12 Wedding Perfume Picks That Are Anything but Mid
Finding the perfect wedding perfume is like finding the perfect wedding dress; it's a very personal choice, and it's a special detail you'll always remember from your wedding day, literally. Our brain actually associates scents with memory. Like how the smell of freshly baked cookies might take you right back to childhood, your perfume can whisk you right back to your wedding day. In addition to how good your signature scent smells, a luxurious bottle of perfume is sure to look stunnin' in all of your wedding detail shots. Plus, you can wear it on all your future wedding anniversary date nights!
It's a big deal because you and your partner will associate your chosen scents with one of the biggest days of your lives. But with so many wedding perfumes out there, how do you decide which one is right for you? Don't fret, because I have curated a list of some of the best wedding perfumes on the market that will fit your perfume vibe, from feminine and sweet to earthy, gender-neutral perfumes. (Oh, and don't forget to check out our list of the best colognes while you're at it!)
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12 Wedding Perfumes They'll Remember
Get ready to not just look good but also smell good with the best wedding day perfume picks below.
1. If You Love Walking Around Anthropologie: Tocca Giulietta Eau de Parfum
Scent Type: Floral | Key Notes: Pink Tulips, Green Apple, Vanilla Orchid
Why it's wedding-worthy: The fresh floral scent of Giuletta is fun and flirty yet sophisticated and delicate. It's exactly what I imagine when browsing the aisles of Anthropologie. The addition of the green apple adds a fruity flair, making this fragrance profile a romantic indulgence. Plus, the gorgeous bottle is totally photo-worthy.
Sizes: 10ml-100ml | Price at time of publish: $28-$132
2. If You Want to Smell like Taylor Swift: Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum
Scent Type: Floral | Key Notes: Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Patchouli
Why it's wedding-worthy: It's well known to Swifties that Taylor is a huge fan of Flowerbomb, and who can blame her? The scent is a sultry floral explosion, and its longevity is often praised by reviewers. Don't just take my word for it. The Knot's Director of Content Strategy, MaryKate Callahan, says, "I wore Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf on my wedding day and loved it!" TL;DR: It's like a bouquet you can wear.
Sizes: 10ml-148ml | Price at time of publish: $35-$224
3. If You Want a Gender-Neutral Perfume: Snif Vow Factor
Scent Type: Fresh Green | Key Notes: Fig, Galbanum and Mandarin Orange
Why it's wedding-worthy: It's love at first spritz when you apply the Snif x Professor Perfume collab. Not only is the romantic fig scent unique from anything else you'll find on the market, it also follows industry-clean standards, meaning no preservatives, parabens, phthalates or synthetic dyes. One reviewer even says, "I am getting married in September, and I've been searching for a fragrance that makes me feel pretty and is different from others that I already own, and this absolutely hits that mark. The combo of fig, citrus, florals, and warm base notes is perfection. It's such a gorgeous scent and is genuinely unique from anything else I own."
Sizes: 10ml-30ml | Price at time of publish: $25-$65
4. If You Love Walking the Streets with Paris: Aesop Rōzu Eau de Parfum
Scent Type: Green Floral | Key Notes: Rose, Shiso, Guaiacwood
Why it's wedding-worthy: If I were having a chic city elopement, this would be the scent I'd pick. "It smells like the most dreamy version of Paris," says Emily Rumsey, The Knot's Assistant Commerce Editor. "I always get compliments when I wear it, and boy, does it last all day. It's expensive; I did not realize how much it was until I was already at the register and had to commit, but it's worth it and the best purchase of 2023 for me."
Sizes: 50ml | Price at time of publish: $195
5. If You Want to Smell Like a Disney Princess: Gucci Flora Gorgeous Jasmine Eau de Parfum
Scent Type: Classic Floral | Key Notes: Mandarin Essence, Grandiflorum Jasmine, Sandalwood
Why it's wedding-worthy: I'm always here for a Gucci moment. And while I love the Gorgeous Gardenia scent (aka the pink bottle version), I'm here to tell you not to sleep on Gorgeous Jasmine when picking out your signature wedding perfume. The bottle is designed with Gucis' distinctive floral pattern, which any bride having a whimsical garden wedding would absolutely adore.
Sizes: 7.5ml-100ml | Price at time of publish: $38-$155
6. If Your Favorite Movie is Mamma Mia!: Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Summer Vibes Eau de Toilette
Scent Type: Fresh | Key Notes: Calabrian Bergamot, Peach, Cedarwood
Why it's wedding-worthy: The bottle alone makes me want to hop on a plane to Italy or Greece ASAP. One reviewer even describes it as "summer in a bottle," and I couldn't agree more. It features fresh Calabrian Bergamot along with the sweetness of fruits like peach and citrus, finishing up with a final touch of woody notes. It's an immediate add to cart IMO.
