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The Best Wedding Day Fragrances For Him – A Men’s Aftershave Guide

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Wednesday, 10th April, 2024

The Best Wedding Day Fragrances For Him - A Men's Aftershave Guide

It’s that big day, it’s the wedding day! You’ve probably got your suit and other clothing all ready to go for the big event, but what about you’re scent?

Picking out a good wedding day fragrance is important for every man. Whether you’re the groom, best man, groomsman or guest, it’s important that you smell good.

There’s some aftershaves that will work better than others, so I’m going to break down the best wedding fragrances for him that you can wear on the big day.

These are the best wedding fragrances for him that smell great, day or night.

Best Wedding Aftershaves For Men

Top Men’s Wedding Fragrances

  • Best Spring Wedding Aftershave: Armani Acqua Di Gio Profondo
  • Best Summer Wedding Aftershave: Acqua Di Parma Fico De Amalfi
  • Best Autumn Wedding Aftershave: Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Le Parfum
  • Best Winter Wedding Aftershave: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
  • Best Beach Wedding Aftershave For Men: Prada Luna Rossa Ocean
  • Best Wedding Perfume For Groom: Bleu De Chanel EDT
  • Best Men’s Fragrance For Wedding Guest: Terre D’Hermes Parfum 
  • Best Fragrance For The Wedding Night: Dior Sauvage EDT

Prada Luna Rossa Ocean

Prada Luna Rossa Ocean Eau De Toilette

One of the cleanest scents to come out in recent years is the very attractive Prada Luna Rossa Ocean EDT. This scent is a fresh-spicy style of aftershave that works great at an occasion such as a wedding.

A fantastic choice for wedding guests or the groom on his wedding day.

Top Notes – Bergamot, Pink Pepper, Artemisia

Middle Notes – Lavender, Iris, Saffron, Sage, Suede

Base Notes – Musk, Vetiver, Caramel, Patchouli

Terre D’Hermes Parfum By Hermes

Hermes Terre D'Hermes Parfum For Him For A Wedding

Terre D’Hermes by Hermes is a great choice for a wedding day. It’s a citrus and earthy scent, which has great longevity and smells great.

It’s not overpowering and since it’s the pure parfum version, lasts a long time.

Top Notes: Orange, Grapefruit, Shiso

Middle Notes: Flint

Base Notes: Woodsy Notes

Creed Aventus

Creed Aventus Men's Fragrance For A Wedding

A good all rounder of a fragrance, Creed Aventus can be worn throughout the wedding day. It makes a good fragrance, is inoffensive and smells great. Light fruity notes combined with citrus and aquatic  notes makes this a favourite for many.

This is an expensive cologne, but If you’re looking to impress, this is a scent which can do the job.

Top Notes – Blackcurrant, Italian Bergamot, French apples, Pineapple

Middle Notes – Rose, Dry birch, Moroccan jasmine, Patchouli

Base Notes – Musk, Oak moss, Ambergris, Vanilla

Bleu De Chanel EDT

Bleu De Chanel EDT Men's Fragrance

A modern classic, Bleu De Chanel EDT is a citrus and light spicy fragrance which is great for the big day. Sharp spicy citrus notes hit you before they calm down, and it settles to become a great men’s fragrance.

This one is slightly stronger on the nose, but isn’t overpowering and is inoffensive.

Top Notes: Lemon, Mint, Pink Pepper, Grapefruit

Heart Notes: Ginger, Nutmeg, Jasmine, Iso E Super

Base Notes: Labdanum, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Cedar, White Musk, Vetiver, Incense

Armani Acqua Di Gio Profondo

Acqua Di Gio Profondo Fragrance For Him

If you want something which is aquatic with a bit of green, Profondo by Armani is the one to go for. It’s a newer scent, and comes from the popular Acqua Di Gio line.

Since it’s more modern and green, this is the scent I’d go for over the original. It has that something extra that just works really well. This one can work in all wedding situations.

Top Notes: Bergamot, Green Mandarin

Middle Notes: Rosemary, Lavender, Cypress, Lentisk

Base Notes: Patchouli, Musk, Mineral Amber Accord

Prada L’Homme

Prada L'Homme EDT For Him

Get a little bit of amber and violet notes with Prada L’homme. It’s a refined masculine scent which has floral notes that really stand out.

It’s not too strong, and the longevity isn’t the best in the list, but it packs a punch for several hours.

Top Notes – Pepper, Neroli

Middle Notes – Geranium, Violet, Amber, Iris

Base Notes – Cedar, Patchouli

Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Fico Di Amalfi

Fico Di Amalfi Men's Fragrance By Acqua Di Parma

One of the best fragrances for summer, Fico Di Amalfi comes from the Blu Mediterraneo line by Acqua Di Parma. Hints of bergamot and lemon combine with fig to give you a smell of summer.

It’s not the most masculine of scents, but it’s perfect for when it’s warm weather.

Top Notes: Bergamot, Grapefruit, Citron, Lemon

Middle Notes: Pink Pepper, Fig Accord, Jasmine

Base Notes: Fig Tree, Cedar, Benzoin

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue

Dolce And Gabbana Light Blue Fragrance For A Wedding For Him

For those who want to smell good with a subtle hint of a fragrance, Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue is a fragrance to think about. With light citrus and aquatic notes, Light Blue makes a good scent when you don’t want to make a fuss about your odour.

