JO MALONE LONDON
“I chose Jo Malone London Grapefruit cologne because I wanted something that would stay fresh and light as I knew I would be hugging family and friends throughout the day.” – Kate, Chicago
Buy It! Jo Malone London “Grapefruit” cologne, $130/100 ml; bluemercury.com
SOMETHING BLUE BY OSCAR DE LA RENTA
Sharon Kanter, Deputy Style Director: I wore this floral scent on my wedding day. I loved the name of it (I’m such a sucker, I know!) and the scent was extremely delicate and feminine (it has notes of bergamot, mandarin, lily, musk and vanilla). My mom actually got it for me as a gift for my wedding day, (when it was way more expensive than it is now!), which made it extra special. Now, I pay it forward and gift it to my girlfriends for their bridal shower gift. You can’t go wrong.
Buy It! Something Blue by Oscar de la Renta, 3.4 oz, $25.74; jet.com
“I wore my Passion Flower perfume from the Bermuda Perfumery. Bermuda is a special place for us as a couple – my husband proposed on the beach in Bermuda, and we spend a few weeks there every summer with close friends and family.” -Melissa, New Jersey
Buy It! Lili Bermuda “Passion Flower” perfume, $130/15 ml; lilibermuda.com
“I’ve been wearing Annick Goutal “Petite Cherie” on special occasions for years. I love that Annick made it especially for her daughter—it felt like an extra sweet omen to have on the big day!” -Sara, N.Y.C.
Buy It! Annick Goutal “Petite Cherie,” $120/50ml; neimanmarcus.com
Catherine Kast, Editor: Yes, I am completely aware this is supposed to be a men’s scent, and yes, that’s what made it perfect for my wedding. Hear me out: When the dress that spoke to me was totally the opposite of what I thought I wanted—an incredibly feminine Monique Lhuillier two-piece ensemble— I wanted to pair it with something equally unexpected. It’s woodsy and deep, which stood out against the rest of my ladylike look.
Buy It! Fresh ‘Cannabis Santal’ eau de parfum, $50; nordstrom.com
Buy It! Prada Amber, $34.20; jet.com
Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor: This is the only fragrance my mom wears, so I grew up surrounded by the scent, and it always makes me feel calm when I put it on (calmness is key on your wedding day). It also happens to be the perfume RHONY star Luann D’Agostino — née Countess Luann de Lesseps — wore at her wedding, which must mean she’s my spirit animal.
Buy It! Chanel N°5 Eau de Parfum 1.07 oz, $100; sephora.com
“I wore Aveda Love, which they call a ‘pure-fume’ since it’s a blend of essential oils and not technically perfume. It smells warm and rich and isn’t overpowering at all, and every time I catch the scent of sandalwood I think of our wedding day.” – Regan, Philadelphia
Buy It! Aveda “Love” composition oil, $30/1 oz; nordstrom.com
VERSACE BRIGHT CRYSTAL
“I got married on a beach in August, which is why I chose is why I chose this fragrance — the light floral scent perfect for the summer.”-Carli, Ohio
Buy It! $73; nordstrom.com
Alex Apatoff, Deputy Style Director: My now-husband had mentioned he liked this slightly peppery floral once, so I toted this ridiculously huge bottle all the way to Chicago with the intention of creating great scent memories for us to share. Then in my rush to get ready, I forgot to put it on. But my intentions were good.
Buy It! Marc Jacobs Lola, $63.46/3.4 oz; jet.com
JO MALONE LONDON
COMME DES GARÇONS 2
Worn by Silke at her City Hall wedding, Brooklyn, NY
Buy It! Comme des Garçons 2, $131; sephora.com
JO MALONE LONDON
“I thought this scent was bright and fresh, and a good complement to the Caribbean sun and sea!” – Kate, St. Thomas
Buy It! Jo Malone London Mimosa & Cardamom Cologne, $65 (for 30ml); nordstrom.com
MCMC FRAGRANCES MOCIUN
“I wanted a familiar scent that I’d worn before that grounded and calmed me on a day when there were a lot of unknown circumstances. This neroli flower and white musk oil perfume is potent and alluring but not overtly feminine or sweet.” – Carina, Brooklyn
Buy It! MCMC Fragrances Mociun #1, $55; mcmcfragrances.com