The Best Wedding Fragrances for Fall Brides
Every fragrance has its season. And just like our wardrobes, it's so fun to switch our signature scent and our beauty look as the seasons change. Spring and summer weddings call for light, sun-kissed makeup paired with fresh, floral, and citrus fragrances. But when the air turns crisp and the weather cools down, it seems that every bride is looking for makeup that incorporates autumnal shades (think deep red lips and nails) and fragrances that are cozy and warm like ouds, musk, and woody notes. During this season, we love androgynous fragrances that you and your significant other can share.
Florals can work during this season, too, but try deeper, darker enveloping florals like violet, iris, and tuberose as opposed to light ones like jasmine and mandarin, which are perfect for summer. That doesn't mean jasmine is entirely off limits, though: It is the perfect wedding flower, after all. Just go for a perfume that also contains something a bit warm and heavier, like sandalwood. And if you're craving something sweet? Gourmand fragrances are perfect—especially if your wedding location should be on a vineyard or farm.
For this time of year, we love fruity fragrances combined with woody notes to cut the sweetness of it. It's the perfect combination of fruity and warm. During the fall, there are also fragrances for those who don't really like to wear strong scents at all: Something subtle, with just one or two base notes, will give off a scent that just makes you smell good, and make it seem like you aren't really wearing any scent at all.
Ready to say "yes" to your perfect wedding-day fragrance? Here, we've rounded up some of our favorite perfumes for an autumn bride to wear on her big day.
This one's for the bibliophiles out there: You may not be getting married in a library (or maybe you are) but you can certainly add that leathery, old-book scent into your wedding with this fragrance.
Shop Now: Byredo Bibliotheque Eau de Parfum, $260, byredo.com.
D.S. & Durga
Cedar, cardamom, geranium, and musk create a woody, spicy fragrance that's perfect for fall.
Shop Now: D.S. & Durga Amber Teutonic Eau de Parfum, $260, dsanddurga.com.
Blackberry, bay leaves, and cedarwood add both freshness and warmth to this fruity fragrance.
Shop Now: Jo Malone London Blackberry & Bay Cologne, $140, sephora.com.
Juliette Has a Gun
One base note—cetalox—creates a warm yet super subtle fragrance that smells like you aren't really wearing much at all.
Shop Now: Juliette Has a Gun Not a Perfume, $100, amazon.com.
Spicy ginger and warm tuberose are feminine, in a grounding, autumnal way. It's whimsical and warm at the same time.
Shop Now: Hermes Twilly d'Hermes Eau de Parfum, $133, hermes.com.
Sandalwood, cedar, cypress, and myrtle make this sexy, woody, and velvety.
Shop Now: Diptyque Tam Dao Eau de Toilette, $65, net-a-porter.com.
Jasmine, tuberose, and sandalwood create a floral scent that smells just like a garden—fresh, floral, and warm.
Shop Now: Gucci Bloom Acqua di Fiori Eau de Toilette for Her, $83, sephora.com.
Iris and rose make this a beautiful floral fragrance that's floral, but not too light.
Shop Now: Hermes Iris Ukiuoe Eau de Toilette, $266, hermes.com.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian
Vanilla paired with woody base notes is a perfect fall combination. We love the elegance and softness of this gourmand yet musky scent.
Shop Now: Maison Francis Kurkdjian Gentle Fluidity Gold Eau de Parfum, $225, bergdorfgoodman.com.
Rich tuberose combines with bergamot, vetiver, and oakmoss to lend a complex sexiness and warmth to this fragrance. As the name suggests, it's perfect for evening weddings. ("Le Soir" means nighttime in French.)
Shop Now: Aerin Tuberose Le Soir Parfum, $235, esteelauder.com.