The most dramatic looking fragrance we've come across since Dior's Poison - this distinctive, mysterious scent is feminine, passionate and provocative. A mystical melange of jasmine, cashmeran wood and white amber, its rich, woody floral notes are hard to forget and even more impossible to resist. Just perfect for the smouldering, winter bride who's looking for something that little bit different. From £34.99, available nationwide
Your special day demands that certain special bridal scent - and none so perfect as the classic Coco Mademoiselle from Chanel. A delicate blush pink fragrance in a beautifully chic cut-glass bottle, this fresh, oriental scent is blended with tantalising top notes of Sicilian Orange and Bergamot, dreamy rose absolute and lychee, with warmer base tones of white musk and patchouli. Bold, confident and ever-elegant - it's the perfect accompaniment to your vintage gown. From £46, available nationwide
We wouldn't encourage you to take a break from retail therapy unless it was something pretty special right? Like say, a pre-wedding pamper? A visit to Groom in Selfridges is an absolute must right now, as the 'gold' facial is a real treat with instant results. A sonic cleanse, nourishing face and eye mask (containing crushed pearls and caviar) and the DIBI Gold Performance, which indeed contains particles of gold - the treatment not only leaves you cleansed, massaged and rejuvenated, but your face literally glows. If you are going to treat yourself then why not go all the way and a book a manicure or pedicure while your visage is attended to. And the final touch? Lip gloss, mascara and blusher - meaning you can assume the retail position looking fabulous. The Gold Standard Facial priced at £140.00 or £165.00 to include the eye mask
Perfect a genuine, deep-down wedding day glow with a restorative trip to The Beach House wellbeing retreat, situated on the secluded sands of the beautiful Sernabatim Beach in South Goa. Drawing on India's roots in holistic therapies, The Beach House have developed a special brides-to-be package which combines a tailor-made detox and menu programme with fitness training for 'inside-and-out' wellbeing. While this might all sound quite rigorous, the centre's numerous massages, facials, plus mani- and pedicures and Ayurvedic treatments pave the way for complete relaxation- there's even a personal butler on hand to cater to your every need! The Beach House's bride-to-be package will be available in the New Year and is as ideal for an ultra-luxurious hen weekend as a pre-wedding treat. Prices start at £750 per person for seven nights with all treatments and therapies included. See www.thebeachhousegoa.com for more information.