Five of the best...luxury scents for your wedding day
Coco Chanel famously said that a woman should always wear perfume on a day she knows she'll be kissed.
With that in mind, on your wedding day, a day you will be kissed more than ever before, you want something memorable, preferably something you've never worn before.
But it can't be something too recognisable. You also need to be mindful that your chosen perfume should work for both day and night.
In terms of perfumes that are sure to make an impact for all the right reasons, you can't go past Tom Ford. Black Orchid is particularly sassy. Much like Tom Ford, Armani Prive's Rose D'Arabie is wonderfully different, and I know it's obscenely priced, but somehow the smell reflects the cost.
For the traditionalists who want a scent that is in keeping with the romance of the day – a fragrance that is light, delicate and full of floral notes – you won't find better than Martin Margiela's Flower Market and Jo Malone's Peony and Blush Suede.
Both are easy, breezy scents, ideal for brides getting married abroad, while Miss Dior is ideal for those who like their fragrances on the sweet side.
5 of the best...
luxury scents for your wedding day
Black Orchid, €127, (100ml) Tom Ford
Available at Brown Thomas, Dublin and House of Fraser, Dundrum, Co Dublin - get ready for compliments.
Replica Flower Market, €77, (100ml) Maison Martin Margiela
Available in selected department stores, nationwide - smells of summer.
Peony and Blush Suede, €96, (100ml) Jo Malone La Collection des mille et une nuits ROSE D'ARABIE, €208.50, Armani Prive
Available at Brown Thomas and House of Fraser, Dublin - in a word, gorgeous.
Miss Dior le parfum,€108, (75ml) Dior
Available at selected department stores nationwide - deliciously sweet, but not at all sickly.
My Hero.....Derrick Carberry Leading bridal make-up artist
€72, Shu Uemura, available in Brown Thomas, Dublin
They cleanse and nourish the skin without blocking pores or altering its natural balance. It's also great for removing eye make-up. It leaves the skin feeling soft and, to most people's surprise, non-greasy. Comes in six variations to meet all skin types, even oily.Exfoliating Mud Mask
This product is made from volcanic pumice rock, green tea leaf and French sea clay. Combined, they make one of the best skin exfoliators. It's gentle, so you can use it every day if you like, but it's suggested just every second day.Dermablend Corrective
Dermablend corrective foundation cream stick
€22, Vichy, available in selected pharmacies nationwide
This amazing product can be used as your foundation but also applied as your concealer, so there's no need to buy one separately. It's flawless and lasts all day and night. Perfect for a bride.
€19, MAC, available in Brown Thomas and BT2 stores nationwide
The perfect daytime tone for any bride on her wedding day.
Little tip: Apply your lipstick with a lip brush, then blot with some tissue and re-apply with your brush again to help keep your lipstick in place longer on your special day.
Mineralize Skinfinish Powder
€26.50, MAC, available in Brown Thomas and BT2 stores nationwide
It's light and comfortable to wear but gives a magic soft-focus effect, smoothing over blemishes and uneven patches. The perfect touch-up product for the day of your wedding.