Post by Robert Herrmann
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Hello Fragrant Friends!
This is Robert H. again, writing from my small island home in Washington state, exactly halfway between Seattle and Vancouver B.C. I am an inveterate fragrance lover, occasional writer, full-time business owner, world traveller, ex-Broadway singer, and happily married to an ever-suffering spouse who descends into allergic hell, at the faintest whiff of perfume. Just my luck.
So what’s my SOTD?
Gardenia Soliflore by Dame Perfumery 2015
Photo Stolen Fragrantica
Fragrantica gives only the note gardenia.
-“What’s the matter? You don’t like Gardenias?”
-“So you don’t put them on just to…..go to someone’s apartment….for a late-night supper…”
-“So that’s how it is?”
-“That’s how it is.”
Lady Sings The Blues- Warner Brothers 1972
…..and after that first meeting, Billie Holiday wore gardenias for almost every performance for the rest of her life. It became her personal symbol, a flower that like her life blooms for a short while intoxicating everyone who catches the scent, and then once picked droops and dies.
Photo Stolen Wikipedia
True gardenia is a scent that has been difficult for perfumers to capture, and I have any number of various bottles to prove that point….but THIS Gardenia by perfumer Jeffrey Dame is honestly the most photo-realistic gardenia it has ever been my pleasure to wear!
This is not your hot house gardenia, nor the one from the florist’s cooler, ubiquitous accoutrement for so many Prom corsages.
This is a flower blooming in a garden, in it’s natural environment, opening cool and green, medicinal, slightly indolic, but quickly settling down to……REAL Gardenia.
Even my spouse an avowed perfume allergen magnet turned to me yesterday and asked “Hey..did someone give us a potted Gardenia? Again? To kill?” (We don’t have the best of luck with gardenia plants…!”)
I stuck my wrist in front of his nose, he inhaled and smiled and just said “Wow!”
Photo Stolen WikiMedia
Dame Perfumery has $35/10ml oil
Now available to Australia with FREE SHIPPING!
Have you tried the Dame Gardenia or any others from Dame Perfumery? What was your favorite?