One thing’s for sure, when it comes to picking a divine wedding day fragrance, there are so many choices. And how to choose? We chat to Jo Malone’s Creative Studio on big day scenting.
With heaps of scrumptious fragrance choices, it’s no wonder Jo Malone are the go-to brand for beautiful bridal scents. From heady floral notes like Peony & Blush Suede to deliciously decadent Lime Basil and Mandarin, when it comes to choosing your perfect cologne, the Jo Malone team know a trick or two: ‘Florals are always popular, but why not pick a scent with symbolic meaning’? The oh-so-pretty peony is the omen for good fortune or orange blossom, the traditional wedding scent symbolising happiness in marriage.
And how to make your scent last all day long? The experts at Jo Malone say layering is key: ‘First use a fragrant bath oil or body & hand wash, followed by rich body crème or hydrating body & hand lotion for an all-over scent. This way the skin is scented and conditioned, ready for a spritz of cologne, the final touch.’
Don’t just stop at perfume. Scenting your wedding can often be an afterthought, but actually it’s a sure fire way to elevate your wedding to a super chic do: ‘Scent is an instant way to add atmosphere to your wedding ceremony and reception.’ From candles in all sorts of sizes filling the church with a fragrance that mimics your floral décor, to diffusers and scenting your napkins to compliment your personal fragrance choices, this is a simple way to add another dimension to your big day. And Jo Malone’s last tip? ‘Spritz the space with room spray and light all of your candles at least half an hour before your guests arrive, that way the scent will have had time to diffuse and the room will be beautifully fragrant and welcoming.’
Bespoke Lace bottle available in three different designs and can be ordered with ten scents:
Peony & Blush Suede, Orange Blossom,
English Pear & Freesia,
Nectarine Blossom & Honey,
Velvet Rose & Oud,
Dark Amber & Ginger Lily
100ml Cologne priced from £95.