Gardenia – Tin Candle
Collection: Oxford Botanic Garden
Also known as Cape Jasmine, the gardenia is a relative of the coffee plant. With glossy foliage and fragrant white flowers in summer, it is widely planted in gardens in warmer climates, and as a houseplant in temperate regions. Its cultivation dates back at least a thousand
years, to the Song Dynasty in China, where both wild and double-flowered forms have been depicted in ancient paintings. The plant was introduced to English gardens in the mid-18th century.
Top notes: Freesia, Mandarin, Black Pepper
Heart notes: Gardenia, Lily, Amber, Patchouli
Base notes: Woods/Woody Notes, Musks