The sweet, tropical composite of Gardenia Mannii, frangipani from Comoros Islands, and jasmine is both subtle and intoxicating, sweeping you up in the island’s beach breeze. East Indian sandalwood and just a hint of warming vanilla anchors the narcotic flowers. Seductive and luxurious, this romantic union was inspired by time spent on the island and is reminiscent of the beauty and love the island’s energy exudes.
The natural, organic gardenia found in Nomaterra’s Oahu fragrance is extracted through the ancient process of enfleurage, using only organic palm oil and organic alcohol derived from organic sugar cane. The rare species of gardenia, Gardenia Manii, also known as “Nanu” in Hawaii, is native to the island of Oahu and can’t be found anywhere else in the world. In Hawaii, the gardenia is often used for corsages or leis, particularly traditionally during weddings. It has a romantic meaning, “You are lovely,” and is also a symbol for secret love.