Sizes: 50ml-100ml | Price at time of publish: $101-$126
7. If You Love a Y2K Moment: Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy
Scent Type: Warm Floral | Key Notes: Mandarin, Gardenia, Wild Berries
Why it's wedding-worthy: Viva La Juicy is just as iconic in 2023 as it was in the early 2000s, and I will die on that hill. The scent, which has over 1,200 five-star reviews on Sephora, combines delicious wild berries, florals and mandarin with base notes of creamy vanilla, warm amber and caramel. Not to mention, the bottle is a glam bride's dream.
Sizes: 10ml-100ml | Price at time of publish: $29-$115
8. If You Loved Sofia Richie's Wedding: Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea salt Cologne
Scent Type: Earthy & Woody | Key Notes: Ambrette Seeds, Sea Salt, Sage
Why it's wedding-worthy: Current "it" girl Sofia Richie does it again with her iconic wedding perfume choice: Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt. The light floral fragrance exudes quiet using ambrette seeds, sea salt and earthy sage. Jo Malone scents are also made to be layered, so you can create a truly one-of-a-kind wedding perfume.
Sizes: 30ml-100ml | Price at time of publish: $80-$165
9. If You Love All Things Pink: Miss Dior Eau de Parfum
Scent Type: Warm Florals | Key Notes: Lily-of-the-Valley, Centifolia Rose, Soft Musk
Why it's wedding-worthy: I J'adore Dior, and their fragrances are just one of the many reasons why. The cult-favorite Miss Dior is not only pretty to look at (the bow on the bottle is everything!) but smells amazing with hints of floral notes like lily-of-the-valley, peony and iris. If you order directly from Dior, you can get your perfume or cologne engraved to make it uber-personal. How sweet would it be to include your last name, initials or wedding date?
Sizes: 30ml-100ml | Price at time of publish: $55-$200
10. If You Love Walks on the Beach: Maison Margiela 'REPLICA' Beach Walk
Scent Type: Fresh | Key Notes: Bergamot, Heliotrope, Coconut Milk
Why it's wedding-worthy: If you're getting married with your toes in the sand, look no further than Replica's Beach Walk. This unisex wedding perfume manages to capture the essence of summer with notes of bergamot, ylang-ylang and coconut milk that refresh without overpowering. P.S. It also comes in a refillable size that will save you a bit of coin when purchasing your second (or fifth) bottle.
Sizes: 10ml-100ml | Price at time of publish: $35-$160
11. If Your Go-To Scent was Warm Vanilla Sugar: Kayali Vanilla 28
Scent Type: Warm and Spicy | Key Notes: Vanilla Orchids, Tonka Absolute, Amber Woods
Why it's wedding-worthy: This one's for all my to-be-weds who always needed to spray Warm Vanilla Sugar from Bath & Body Works every time they left the house. Vanilla scents are back, and that's partially thanks to Kayali Vanilla 28, which you may have seen all over your TikTok FYP. It marries the richness of vanilla orchid with the sweet softness of Brazilian tonka. And seriously, what's more romantic than a warm and sultry vanilla?
Sizes: 10ml-100ml | Price at time of publish: $25-$125
12. If You Love All Things Pink: Glossier You Eau de Parfum
Scent Type: Warm and Spicy | Key Notes: Pink Pepper, Iris, Abrox
Why it's wedding-worthy: The moment I sprayed Glossier's You, it was love at first smell, with hints of spice from the pink pepper and a beautiful floral aroma. Why is it called "You"? Well, The perfume blends with each person's natural scent differently to create a blend that's unique to you. Let's just say everyone on your wedding day will be asking what incredible scent you're wearing.
Sizes: 8ml-50ml | Price at time of publish: $28-$68
How to Choose Your Wedding Day Perfume
With so many wedding day perfumes to choose from, how do you exactly decide which one is right for you? Don't worry, I've got you covered with a few tips to make narrowing down your decision a little bit easier.
Choose Your Notes
Each wedding perfume has its own notes, or layers, known as base, top, middle and heart notes. They all work together to create the scent you smell. The main four scent families include floral, fresh, woody and oriental, which break down into subcategories from there. Many to-be-weds opt for florals because they are flirty and romantic, while others prefer something more sultry like a woody sandalwood. Look at the candles around your house or the perfumes you already own, this may give you a hint on what to look for on the shelves.
Try Out a Few Samples
Deciding on a wedding fragrance isn't always as easy as testing it on a sample strip at the store. As your wedding perfume sits on your skin, the scent will adjust over time. Plus, the longevity and how it fades vary from perfume to perfume. If a scent peaks your interest, ask to see if any take-home samples are available or consider buying the mini version before investing in the full size for the big day.
Make it a Date Night
If you want to test out the fragrances in person, visit your local beauty store with your partner and make this wedding task into a date night. Test out different perfumes and colognes, and don't forget to make notes of the scents you both enjoy.