You, too, can smell like a royal bride.
We’ve all seen the stunning images of the Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Diana, and Queen Elizabeth on their wedding days. All three women looked regal, refined, and downright stunning. And while we can click through the images as much as we want, it’s hard to imagine what it was really like to be there to mark those momentous occasions in person.
But now, thanks to a new beauty report by Marie Claire, we can get a sense — or, at least a scent — of what it was really like. According to Marie Claire, the three women chose very different perfumes to wear on their wedding days.
Kate Middleton, the newest monarch to join the family, spritzed on a bit of White Gardenia Petals by Illuminum ($105 a bottle on Amazon), according to Clarence House, which confirmed her scent of choice. As Lucky Scent eloquently described, the "delicate and refined" perfume is "as fragrant as a vase of white flowers, quivering in the breeze by an open window."
For her moment in the royal wedding limelight, Princess Diana dabbed on a bit of Quelques Fleurs by Houbigant Paris before walking down the aisle to marry Prince Charles, according to Brides. But perhaps her perfume was trying to warn her of something; as Brides reported, Diana accidently spilled a bit of her favorite scent on her opulent white wedding gown just before she got out of the carriage.
If you want to smell just like Diana on her wedding day, with notes of bergamot, galbanum, tarragon and lemon, it will cost you. A 3.4-oz bottle of the perfume retails for $600 at Bergdorf Goodman.
As for the Queen, her royal scent has never been confirmed, though The Telegraph reported that she only wears British fragrance company Floris. In fact, the relationship between the queen and the fragrance company is so special that Floris reportedly created a bespoke perfume for Her Majesty’s birthday. You can snag a bottle and smell just like the Queen, with notes of iris, rose, jasmine, and violet, for just under $100 on Amazon.