Diana of Wales wasn’t a fan of jewelry, but she never left Kensington Palace without perfuming herself. Throughout her life, Lady Di had several favorite fragrances.
One of the late Princess’s big favorites was 24 Faubourg by Hermés, a floral blend with notes of peach. Even though it was a rather intense essence, she would wore it even during the day, as In Style reported.
This perfume was so dear to her, that even writers who have told her memories include it in books, as Paul Burrell, her former butler, did when he wrote his memoir.
Before discovering that fragrance in 1995, Diana’s absolute favorite was First by Van Cleef & Arpels, a blend of pink jasmine, aldehydic notes, amber sandalwood and vanilla.
The day of her wedding to Prince Charles, however, the Princess used a much sweeter option, as is the essence of Quelques Fleurs, which includes tuberous, jasmine and roses.
This fragrance was created in 1912 by a French house. Diana loved the scent so much that it is known that she applied a touch of it before getting off her carriage.
But few people know that before her tragic death ‘the people’s princess’ was planning the launch of its own fragrance, called Children of the World, in what was probably going to a multi-million dollar business.
Roberto Devorik, intimate friend of Lady Di as well as her image consultant, was an important part of the ‘secret’ project, as he told Vanity Fair.
‘Firmenich, the largest perfume producer in the world, was going to produce it, and Estée Lauder was going to market it,’ Devorik said.
‘It was going to be a worldwide success. All the women were going to be able to smell like Diana,’ he added. Unfortunately, the project came to an end with Diana’s shocking death. Read more on our Twitter account @amomama_usa