MoodScent4 Project: Wedding Guest Fragrances Pick the Perfect Scent To Your Outfit
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We are four perfume bloggers based in France, Holland, England and Wales who post on a different joint subject every couple of months. This time we have chosen Wedding Guest Fragrances as June is the wedding month. You will find links to the other blogs at the end of the post. We hope you have fun reading our different choices and adding your own in the comments.
My choices were inspired by wedding guest outfits. I have matched them to fragrances. The outfits I chose are the Cocktail Dress, Gala Dress, Chanel Tweed Jacket/Formal Suits, Informal Jeans and Barefoot at the Beach Dress.
Try A Rich Abundant Bouquet Of Flowers – The Cocktail Dress
When invited to wear a cocktail dress a good choice would be the abundant floral bouquet Jean Patou Sublime. This is one of my all time favorite fragrances. Created in 1992 by master perfumer Jean Kerleo this classic rich scent starts with sweet sugared orange rind to continue with a warm floral bouquet of Rose, Jasmine, Lily of The Valley and Orange Blossom. Try the older round vintage bottle shown on the photograph and the richer Eau de Parfum if you can. It has a dirtier drydown probably due to the added civet, making it more sophisticated and intriguing. Some would say making it more French.
Notes for Jean Patou Sublime: Bergamot, Mandarin, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Rose, Jasmine, Lily of the Valley, Orange Blossom, Madagascar Vanilla, Amber, Sandalwood.
Select An Elegant Flower – The Chanel Style Tweed Jacket
Invited to a formal wedding and plan to wear a Chanel style tweed jacket with pearls or another more formal suit? Try Frederic Malle’s Iris Poudre. This cooler more introverted elegant fragrance is an excellent choice for those weddings where you want to keep a bit to yourself and keep some distance for whatever reason.
Notes for Frederic Malle Iris Poudre : Aldehydes, Iris, Ylang Ylang, Rose, Vetiver, Musk, Vanilla, Tonka Bean.
Pick A Crisp Fresh Floral – Informal Jeans
When invited to an informal wedding where you can dress as you like and even come in jeans, a crisp soliflore (based on one flower) scent is a good choice, like the gardenia inspired Hothouse Flower by Ineke Fragrances. This is a fresh natural green fragrance with green stems, creamy white petals and green foliage. The dry down is inoffensive but lovely like white clean transparent cotton.
Notes for Ineke Fragrances Hothouse Flower: Earl Grey Tea, Green Foliage, Cypress, Gardenia, Fig, Frankincense, Galbanum, Guaiacwood, Musk, Corn Silk.
Choose A Big Bold Flower – The Long Evening Dress
When going to a wedding dressed in a long evening gala dress, you could select the iconic big floral by Serge Lutens Fleur d’Oranger. Fleur d’Oranger contains notes of white flowers like white rose, orange blossom, jasmine and tuberose. Which makes it very fitting for a wedding to wear. Although named after the orange blossom this scent can be more an opulent creamy tuberose scent to some.
Notes for Serge Lutens Fleur d’Oranger: Orange blossom, Jasmine, Tuberose, White Rose, Citrus Peel, Hibiscus Seeds, Cumin, Nutmeg.
Pick A Natural Flower – Barefoot White Dress On The Beach
For a wedding on the beach, in nature, garden or outside wear the all natural April Aromatics Jasmina. With jasmine, pink grapefruit and ylang ylang this scent is happy, sensual and uplifting but makes you feel relaxed as well. I have used the oil version regularly lately and very much like it.
Notes for April Aromatics Jasmina: Jasmin Grandiflorum, Ylang Ylang, Pink Grapefruit
Tara’s choices from A Bottled Rose, Megan’s from Megan in Sainte Máxime and Samantha’s from I Scent You A Day can be found by clicking on the names of the websites. I am curious about their choices, aren’t you?
What fragrance would you pick as a wedding guest? Will you be going to a wedding this year? If so, what fragrance will you wear?
Disclosure: all photographs were made by Esperessence, April Aromatics Jasmina was a pr sample, the other bottles were bought by me.
June 5, 2017 @ 10:34
Thank you, I absolutely loved reading your blog and about the intricacies of the perfumes mentioned.
June 5, 2017 @ 11:55
Thank you for visiting my blog, Gillian and welcome! Glad you like it.
June 5, 2017 @ 11:36
Wow! I love how you matched your choices to different outifts and wedding styles. You have got me very curious about Jean Patou Sublime, which I’ve never smelled but I love the sound of the notes. I didn’t get on with iris poudre- I have a fractious relationship with iris! The Ineke sounds perfect- I love a bit of white flower/greenery mash up and Fleur D’Oranger is perfect! I’ve also never tried any April Aromatics but I will now. Some really wonderful choices and I love how you’ve tempted me out of my comfort zone. xxx
June 5, 2017 @ 11:53
Glad to read I have gotten you outside your comfortzone scent wise. You might really like Sublime, it is quite a Classic scent. Hothouse Flower is marvelous, quite natural.
June 5, 2017 @ 11:37
Great concept and fab matches!
June 5, 2017 @ 11:51
Thank you Tara.
The Scented Hound
June 5, 2017 @ 12:11
Oh Sublime how I love thee. It’s such a underrated beauty.
June 5, 2017 @ 12:24
Yes it is, dear S! It is Sublime, as you wrote in your review. Did you try the scent in the round bottle?
June 5, 2017 @ 15:38
Love your concept, photos and your choices for this round. Jasmina is wonderful and so is Fleur d’Oranger one of my favourites.
June 17, 2017 @ 01:54
Love the pairings! Iris Poudre and Hothouse Flower are two of my favorite perfumes, and I agree with your “designation” for them. The rest I’m either not familiar with or not a fan of, but still like the concept.
June 17, 2017 @ 09:09
Good to see you again, Undina! Thank you. Nice to know Iris Poudre and Hothouse Flower are two of your favorites. Had not expected for us to have similar favorites, but we have! Love them both too!
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