It’s rumoured that bathrooms in Balmoral Castle are outfitted with Molton Brown’s Orange and Bergamot range; but regardless of the truth of this particular claim, their Royal Warrant certainly attests to their presence somewhere in Her Majesty’s household. From their elegantly pared-back packaging to the luxurious scents and textures of their wares, you can understand why Molton Brown’s offerings have gained favour with the Queen – and you’ll also spy their products in a select number of high-end hotels worldwide.
Clarins, one of the most renowned French beauty houses, were tapped to create a lipstick for Her Majesty’s coronation in 1953: a deep red hue designed to complement her ceremonial regalia. And the brand has remained a firm favourite in the intervening decades: their hydrating yet non-greasy Hand and Nail Treatment Cream is reported to be a long-term staple of the Queen’s.
Founded in 1730, the storied St. James fragrance house has three centuries’ experience in perfuming some of London’s most discerning clients – including Winston Churchill, Ian Fleming and a number of royals. And although we can’t know for certain which scent Her Majesty spritzes every day, Floris’s White Rose Eau de Toilette is said to be her choice. With elegant notes of rose and carnation rounded out with sparkling aldehydes, it’s certainly a scent fit for a Queen.
The world’s oldest manufacturer of brushes, Kent have been crafting their range of exceptional products since 1777. They’re best-known for their classic combs and hair brushes, but they now offer an expansive variety of wares, like brushes for scalp massaging and blowdries. We can imagine Her Majesty might use one of their 100% handmade combs to achieve her signature groomed style.
Elizabeth Arden’s cult classic Eight Hour Cream is indisputably one of the most fabled products in the beauty world, achieving cult status for fixing a plethora of problems, from burns to chapped lips and cuticles. It’s also alleged to be one of the Queen’s skin care staples. And since receiving their Royal Warrant, Elizabeth Arden are rumoured to often be behind the pop of bright lipstick Her Majesty is known for.