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British Tales


And other tiny hats perfect for the big day 

The fascinator is more British than a cup of tea. They are a one of the great conveniences of the wedding season, so much simpler than a full-blown hat with their ever-present pins and danger of flying off into your aunt Penelope’s face, and they also provide an ample opportunity to show off. So, in honour of this most flamboyant of confections, we bring you a list of the most inspiring fascinators to ever grace a head. And we’ve paired them with a scent to give you the courage to pull off something similar. And when it comes to choosing a fragrance to wear on the big day, don’t forget that some of our British Tales come with their own marvelous miniature millinery, too.... 


Daphne Guinness at the wedding of Lady Mary Charteris

Daphne Guinness looked like a beautiful alien as she strode towards the church at Stanway House, her niece Lady Mary Charteris’s family home in Gloucestershire. Her shoes – heelless McQueen, her signature – sparkled, her grey dress looked like the stars. But the jewel in the crown was her fascinator, which seemed – at a distance - to have been crafted from tiny strands of delicate coral, some black, some white, some grey – all so very attractive. Wear Luna to become the moon goddess herself wrapped in orange, jasmine and soft rose.  

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Isabella Blow at her wedding to Detmar Blow

Hats weren’t so much a liking for Blow as part of her anatomy. The fashion editor – who worked everywhere from Tatler to Harper’s – was seldom seen without one of Phillip Treacy’s creations. And oh, what hats they were: lobster fascinators, a swarm of eyes, and once, pleasingly a full wooden galleon at sail on her head. For her own wedding, she chose what looked like thin channels of lava which had intertwined to create something beyond imagination and beyond beautiful. She is missed.  

Isabella Blow’s family, the Delves Broughtons, stretch back right in to Tudor peerage, so what better fragrance than Elisabethan Rose, our harmonious combination of rose, hazelnut leaf and vetiver.  

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Queen Maxima of the Netherlands at the wedding of Prince Guillaume and Princess Stephanie of Luxembourg

Queen Maxima is known for her effervescent style and poise. At this royal wedding in Luxembourg, she chose one of the most maximal - as It were - fascinators we’ve seen. The feathered creation was a towering addition to an already statuesque lady. She looked like the queen she is.

Wear Artemisia to channel Queen Maxima’s poise – fresh nectarine and jasmine combine to create an elevated scent.


Naomi Campbell at the wedding of Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock

She is the face that launched a thousand fashion shows – one of the most towering beauties of her generation and a regular on the best dressed lists the world over. And her choice of headwear didn’t disappoint at these royal nuptials. The enormous peach-coloured flower wouldn’t work on most people but Naomi isn’t most people.     

Sensual, powerful and long-lasting, The Favourite is the perfect way to show your underlying strength.  



The Tudor rose: symbol of Elizabethan England, immortalised in this airy scent.



Bergamot dances off suede and geranium. An eau de cologne for the ages.


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