Source: 3 Perfumes Brides Will Love and More Wedding Fragrance Tips
Finding your signature scent is one thing, but deciding your wedding-day perfume can be a little daunting. Renee Bukowski, senior product development manager of Tru Fragrance, gave us her insight to choosing, wearing, and even gifting fragrance for a wedding. So whether you're the bride, bridesmaid, or guest, we have tips to help you decode wedding-day perfume.
POPSUGAR: What are your tips to help brides choose a wedding-day perfume?
Renee Bukowski: Scent is very powerful, as it often acts as an emotional trigger for special moments and memories. When choosing a wedding-day scent, brides should pick something special that has a shared significance with her partner - a scent that her partner will recognize her by. I recommend brides reference flowers they have chosen for their bridal bouquet, as these usually are flowers they like, and they're usually in bloom that season.
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Why it happens:
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- Turn to your kitchen: It's not just your medicine cabinet but your kitchen cabinets that are filled with beauty secrets. In fact, you can beautify everything from skin to hair using common kitchen ingredients. Vinegar is great for soothing skin while this DIY face mask uses ingredients like tea and lemon to brighten your complexion.
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