Whether it’s Kate’s £15 Orelia earrings that the brand can’t seem to keep in stock for love nor money or Meghan’s favourite luxury candle, there is always speculation about the beauty products, perfumes, jewellery and clothing labels that the royal family use, wear and love. One occasion that sees public interest reach a fever pitch, however, is a royal wedding. From who designed the dress to what shade of nude nail polish is on the bride’s fingers, no detail escapes scrutiny and one such detail is the perfumes worn by the royal family on their wedding day.
Without further ado, here is what we know about the perfumes worn by Princess Diana, The Queen, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle on their big day and where you can order them for yourself.
The perfumes worn by the Royal Family on their wedding day:
It’s thought that the Queen chose White Rose by Floris – a floral blend with spicy carnation – for her wedding day and it’s remained close to her heart (and her wrists) ever since. Floris does hold a royal warrant, so there is some element of royal preference there. It’s also one of the more affordable royal perfume picks to sample, with a travel-size 50ml bottle retailing for £60.
Top Notes: Green Notes, Aldehydes and Carnation
Middle Notes: Rose, Violet, iris and Jasmine
Base Notes: Powdery Notes, Musk and Amber.
As a bride, Princess Diana reportedly favoured Houbigant Quelques Fleurs l’Original, a heady floral citrus mix with green notes and tarragon. According to Barbara Daly, her MUA on the day, she even spilt some of the perfume on her spectacularly 1980s wedding dress and had to tuck in the front of her dress to hide it. Originally launched in 1912, the fragrance was relaunched by request in 1988 for a new generation.
Top Notes: Greens, Bergamot, Orange Blossom.
Heart Notes: Rose, Jasmine, Tuberose, Lily-of-the-Valley.
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Oakmoss, Amber, Musk.
Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge
In one of the few confirmed reports of royally-approved perfumes, Clarence House revealed that Kate chose the blooming florals of White Gardenia Petals by Illuminum London for her wedding day to Prince William in 2011.
Top Notes: Bergamot, Lily and Cassis
Middle Notes: Gardenia, Lily-of-the-Valley, Jasmine and Ylang-Ylang
Base Notes: Precious Woods and Amber.
PEOPLE magazine reported that Floris London had been commissioned to create a special royal wedding scent for Meghan. It sadly wasn’t ever made available to buy but was thought to be inspired by the brand’s Beramotto di Positano perfume.
Top Notes: Bergamot, Sea Notes and Mandarin Orange
Middle Notes: Vanila, Green Tea, Orange Blossom and Ginger
Base Notes: Vanila, Amber, Spices, Woodsy Notes and Ambrette (Musk Mallow).