Kate Middleton Didn’t Wear Ordinary Perfume on Her Wedding Day

kate middletonAll the beauty buzz about Kate Middleton and the Royal Wedding seems to be centered around the clothes. What she wore, what Pippa wore, what they wore the day after. A distant second to that tends to focus on her hair and makeup. Who did it? (James Pryce.) Were there any extensions? (No.) Did Pippa get a spray tan? (Allegedly.) And now, rounding out the bases is the "last" bit of beauty info we can squeeze out of the royal event: How did Catherine smell?

Well, good, apparently. The bride scooped up a little known perfume called White Gardenia Petals by Illuminum on her wedding day. And, yes, you guessed it, every single bottle of the sweet-smelling stuff sold out as soon as the "news" broke. There's even a two-week waiting list.

I never thought to buy a "special scent" for my own wedding -- I just wore what I usually wear (a little known oil called "Aphrodesia," and no I won't tell you the maker!). I kind of like the idea of something new, though. Can I go back in time?


I mean, it makes sense. You buy special makeup for your wedding, special hair products. Why not get a special perfume? One you will only take out to spritz in the air and run through on fancy occasions. I'm into it.

And although I'm kind of shocked that all these people ran out and ordered this perfume -- without smelling it -- the description, while a wee bit hilarious, sounds awfully tempting.

This scene is as fragrant as a vase of white flowers quivering in the breeze by an open window, this is a delicate and nuanced scent. The top note of coconut evokes a seaside location, while heart notes of muguet, ylang ylang, and jasmine breeze bring a trio of white flowers into play. Amber wood underscores this capricious and light bouquet.

I want to smell like a vase of flowers quivering in the wind. Especially on my wedding day.

I do wonder how long before getting dressed Kate -- er, Catherine -- put her scent on. I was a bit cautious with the perfume/wedding dress combo. I mean, one doesn't want to stain their dress, right? Kate probably had some special perfume applier for the day. "Just dab behind my ears, dahling. And don't breathe near my McQueen or I'll have you beheaded."

Just kidding. Kate's not like that. She's a classy lady. A classy lady who just inspired me to buy a bottle of fancy perfume for special occasions. Olive Garden, here I come!

Did you wear your regular perfume on your wedding day?

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