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My Imperfect Life
My Imperfect Life
Naomi Jamieson

This 'quiet luxury' cult-fave perfume just had the funniest 'Red White and Royal Blue cameo'

Nicholas Galitzine as Prince Henry and Taylor Zakhar Perez as Alex Claremont-Diaz in Prime Video's Red, White & Royal Blue/ in a pink, yellow and blue gradient template

Wearers of a certain cult perfume just got called out in Amazon Prime's Red White and Royal Blue, in a very good way. 

Yep, as if cult-fave scent Santal 33—which is already widely regarded as one of the best perfumes—needed any more positive press besides being Niall Horan's cologne go-to, it just had a cameo in the movie adaption of Casey McQuiston's best-selling novel. 

In fact, said cameo came during a rather iconic scene indeed and has no doubt made the temptation to shop it all the more, well tempting...

The 'Red, White and Royal Blue' Santal 33 scene

In the event that you missed the 'quiet luxury' perfume's big movie debut, allow us to take you back to that hospital cupboard scene.

At around minute 15, Prince Henry (Nicholas Galitzine) and Alex Claremont-Diaz (Taylor Zakhar Perez), who is the President of the United States' son, are pushed into a supplies closet by their security after what sounds like gunfire, whilst visiting a hospital. At this point, the pair are in their 'enemy' phase, after a certain cake fiasco—if you haven't seen it, we won't spoil it any further.

Once shoved into the teeny room, the pair topple on top of each other and in their desperate scramble to detangle themselves from one another, Henry quips: "Santal 33? Makes sense."

"What do you mean by that?" Alex demands, to which Henry says: "It means you've got good taste, Alex." Now coming from a prince (albeit a fictional one), that's a big win for our Le Labo stans out there.

This also ends up being a decisive moment in the film for their relationship, as they open up about why they got off on the wrong foot and start to see each other in a new light...

Fans of course noticed the scene too and commented on social media, with one saying: "I would go feral for santal 33 too he got tasteeeees".

Now, for anyone whose new to the scent, Santal 33 features a warm and niche blend of cardamom, iris and violet, with a crackle of smoky Australian sandalwood and cedarwood and finished with spicy and leathery perfume notes of musk. 

But, with that royal real of approval, also comes a pretty regal price. A 1.7 fluid-ounce bottle will set you back $230, but lucky there are a few Le Labo Santal 33 dupes on the market, including this one from Amazon for just under $25.

So if you want to smell like the son of a President, here you go—and if you want to find out how Red, White & Royal Blue ends, we've got you covered too. 

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