No wedding day is complete without a few spritzes of a bride's signature scent. Princess Diana did just that as she topped off her beauty look with a Houbigant fragrance before walking down the aisle at St. Paul’s Cathedral in 1981. While all eyes were on the bride's stunning dress, there was a beauty mishap that flew under the radar—until now.
According to her wedding makeup artist, Barbara Daly, 20-year-old Diana wore her favorite perfume, Quelques Fleurs, on the big day. The makeup artist recalls the beautiful floral scent—which features notes of jasmine, rose, and tuberose—and the small accident that happened right before the bride stepped into the carriage to be escorted to the ceremony. Daly reveals that the young princess accidentally spilled the perfume on her dress after trying to apply it to her wrists. Daly quickly advised Diana to hold the spot where she spilled to make it seem like she was lifting her dress to avoid stepping on it.
In one photo where the royal is approaching the altar, the makeup artist points out that you can see the very spot where the spill occurred because Diana's hand is over it.
The minor mishap went unnoticed by millions of viewers around the world, and her groom Prince Charles, as all eyes were on Princess Diana as she stepped out of her carriage and into the cathedral. According to People, Houbigant has launched that very fragrance within the brand's Quelques Fleurs collection—and if you want to get your hands on it, get ready to splurge. A 3.3-ounce bottle of the exquisite, royal-approved fragrance will cost you a whopping $600. And believe it or not, it's already sold out!
Now that's what we call a perfume fit for a royal wedding.