Choosing your wedding perfume – top tips from Parfum Parfait
Your make-up is perfect, your hair is done, your dress looks beautiful, so what’s left? What about your perfume? Will you go for old faithful or a completely new fragrance? Here are a few tips from independent personal fragrance consultant Virginie Darnau, about what you should bear in mind when choosing your wedding perfume.
1. The perfume should fit your gown style: romantic, natural or simple….
2. It should combine beautifully with your skin, highlighting your natural tone, rather than masking it. A sign of a good perfume is if you feel comfortable wearing it. When you love your perfume, you look amazing and feel confident!
3. What to avoid: You should not wear a perfume that is pretending to make you look different from who you truly are. Whether it is supposed to make you look younger, more dynamic, more serious… This fragrance will not make you feel good about yourself and you will not feel confident or attractive.
4. Choose a perfume to highlight your personality. The different perfume families send out different messages and connotations.
* Oriental families tend to be sensual warmer and caring. They can be more dramatic in interpretations where the florality is kept to a minimum, like in L’air de Rien by M. Harris. Or on the opposite, they can be very sensual and feminine if opulent flower bouquets are playing a big part like in Secret Obsession by Calvin Klein.
* Chypres can be more dramatic, with a slight masculinity in the woods, and could therefore fit stronger personalities. Depending on the construction, they can either be whimsical when fruits accords are present, like in Miss Dior Cherie, or more femme fatale like in Narciso Rodriguez for Her where orange flower and a touch of honey give the tone.
* Florals are definitely the most feminine of the spectrum, whether you like Soliflores likes Paul Smith Rose, or more sophisticated combinaitions like J’adore L’Or by Dior.
* Eaux are lighter and more delicate, possibly more natural and active. Try Bigarade Concentree by F. Malle or Un Jardin sur le Nil by Hermes.
5. Try wearing the chosen perfume for a whole day before the big day. Smell throughout the day, possibly writing your impressions. If you like it all the way, then you have the perfect fragrance. If not, try another one until you find the perfect match!
Post by Zankyou Guest Blogger: Virginia Daniau, owner of Parfum Parfait. She is the only independent personal fragrance consultant in the UK, helping people choose the scent that’s right for them. A private client consultation with Virginie costs £95.
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