‘Mock orange blossom’, it’s also known as – or Philadelphus. Oh, and also ‘German jasmine’. A well-known family of garden shrubs, syringe bursts into a froth of white flowers in late spring, filling the air with its jasmine-like sweetness – which is what perfumers capture, often alongside other white florals, but also in chypre creations. A stunner, which deserves to be better known (and more widely-used).

Smell syringa in:

Goutal Eau de Camille
Sisley Eau du Soir

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