Beautiful bride Mona Kattan wowed at her intimate wedding celebrations, which started with a private vow ceremony with groom Hassan Elamin at Dubai’s Raffles The Palm, and was followed by an invite-only dinner and party at The Atlantis The Palm the next evening. With sister Huda Kattan taking the night off to join the celebrations, celebrity makeup artist Hindash created the blushing bride’s subtle glow.
Unsurprisingly, the beauty entrepreneur delved into her own brand’s collection to select the perfect scent for the couple’s big day. For the actual wedding ceremony, Kattan chose to wear Kayali Déjà Vu White Flower | 57, telling Vogue Arabia that it was an obvious choice as her perfume’s seductive yet warm and comforting scent is reminiscent of falling in love, with the notes of jasmine, tuberose, patchouli, and gardenia creating a sensual experience – perfect for her own romance.
She utilized her favorite trick of spritzing a couple of times on her pulse points to make sure the fragrance was super long lasting from their vows to beyond. Elamin opted for the classic woody gourmand perfume, Dior’s Bois D’Argent.
Leaving for their beach honeymoon following their intimate wedding celebration, Kattan says she’s packed a trio of Kayali scents, Utopia Vanilla Coco | 21, Eden Juicy Apple | 01 and Vanilla | 28, calling them perfect for a beachy holiday. While Kattan says they are striking to wear as solo scents, she loves how each of these three fragrances unfold when layered.
Read on to discover Mona Kattan’s tips for wearing her honeymoon scents
Utopia Vanilla Coco | 21 is a beautiful and long-lasting juice that has creamy sandalwood and sweet white florals, topped with milky coconut, then whipped together with vanilla bourbon, transporting you to your perfect world, your utopia! When I have it on, I truly feel that I am in my daydreams. To keep my hair smelling unique throughout the day, I would spray a bit into my hair towel before drying my hair.
Another favorite of mine is Eden Juicy Apple | 01 since it brings out a more playful, vibrant, tempting, and flirtatious side of me. It has the perfect balance of attitude and sweetness from the fusion of crisp and juicy red apples, sweet berries, and fresh floral notes. I love to layer Eden Juicy Apple | 01 and Utopia Vanilla Coco | 21 together because it results in a soft and delicate combination of creamy coconut and musk accords paired with delicious fruity notes.
Vanilla | 28 is my final pick and it won’t be a surprise to many since it’s with me wherever I go. To me, this fragrance truly captivates the senses and feels so refined with the mix of creamy jasmine and rich Madagascan vanilla orchid, which draws out the sweet softness of Brazilian tonka. Vanilla | 28 is perfect to pair with Eden Juicy Apple | 01 as they serve a beautiful balance of a warm, sweet, and fruity-floral scent. During trips, we often forget to take good care of our special fragrances and tend to place them in direct sunlight or extreme temperatures. I always recommend to look after your fragrances by keeping them in a cool, dark atmosphere wherever you are.