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Catherine Middleton's Flowery Wedding Day Perfume Sells Out

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As Catherine Middleton walked down the aisle in Westminster Abbey last Friday, she smelled like a vase of white flowers quivering in the breeze. Well, at least, her perfume did. The Duchess of Cambridge wore White Gardenia Petals, a scent by Illuminum, on her big day — and already, the fine fragrance is sold out worldwide. The perfume contains notes of coconut, muguet (a.k.a. lily of the valley), ylang ylang, amber wood and jasmine, and retails for $140 (Americans can pre-order at luckyscent.com). Michelle Obama is also a fan of the brand, started by hairdresser Michael Boadi, former stylist to stars like Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss. “I am both thrilled and honoured that [Kate] chose to wear White Gardenia Petals,” Boadi said in a statement, “as she embodies the fresh, British beauty that inspired its creation.” A rep for Illuminum tells PEOPLE that Kate chose White Gardenia Petals from a selection of fragrances, but why she went with this particular scent was a personal decision. Though that fragrance was just for her, the bride wanted her wedding guests to have a pleasant olfactory experience, as well. The
Daily Mail
reports that Kate stocked Abbey bathrooms with her favorite scented candles and toiletries from Jo Malone on Friday, giving guests whiffs of orange blossom, grapefruit, and lime, basil and mandarin. When asked for comment, the company played coy, simply stating, “Jo Malone is honoured to have been involved with the Royal Wedding.” —Reporting by Dimi Gaidatzi

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