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There's been all sorts of speculation about what fragrances Wills and Kate are going to be wearing at their wedding today. Will it be the his'n'hers Clive Christian No. 1 set, the his'n'hers Prince and Princess set, or the his'n'hers Stetson and Lady Stetson set? My vote is for Prince and Princess set, if only for the packaging (above). Holy Harajuku, Batman!
Whatever they end up spritzing beneath their royal girdles, I hope it showers off easily, because you just know that pile of wedding presents behind the sheet cake table in the corner is going to include about 793 more bottles of perfume. Some will be from fragrances houses hoping to seduce a princely nostril, others from well-meaning guests trying to find a polite way to urge Will to ditch the Ralph Lauren Polo already.
Anyway, I hope Kate doesn't read this post until after she hits the chocolate fountain and rips open all the gifts in a sugar rage, because...I know what what one of her perfume presents iiiiiiiiissssssss....
Yep. Big ears here overheard the talk down at Scent Bar that a member of Saudi royalty called in an order for a wedding present: the hallucinogenically luscious gourmand, Indult Manakara.
And not just a trifling bottle. That would be weak sister stuff. Try -- 25 bottles. 25 bottles of Francis Kurkdjian's confection of rose and lychee and honey-berry-vanilla kittens. Kittens aren't included in Manakara's official notes, but I'm convinced I can smell this one:
Are all 25 bottles of Manakara going to the bride? (I'm assuming they're for the bride, but maybe Will's more progressive than I'd considered.) Or will they be distributed among select guests: one for Sir Elton, one for Posh Beckham, one for Mr. Bean?
We'll find out soon enough for ourselves, because (cue Oprah bellow) WE'RE ALL GOING TO THE ROYAL WEDDIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING!!!!!!
(Continuing Oprah bellow) YEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH! (Ceasing Oprah bellow) I mean, no. But wouldn't it be fun if we were?
And I already have my wedding guest perfume picked out: Frédéric Malle Carnal Flower. It's so radiant, so happy -- it's a joyful celebration all by itself. Carnal Flower swirls a dance in the air around everyone who smells it.
So that's me sorted. What fragrance are you all wearing to the royal wedding, and why?
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