Crucial Part of Kate Middleton's Wedding Day Attire Now Available to Ladies Everywhere

kate middletonWhen Kate Middleton wears something ... so does everyone else. It's common knowledge that the minute the Duchess steps out in a dress, a coat, a pair of pumps, it's only a matter of time (read: hours) until said item sells out to the masses. Kate could be photographed in a pair of tattered mesh shorts, and the next day Sports Authorities everywhere would have lines wrapping around their buildings.

But. Some of Kate's coveted items aren't available to everyone. (Ahem, Americans.) Some of Kate's coveted items can only be found in a little country where car parks have replaced garages, and sweaters are referred to as jumpers.

Until now! Ladies of the U.S. ... make room on your dressers. A crucial part of Kate Middleton's wedding day attire is now available to us. And you're not going to want to go on living without it.

The perfume Kate wore on her wedding dayWhite Gardenia Petals by Illuminum, is now being sold at Henri Bendel's in New York City. Don't live in NYC? Buy it online! Feel weird about buying perfume online without ever having smelled it? Let me describe it for you! According to the company: "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."

Who could resist reeking like "a vase of white flowers quivering in the breeze by an open window"? Not this girl. And apparently not many others either. The scent, natch, sold out in England moments after it was revealed that it was Kate's choice of perfume on the big day.

Not sure I'm going to run out on my lunch break and snatch up a bottle of White Gardenia Petals, but I'm not gonna deny the fact that I am a bit curious about what this smells like. Not only does it sound divine, perfumes are such a personal thing. And smelling what the Duchess chose to wear on her wedding day would, in a weird way, be like getting a little glimpse into her soul.

Or, you know, tell us what she likes to smell like.

Would you buy the Duchess' perfume?


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Diane Shatzer

Is their a price for this perfume and how many ounces are in each bottle and is the bottle a beauty or just a glass bottle 


Linda Kristine

I got a sample for $4.00 and received it in the mail yesterday.  It is lovely, a light gardennia fragrence not over powering like most gardinias are.  So I bought one on ebay for $18.99 w/ free shipping. 5ml spray atomizer.  The perfume is a lot more $$$. 


Linda; how do you get the sample?

Colleen Scott

yes I bought a small sample to see if I like it.

nonmember avatar Debra

Yes I would love to sample her scent. I do not carry a flowery scent well but a sampling would be worth the little money and effort. What I would like to see is someone wearing a replica of her wedding dress. Princess Catherine is such a lady with good taste that she is a great example to even American women. I would like to see a trend away from the bare shouldered/Tiara look. Her dress and veil were exquisite.



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