Smells like royalty: Prince Charles unveils new perfume inspired by his garden

Aug 25, 2022
The royal's fragrance features lavender, French mimosa, and cedarwood notes.Source: Getty / Penhaligons

Perfume aficionados can now smell like an English royal after Prince Charles launched a new perfume line inspired by his own personal garden at Highgrove House.

The 73-year-old has teamed up with Penhaligon to bottle up the most exquisite scents from his beloved garden.

According to the company’s website, the perfume, Highgrove Bouquet, pays “tribute to the magnificently fragrant summers at Highgrove Gardens”.

Highgrove Bouquet features top notes of geranium, lavender, and hyacinth; middle notes of weeping lime headspace, French mimosa, and tuberose; and base notes of cedarwood, orris fusion, and musks.

The perfume is meant to replicate summertime in Charles’s garden “when the odour of blossoming weeping silver lime fills the air, and Highgrove Gardens is full of its branches, with their blooming, uplifting, floral notes”.

One bottle retails for AU$260(£152), with 10 per cent of its proceeds going towards Charles’s charity The Prince’s Foundation which offers education and training programmes in various industries for people of all ages.

Of all his royal relatives, Prince Charles is known to have the most expertise in the garden and has said his love of gardening dates back to his childhood.

“My sister and I had a little vegetable patch in the back of some border somewhere,” he said on The Poet Laureate Has Gone to His Shed BBC radio show.

“We had great fun trying to grow tomatoes rather unsuccessfully and things like that.”

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One of the beautiful gardens at Highgrove House. Source: Getty

Charles has also passed his love for gardening onto his oldest grandchild, Prince George.

Back in 2016, the pair planted a number of trees together at the property including a Winter Orange Lime, which lines the driveway near the front door of Highgrove House.

Charles said he was proud as punch when it comes to his grandson and couldn’t wait to teach George about planting and growing his own garden and produce.

A few years later Charles transformed his garden at into a spectacular playground with an 18,000-pound shepherd’s hut and a rebuilt treehouse for Prince George and his younger sister, Princess Charlotte.

The Duke of Wales is also well-known for his love of the environment and regularly advocates for organic farming and climate change awareness.

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