A fragrance fit for a queen: The Royal Society of Chemistry creates bespoke perfume inspired by diamonds and the 1950s as a gift for her Majesty
The perfume is a Christmas gift from the RSC for Queen Elizabeth in her Diamond Jubilee year
It has been named Adamas after the Greek word for diamond
Ingredients have been sourced from across the commonwealth countries
The scent is exclusively for the Queen and the exact formula will remain a secret
09:55 GMT, 23 November 2012
Scroll down for a video of the perfume bottle being made
A perfume has been created especially for Queen Elizabeth II by the Royal Society of Chemistry as a Diamond jubilee Christmas present.
The perfume, which was presented to the Queen on Monday at Buckingham
Palace was created with her reign and interests in mind representing
the many facets of our Queen’s personality
Described as a beautiful green floral fragrance created in a classical style with subtle modern twists, the scent, named 'Adamas' after the Greek word for diamond, is a Christmas gift for the Queen in her Diamond Jubilee year which has seen a host of celebrations across the globe.
Long to reign over us: Queen Elizabeth, seen here on her Coronation tour, has been on the throne for 60 years
Fragrance fit for a queen: The Royal Society of Chemistry has created a bespoke perfume inspired by diamonds and the 1950s as a gift for her Majesty
It is contained in a bespoke crystal bottle specially designed by Yorkshire glassmakers David Saunders and Andrew Wallace, and in keeping with the royal family's support of recycling the red, gold and pink bottle was fashioned from recycled Darlington crystal.
The Queen, who celebrated her 65th or Sapphire wedding anniversary this week, has sat on the thrones of seven countries for 60 years since her ascension following her father, King George VI's death in 1952.
In partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), CPL Aromas, the British-based international fragrance house that created the scent to an RSC brief, took inspiration from the scents and natural products in commonwealth countries, such as Jamaica, Canada and India.
Perfumers Stephene Bengana and Ange Stavrevka, who collaborated to make the scent also wanted to reflect the impressive length of time her Majesty has been on the throne by using fragrances that were characteristically worn at the time of her coronation.
2012: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh during the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant on the River Thames in London
Ms Stavrevka said: ‘Sensual floral’s were popular during this era as were fresh and lively green accords both of which feature.’
The Royal inspired perfume has a
light sweet scent formed from the peach and pear notes combined with
Lilly of the valley, rose, Indian Jasmine and Tuberose oils, with
Canadian Cedar Leaf oil adding a deeper, slightly warmer edge to the
Pimento Leaf, Sri Lankan Cinnamon leaf and Australian Sandalwood oils
also help form the warm subtle base behind the perfume.
Incorporating the Commonwealth: The scent contains ingredients from the commonwealth countries which are so important to her Majesty
There is bad news though for anyone
wanting to smell like the queen, this scent will never be available to
the common folk: the RSC has confirmed that the fragrance will never be
offered to anyone other than the Queen.
President of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Professor Lesley Yellowlees said:’ The RSC, of which the Queen is Patron, wishes to mark her Majesty’s jubilee in a special fashion and with her agreement, we set about creating something that would echo her own interests while having a unique aroma.,’
WATCH: See the bespoke crystal bottle being forged by craftsmen David Sanders and Andrew Wallace at their small workshop in the Yorkshire Dales