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 boutonnieres, 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.
A hyper-realistic modern masculine gardenia. A Gentleman’s boutonniere in Belle Époque Paris. A naturalist fragrance declaring the elegant masculinity of a single flower worn on one’s lapel.
Top Notes: French Lavender, Calabrese Bergamot & Italian Mandarin
Heart Notes: Gardenia jasminoides/Gardenia citriodora duo, Genet absolute & Violet leaf absolute
Base Notes: Labdanum, Vetiver essence, Croatian Oak Moss & Castoreum
Family: Floral, Green
Perfumer: Rodrigo Flores Roux
.7 ml. glass vial with dauber