Kate Middleton, now of course, The Duchess of Cambridge, apparantly wore the beautiful White Gardenia Petals fragrance from Illuminum to wed her handsome prince. The scent begins with a top note of coconut bursting into a heart of ylang ylang, muguet (lily of the valley) and jasmine. Amber wood is the bottom note.
In keeping with Kate’s support of British creativity for her wedding, Illuminum is the creation of British perfumer Michael Boadi, of Boadicia The Victorious range fame. The Illuminum range is split into four scented sections: Floral, Citrus, Oud and Musk. The ethos of the range is chic simplicity, so you won’t find a million and one different ingredients vying for attention – so it seems to tie in very beautifully with Kate’s look for day: elegant, uncluttered, sophisticated and fresh.
To my knowledge, White Gardenia Petals by Illuminum, £70, is only stocked in one place, so here’s the link. www.roullierwhite.com