A few days ago, I posted a rant about men and cologne.
Now I'm going to tell you that there is one fragrance that I own; love; and occasionally,with a very light hand, use myself.
That fragrance is: Ginestra from Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella in Florence, one of the oldest farmacias in the world dating back to the 17th century.
Ginestra is a flower also known as Scotch Broom.
Santa Maria's Ginestra starts with a light blend of bergamot, lime and orange blossom. Then you begin to detect a sweet, grassy, hay. And finally the light floral of the broom flower. It doesn't smack you in the face, making it the perfect fragrance for someone who doesn't like fragrances.
So there you have it, call me a hypocrite if you wish. I don't like cologne on men, and I don't like the perfumes other women wear. But I do adore the Ginestra I sometimes wear myself.