But it has now been revealed that Princess Diana favoured a rather more classic scent when it came to her perfumes.
In the 1992 book Royal Fashion and Beauty Secrets by Ann Chubb, then published by Vermillion and still available to buy on Amazon, it was disclosed Princess Diana loved Diorissimo by Christian Dior.
She used it on a day-to-day basis – and, best of all, you can still get it.
Diorissimo, which costs £158 for 15ml, making it one of the more expensive scents on the market, is described by Dior as a “a great classic”.
It was created by Christian Dior in 1956 with the help of renowned perfumer Edmond Roudnitska.
- Diorissimo, Dior, £158 – buy now
“The Extrait de Parfum reveals a stylised lily-of-the-valley with a modern structure,” Dior explained.
But it wasn’t the only perfume that Princess Diana loved.
She also liked to spritz on one of Madonna’s favourites – Passion by Annick Goutal.
This costs £132 for 100ml and appears to have changed bottles since the early 1990s.
Liberty, who sell it, said: “Annick Goutal’s Gardénia Passion perfume is a heady and unforgettable scent featuring the subtle white flower, gardenia, which has been cut and warmed up in the hand.
“Then, the bewitching tuberose and seductive jasmine blend with the freshness of orange blossom after a spring shower.”