But How Did Kate Middleton SMELL?

03 May 2011

We know what you're thinking: Kate Middleton looked so fragrantly gorgeous at her wedding. But obviously, the nation needs to know: how did she actually SMELL?

Well, now we can reveal all, because perfume bloggers around the world are reporting that Kate's wedding day fragrance of choice was White Gardenia Petals by Illuminum.
Luckyscent.com reports the scent is "as fragrant as a vase of white flowers, quivering in the breeze by an open window, this is a delicate and refined perfume. The top note of Lilly evokes a tropical seaside location, whilst the heart notes of White Gardenia, Muguet and Jasmine bring a trio of white flowers into play. Amber Wood underscores this light and capricious bouquet".

You may not have heard of Illuminum, a boutique British fragrance label, but the Grazia girls have been fans for a while now. The fragrance house's mastermind is Michael Boadi, who previously worked as a top session stylist creating amazing hair for the likes of Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell for fashion editorial photoshoots in the world's high end style magazines.

Four years ago, Boadi decided to reinvent himself and pursue his love of perfume. He first created a collection of sexy heady scents under the label Boadicea The Victorious - featuring 17 fragrances, an oud collection that consists of eight scents, as well as 16 limited editions and private perfumes - to wild acclaim from all those fragrance obsessives, Boadi's supermodel friends, and perfume bloggers alike.

Last year he launched a sister collection of fragrances under the name Illuminum. None of the high quality perfumes contain more than eight ingredients, for a purer less chemical smelling fragrance. So; perfectly in keeping with our future queen's pared down, naturally beautiful signature style. Delightful.

White Gardenia Petals, £70 for 50ml by Illuminum, from www.roullierwhite.com


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