Boutonnière no.7 by Arquiste

May 1899, Foyer of the Opera-Comique, Paris

A dignified and refined celebration of masculinity, Boutonniere No7 opens with fresh aromatic notes of lavender, bergamot and a subtle note of mandarin.

During the intermission 7 men gather in the Grand Foyer seeking new flirtations and encounters. A heart of crisp and green gardenia is a nod to the considered gesture of a single gardenia bloom, worn in the boutonniere (buttonhole). Indolic tinged petals jasminoides (star jasmine) mingle with the gardenia blooms, heightened by an animalic note of genet (broom shrub) absolute.

Labdanum, oakmoss, vetiver and castoreum lend salty soapy facets that contradict the smooth polished gardenia.

A genteel bouquet.