This wonderfully decadent fragrance will bring an air of royalty into your home - heady base notes of patchouli and amber are luxuriously combined with top notes of rose, mandarin and bergamot. Its rich and opulent aroma is reminiscent of years of palatial festivities and grandeur.
Behind its manificent gilded railings and famously guarded gates, Buckingham Palace has remained a symbolic attraction since becoming the principal royal residence in 1837 on the accession of Queen Victoria. It is a superior building in both structure and significance. Having been the scene for numerous lavish balls and royal appointments over the years, it has also come to be a rallying point for the British people at times of both national rejoicing and crisis.
It is situated on The Mall which was designed by Sir Aston Webb as a ceremonial route in the early 20th century, as part of a grand memorial to Queen Victoria. According to an urban myth, in the event of emergency The Mall can quickly be converted into a make-shift runway. The core of today's palace was originally built as a large townhouse for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703.
The last major structural additions were made in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including the East front which contains the well-known balcony on which the Royal Family traditionally congregate to greet crowds outside. At the rear of the palace lies a park-like garden and lake, which is the largest private garden in London. Here the Queen hosts her annual summer garden parties, and also holds large functions to celebrate royal milestones.