Top Notes – Sicilian mandarin, Frozen grapefruit peel, Bergamot, Juniper

Middle Notes – Rosemary, Szechuan pepper, Rosewood

Base Notes – Musk wood, Incense, Oakmoss

Tom Ford Grey Vetiver EDP

Tom Ford Grey Vetiver EDP Fragrance

For a mature manly scent, Tom Ford Grey Vetiver EDP is a perfect choice. Dry powdery notes and very earthy tones are the key to what makes this one stand out.

It’s a masculine gentlemanly aftershave, with light woody notes giving it a unique style.

Top Notes – Grapefruit, Orange Blossom, Sage.

Middle Notes – Nutmeg, Orris Root, Pimento.

Base Notes – Amber, Oakmoss, Vetiver, Woody Notes.

The Best Fragrance For The Groom

When it comes to picking out the best fragrance for the groom, it’s a tough choice. Weddings can be a long day, so you’ll want something that has good longevity.

Leaning towards an EDP or parfum could be the way to go (check out the differences between an EDT and EDP here).

The strength of the scent is also something to consider. You don’t want something too overpowering. For that reason, I would go for something such as Bleu De Chanel, Terre D’Hermes Or Profondo.

The Best Fragrance For A Wedding Night / Reception

When it comes to the wedding night or reception, you might want to wear something different. If you didn’t attend the wedding daytime or if you did and want something different, these are the best choices (along with what’s already mentioned above).

Bleu De Chanel Parfum

Bleu De Chanel Parfum Fragrance For Him

The older brother of the EDT, Bleu De Chanel Parfum is a modern masculine scent which is perfect for a wedding night. It’s got a more refined masculine edge to it than the EDT, with it’s soft woods standing out.

Top Notes: Lemon Zest

Heart Notes: Lavender, Geranium

Base Notes: Sandalwood, Cedar

Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Le Parfum

Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Le Parfum Fragrance For A Wedding

A newer scent which smells incredibly attractive, Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Le Parfum makes a great cologne for a wedding night. If you’re at the party or wedding reception, Le Male Le Parfum will get you noticed for all the right reasons.

Le Male Le Parfum has vanilla along with warm spicy notes which are inviting. A great choice for any guy.

Top Notes: Cardamom,

Middle Notes: Iris, Lavender

Base Notes: Vanilla, Woody Notes

Dior Sauvage

Dior Sauvage EDT Fragrance For A Wedding For Him

One of the heavy hitters for any evening, Dior Sauvage EDT works as well at a wedding reception as it does in any other situation. This is one for the evening rather than the day for sure.

Sauvage has that sensual powerful style to it which makes it a super attractive fragrance to wear.

Notes – Bergamot, Ambroxan, Geranium, Pepper, Lavender, Vetiver, Patchouli

The Best Winter Wedding Fragrance

If you’re looking for the best winter wedding fragrance, my choices would be Bleu De Chanel, Tom Ford Grey Vetiver EDP, Prada L’Homme or Profondo. All of these scents work well in all weathers, including in the winter.

These fragrances are all inviting, and have those stand out powerful notes which are inoffensive but are noticeable. They’re masculine and are better suited to the colder temperatures than the summer options listed above.

Best Beach Wedding Fragrance

When it comes to the best beach wedding fragrance, I think I have to give it to Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Fico Di Amalfi.

There’s little doubt that Fico Di Amalfi is the one I would go for, but a good alternative would be Profondo.

Both of these fragrances work their magic in the heat, and won’t smell out of place. They’re very pleasant and easy to wear, you’ll enjoy putting either of these on while on a beach.

The Best Wedding Fragrance For A Guest To Wear

If you’re going to be a guest at a wedding, you’ll not want a scent which overpowers the groom or wedding party. Fortunately, most of the best wedding fragrances listed here work well.

Choose any of the above, with Profondo, Light Blue, Grey Vetiver, Prada L’Homme and Bleu De Chanel EDT being great options.

Tips For Picking Out A Good Wedding Day Aftershave

Most weddings are in the summer, so you can check out the best summer fragrances to get an idea of what to wear. Even if it’s a spring, Autumn or Winter wedding, some basic fragrance rules still apply.

  • Not something overbearing or overpowering
  • Stand out notes include aquatic, citrus, fresh and light spicy
  • Something pleasant, inoffensive that stands out without being too loud
  • A fragrance with good longevity if you’re going to be there all day
  • Pick out a fragrance suitable for your age

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And there you have it, the best men’s fragrances to wear to a wedding. There’s no doubt that if you wear any of these fragrances you’ll smell amazing.

People will notice the great scents without causing too much of a fuss.

You can check out more fragrance reviews on the fragrance blog, where you’ll find the latest releases and best fragrances for men that you can wear for every occasion.

Michael Adams

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Michael Adams is the founder and editor of Michael 84, blogger from Newcastle, UK. Sharing men's fashion tips, style advice and lifestyle information for all guys.

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