Diamond Jubilee

 

I’m slightly obsessed with the Diamond Jubilee festivities happening now across the pond.  I’ve been following the covered events, both televised and online. In a spare moment, I can be found searching Twitter and Instagram for #DiamondJubilee tagged photos.

How exciting to see the flotilla of 1,000 boats sailing down the River Thames. Just a few weeks ago my hubby and I walked over the Millennium Bridge, crossing the Thames from St. Paul’s Cathedral to the Tate Modern. If only we had planned our trip abroad for this week instead…

Several fragrance houses have joined in the excitement by creating perfumes commemorating this rare occasion (the last Diamond Jubilee celebration occurred back in 1897 for Queen Victoria!)

Grossmith Diamond Jubilee Bouquet – “A creamy floral fragrance opening with lively citrus notes, highlighted by soft Lily of the Valley and Narcissus. An elegant floral heart of Rose, Iris, Jasmine, Violet and Carnation. Balanced by a warm, sensual base of Vetiver, Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Hawthorn, Amber and Musk.”

Bond No. 9 London Celebration – “Exclusive to Harrods, Bond No. 9 London Celebration has been created especially to commemorate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee. The floral scent arrives in a beautifully illustrated flacon depicting a Buckingham Palace scene; the perfect keepsake to commemorate this special occasion.”

Floris Royal Arms Diamond Edition - “The heart of this fragrance comes from the queen of flowers, the rose. Rose essence enrobed in a regal bouquet of jasmine, iris with ylang ylang and hints of sweet violet. Bergamot and lemon lift the heart of the perfume which is warmed by a nostalgic powdery base of amber, musk, patchouli and vanilla.”

Penhaligon’s Jubilee Bouquet – “Originally created in 1977 in honour of Queen Elizabeth’s Silver Jubilee, Jubilee Bouquet is a beguiling melody of green lily, jasmine, powder and woods. Laced with persuasive notes of soft iris, violet and amber, Jubilee Bouquet is an enchanting floral chypre.”

Yardley Royal Diamond – “Yardley London is proud to present its first floral bouquet fragrance, Royal Diamond. A sophisticated, sparkling fragrance opening with a touch of pear and bergamot surrounded by a subtle note of honey, with a delicate romantic floral bouquet at its heart of rose, peony and lily of the valley, enhanced with a soft, woody and vanilla base.”