Princess Diana

For centuries, royals been setting fashion trends. From silks to fur and jewels to garments, the blue bloods have defined what’s posh and what’s desirable.

In more modern times, figureheads including Princess Diana, Kate Middleton, and Meghan Markle have become style icons in their own rights. When the Duchess of Cambridge wore a fuchsia pink Seraphine dress for her first official portrait with husband Prince William and son George, the brand confirmed it sold out in two hours. A spokesperson also confirmed it had enjoyed a 400% increase in sales after it was revealed Kate wore its dresses. When the former Duchess of Sussex donned Art Deco-style emerald earrings from British brand V By Laura Vann, the style became the must-have accessory sparking copycat styles everywhere.

With all the sartorial intrigue these regal ladies garner, many can’t help but wonder what they wear underneath it all. No we aren’t talking abut their underwear, we are referring to their favorite fragrances. A personal style choice that can’t be seen, we are revealing the royals’ go-to fragrances and where to snatch up the scents yourself.

Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton

For her fairytale wedding to Prince William in 2011, the Duchess of Cambridge chose to wear the White Gardenia Petals fragrance by small British perfumer Illuminum. The delicate springtime scent features a top note of lily with heart notes of gardenia, ylang ylang and jasmine and amber wood underscores.

The Duchess of Cambridge also reportedly loves the scent of Dior Dune, which is an oceanic-inspired fragrance with notes of lily, peony, amber and lichen.

Illuminum

Illuminum White Gardenia Petals $167 SHOP NOW

Dior Dune

Dior Dune $107 SHOP NOW

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

According to Vogue, Queen Elizabeth II reportedly wears Guerlain L’Heure Bleue which was created way back in 1912. A classic for over a century, the fragrance features top notes of aniseed and bergamot, heart notes of tuberose, carnation, violet, rose, and neroli and base notes of Tonka bean, iris, benzoin and vanilla.

Guerlain

Guerlain L’Heure Bleue $88 SHOP NOW

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle

“Fragrance is my favorite thing,” Markle told The Express. “So much so that if I leave the house and I don’t put any on, I’ll turn around and go back home. I alternate between a few scents. I love Oribe Côte d’Azur Eau de Parfum and both the Wild Bluebell and Wood Sage & Sea Salt Colognes by Jo Malone.”

Oribe Côte d’Azur Eau de Parfum

 

Oribe Côte d’Azur Eau de Parfum $105 SHOP NOW

Jo Malone

Jo Malone Wild Bluebell $142 SHOP NOW

Jo Malone

Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt $142 SHOP NOW

Princess Diana

Princess Diana

“She always, always, always wore fragrance,” Princess Di’s former makeup artist Mary Greenwell told ABC News. “It’s kind of the final touch of beauty, walking out smelling divine and chic and individual.”

According to HELLO!, Princess Di preferred the fresh and fruity fragrance of Penhaligon’s Bluebell. The scent boasts fragrant citrus head notes, mixed in with essences of Lily of the Valley, jasmine and rose, as well as a drop of clove and cinnamon. As a Dior fan, she was also said to favor Diorissimo from time and time again.

Penhaligon Bluebell

Penhaligon’S Bluebell $120 SHOP NOW

Diorissimo

Dior Diorissimo $100 SHOP NOW

Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly

When the American movie star married Prince Rainier III in 1956, the royal commissioned a signature perfume for his bride-to-be. Created by the British fragrance house Creed, Fleurissimo features a light and feminine scent with tuberose, iris and violet. Continuing its history-making legacy, the scent would later become a favorite of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

Creed, Fleurissimo

Creed Fleurissimo $380 SHOP NOW

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