PERFUME “Boutonnière No 7”
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.
White flower boutonnières are generally preferred for Black-Tie because of their elegant contrast. Gardenias are top choice for men, as they delight women with their scent. During the Belle Époque, they became known as the “Opera flower”.
In 1899, a man would select a fresh boutonnière in much the same way he would wear a freshly laundered shirt or a pair of polished shoes. Its glory lay in its fragility; it was picked, worn in the buttonhole and allowed to die.
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 oakmoss, Castoreum
Perfumer: Rodrigo Flores-Roux