More weddings are happening in late summer and early fall than ever before. Perhaps couples are finding the crisp air that creeps in around that time refreshing and more romantic. Perhaps they're thinking of their wedding party sweltering away during the photo session after the ceremony, and taking pity for the discomfort under all of that fabric. Either way, scent is the strongest sense tied to memory and it makes sense that you want to smell wonderful on such a momentous occasion, whether you're a guest, in the wedding party or the bride herself. In honor of the invitations that are still stuck to your fridge, check out our picks of the top fragrances you'll love spritzing on before you head out for the big day.
Oscar de la Renta Something Blue
Oscar de la Renta had one main event in mind when he made this, can you guess which it is? A wedding. Bourbon, vanilla and white musk, keep the sexy along with the sweet.
$85 - $115 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Tilly by Rosie Jane
The small rollerball size means you can go ahead and tuck this away in your itty bitty bag for touch-ups throughout the day and night. It's "warm, sensual and delicate" and includes tropical notes that help you hang on to the best smells warm weather has to offer.
$39 at By Rosie Jane.
Love is Heavenly by Victoria's Secret
This VS perfume is more affordable than your average high end scent. But it's just as penetrating and memorable. It begins with juicy fruits like mandarin, moves on to florals like freesia and finishes with woody accents. There's a lotion of the same scent, to really drape yourself all day long.
$42 - $52 at Victoria's Secret.
Michael Kors Gold Rose
Michael Kors calls this "undeniably feminine." The name makes me think of that little band of commitment on the special day. Expect spicy pink peppercorns, sandalwood and tuberose.
$98 at Michael Kors.
Oscar de la Renta Live in Love
Live in Love? Yes, always. Live in this scent? I could do that too. Reveiwers give it high marks saying it's "powdery" and sweet, but not overpowering. One note claims the wearer receives compliments every time she wears it. That's when you know a fragrance is a keeper.
$78 - $98 at Nordstrom.
We all have our preferences when it comes to perfume. I'm a musk lover myself. Some of us have a sweet tooth, which is what this scent will satisfy. I mean, it's called Candy. It includes caramel, musk, vanilla and Benjoin.
$82 at Sephora.
Since the day is supposed to be all about the bride, a scent simply called "ME" could be a great gift. It also includes some elements few perfumes lay claim to, such as licorice black wood, blueberry and white floral.
$55 - $78 at Nordstrom.
Kate Spade Live Color Fully
Want to start getting really excited for that honeymoon in Tahiti? This will get your olfactory nerves there ahead of time. Mandarin, pink water lily, coconut water and amber all bring to mind tropical days and nights.
$75 - $95 at Nordstrom.
Dyptique L'Eau du Trent-Quatre
The smell is "neither feminine nor masculine" and meant to be worn by both sexes. It's a way for partners to match without matching. It has grapefruit, figs, Egyptian geranium, nutmeg and cedar wood in it, just to name a few ingredients.
$100 - $135 at Nordstrom.
Dolce & Gabbana Desire
The bottle is bold and sexy, just like all of Dolce & Gabbana's designs. Lychee and mandarin open this scent up, tuberose has the middle and the base notes are covered with vanilla caramel and sandalwood.
$93 - $112 at Saks.