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What Perfume Does the Queen Wear?

What Perfume Does the Queen Wear?

January 01, 2022 4 min read

We know a lot about the women of the Royal Family, from the clothes they wear to their daily routines. However, that’s just about enough.

Unlike makeup, perfume is not visible. That makes it hard to tell the perfume the Queen wears unless you get close enough to smell her. Well, that’s if the guards don’t stop you in your tracks. 

Luckily, you don’t have to go through that hassle. Although the royal fragrance wardrobe is a guarded secret, we’ve uncovered the favourite perfumes donned by the women in the Royal family. Brace yourself as we look at them. Who knows! You might get tempted to order one of the royal fragrances.

A Few Scents Worn by Women in The Royal Family

Queen Elizabeth II

Over the years, Queen Elizabeth II has worn several favourite scents. But perhaps the two most popular fragrances are the White Rose and Guerlain’s L’Heure Bleue.

According to a report, the Queen donned the White Rose by Floris during her wedding day. Since then, the fragrance has remained her go-to scent for most occasions. As a fact, it featured during the Queen’s coronation bouquet. The perfume boasts top notes of florals like violets, jasmine, iris, and violet.

The second most favourite scent for Queen Elizabeth II is the Guerlain’s L’Heure Bleue. It’s a classic perfume that dates back to 1912. Designed to deliver the perfect harmony between the light and the world, the Guerlain’s L’Heure Bleue features impressive top, heart, and base notes. For the top notes, you’ll enjoy bergamot and aniseed. Heart notes will deliver floral scents like violet, tuberose, and rose. And bottom notes radiate vanilla, Tonka bean, benzoin, and iris.

Princess Diana

Princess Diana loved perfumes. According to Mary Greenwell, her former makeup artist, the princess always wore fragrance. She loved smelling divine whenever she walked out. A perfect perfume was the final touch of her beauty because it brought out her loving and joyful personality.

Princess Diana rocked one of Houbigant Paris renowned fragrances - the Quelques Fleurs l’Original as her wedding perfume when she got married to Prince Charles. The perfume features floral scents of a variety of roses (Bulgarian rose and others), lily of the valley, citrus, and orange blossom blende with tarragon and green notes. Before walking down the aisle to marry Prince Charles, the princess was so nervous she ended up spilling some perfume on her dress. As a result, she had to carry her spectacular 1980s dress in a specific way to hide the stain.

The princess considered 24 Faubourg Eau de Toilette by Hermes as her timeless perfume. Launched in 1995, the fragrance includes top notes of orange and ylang ylang, middle notes of orange blossom and jasmine, and base notes of amber and vanilla.

She also favoured Penhaligon’s Bluebell as her everyday go-to floral fresh fragrance. To date, this sophisticated scent established in 1978 is still among the top-selling brands. On top of that, Lubin, the French oldest perfume house, discovered a new fragrance formula for the Queen prior to her death. The company reincarnated the formula in 2011 and named it Black Jade. The fragrance leaves a luxurious aura of sandalwood, jasmine, and cinnamon.

Kate Middleton

For the next royal family member–Kate Middleton, Clarence House confirmed the Duchess of Cambridge wore White Gardenia Petals by Illuminum in her 2011 fairytale wedding to Prince William. After news of the wedding perfume the duchess wore got out, the scent sold out overnight.

Floral of White Gardenia Petals featured an astonishing blend of Ingredients, including ylang ylang, jasmine, the exotic heart of gardenia, and lily. However, it seems the independent British perfumer Illuminum no longer produces it.

The Duchess is also known for donning Dior’s Dune perfume and other sweet smells like Lime and Jo Malone’s Orange Blossom. As Kate walked down the aisle, luxury candled burned and filled the Westminster Abbey church with sweet smells.

Meghan Markle

In 2018, Meghan Markle married Prince Harry and joined the royal family as the Duchess of Sussex. Before the wedding, Meghan Markle said in an interview that fragrance is her favourite thing. She can’t walk out of the house without applying her signature scents. Meghan has a few scents she loves, including Oribe Côte d’Azur Eau de Parfum. She also wears Jo Malone scents, including Wild Bluebell and Wood Sage & Sea Salt Colognes.

Wild Bluebell is a fragrance fused with a delicious twist of creamy white musk and persimmon. It delivers a refreshing and feminine scent that reminds users of the image of sapphire blooming under a shade. Other ingredients in the fragrances include jasmine, lily of the valley, and amber.

Wood Sage & sea salt deliver top note smells of grapefruit and bergamot followed by a musky-sweet scent. The scent evokes a sense of freedom and adventure.

Meghan Côte d’Azur is a celebrated signature perfume created by Oribe, a renowned hair care line. The scent releases sun-drenched notes of bergamot, sandalwood, black currant, lemon, Sicilia orange, and white butterfly jasmine.

At her royal wedding, Meghan Markle wore a custom-made scent inspired by water, sea breeze, and sunshine. Floris London, Queen Elizabeth’s perfumers, designed the floral scent. The Beramotto di Postino perfume, which contained notes of orange blossom ginger, green tea, bergamot, and mandarin, inspired the fragrance. 

Final Thoughts

The royal status of these regal ladies makes them a subject of discussion among people. Individuals are interested not only in their social life but also personal life. So, it makes sense that some people desire to know what fragrances they wear.

As you can see, royalties don luxurious fragrances that bring out their personality, boost their confidence, and make them super attractive. Some Eau de perfume and cologne in the royal set are available to the public. All you need is enough cash to purchase them. However, some are custom-made or only produced for special occasions.

On that note, thank you for taking the time to read our piece.