• Kate Middleton wore White Gardenia Petals by Illuminum

    After months of speculation about which fragrance Kate Middleton, or to give her proper title: Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge, would be wearing for her big day - we've had it confirmed that she was wearing White Gardenia Petals by Illuminum


    White Gardenia Petals is described as:
    As fragrant as a bouquet of white flowers, quivering in the gentle April breeze, this is a delicate and nuanced scent. The top note of stately gardenia evokes classicism, whilst heart notes of ylang ylang, muguet and jasmine bring a trio of frivolous white flowers into play. Amber wood underscores this light, fresh bouquet, adding depth and deep rooted tradition.
    Michael Donovan of Illuminum's PR Company, Profile PR, told Basenotes "I am so proud!". You can buy the scent at Roullier White for £70 for 50ml. But be quick, we've a feeling this might sell out!

    See also: Wedding Smells, a Fragrant Royal Wedding round-up.

    Added: LuckyScent have the fragrance available to pre-order for those across the pond.

    Photo: Landmark / PR Photos

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    Comments 45 Comments
    1. teardrop's Avatar
      teardrop -
      Thanks Grant, that sounds absolutely gorgeous! My nose would be twitching even if it wasn't Kate's chosen perfume. Oh lord, now l'm considering yet another blind buy. Somebody stop me!
    1. jrd4t's Avatar
      jrd4t -
      Those a-holes want £50 to ship to the US! That's almost as much as it costs. It sounds like a certain company does not like America. :P
    1. Redneck Perfumisto's Avatar
      Redneck Perfumisto -
      At 120 pounds to ship to America, I would write them off as an "Illuminati" plot - but then I checked out their full line-up.

      Wild Tobacco

      Take a look at the notes on this sucker. It really sounds like something that might please those of us who love Miller-Harris Feuilles de Tabac.

      Oh, the pain....... We really do need to get somebody's nose on this whole line.....
    1. cologne connoisseur's Avatar
      cologne connoisseur -
      Why does it matter to anyone who actually has a life exactly what these people wear? It never ceases to amaze me why some people live their lives obsessing about people who ultimately are of no consequence.
    1. chouquette's Avatar
      chouquette -
      I am surprised that she chose this as there are plenty of British parfumeurs to choose from. Boadi is not known to have the best reputation in the industry...
    1. knit at nite's Avatar
      knit at nite -
      Want to sniff out the line myself now.

      Although it doesn't axtually "matter" to me, or Grant either I'd wager, this is a fragrance forum and the original post is really about fragrance- so it's hardly a surprising post. That doesn't mean because I read this article that I am "obsessing about people who ultimately are of no consequence" It's all in good fun (part of a healthy and balanced real life)
    1. wilz's Avatar
      wilz -
      Oh...It's that man Michael Boudi again. After Michelle Obama wore his BtV frags, now comes Kate wearing Illuminum. Mark Buxton will probably do a better job. Boudi is so overrated!
    1. Mimi Gardenia's Avatar
      Mimi Gardenia -
      Thanks Grant - unfortunately, as much as I like the new Duchess of Cambridge - I'm not too interested in her fragrance choices. I'm an old grumpy pot.
    1. seattlelight's Avatar
      seattlelight -
      I'm disappointed in the choice and the mishmash of described notes (gardenia, ylang, jasmine and amber do not sound nuanced and delicate to me)....wasn't the original information that she was going to wear something else kind of hokey and demanding-sounding ("so?...kiss me now", something odd like that?). Perhaps I expected her to wear bespoke or ... some scent that's a little more special. I really don't know what I'm trying to say. Oh, well, to each her own! I wish them a long and happy life together! After all, I'm really not the one who has to tolerate her perfume!

      Thank you for the information!
    1. donna255's Avatar
      donna255 -
      Totally uninteresting to me. I not interest in trying this I don't do gardenia.
    1. Francop's Avatar
      Francop -
      I can`t wait to try it out...Capricorns know a lot about of senses and pleasures...

      Am impressed...!!!
    1. Ratfink's Avatar
      Ratfink -
      I think that labelling anyone as being 'people who ultimately are of no consequence' is actually a lot sadder than taking in an interest in what perfume someone wears on their wedding day, whoever they may be.

      Who exactly would you define as being 'people of consequence', about whom you might deem it acceptable to be curious about their choice of fragrance?
    1. malabah's Avatar
      malabah -
      Until I see this company's name appearing on this list I am not holding my breath!
      http://www.royalwarrant.org/director...&search_btn=Go
    1. teardrop's Avatar
      teardrop -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ratfink View Post
      I think that labelling anyone as being 'people who ultimately are of no consequence' is actually a lot sadder than taking in an interest in what perfume someone wears on their wedding day, whoever they may be.

      Who exactly would you define as being 'people of consequence', about whom you might deem it acceptable to be curious about their choice of fragrance?
      Well said! lf these people are "of no consequence", why did 2 billion people watch the wedding?? lf you had seen the ceremony, you could not fail to be moved by the dignity & solemnity of the occasion, which served as a reminder of the importance of traditional values in an ever-changing & chaotic world. As a Brit who is proud of my heritage, l am saddened by your comment. Sorry to bring politics into this, but without the symbolism of the monarchy, what would we have, President Cameron?? *Shudder*, no thanks! Catherine & William are not "celebrities", they have an important part to play in the history & future of our country, as well as being nice, well-adjusted young people. And how is that a bad thing?
    1. Nemesis7884's Avatar
      Nemesis7884 -
      you brits are simply bonkers...your holding yourself a "pet royal family" who's only purpose is to burn through your tax money, just to desperatly trying to hold on to some long lost glory while your country is falling apart... sooner or later it will be time to drop the fanzy fairy tale act and face the truth head on... or as obama said - we dont have anymore time for this nonsense
    1. britishbeautyblogger's Avatar
      britishbeautyblogger -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nemesis7884 View Post
      you brits are simply bonkers...your holding yourself a "pet royal family" who's only purpose is to burn through your tax money, just to desperatly trying to hold on to some long lost glory while your country is falling apart... sooner or later it will be time to drop the fanzy fairy tale act and face the truth head on... or as obama said - we dont have anymore time for this nonsense
      Thank goodness America has it all sorted out then. Very reassuring.
    1. Grant's Avatar
      Grant -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nemesis7884 View Post
      or as obama said - we dont have anymore time for this nonsense
      Yes but in relation to his birth certificate - what's that got to do with the Royal Family?

      Anyway back on topic...
    1. MikeNY's Avatar
      MikeNY -
      Do we know yet what William wore?
    1. Francop's Avatar
      Francop -
      Come on Guys...We are lucky to have had such a Beautiful display of Love and Tradition for such a long time...

      Some of us in the UK, got the day off as well which was a Great Bonus...

      Am not British but live in the UK; I cannot tell you how proud I was yesterday to be part of British society...it was a day in my lifetime to remember...

      Love and Peace...
    1. Persolaise's Avatar
      Persolaise -
      I always knew perfume is a political issue.

      I still prefer to think that he (yes, HE) wore vintage Diorissimo and she wore Muscs Koublai Khan.



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