Choosing a fragrance isn’t an easy task, especially for important occasions like your wedding day. Make things easier by taking your fragrance inspiration from the flowers you love to find the perfect bouquet, whether you’re getting ready to walk down the aisle or just looking for a sublime new scent.
If you love… Freesias
One of the most fragrant flowers, all known varieties of freesias are of African origin, with 12 native to the Cape. This makes it a local favourite for a bride looking to include a homegrown flower in her bouquet that not only looks beautiful, but smells wonderful too.
Wear Gucci Première EDT (R855, 50ml)
This radiant floral fragrance is bright and elegant, featuring a heart of freesia, surrounded by sparkling notes of orange blossom and a base of sensual musk.
If you love… Peonies
They’re the favourite bloom of Gossip Girl Blair Waldorf and the perfect pick to make a statement on your big day. Peonies are happy, voluminous flowers that hold their own whether paired amongst others or bunched as one pretty posie.
Wear Escada Joyful EDP (R775, 50ml)
This delightfully floral scent boasts a light-hearted spirit with a nod to carefree whimsy. A heart of pink peonies is complemented beautifully by notes of blackcurrant sorbet, energising mandarin and earthy Florimoss.
If you love… Jasmine
One of the most loved white florals in perfumery, this sweet-scented flower is commonly found at the heart of many floral and oriental fragrances. When choosing it as part of your bridal bouquet, choose a soft, feminine perfume that complements the scent and doesn’t compete for attention.
Wear Lacoste Eau de Lactose Pour Femme EDP (R755, 50ml)
This soft and sensual scent is perfect for brides who love an air of understated beauty and casual confidence. It combines notes of juicy white pineapple, with a white floral heart of jasmine sambac and orange flower.
If you love… Roses
Roses are red, violets are blue. This flower is a favourite for brides saying I do. And with over a hundred different kinds to choose from, it’s no wonder roses are the classic floral choice for bridal bouquets and arrangements.
Wear Stella McCartney Stella EDP (R795, 50ml)
This iconic fashion designer’s debut scent is a feminine homage to the English Rose. A heart of pure rose follows sensual top notes of fresh mandarin and soft rosy florals, in a beautiful ombre plum flacon.
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