SCENT CAN ADD CHARACTER AND DEPTH TO A ROOM

So to set the mood for your big day, it’s an idea to book in for Jo Malone’s complimentary wedding consultation, which offers endless possibilities – from warming up draughty churches with spicy aromatic candles to delicately fragrancing your table linen with delicious gourmand notes. For bridesmaids, we know it’s hard to please them all (just choosing their dresses can signal Armageddon), but if you want to say thank you with fragrance, theperfumesociety.org has an online service called FR.eD (short for Fragrance Editor) that takes the guesswork out of finding friends a great perfume match. Simply plug in the name of their current favourite, and an online tool uses its key notes to steer you towards something your maids will like, across a range of price points. And the rest? We love these clever ways to get perfume in everywhere…

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FINDING A NEW PERFUME CAN SEEM DAUNTING

But the trick is to think seasonally, based on when you’re getting hitched. How about new, budding fresh green scents to signal spring? When it comes to summer, churches can be very warm; ‘in which case, citrus and fresh watery notes are your best friends,’ advises Michael Donovan, owner of the Roullier White perfumery.

‘They will leave you cool and composed and add energy when humidity is high.’ If you’re planning a wedding in tropical climes, a good tip is to spray scent on your veil or hair, rather than your skin, as many perfumes contain alcohol, which can trigger allergic reactions if skin is exposed to the sun. ‘Be sure to spray scent onto a tissue first,’ warns Jo Fairley, ‘as some can stain – alternatively, spritz inside your dress to release the fragrance with your body heat as you waft around.’ As autumn arrives, warm, woodsy fragrances come into their own and for winter brides, Donovan says: ‘Seek out something glowing that will enrich the air around you and leave a trail as long as your train.’

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