Royalty

  • Cologne,  History,  King,  Queen Elizabeth,  Royalty

    King Charles III’s favourite cologne

    With over a whopping 18 million people tuning in to ITV to watch the Coronation on Saturday 6Th May 2023, we were curious to find out what King Charles III’s favourite cologne is.

    Set at Westminster Abbey, the same place that saw our Queen, Elizabeth II, lay to rest, we watched the ceremony of our new King being crowned.

    Related article: What perfume did Queen Elizabeth wear 

    King Charles’ favourite cologne
    The King’s Coronation

    You don’t need to be a fan of the Royals or a big royalist to appreciate the work and effort in organising such a big event.

    It was a very traditional affair that saw the Coronation taking place in a stunning location and saw a few changes from the original crowning in 1953 of our late Queen. In this current and shorter service, there were multiple faiths and cultures represented across the U.K

    It was certainly a ceremony worth watching, even if you dipped in and out and watched Th highlights like myself.

    Several of my clients had it showing on the TV in their homes so I was able to watch several parts of the day.

    The Princess of Wales looked as stunning as ever wearing an embroidered Ivory silk crêpe gown, designed by Alexander McQueen and a deep blue silk satin floor length Coronation robe.

    Topped with a headpiece that any young girl would be honoured to wear, she omitted elegance throughout.

    We also have to mention Prince Louis of Wales. The pure joy that this cheeky chap brings to every occasion is what lifts a smile to everyone’s face.

    From covering his ears when the Red Arrows flew over the palace on the late Queen’s birthday, to his gorgeous facial expressions that stole the show at the King’s Coronation.

    King Charles’ favourite cologne
    The Red Arrows

    The five-year-old certainly knows how to entertain the crowds and we think he is simply adorable.

    The layers of the golden robe ( called the Supertunica) that the King was wearing were impressive and quite a weight to carry too.

    It weighs around 2kg (4.4lb). A stunning piece of material that we could even see from the king’s face just how heavy it was, without the 17Th century St Edwards crown to wear too.

    King Charles’ favourite cologne
    A beautiful statue of the Kings crown

    Made of solid gold, the crown weighs almost 5lb, with a collection of sapphires, rubies, tourmaline and garnets, surrounding a velvet cap and ermine band.

    A stunning masterpiece that will always stand out in future generations. King Charles III was seen to be wearing a lighter version late on in the ceremony, which was the Imperial State Crown.

     

     

     

    Christine Dior

    There won’t be many of us who haven’t heard of Christian Dior, the French fashion couturier, born on 21st January 1905 who founded the company Dior on 16th December 1946.

    They are one of the most iconic perfume and clothes fashion houses around today, creating their unique style of clothing as well as producing some of the most famous fragrances in the world.

    Many celebrities are known to wear their scents as well as endorsing them.

    Famous women such as Jennifer Aniston and Sienna Miller have also been known to wear the famous fashion house wardrobe.

    After the death of Dior, in 1957, from a massive heart attack, it was left to another famous name in the fashion world, Yves St Laurent, to take over and keep the brand alive.

    He was only 21 at the time but was happy to carry on the legacy of Dior until he was called to serve in 1960 for the French army so he was then released.

    Marc Bohan replaced YSL, alongside other famous designers who introduced handbags and shoes to the world-famous fashion house.

    Christian Dior prided himself in not only being a couturier but also having a desire for the perfume industry and so he created his first perfume, Miss Dior in 1947.

    In 2017, Dior reincarnated the original Miss Dior Eau de Parfum for women, a scent that is still hugely popular today. The American actress Natalie Portman has been the face of Miss Dior since 2010. The original Miss Dior perfume was a tribute to the designer’s sister, Catherine Dior.

    King Charles III’s favourite cologne

    We have covered several celebrities within the website and what their favourite scent is so once our King was crowned, I was curious to find out what scent our new heir to the throne likes to use.

    Many famous faces have a signature scent and Charles is no exception.

