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What fragrances are the royals wearing?

What fragrances are the royals wearing?

June 01, 2022 8 min read

Are you looking for a way to embody your favourite royal family member? No doubt you might be all sorted with the right outfit, dining set up, and food in time for the Jubilee. But what about going the extra mile and smelling like one too?

You might as well appeal to all five senses, making you rejuvenate others' noses with a smell like a royal. After all, this British family knows the best fragrances and fashion trends and has been showing them off for the last 100 years.

Their sense of desire and regalness is practically in their blood.

Therefore if you want to wear something royal for the Jubilee or just smell like one, keep reading. Today in this article, we will cover the most famous royal perfumes and aftershaves to wear this summer season.


All of the Royal Fragrances you need to know about

To better understand the best fragrances royals wear, it's important we break it down accordingly based on each family member. Therefore here are the best royal fragrances to consider:


Queen Elizabeth II

If you want to smell like the longest reigning monarch of all time, you might want to try wearing a few fragrances.


Guerlain, by ‘L ‘Heure Bleue

This fragrance was created in 1912 and had a slightly spicy scent. Typically it has notes of citrus, flowers and a powdered like dry down. Many believe that Queen Elizabeth II herself wore this perfume on her wedding day when marrying Prince Phillip in 1947. Plus, ever since her wedding happened on this day, her fragrance has kept close to her since.


White Rose by Floris

Another fragrance that is believed to be worn by her majesty is White Rose by Floris. Launched in 1800, this is one of the oldest perfumes created by the house of Floris. However, since 1800 the perfume has been quite modern. Typically this perfume smells like a fresh and romantic bouquet of white roses. You can expect to find notes of musk, amber, iris, jasmine and violet.


Favourite perfume notes of Queen Elizabeth II

If you’re looking to match the fragrant notes of Queen Elizabeth II, then you’ll want to opt for ones that are green or floral. Her majesty tends to associate perfumes that have spring and summer friendly notes like jasmine, violet, citrus and anything related to flowers.


Prince Charles

Are you looking for a more masculine scent? If so, you might want to opt for smelling like Prince Charles.


Green Irish Tweed by Creed

A slightly pricier cologne you might want to try that Prince Charles is known to wear is Green Irish Tweed. This scent is timeless and classic to wear on your body and wrist. Green Irish Tweed draws a lot of inspiration from the classy gentleman image and stunning green countryside.


It typically has top notes of verbena, peppermint, heart, lemon, etc. Moreover, it contains strong base notes of Ambergris, Sandalwood, Iris and Florentine. These notes are combined together to evoke a smell of sea breeze and fresh-cut crass.


Penhaligon's by Royal Warrant Holder

Another gentleman type cologne that Prince Charles wears a lot is Penhaligon's by Royal Warrant Holder. This aftershave is nothing new; it dates back to 1903 and is often worn by other royals too. When wearing this, you can expect to smell citrus scents, pine, black pepper, pine and more. It's a fragrance that is best worn in the summer season.


Eau d' Hadrien by Annick Goutal

It's believed Prince Charles wears Eau D'Hadrien from time to time. If you're not familiar with this fragrance, it's unisex and has been in existence since 1980. It typically has a citrus smell with aromatic and woody notes.


West Tree Lime by Crabtree & Evelyn

A slightly newer fragrance thought to be worn by Prince Charles is West Treem Lime by Crabtree and Evelyn. This cologne was launched in 2007 and has a citrus type smell. It typically has top notes of lemon, orange blossom, vetiver and lime. Its middle notes are ginger, nutmeg and coriander. At the same time, its base notes are Cedar, Juniper and Sandalwood.


Favourite notes of Prince Charles

If you’re not entirely a fan of these colognes worn by Prince Charles but want to match the notes he wears, then you should stick to gentlemen based ones. Try to stick to colognes that contain wood-like notes that smell like sandalwood, pine, cedar and musk.



Prince William

If you want to smell like Prince William, then there are two typical fragrances he likes to wear.


Blenheim Bouquet by Penhaligons

One timeless fragrance that's not just regularly worn by Prince William but also by many members of the royal family is Blenheim Bouquet by Penhaligons. Be warned, though, that it's not a cheap fragrance! This bottle of cologne tends to cost anything from £100 upwards.


It's not a new cologne either; it's been in existence for over a century, first getting released onto the market in 1902. Alongside the royal prince, it's believed to have been a favourite fragrance of Winston Churchill too. The notes of this fragrance tend to be cedarwood, pine and lavender. Together it creates this fruity and citrus-like smell.


Polo by Ralph Lauren

A slightly more affordable fragrance than the last and an accessible one worn by the Prince is Polo by Ralph Lauren. It's kind of an old school cologne that's classic, cool and still embodies the values of the royal family. This cologne typically has woody, earthy and tobacco-like tones. There are no floral notes at all in this fragrance, except for chamomile, which produces a grassy smell.


