i am having one of those weeks where i am of no use to anyone and just want desperately to be alone
at lunchtime i went to a park and picked the most beautiful smelling gardenia
it sounds contrived but i forgot
and later i was confused, wondering where it was coming from
but these ¥1000 notes are totally infused with the smell of one flower
11 responses to “a gardenia in my pocket”
Sorry to hear you’re not feeling well. Funnily enough I am wearing Isabey’s Gardenia today. It’s rich and creamy. Haven’t tried many others. May you feel better soon. At least you have money and gardenia in your pocket.
Thanks H: I am just a bit burnt out – pre-evaluation, I now just feel like hiding really badly – but the scent of the gardenia is EXQUISITE.
Don’t quite understand why, if the perfume can seep into my money, why an enfleurage extract like jasmine, is not more widely used
The fragrance of gardenia always reminds me of the backyard of my old home in Hong Kong. Stay well and better By the way, I just came back from London last week. I totally fall in love with the gardens and parks over there.
Oh that is nice to hear – which ones in particular?
And how gorgeous to have gardenias growing in your back yard. I adore the smell completely.
Hyde Park is on the list. The area is much open than Central Park with luxuriant vegetation in a sensible way. The park near my place called Gunnersbury Park is great too. Just simply with a gorgeous lawn, I saw a lot of happy dogs running around.
I almost forgot to mention Cambridge University Botanic Garden. The time I stayed there was more than I stayed at the campus.
My mom’s favorite flower! We always had them on our yard in California. Enfleurage.com makes a gorgeous gardenia enfleurage that’s reasonably priced (Luca Turin agrees).
oo – I am going to check it out now.
Hopefully things have improved since this post. Gardenias tend to make everything around them smell so lush and elegant. I truly adore them.
Me too. I was honestly amazed, also, by how much the flower scented my pocket.
I once popped some jasmine blossoms in my purse on vacation, and months later wondered why my purse smelt so delightful, and it was because of the jasmine.