SOME CARNATIONS………..GAROFANO by SANTA MARIA NOVELLA (1828) + BELLODGIA by CARON (1927) + MALMAISON by FLORIS (1830)+ GAROFANO by LORENZO VILLORESI (1995) + OEILLET SAUVAGE by L’ARTISAN PARFUMEUR (2000) + DIANTHUS by ETRO (2006) + SACREBLEU by PARFUMS NICOLAI (1993) + GAROFANO by BORSARI (1930)+ METALLICA by GUERLAIN (2000)+ SOIE ROUGE by MAITRE PARFUMEUR ET GANTIER (1988) + CARNATION by COMME DES GARCONS (2001)

The Black Narcissus

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GAROFANO/ SANTA MARIA NOVELLA

A brilliant pink Spring Sunday in Japan, cherry blossom season.

After a bath, a sleep on the sofa, and a couple of glasses of Zubrowka vodka, I put some Santa Maria Novella on and left the house, emerging and blinking blearily into a windy, sunny afternoon: a woozy, technicolour dreamworld of peach and cherry blossom blowing in the breeze like drifting, petalled snow in a gentle reverie of scent, as carnations seemed to bloom from my skin, and the sky was open and bright blue above.  

With this king of carnation perfumes (and to me, this really is king),  startlingly real apparitions of pale, full, pink carnations appear in all their lusciousness and vitality from the tiniest drop on the skin, while the cloviness of the flowers seems to grow only more intense the more time passes, never letting up in strength and aroma the…

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4 responses to “SOME CARNATIONS………..GAROFANO by SANTA MARIA NOVELLA (1828) + BELLODGIA by CARON (1927) + MALMAISON by FLORIS (1830)+ GAROFANO by LORENZO VILLORESI (1995) + OEILLET SAUVAGE by L’ARTISAN PARFUMEUR (2000) + DIANTHUS by ETRO (2006) + SACREBLEU by PARFUMS NICOLAI (1993) + GAROFANO by BORSARI (1930)+ METALLICA by GUERLAIN (2000)+ SOIE ROUGE by MAITRE PARFUMEUR ET GANTIER (1988) + CARNATION by COMME DES GARCONS (2001)

  1. I noticed the pronunciation also…being of Italian descent, visiting the country many times and having studied the language. But if you don’t use it you lose it. I haven’t completely lost the language and thought the same thing about the world “garofano”. Just seeing an iItalian word brings back some of the knowledge I once had with that language. Also I enjoyed the carnation post and actually own a few of the scents mentioned. To me the Red Series is the most heady and peppery and brings the flower to mind.

  2. Love Garofano soooooo much. It really is a glorious scent. I wish I were spending that lovely afternoon with you, it sounds so wonderful. Ah, to see beautiful peach and cherry blossom, as opposed to the layer of snow still on the ground here. You need to post pictures of this magical flora for us.

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