Favourite notes of Prince William

Unlike some royal family members, Prince William likes to stick to potent and strong notes. If you’re looking to match him, you should try and wear earthy tones. In particular, look for colognes with notes like tobacco, cedarwood, pine, and grassy smells.


Kate Middleton

Kate is a lady who's known to wear more than one fragrance. If you want to smell like her, there are a few favourites of hers.


White Gardenia Petals by Illium

This is a floral fragrance that is unisex and not as expensive as some royal perfumes costing £90 and above. When wearing it, you can imagine the smell of light white flowers in a vase, moving slightly from the breeze of an open window. The scent is refined and delicate, with top lily, middle notes, ylang-ylang, gardenia, and jasmine. It typically has a feminine scent that gives you the smell of a summer ambience.


Orange Blossom by Jo Malone

Another reported favourite of Kate Middleton is Orange blossom by Jo Malone. This fragrance is newer than the latter, as it was launched in 2003. When wearing it, it's supposed to smell like a gorgeous garden oasis. The top notes of this fragrance are blossom and tangerine, the middle notes are orange blossom, water lily, and local, and the base are vetiver and iris.


Favourite notes of Kate Middleton

Kate loves to wear oceanic style notes such as lichen, peony and amber. If you want to smell like her, try to stick to more of the gentle and delicate notes that have a feminine smell to them.


Prince Harry

One fragrance that is thought to be worn by Prince Harry is Cool Water. It's a cologne that has existed since 1988. It typically has top notes of mint, lavender, seawater, rosemary, cologne, and coriander. Its middle notes are Jasmine, Geranium, Neroli and Sandalwood. In contrast, its base notes are Oakmoss, Tobacco, Musk, Ambergris and Cedar.


Favourite notes of Prince Harry

If you don’t like Cool Water, that’s ok; you can still smell like Prince Harry. All you need to do is mirror his favourite is looking for colognes that have a summer esque breeze. Therefore try and opt for colognes that have seawater, mint and lavender in them.


Meghan Markle

If you want to embody Meghan Markle to the Jubilee coming up, you have a few of her favourites to choose from.


Côte d'Azur by Oribe

This perfume was made by one of the oldest perfume houses in all of France. The perfume is very fine and feminine. It typically combines the elements of glamour, heat and femininity in one. When wearing it, you can smell sunny notes of SandalWood, White Butterfly and Calabrian Bergamot.


Wild Bluebell by Jo Malone

Another favourite fragrance of Meghan's is Wild Bluebell by Jo Malone. Unlike the latter fragrance, this is a new one; it was launched in 2011. It provides a more woody like smell with top notes of green levels, clove, dewdrop, and bell flower. The perfume also has middle notes of peach, persimmon and base notes that are powdery and musky. When wearing it, it's meant to smell like a summer forest.


Wood Sage & Sea Salt by Jo Malone

A subtle, delicate and soft scent that Meghan often likes to wear is Wood Sage & Sea Salt by Jo Malone. It was created in 2014 and has been worn many times by Meghan. Typically this scent has a combination of minerals, sand, stones and more. When you first apply it, it can be quite citrusy but does not have a sharp smell that's overpowering. Later after some time, the scent turns into a gentle, sweet and salty note.


Favourite notes of Meghan Markle

When it comes to wearing perfumes, Meghan is all about the sunshine and sea breeze. If you want to be like Meghan and smell like her, look for perfumes that have Sandalwood, clove, bell flower and sea notes in them.


Princess Anne

When it comes to Princess Anne, there's only one fragrance she typically fancies that is Calèche by Hermès. This fragrance was created in 1961 and is the first from the fashion house. It typically embodies a feminine smell of wood, chypre and flowers. The perfume has top notes of Neroli, Lemon, Orange Blossom and Mandarin Orange. Its middle notes are rose, gardenia, jasmine and ylang-ylang. In contrast, its base notes are Amber, Tonka Bean, Musk, Cedar, Vetiver, Sandalwood and Oakmoss.


Favourite notes of Princess Anne

Princess Anne loves to wear refined and regal notes. If you want to be like her, you should wear perfumes that have notes like Ylang-ylang, jasmine, neroli, and lemon in them. 


Princess Eugenie

If you want to know what Princess Eugenie's favourite fragrance is, there only tends to be one that is known to the public. That perfume of hers is Jasmin Impertraice by Creed. This first came onto the perfume market in 1862. It has a tender floral smell that has a unique combination of notes. Its top notes are lemon and bergamot, its middle notes are Bulgarian Rose and Italian Jasmine, and its base notes are Sandalwood and Amber.


Favourite notes of Princess Eugenie

Princess Eugenie is all about wearing floral notes to make her smell and look good. If you want to embody her scent, you should look for perfumes with Italian Jasmine or Bulgarian Rose.


Final thoughts

Overall, these are just a few classy fragrances to embody for this summer season ahead. 

There are many fragrances to try to smell like your favourite royal. That's not to mention all of the other princes and princesses who wear a variety of other scents. Finally, if you're unsure which scent might suit you the best, try a few testers on and let it develop to see if you like it before making that purchase.