Perfumes Fit For Royals
Just recently, the world developed major heart-eyes as England’s most eligible redheaded bachelor, Prince Harry, became engaged to American actress Meghan Markle. It seems like the Royal family are never out of our minds as pregnancies are announced, heirs are born, and gigantic engagement rings are pictured on the front of every magazine and clickbait article. And while most of us would love to be like a royal, there’s only so much we can do. With wedding dresses that imitate Kate’s, and Meghan Markle's now iconic white trench coat selling out overnight, there is one way we can still pretend we’re royalty: perfume. Below, we’ve outlined some well-known favorite perfumes used by royalty. If you can’t be a real princess, you can at least smell like one.
Grace Kelly Had A Perfume Commissioned For Her
Much like Meghan Markle, Grace Kelly was an American actress who became Princess of Monaco after marrying Prince Rainier III. Her husband commissioned famed perfume brand Creed to create the perfect scent for his bride on their wedding day. The new concoction was called Fleurissimo. Though launched in 1956, the scent is still available today. So what did Grace Kelly smell like? If she loved Fleurissimo as much as we do, then you know the fashionable princess smelled of a floral combination of iris, violet, tuberose, and Bulgarian rose, with hints of ambergris and just a touch of powdery overnotes.
Grace Kelly’s daughter, Princess Caroline of Monaco, is also a fan of light, floral scents. She reportedly wears Passion by Annick Goutal. This luxury perfume has top notes of tuberose and tomato leaf, with middle notes of jasmine, ylang-ylang, and vanilla. The woodsy basenotes of oakmoss and patchouli keep this fragrance mature.
Princess Diana Prioritized Perfume
The beautiful Princess Diana was, without a doubt, a fashion icon, and her favorite accessory might have been perfume. Her former makeup artist reportedly dished in an interview that, “[Diana] always, always, always wore fragrance. It’s kind of the final touch of beauty, walking out smelling devine and chic and individual.” So what was this chic, devine, individual perfume that Diana loved so much? Hermes 24 Faubourg. Hermes’s perfume house even called the luxury fragrance, “Perfume in the absolute. An explosion of white flowers, enveloping warmth, and captivating sensuality.” The white flowers in question make up the middle notes of this scent and include black elder, jasmine, orange blossom, and gardenia. The warmth comes from the base notes of vanilla, amber, and sandalwood. However, that’s not the only fragrance Diana wore. On her wedding day, perhaps the day that the world fell in love with her, the princess wore Quelques Fleurs, another popular floral scent still available today.
Queen Elizabeth II Keeps It Spicy
The reigning Queen of England, Elizabeth II, has kept mostly mum about her perfume choices, however there are a few somewhat-confirmed reports about what the famous Queen wears. And even if it’s not true, it’s still fun to pretend we smell like the longest reigning monarch in history. One report is that the Queen wears L’Heure Bleue by Guerlain, which supposedly aims to “capture that moment of dusk just before the stars come out.” This spicy fragrance has notes of coriander, anise, vanilla, violet, rose, neroli, and cloves, with base notes of sandalwood, tonka bean, and benzoin, making this a timeless fragrance that is undoubtedly fit for a queen.
Floris, a London perfumer, created a Diamond Jubilee edition of their Royal Arms perfume in 2012 to celebrate Queen’s 60 years on the throne. The Royal Arms Diamond Edition is a warm, powdery fragrance consisting of top notes of bergamot, lemon, and violet leaf, with a heart of iris, ylang-ylang, jasmine, violet, and rose. The base notes include sweet vanilla, musk, ambergris, and patchouli.
Kate Middleton Prefers Sweet And Summery
Reportedly, Kate Middleton, wife of Prince William, enjoys the fragrance Dune by Dior, though supposedly wore White Gardenia Petals by British perfumer Illuminum for her wedding day. Dune, however, is said to be the Duchess’s daily scent of choice. And can you blame her? Dune is a perfume that is mainly woodsy and balsamic, and has incredible depth, with top notes of peony, rosewood, orange, and bergamot. However, the middle notes steal the show with jasmine, rose, lily, ylang-ylang, and wallflower. These sweet floral notes are rounded out with base notes of oakmoss, patchouli, vanilla, amber, and musk.
Scentfly Carries Perfumes Adored By Royalty
The good news about many of these perfumes is that any woman can wear them - and can afford them with a monthly perfume subscription with Scentfly. Just like a monthly beauty box, you can choose the best perfumes for women from our huge selection and have them delivered to your door each month. This allows you to try out all of the perfumes you’ve had your eye - or nose - on before you commit to a full bottle. Follow the links in the article above to add those royal perfumes to your Wish List, or shop our entire collection of women’s perfumes today.