Want to smell like a royal? These are royal’s favourite fragrances
From Grace Kelly to Kate Middleton, royals have been using unique fragrances for generations. See which are the favourite perfumes of some of the most famous men and women in the history.
The Glam Magazine
Trader of leather, James Henry Creed became a perfumer in 1780, creating Royal English Leather for King George III. In 1956, the prince of Monaco ordered the creation of Fleurissimo – an elegant colourful fragrance to offer as a wedding gift to Grace Kelly.
Always original in her choices, the duchess of Cambridge chose for her wedding White Gardenia Petals – a jolly floral note from the little-known British house Illumin.
Marie Antoinette brings three vials of her favourite fragrance Houbigant in her corset on her way to her execution. From 1773, the perfume is synonym with the aristocracy, and the legend tells us that precisely by this fragrance the Queen of France is recognized when trying to escape from the French Revolution. The perfume house has since retained many of its royal fragrances, including the Princess Adelaide D’Orleans’s Quelques Fleurs Royale.
Another famous royal who used to love this fragrance is Princess Diana.
Founded by a member of the royal family of Oman in 1983, Amouage is a fragrance inspired by the natural resources of the country – from incense and myrrh to desert rose. Today an independent board controls the house, but the tops of the bottle continue to worship Sultan Qaboos’ Grand Mosque in Muscat.