If you’re a fan of the Royal family or have a Royals fanatic in your life, we now have the perfect gift. No, it’s not a secret royal lineage that you didn’t know about — although that would be pretty amazing — but if you can’t be a royal, the next best thing is to smell like one.
Many women want to feel like a princess on their wedding day and now they can (tiara is not included). The preferred perfume choices of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth and Duchess Kate have been revealed and they are surprisingly affordable.
Princess Diana’s iconic 1981 wedding set the bar for nuptials for the next hundred years. The ‘wedding of the century’ was watched by 750 million people around the world, with the UK even declaring the July 29 wedding date a national holiday that year. We all know the silk taffeta dress Diana wore, complete with the 25 foot train, but now we also know that the 20-year-old bride was wearing Quelques Fleurs by Houbigant Paris. The perfume, which Diana spilled a few drops of on her dress and tried to cover while walking down the aisle, retails for $100 USD.
Kate Middleton has quickly become a beloved fashion icon thanks to her affordable picks, from clothes to shoes to makeup. For her 2011 wedding to Prince William, Kate wore White Gardenia Petals by Illuminum, which retails for $150 USD. No surprise, the perfume sold out immediately following the wedding, as does just about everything Middleton touches.
As for Queen Elizabeth, the monarch’s perfume has never been confirmed, but it is widely believed that the young bride wore White Rose by Floris for her 1947 wedding to Prince Philip. The perfume, which retails for $135 USD, reportedly smells like carnations, which are the queen’s favorite flower. White Rose is also likely the perfume worn by Queen Elizabeth because the Floris brand has been approved by the Royal family for almost two centuries. That’s right, just about anything you can think of, including perfume, has to be approved by the royal family.