Since we all are always curious about details and trivia of beauty routines of royal style icons, this article will allow you a glimpse at arguably the most personal of all beauty products, the signature scent of a woman. And today we are taking a look at what fragrances were chosen by three royal beauties for their wedding day and became their signature fragrances after.
Grace Kelly and Creed’s Fleurissimo
When Hollywood Superstar and style icon Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco he ordered a custom made scent for his bride from the legendary niche Perfume House of Creed. James Henry Creed was the nose who created Fleurissimo, to complement Grace Kelly’s bridal bouquet. It is a symphony of tuberose, iris, violets and Bulgarian rose at its heart. Opening with a burst of delightfully fresh notes of bergamot and drying down to soft, grey amber notes. If you want to smell like one of Hollywood’s most iconic stars turned into a fairytale princess you are lucky because Creed still produces the original scent of Fleurissimo that Grace Kelly than Her Serene Highness Princess Grazia Patrizia used throughout her life.Princess Diana and Quelques Fleurs by Houbigant
This floral powerhouse fragrance was what Princess Diana chose to wear on her wedding day and a lot of it, because she famously spilled nearly the whole bottle over her wedding dress before walking down the aisle.
This green floral was created by Robert Bienaimé back in 1913 for Houbigant, being one of the oldest French perfume houses, that was founded by Jean François Houbigant in 1775, and still has its place in the heart of numerous perfume aficionados. The scent embodies class and finesses with its green and citrusy opening accord and its heart of an abundant flower. Oh, the flowers! As the name already indicates, quelques Fleurs, meaning some flowers in French. There is an abundance of notes of tuberose, lilac, violet, lily of the Valley, Iris, Heliotrope, carnation and Orchid. Quelques Fleurs indeed! At the same time this miracle flower composition is never overpowering or sharp in any way but refined and soft down to the base notes of vanilla, musk and to tonka beans, which made me add it to my must-have floral list, the minute I laid hands on it.
Kate Middleton and White Gardenia Petals by Illuminum
Contemporary royal style Icon Kate Middleton’s preferred scent White Gardenia Petals was created by Michael Boadi, who is also the founder British Fine Perfume House Illuminum, that exists since 2011, the same year of the creation of this scent. When Kate choose to wear this creation for her wedding day
A novum for all Illuminum fragrances is that they only contain eight ingredients, highly unusual since most creations have up 500 notes that make up the scent.
Illuminum’s White Gardenia Petals opens with a top note of lily, heart notes of White Gardenia, muguet and Jasmine and a base note of amber wood. It’s all floral freshness and rather reduced. The fragrance that is highly thought after and has a waiting list of 3 months is a good choice for spring if you are into white flowers.