“Long after one has forgotten what a woman wore, the memory of her perfume lingers.”
A bridal fragrance is the ultimate sensual keepsake
Scent has the power to create moments and evoke emotions. It traverses time, unlocking your memory in a way far more powerful than that of vision or voice.
To commission a bespoke bridal fragrance is to hold on to your memories and be able to cherish them and relive them with your partner in life. Your unique wedding day perfume is a talisman for your future together.
I create custom scents uniquely yours, whether you desire a fragrance for the bride or both bride and groom, a scent to present your guests, or to even perfume your venue or confetti.
And why not treat your bridesmaids and close friends to a hen party perfumery event? I run half-day perfumery workshops at my Maltese farmhouse ideal for groups of friends. Contact me for details.
THE VALUE OF A BESPOKE PERFUME FAR OUTLIVES ONE DAY OR ONE FLACON.
It journeys with you in life, instantly evoking your special day. A bespoke perfume is the unique scent you’ve always coveted but never found – until now! Discover yours…
What to Expect
1. Discovery Phase
First, you fill in a detailed questionnaire exploring your perfume preferences, asking, for example, about fragrance families you like and commercial fragrances you are drawn to, as well as about your wedding plans, venue, style, dress and flowers and special moments in your life that you wish to evoke in scent. This is akin to a story- or mood board phase in a graphic design brief.
Then, as follow-up, we have either an online call – or if you are on the Maltese Islands, a face-to-face session in the Perfume Studio – to define in detail the perfume notes that appeal to you and that will form the heart and accent accords of your bespoke perfume. If you’re in the Studio, we explore these accords on scent blotters and also see how they develop on your skin.
2. Trial Perfumes
On the basis of your preferences, I set to work on three test versions of your perfume. As a perfumer, I use my in-depth understanding of the fragrance materials to add notes over and above those you’ve identified or expect to ensure there is a ‘wild card’ option among the three trial perfumes. My aim is to push to boundaries to add an element of the unknown as well as to please and produce a perfume to brief.
I send you the three modifications to trial out on your skin and scent blotters. You select one trial for me to take forward to a finished perfume. At this stage, I make adjustments to the formula based on any feedback you provide. If you require compliance testing, this is factored in at this stage.
3. Finished Perfume
Your finished bespoke perfume (100ml at approx. 12-15% strength eau de parfum) is delivered to you in an elegant Parfums Clandestins’ branded leather pouch made from finest Tuscan leather. You can use choose from different colours and styles and even use it as a small purse if you like. Our leatherware partner is a local Maltese artisan who trained in fashion, fine arts and leather accessories in Rome.