SCENT OF A WOMAN: Queen Elizabeth’s upcoming Diamond Jubilee preparations are gaining momentum: Kensington Palace has just revealed that Victorian Bouquet, a 115-year old bottle of perfume that was created for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, will go on display later this year. It will be part of an exhibition at the palace that explores the celebrations in 1897 from the public’s point of view. The perfume was created by Grossmith, one of England’s oldest perfume houses, and was described at the time as “the national perfume, from the flora of the British Empire.” It is one of only two known surviving bottles of Victorian Bouquet. Other items to be displayed include personal objects belonging to Queen Victoria, and souvenirs produced especially for the occasion. The exhibition will also spotlight London in the 1890s, the Victorian home, international visitors to London, the grand procession, feasting and celebration. “Jubilee — A View From the Crowd,” will run from May 24 through November 4.

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