Caswell-Massey developed this perfume to celebrate the opening of the New York Botanical Garden's Orchid Show. It's fascinating to note that this is just the latest chapter in a long and storied history of orchid connoisseurship, which began when the rare plants became must-have status symbols to the elite of the mid-1800s. So obsessed were the rich with this flower that their condition was diagnosed as "œorchidelerium." Do not be surprised if our intoxicating fragrance incites a similar infatuation.

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