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Eau de Joy Scent, linked to memory, is extra special on the big day.

Love Notes

Scent is one of the surest ways to recall that glorious new beginning. We tapped Thomas Mahan, fragrance aficionado at Barneys New York in Dallas, for suggestions.

What romantic fragrances do you recommend for brides?
For the first-time bride I like something soft like En Passant, which was created by Olivia Giacovetti, the only woman in Frédéric Malle’s group of perfumers. I also like Coup de Foudre by Parfums DelRae in San Francisco. It’s a crisp, fresh, beautiful green scent, like being in the cooler at a florist. And a beautiful woody floral is Gypsy Water by Byredo Parfums.

And for a second marriage?
Find out what the first wife wore and avoid it! For a strong, bold, hot woman, I love Portrait of a Lady from Frédéric Malle. It’s a spicy floral, a very sexy fragrance.