THE ROYAL WEDDING SCENTS

Whilst the royal wedding garments are out-of-reach for most brides, the scents of some of our favourite princesses are, well…within reach. Whilst the majority are confirmed, and some are simply speculative, these are the signature scents chosen by the most noble of women on their wedding day.

 

 

DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE - WHITE GARDENIA PETALS BY ILLUMINUM

From the mouths of those in the know at Clarence House, Kate was confirmed to have worn this delicate scent, as fragrant as a vase of freshly picked flora trembling in the breeze of an open window. Top notes of Lilly evoke a tropical seascape, whilst the heart notes of White Gardenia, Muguet and Jasmine bring a trio of virginal flowers into play. To finish, Amber Wood underscores for a warm, rich and earthy scent. Even now, it’s sold out almost everywhere but if you take a while searching, you can find a few bottles overseas so long as you don’t mind the extra shipping costs. 

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PRINCESS DIANA - QUELQUES FLEURS BY HOUBIGANT PARIS

Princess Diana’s favourite everyday perfume is reported to have been the same one she spilled down the front of her dress on her wedding day. Moments before she was set to walk down the aisle, the princess is said to have excitedly applied the exotic essence, later trying to cover the unfortunate spillage with her bridal bouquet…not that anyone noticed. Containing top notes of orange blossom and citrus, carnation, orchid, jasmine and lilac are among the other aromas that make up what sounds like a very royal fragrance indeed. 

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QUEEN ELIZABETH - WHITE ROSE BY FLORIS

This one is a well guarded secret but according to the Telegraph, scent experts speculate that White Rose by British cosmetics company Floris is the Queen’s preferred perfume. With a strong carnation note, it is said to remind her majesty of her favourite flower - that and the fact that the brand has long been a favourite amongst the royal ladies. So, not officially ok’d by the palace, this famously difficult to get hold of perfume seems only fitting for a Queen on her wedding day. 

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