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LOVE IT! Spirited Scents

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You’ve thought about your reception’s signature drink, but why not let that libation influence your day-of fragrance? Get yourself (and even your groom—many are unisex scents!) into a celebratory mood with these intoxicating options ...


If you love ... ABSINTHE
Really?!? Hey, no judgments! The “Green Fairy” plays muse to L’Artisan Parfumeur’s Fou d’Absinthe (top left; $120-$165). Icy absinthe and angelica mix with the spicy warmth of pine needles and patchouli notes.

If you love ... CHAMPAGNE
Yves Saint Laurent’s bubbly-inspired Yvresse (bottom left; $105), a cheeky nod to the French word for intoxicated, balances top notes of nectarine and litchi with rose, violet blossom, and patchouli.

If you love ... WHISKEY 
Brave-hearts will love luxury perfumer Seth Koregay’s Petra (second from left; $45-$365), which captures the essence of Scotland’s main drink through a primary Islay single malt scotch note enhanced with hints of amber, vanilla, and dried fruit.

If you love ... WINE
The ‘Sommelier Sprays’ by Kelly & Jones capture the essence of vineyards with five fragrances inspired by vino: Sauvignon, Riesling, Cabernet, Merlot, and Chardonnay (top, second from right; $50/each or $200/set).

If you love ... SAKÉ
Named for the Japanese rice beer and inspired by Geishas’ beauty rituals, Fresh’s Sake (bottom, second from right; $38-$80) blends notes of white peach absolute, grapefruit, lotus flower, vanilla, musk, and ginger.

If you love ... GIN
Second from left: Penhaligon’s Juniper Sling (far right; $120-$150) is as refreshing as the London Dry Gin that inspired it. Notes of juniper berry, orange brandy, brown sugar, leather, vetiver, and black cherry create a crisp cocktail of scent.

In the market for a just-out-now scent, including options from the houses of Prada, Lanvin, and Tom Ford? Then head to our gallery of brand new Wedding Perfume Picks for Fall 2013!

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