It’s the Queen’s official birthday, so we’re celebrating with some of our proudly British fragrances.

Here at The Fragrance Shop, we are a British based brand, so we thought it would be nice to celebrate other British brands in honour of our Queen’s official birthday. The Queen and her predecessor’s have always celebrated their ‘official’ birthday on a different day, even if that date doesn’t correspond with their actual day of birth. This year it is today, June 8th. This tradition began hundreds of years ago in 1748, when King George II wanted to have a big, public celebration for his birthday. He was born in November, and due to British weather generally being cold during that month, he chose to celebrate it during the summer. The official birthday of the Queen is celebrated in London with a festival called ‘Trooping the Colour‘.

Take a look at our whole collection of British brand collection for all the patriotic inspiration, and enjoy our selected favourites below.

Burberry as a brand is the epitome of Britain. Their iconic check pattern that now just screams a representation and connotation of London. This relaxing, powdering fragrance is dedicated to the weekend (who knew?). A relaxing, British country style perfume. The top notes include sweet and zesty mandarin and aromatic grass notes. Heart notes contain blue hyacinth, iris, nectarine and peach flower while the dry-down takes you to the perfect blend of sandalwood, cedar and musk.

Ted Baker is another British brand known for applying their signature twists to their products. This floral fragrance for women, launched in 2002 features notes of fig leaf, peony, violet, orchid, raspberry and vanilla.

Missguided is UK based brand that is known for it’s slogans and quotes that were designed to empower women. Boss Babe, the scent that matches your personality, will leave you ready to face anything the day throws at you. This fruity floral scent leads with notes of Bergamot and pear with accents of pistachio. The heart marries rose accords with almond milk, orange blossom and magnolia. Base notes cushion with patchouli, amber, sweet Tonka, vanilla, musk and creamy sandalwood. Be your own boss.

Feature image: European Photopress Agency via BBC Newsround

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