Wedding day perfume can be a tricky thing: do you spritz something new or your signature scent? For Kate Middleton and Princess Diana, the choice was simple.
Clarence House has confirmed that Kate Middleton wed Prince William wearing the little-known (but very luxurious) White Gardenia Petals by Illuminum, marie claire UK reports. The London-based fragrance house has a store in Mayfair, but can be hard to get your hands on elsewhere (particularly after the royal wedding, when it instantly sold out worldwide).
Fresh and floral, Illuminum’s White Gardenia Petals has a top note of lily, heart notes of White Gardenia, muguet and Jasmine and a base note of amber wood.
Anyone after a headier scent can look to Princess Diana’s perfume of choice: Quelques Fleurs by Houbigant Paris. It takes 15,000 flowers to make a single ounce of this exclusive eau de parfum, including jasmine, tuberose, lily of the valley, rose and orange blossom, plus clove, ylang-ylang, bergamot, tarragon, lemon, oakmoss, sandalwood, cedarwood, musk and tonka bean, to name a few.
Your own big day may not attract quite the same level of fanfare as a royal wedding, but at least it can smell the same.