    Knowing just how big the fragrance house has become, it’s of little surprise that our King would choose one of Dior’s iconic fragrances as his signature scent.

    Eau Sauvage by Dior is a gorgeous, citrus and aromatic scent for men that was released in 1966 and was the first fragrance for men from the House of Dior.

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    King Charles’ favourite cologne
    Christian DIOR EAU SAUVAGE 10ml Miniature Vintage RARE Collectible First edition

    Top notes: lemon, bergamot, basil, caraway, rosemary, fruit notes

    Middle notes: jasmine, carnation, coriander, patchouli, orris root, sandalwood, rose, hedione, lavender

    Base notes: oakmoss, vetiver, musk, amber

    The fresh scent from this bottle gives a clean, lemon fragrance which balances out the woody and earthy notes that many men love.

    The bottle has a style of royal about it with its gold grooved design and silver ‘belt’ and cap.

    It certainly has a wonderful selection of fragrance notes that give it a legendary feel and a crisp freshness that compliments its floral notes.

    Many users have commented to say that it is a suitable unisex cologne, with a crisp, strong and soft woody scent as the base notes pop through.

    This scent is suitable for the older man, ideal for everyday use, and fits perfectly for our king on his royal duties. Not to be confused with Dior Sauvage, a bottle with a similar name, that has more spicy and stronger fragrance notes.

    Related article: Johnny Depp fragrance.

    Conclusion:

    The captivating story behind this cologne serves as a testament to the enduring allure of fine fragrances and their ability to evoke emotions and memories.

    As we immerse ourselves in the aromatic world of King Charles III’s favourite cologne, we are reminded of the powerful connection between scent and personal identity, transcending time and leaving an indelible mark on history.

    If you want to smell like a King and love citrus and fruity notes with a touch of masculine base notes, try Eau de Sauvage for yourself.

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  • Perfumes,  Royalty

    What perfume does Kate Middleton wear

    What perfume does Kate Middleton wear? As the nation celebrated the life and bid an emotional farewell to Her Royal Highness and laid her to rest on September 19th, we see a new King (King Charles III) and a new Prince and Princess of Wales.

    Watching the Royals looking very dignified and graceful, we’re curious as to what fragrance the new Princess of Wales wears.

    As discussed in our recent article What perfume did Queen Elizabeth wear, our attention was very much drawn to the beauty and elegance of our new Princess.

    What perfume does Kate Middleton wear

    There will be many women I’m sure who look up to our Princess of Wales and admire her complexion and beautiful locks.

    Kate always stands out in the crowd and in such an elegant way so it’s no surprise that she chooses a wonderful scent to match her sparkle and beauty.

    Being one of the most talked about women in the world, Kate has influenced those around her, not just with her sense of style but with her choice of perfume.

    According to sources, she created her wedding around this beautifully fruity scent and wears it during everyday life not just for royal duties.

    What perfume does Kate Middleton wear

     

    Whilst Kate’s choice of signature perfume may set you back a little with its ‘Royal’ price tag, especially if purchasing from the designers’ website, she certainly has a wonderful eye and nose for gorgeous fragrances when choosing her favourite perfume.

     

    Jo Malone-Orange Blossom

    Kate Middleton (now known as The Princess of Wales) is very much a lover of Jo Malone’s Orange Blossom.

    This fragrance, launched in 2003, by Jean Claude Delville, brings the delights of a summer garden to life with its wonderful selection of ingredients.

    It is also one of the most popular scents worn by many celebrities, including Emilia Fox and Katie Holmes.

    Although a very floral and elegant spring/summer scent, Orange Blossom is a unisex fragrance and therefore has a great balance of notes to be suitable for both men and women to wear.

    Jo Malone has created a unique scent that works wonderfully as a unisex choice.

    When we have citrus-based fragrances, there is a distinctive mood-lifting vibe that is instantly created.

