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Princess Diana's Wedding Perfume Almost Caused a Big-Day Disaster

Discover what scent she wore.

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Princess Diana married Charles, Prince of Wales, over 30 years ago, but details from her wedding are still being uncovered. We recently found out more about the icon's wedding dress, and now we're learning details about her big-day perfume.

 

According to People, the princess decided to wear one of her favorite scents, Quelques Fleurs, on her wedding day. According to Barbara Daly, Princess Diana's makeup artist, the 20-year-old bride made a big mistake when she was getting ready—she accidentally spilled some of the fragrance on her famous wedding dress. Daly shared that she told Diana to cover the spot with her hand, a trick that made it seem like she was lifting her gown to walk. Considering the fact that this was news to us, we're almost positive no one noticed the stain. Nonetheless, we can only imagine how stressful the incident was—the wedding was viewed by millions, after all!

 

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The scent included notes of rose, jasmine, and tuberose, and was first launched in 1912 by perfume house Houbigant. Brides-to-be, take note: The house has since been acquired by Perris Group, and a new fragrance is launching for the Quelques Fleurs collection.

 

People also recently spoke to Elizabeth Emanuel, one of the designers of Princess Diana's wedding dress, who shared that wedding prep changed the royal. "She just walked more confidently. She just was suddenly growing up, you know?" "She was just lovely, really kind of easy going," she added. "We never had any special instructions about how to make the wedding dress. That added a bit to the fun of it all, made it bit of an adventure."

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