecessor, but its sugary softness makes it a perfect bridal scent.

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle, Tom Ford Velvet Orchid and Calvin Klein Reveal

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle eau de parfum, £67.50, The Fragrance Shop; Tom Ford Velvet Orchid eau de parfum, £72 for 50ml, at Frasers, Glasgow and Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh; Calvin Klein Reveal eau de parfum, £24.99 for 30ml, The Perfume Shop.

If your dress is slinky and sexy…

The latest launch from Calvin Klein, Reveal, evokes post-coital skin with notes of raw salt, musk and cashmere. Its sensuality deserves to be mirrored in a sultry gown.

If your dress is modern…

Fashion-forward brides should look to fragrances with oud notes, as the Middle Eastern oil is 2015’s hottest scent. Clinique’s Aromatics in White also has hints of Sichuan pepper, violet leaves and vanilla. Sumptuous and striking.

If your dress is sophisticated and feminine…

Elegant musk and woody notes mix with summery florals in Estée Lauder’s big 2014 release, making this scent a dream choice if your gown is both pretty and chic.

Jo Malone London Peony & Blush Suede Bridal Lace Collection cologne, £86 for 100ml. Clinique Aromatics in White eau de parfum, £55 for 50ml. Estée Lauder Modern Muse Chic eau de parfum, £45 for 30ml.

Jo Malone London Peony & Blush Suede Bridal Lace Collection cologne, £86 for 100ml. Clinique Aromatics in White eau de parfum, £55 for 50ml. Estée Lauder Modern Muse Chic eau de parfum, £45 for 30ml.

If you’ve picked a stunning lace dress…

Choose from ten of Jo Malone London’s best-sellers and have your bottle etched with one of three gorgeous lace designs to complement your dress. A delightful keepsake that will make you smile long after your dress is packed away.

Heads and tails

It’s not just perfume – here’s heaps more choice when it comes to being heaven scent!

Narciso Rodriguez For Her

Narciso Rodriguez For Her hair mist, £25, Escentual; Happy Heart body cream, £27, Clinique; Michael Kors liquid shimmer dry oil spray, £40, House of Fraser.

The Library of Fragrance has a jaw-dropping selection of weird and wonderful scents for the quirky bride. Although there’s sweet smells like Bulgarian Rose and Lemon Meringue, we’re much more captivated by Play-Doh, Pizza, Dirt and Paperback (all £15).

The Library of Fragrance