A gardenia boutonnière on a gentleman's lapel...the crisp, hyper-realistic gardenia blended with the fresh and botanical notes of a citrus and lavender cologne. The re-imagined Opera flower of Belle Époque Paris, worn by dandies and beloved by their admirers, with notes of: Lavender, bergamot, Italian mandarin, gardenia jasminoides/gardenia citriodora duo, genet absolute, vetiver and oakmoss.
100 ml / 3.4 fl oz. Eau de Parfum.
May 1899, Foyer of the Opéra-Comique, Paris
During the Opera’s intermission, a group of seven young men gather at the Grand Foyer in search of new flirtations. Women of all sorts are lured in by the crisp, green scent of the men’s gardenia boutonnières, enlivened with the bergamot and lavender colognes they wear. As they draw closer, the “Opera Flower” exudes its elegant masculinity, the last breath of a bloom sacrificed on a black-tie lapel.