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Wedding Guest Scents: What to wear? Match Fragrances to Fabric!

For ‘what to wear’ as a wedding guest (or any of the posh parties and events one might get invited to in the warmer months) it can often be a bit of a struggle to wonder which fragrance we should reach for – something that feels dressed up, but not too overpowering. Where to start…?!

 

 

 

Help! Suddenly, those going ‘out-out’ scents we saved for dressy occasions can feel rather too cloying or stifling in the summer, and so we urge you to reach out and match the feel of your fragrance to the fabric used in the outfit you’ll be wearing. There are so many scents out there evoking the sensual textures and moods of silk, cotton and linen. So, start with the look for inspiration and finish with the fragrance that best enhances it as your invisible accessory. It’s the most cohesive way to feel put-together and instantly event-ready, no matter the occasion…

 

 

 

 

Juliette Has a Gun Musc Invisible

If you’re wearing something more simple but beautifully cut – say, a stunning cotton dress, the airy perfection of broderie anglaise, or the clean lines of summer two-pice –  you don’t want to overwhelm the look. Pair with this dreamy blending of radiant jasmine absolute with deliciously soft cotton flower, resting on a featherbed of soul soothing white musk. Want a scent to wear every day, not only for a special events? This is your new go-to for any occasion.

from £100 for 50ml eau de parfum Johnlewis.com

 

 

 

Cacharel Noa

Created by none other than famed nose Olivier Cresp, this is a timeless masterpiece of understated loveliness – and perfect for those on a budget (if you pushed the boat out for the outfit!) Who doesn’t want to be wrapped in a whisper of white, soft cotton and pretty, powdery peonies? Weightless yet fluffed around the edges, the soothingly nuanced freesia nuzzles fuzzy peach skin, ylang ylang and a shower of sheer rose petals to the creamy, transparent incense base.

£21.99 for 30ml eau de toilette theperfumeshop.com

 

 

 

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Floris Tuberose in Silk

A ‘celebration of voluptuous tuberose’, think elegantly draped silk – the captivatingly iconic flower enrobed in the solar breeze of jasmine, the soft musk of warm skin and a surprisingly fruity benzoin base. Sourcing a natural tuberose absolute from southern India, there’s sunshine folded within, so it blooms beautifully for hours. In-house perfumer Penny Ellis worked with perfumery director Edward Bodenham to create this hand-poured, small batch edition. Stock up now!

£180 for 100ml eau de parfum florislondon.com

 

 

Creed Queen of Silk

For something more va-va-voom, this wows with the intricacy of a lavish pattern that emerges from a roll of the finest silk. Fusing the opulence of tuberose with the rich qualities of patchouli, think of those notes as the warp, the scented structure of this composition, while succulent passion fruit balances smooth vanilla and amber-rippled woods act as the colour-shift weft. Threaded together, they drape with magisterial presence for a perfume that demands attention.

£270 for 75ml eau de parfum creedfragrances.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

Estèe Lauder White Linen Legacy

‘I named it White Linen because I envisioned the woman who wore it as fresh, crisp and clean’ said Mrs. Estée Lauder of her original masterpiece. Reimagined here with the help of Frederic Malle in the Legacy collection, White Linen feels elevated beyond simplicity to become, as they describe it, more ‘geometrical.’ The pureness feels exquisitely tailored, a symphony of airy aldehydes, breezy rose and jasmine wafting to the warm, musky, hay-like vetiver base. Sublime!

£250 for 100ml eau de parfum esteelauder.co.uk

 

Written by Suzy Nightingale

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