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Finding the perfect scent for your wedding

November 2, 2016
Posted by Jinelle DLima
It’s no longer kosher to tie the knot in a small intimate setting. Today couples dream of exotic destinations—on the sands overlooking azure ocean waters or a regal affair in palaces with immaculately-carved gazebos and opulent courtyards. While venues can turn any dream-wedding fantasy into an unforgettable reality, more often than not the bridal vanity kit excludes one quintessential pick – fragrance. Listed below are the four main fragrance types decoded to suit your preferred venue.

Spring time wedding classics

Think Fresh. These light, energetic and airy scents are known by their citrus or green notes. Often made from lemon, orange and bergamot; and accented with herbal tones for that jolt of crispiness these fragrances revive the senses and lift the spirits. A great daytime choice for an uplifting springtime wedding in Kerala, The Venice of the East, or Pondicherry, The Cobblestoned French Colonial Beauty.

Winter wedding classics

A fragrance with Woody notes is the best way to add magic to a winter wedding. Built on base notes of bark and moss, conjuring winding forest paths, this strong, opulent scent translates well to weddings atop mountains overlooking deep valleys. These wild aromatic perfumes often have light top notes with a muskier heart made from sandalwood, patchouli and oak moss to provide an air of sophistication and luxury. Think Mussouri, The Queen of Hills, or Shimla, The Summer Capital of British India, as you say ‘I Do’ amidst floating clouds.

Royal Wedding Classics

Jetting off to Rajasthan for your nuptials? Think Oriental. Exotic and distinctly adventurous, these decadent blends feature an earthy, animalistic base scent such as musk or ambergris, often combined with warm notes such as amber. The effect is a bold yet mysterious perfume that makes a big entrance in keeping with your beautiful lehenga as you get carried on a bedecked palanquin into the royal palaces of Jaipur, Hyderabad or Udaipur.  Spray on this mystifying blend as you take your seven vows in picturesque manicured gardens adorned with lattices of carved marble.

Beach Wedding classics

You need something floral, sweet and romantic. Sometimes made of a single note, but generally a combination of various flower notes such as rose, violet, lily, jasmine and lavender for that classic feminine appeal. Spritz on these light and slightly sweet scents as you walk down the aisle in the perfect blanche ballroom gown. If a white wedding with tranquil sunsets and pristine waters on a sun kissed Goan-beach is what you dream of…these intimate bouquets of fresh flowers in a bottle are an absolute must.