English perfumer Floris first released the Royal Arms fragrance on April 1926 to commemorate the birth of Princess Elizabeth. 60 year after, Floris is again re-introducing the original scent to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
As with all Floris perfumes, the Royal Arms have rose base notes mixed with other florals like jasmine, violet, iris and ylang ylang. Citrus top notes of bergamot, violet and lemon welcome our olfactory senses at the first whiff followed by earth mid tones of musk, amber, vanilla and patchouli. Though made form the original Royal Arms perfume recipe, the re-released fragrance is not entirely a replica of the 1926 version since some of the original ingredients are no longer available.
The regular eau de parfum, will be available at for sale at florislond.com and John Lewis starting this April and retails for £ 100 per 100 ml bottle. A more special fragrance, the Royal Arms Diamond Edition will also be available for sale at a whopping £ 15,000 per bottle.
Contained in antique bottles adorned with diamond necklace, only three bottles of the rare perfume will be available for sale which explains its incredible price tag. Floris also has three extra Royal Arms Diamond Edition bottled for special purposes. One is presented as a gift to the Queen, another was auctioned for charity and remaining bottle went to Floris’s museum.