Ms Wood's favorite perfume was Jungle Gardenia by Tuvaché. Her daughter, Natasha Gregson-Wagner, had fond childhood memories of her mom wearing it often; and has recently honored her thru creating a new fragrance called Natalie. Her mom's favorite scent, gardenia was combined with hers, orange blossom. Ms Gregson-Wagner has described it as "a nice, happy smell." I bought a sample before fully committing. I was running low on my Jo Malone collection; and I did not want to completely run-out of Eau Des Merveilles by Hermes (I consider it a precious farewell gift from my now-living-in-Europe son).
Not bad. It's a thumbs-up from me and hubby. It reminds us of the land of our birth. Gardenias were a common garden plant and a familiar aroma in our country. I need to know other people's thought, though. I am especially interested in its staying-power. I will begin its official use tomorrow, and see how it goes during morning church services.
Shop Natalie fragrance HERE