The One Perfume Scent Carrie Underwood Can't Live Without

Carrie Underwood came to fame as the winner of the 4th season of the hit reality contest series "American Idol." After that 2004 win, she became one of the darlings of country music, releasing her first album titled "Some Hearts" the next year, according to Biography. That stardom and her trademark glamour have made Underwood the envy of women everywhere. Her fans covet her beauty secrets, including her favorite perfume scent.


When Underwood is readying for a gorgeous night on the town, she preps with Clive Christian 1872. "I love getting dressed up, when everyone smells nice and I've got my best perfume on," she told Allure.

Clive Christian 1872 for women is described as having a fruity and citrusy scent, with floral and woody hints, as well as spicy undertones, according to Fragrantica. Depending on the variation, it can retail for hundreds of dollars at upscale stores like Neiman Marcus. This perfume also has a rich and royal history that dates back to Victorian-era England.

The royal legacy of Carrie Underwood's favorite perfume scent

Carrie Underwood, one of the queens of country music, likes to step out in a fragrance that gained the approval of Queen Victoria herself. Originally created by The Crown Perfumery, the scent made its debut in 1872 when the queen allowed the company to use a miniature likeness of the British crown on its bottles, according to Clive Christian's official website.


While there were variations of the perfume during this time, Queen Victoria preferred one called "Crown Essence;" her daughter-in-law took a liking to "Crown Rose" (via

In 1999, The Crown Perfumery, along with this signature scent, was acquired by Clive Christian Perfumes and given the name Clive Christian 1872 or the Original Collection. states that when it bought The Crown Perfumery, it went back to the company and dug into its original formulas and designed both feminine and masculine versions of Clive Christian 1872, the perfume that Carrie Underwood can't live without today and British royals of the 19th century appeared to prefer to wear, too.