In another example of an arcane royal tradition that is still somehow a thing, there will be an official scent for the upcoming May 19 royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Because every wedding should smell… like itself?
According to People, via The Cut, the luxury fragrance brand Floris London “created a perfume inspired by Bergamotto di Positano, a warm citrusy unisex scent with a romantic history. Bergamotto di Positano, which smells of bergamot, orange blossom, ginger, and green tea, was created in remembrance of Mary Floris, as well as her husband, who left the village of Positano on the Amalfi coast in Italy to travel to England to marry her.”
So, it’s a scent based on another scent. Sure! The exact smell and bottle design haven’t been revealed yet, but if you’re already thinking about putting in a pre-order, not so fast. It’ll be part of the brand’s private collection and not mass-produced for the public.
Floris London is essentially the go-to fragrance maker for the Windsors. The company makes an annual scent for the Queen on her birthday and has had ties to the family going back generations. They also made a special scent for the 2011 nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton, called Wedding Bouquet. It’s honestly nice to know that even ultra-exclusive perfume companies aren’t above merchandising the royal wedding.
Royal Engagement Portraits Through the Years: From Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pose for one of two official engagement photos at Frogmore House in December, 2017 in Windsor, United Kingdom. Photo by Alexi Lubomirski via Getty Images.
Prince William and Kate Middleton pose for photographs in the State Apartments of St James Palace on November 16, 2010 in London, England. The couple became engaged during a holiday in Kenya having been together for eight years. Photo by Chris Jackson via Getty Images.
Sophie Rhys-jones And Prince Edward on The Day Of Their Engagement. Photo by Tim Graham via Getty Images.
Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer pose outside Buckingham Palace following the official announcement of their engagement. Lady Diana, 19, had been a friend of the Royal Family all her life. Prince Charles, 32, was regarded as one of the world’s most eligible bachelors. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
Prince Andrew with Sarah Ferguson at Buckingham Palace after the announcement of their engagement. Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images.
Princess Anne and Mark Philips Engagement In London On 1973. Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images.
Princess Anne and her fiance, Captain Mark Phillips. Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images.
Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones in the grounds of Royal Lodge after they announced their engagement. Photo by Hulton Archive via Getty Images.
Princess Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at Buckingham Palace shortly before their wedding. Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images.
The first official picture after the announcement of the engagement of Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, the former Prince Philip of Greece, at Buckingham Palace. Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images.