    What perfume does Kate Middleton wear
    Orange blossom is a very popular perfume scent

    Citrus scents are perfect for spring and summer occasions and create energy, happiness and memories with their sharp and tangy notes.

    We must choose the right scent for our skin as not everyone suits the same scent.

    We should also choose a fragrance that is uplifting and memorable for ourselves. A scent that reminds others of our presence also shows a great choice of perfume.

     

     

     

     

    Fragrances notes of Jo Malone’s Orange Blossom

    Top notes: Tangerine Blossom

    Heart notes: Orange blossom, water lily and lilac

    Base notes: Vetiver and Iris

    Although this perfume sits within the oriental fragrance family, as soon as it is sprayed, there is an instant whiff of orange and citrus fruits.

    What perfume does Kate Middleton wear
    Citrus-based fragrances are perfect for spring and summer
    What perfume does Kate Middleton wear

    As the top notes settle, the heart notes pop through and the lilac is very noticeable with the water lily. The base note of Vetiver is a stunning scent and another reason why this fragrance is so popular.

    There is a distinctive smell of freshness as the notes settle on the skin and the reason why it is such a versatile perfume. Some may be led to believe that it is too fruity or feminine to be fitting for a male wearer.

    Once the heart and base notes settle and are left for the remainder of their longevity, it’s easy to learn why it is just as popular for men when the crisp freshness sits wonderfully on the skin for that touch of masculinity.

    Being one of the most popular scents from the Jo Malone collection, another advantage of such a popular fragrance is that you can also bring this gorgeous scent into your home and garden with its added selection of products.

    Jo Malone has also created a candle, diffuser, solid perfume scent, body and hand wash, and body crème in the same fragrance. Just delightful!

    Candle

     

    Everyone loves a candle. Indoors or outside, candles give a sense of calmness, warmth and relaxation.

    With such notes as mentioned above, the Jo Malone candle enriches the home with the same beautiful freshness.

    With its elegant and simplistic jar, it will suit any home. It has a burn time of approximately 45 hours with a lid included for when it’s not in use.

    Diffuser

     

    Many people have reed diffusers around their homes and they create a wonderful atmosphere whatever the season.

    Solid scent refill

     

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    These can be worn alone or layered with perfume. The choice is yours. Perfect for those who travel and want to avoid taking liquids on board.

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    Body and hand wash

    If you’re fortunate enough to be able to use scented body lotions as part of your daily skincare without any allergies ( I have to use unscented to avoid water infections) then this stylish bottle will be a great accessory to your bathroom.

    With meadowfoam seed ( a seed oil extracted from the seeds of Limnanthes Alba), the Jo Malone body and hand wash is refreshing with a hint of shimmering orange blossom and has warm undertones of orris and balsamic vetiver.

    This lotion will leave the skin feeling soft and conditioned as it emulsifies into a rich lather.

    Not only making your skin smell gorgeous but also bringing an element of freshness and uplifting scent to the bathroom.

    Body cream

    The Jo Malone body cream contains conditioning oils of jojoba seed, sweet almond, and cocoa seed to help hydrate and protect the skin with a beautiful hint of orange blossom fragrance to balance out your perfume.

    What perfume does Kate Middleton wear

    A wonderful collection that will enhance your perfume and you can continue its beautiful scent with a variety of products.

    “A shimmering garden oasis. Clementine flower sparkles over a heart of orange blossom and water lily, with warm undertones of orris and balsamic vetiver”-Jo Malone 

    Did you know that FM World sells an inspired version of Jo Malone’s Orange Blossom Fragrance?

    What perfume does Kate Middleton wear
    FM World’s Pure Royal perfume contains 20% perfume oil and is inspired by Jo Malone’s Orange Blossom

    Type: Serious with a radiant accent

    Top notes: Orange, mandarin, sage

    Heart notes: Jasmine, orange flower

    Base notes: Honey, sunny notes

    An affordable and long-lasting alternative with 20% perfume oil and the opportunity to purchase a sample and try it for yourself.

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