A person's signature scent can be very revealing, whether you favour fresh, light, citrusy fragrances that lift your mood or rich, smoky, woody perfumes that are full of warmth. When it comes to finding out which our favourite celebrities prefer, it's a real eye-opener. So, naturally, we were intrigued to know what Meghan Markle's go-to perfume is.
There's no doubt that fragrance is a powerful part of our beauty routines. The right one can help us feel polished, put together and energised for the day. Much like our signature earrings or failsafe mascara, we can feel a little lost without it. Meghan agrees, telling the Express in an interview from the archives, "Fragrance is my favourite thing. So much so that if I leave the house and I don’t put any on, I’ll turn around and go back home."
We have a bit of an obsession with royal perfumes in general. While many celebrities shout their beauty routines and skincare buys from the rooftops, the royals tend to be a little more discreet. Luckily for us, we have some very reliable intel on Meghan's best perfumes from before she met Harry, back in her Suits days.
And it's not just one, but three, fragrances that Duchess Meghan wears regularly. "I alternate between a few scents," she told the Express. "I love Oribe Côte d’Azur Eau de Parfum and both the Wild Bluebell and Wood Sage & Sea Salt Colognes by Jo Malone."
While these three scents are notably different, they all echo Meghan's own crisp, laid-back and elegant style. Shying away from more rich and overpowering fragrances, each of these uplifting and fresh scents would make a perfect everyday perfume.
1. Oribe Côte D'Azur
Oribe Côte d'Azur is the perfume form of the brand's signature haircare line scent and shows that Meghan likes to buck the trend when it comes to more mainstream options. The scent has notes of Calabrian bergamot, white butterfly jasmine and sandalwood for a soft and warm fragrance that's quietly luxurious.
2. Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt
Jo Malone London fragrances are well known to be favourites among the royals—Princess Catherine's favourite candle is rumoured to be the classic Orange Blossom scent, after all—so it's no surprise that there were two popular Jo Malone London colognes on Meghan's list. Wood Sage and Sea Salt suggests a love of the sea, with notes of fresh sea salt, minerals and fresh, but woody, sage.
3. Jo Malone London Wild Bluebells
Jo Malone London's Wild Bluebell Cologne is another classic from the brand, again nodding towards a love of nature, capturing the fresh and dewy scent of bluebells in spring. Blended with crisp, green leaves and warming cloves, it's a scent that doesn't try too hard, instead offering an expensive and original floral finish.
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