WHITE GARDENIA PETALS
The Fragrance of choice by the Duchess of Cambridge
A Royal Moment in History
I can remember my wedding day almost 11 years ago. All the details had to be picture perfect from the reception hall, musicians, food, dress, shoes, hair, makeup, facials, nails and last but not least, the perfume.
My choice for a perfume was actually pretty simple. I chose my childhood favorite that was given to me by my mother as a gift and that was L’Air du Temps by Nina Ricci.
I thought my wedding and reception was beautiful. It turned out to be better than I anticipated. However, to plan a ROYAL WEDDING is completely different. My guest list was a capacity of 100 but for William & Catherine, the guest list for the wedding was 1,900 and for the reception is was for 600 people!
Now, I truly understand, the royal couple had lots of help but they also have to include the media. Yes, the media and that include bloggers like me. So every detail has to be impeccable!
The wedding of William & Catherine was simply beautiful and every detail was beautifully orchestrated. This is after the fact but months prior to the wedding, the media peculated on who is the designer for Catherine’s wedding dress. We now know that it was Sarah Burton for the fashion house for the late Alexander McQueen, but little impact was given to what fragrance would she wear on her special day.
Now, this is where I differ from the “media”. My profession is to blog about perfumes in the niche market. So, I was curious just as any other perfume aficionado on the choice of fragrance by Catherine.
I heard about the wonderful gift commissioned by Roja Dove with Clive Christian for the royal couple. So, I perhaps thought maybe this is what Catherine would be wearing but this is not the case. I must admit, Catherine did an excellent job of keeping the details of her wedding attire secret even down to the perfume.
To be honest in my personal opinion, WHITE GARDENIA PETALS couldn’t have been a more befitting choice for the newly, Duchess of Cambridge.
WHITE GARDENIA PETALS Eau de Parfum is part of a 16 fragrance collection that features four olfactory groups (citrus, floral, oud and musk). It embraces the top note with coconut and then it melts with heart notes of ylang-ylang, muguet (lily of the valley) and jasmine while the base of it all is amber wood.
WHITE GARDENIA PETALS is recently launched this year and it comes in bottles of 50 and 100 ml for women and men.
This is not the first notoriety for Michael Boadi from someone who is considered to be American Royalty and the First Lady of the United States.
Mrs. Michelle Obama and President Obama while on their mission for diplomacy during the G20 Summit in the UK met Michael Boadi. It was reported that Mrs. Obama managed to sneak away without the media noticing to tell Mr. Boadi that she heard so many wonderful news about his fragrance collection.
Mrs. Obama, not by scent but by name alone, purchased three bottles of perfume from the Boadicea the Victorious Collection. The fragrances she purchased were NOBLE, DIVINE and DELICATE.
This should tell you a lot about Mrs. Obama. She has incredible taste and thinks highly of herself.
I look forward to hearing more about Michael Boadi now that the world knows he is the chosen perfumer for the Royals.