Gardenia flower; the flower's delicate scent makes it ideal for perfumes
After being ambivalent about the Royal Wedding, I was one of those who then experienced a complete 180 degree change in attitude.
I watched the entire event live, all the television news highlights for the next 48 hours, read four newspaper’s worth of coverage, yet still wanted more! More cartwheeling priests! More dresses! More surpressed smiles between Will and Kate during the serious bits! More Aston Martins!
Anyway, the last note from us on the wedding goes to Kate’s perfume.
She allegedly wore White Gardenia Petals by Illuminum, which has been flying off shelves worldwide ever since.
It’s a small-produced perfume by British perfumer Michael Boadi and contains top notes of gardenia with ylang ylang, muguet and jasmine.
Gardenia is commonly used in perfumes.
In many cultures the flower symbolises grace, feminity, love and purity.
But interestingingly, the essential oil from the small white Gardenia flowers is used to treat anxiety, nervous tension, insomnia, irritability or agitation. In Chinese medicine the flower is known as zhi zi and is used for its antibacterial and antifungal properties, but also is used to cool the blood, clear way heat from the body and generally calm agitatation.
So ideal for wedding day nerves, especially if your wedding involves a prince and an audience of nearly 2 billion!
We have two products containing the delicate scent of Gardenia flowers (which smells similar to jasmine.)
(Please note these products are sold for cosmetic use only; we cannot make any claims for the therapeutic benefits of the essential oils within any of the products we sell.)
Cream of Youth moisturiser, by Naturally Thinking, is a rich, daily face cream which contains over 1,000 Gardenia flowers in every pot. The nourishing cream is good for plumping the skin and excellent for dry or sagging skin.
It naturally lifts and plumps the skin, making it good for older, dry or sagging skin.
Monoi de Tahiti body butter, also by Naturally Thinking, is also great for normal to dry skin, especially skin that has been exposed to the sun and needs extra moisture.
Monoi de Tahiti is created by adding gardenia flowers to coconut oil, a centuries old method used by the women of Polynesia for their cosmetics. It also contains cocoa and shea butter and anti-oxidant white tea.
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