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Lip readers swear that Prince William whispered to his bride, "You look lovely," when she reached the altar. We bet he said, "You smell great."

For her big day, Kate Middleton spritzed on White Gardenia Petals by Illuminum, according to Clarence House, the Daily Mail reports.

kate middleton royal wedding perfumeThe boutique British brand created by former hair stylist Michael Boadi describes the delicate scent as "fragrant as a vase of white flowers quivering in the breeze by an open window" with a top note of lily, middle notes of white gardenia, muguet (lily of the valley) and jasmine breeze, plus amber wood for depth.

The floral-heavy choice complemented Kate's bouquet of white blooms, which consisted of lily of the valley, hyacinth and "sweet William" flowers in honor of her new husband.

Want to smell like the duchess? You'll have to do some sniffing around to find a bottle of the now-coveted fragrance.

"There's been a phenomenal response across the world," Illuminum spokesman Michael Donovan told the U.K. newspaper. "Orders have come in from dozens of different countries, but most of our customers have come from the U.S. It's charming to think that so many people abroad are interested in the wedding."

It's currently on back order for $140 (50ml) and $190 (100ml) at LuckyScent.com, with shipping slated for late May and June. But don't hold your breath. The e-commerce site has been bombarded by requests since the news broke.


Score a whiff of Westminster Abbey too. Kate reportedly requested her favorite Jo Malone scented candles, hand washes and lotions in Orange Blossom, Grapefruit and Lime and Basil & Mandarin to help set the mood for the ceremony. The luxe products were for use in the VIP and royal bathrooms.

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  • Rochelle Lask

    I was watching that beautiful event from a hotel in Savannah GA. I cried like an old lady. Of course everyone was thinking about Princess Diana and how she would have approved of Kate. The crowds were so well behaved. Everyone looked great. Kate looked like an angel. Her sister is a doll. The little flower girls were so sweet. The boys behaved. It was perfect. I hope that William and Kate live to a ripe old age together. Now it is time for a BABY. :):):)

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