Floral Mind 03: Daffodil

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I’m really exicted, not just because this is the third post on Floral Mind, but because it’s also my birth month, and it’s my birthday today (Happy Birthday to me!).  Daffodils, the yellowy fleshy flower which signifies the beginning of Spring and ‘cooler weather’ here in Nigeria (as the first rainfall for the year occurred last week) is the birth flower for the month of March.

MEANING AND SIGNIFICANCE
Daffodils, sometimes called Jonquil and Narcissus belong to the genus Narcissus. The flowers have a trumpet-shaped structure set against a star-shaped background. Often the trumpet is in a contrasting color from the background.

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Daffodils, symbolizes friendship, are some of the most popular flowers exclusively due to their unmatched beauty. It also means unequaled love; the sun is always shining whenever your significant other is around. Most importantly, it signifies rebirth.

ORIGIN
Daffodils are native mainly to the Mediterranean region, in particular to the Iberian Peninsula, as well as Northern Africa and the Middle East.

They are grown commercially in Mid Wales to produce galantamine for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

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MYTH
According to a Greek mythology, the goddess Persephone, clad in white daffodils, was abducted by Hades, god of the Underworld, whose touch turned all the flowers bright yellow.
It was said that they grew on the banks of one of the rivers flowing through the Underworld, lifting the spirits of the dead.
They called the flowers ‘asphodel’, which later became daffodil, and ever since they have been planted on graves.

PERFUME

Chloe- Chloe Narcisse

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This fragrance was created in 1992. It is a floral fragrance dominated by daffodil. In fact, I wore this today ☺and it was lovely.

Dolce & Gabbana- Dolce Floral Drops

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This is a soft scent. It is fresh – floral in nature and was launched in 2014

Lancôme – Poême

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This is a floral oriental fragrance for women, launched in 1995.

John Richmond- John Richmond

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This is a floral-fruity fragrance for women, and it was created in 2009.

Guerlain – Vol de Nuit

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This classic fragrance, Vol de Nuit which is ‘Night – Flying’ in English was launched in 1933, though newer versions are also available. It was created by Jacques Guerlain.

Versace – Versense

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It is created for irresistible experience for all senses. It was launched in 2009

Library of Fragrance- Daffodil Cologne

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Created by Library of Fragrance, this cologne can be worn by both male and female.
According to their website; Daffodils come in many varieties. We chose the poeticus daffodil for the heart of our Daffodil fragrance, which perfectly captures the living flower’s light, playful floral scent, touched with subtle hints of greenery.

AVAILABILITY
They call all be gotten from malls around. They can be gotten from the brands’ website too, ebay and amazon.

So now you know about Daffodil, the birthflower of the month of March and it makes it easy to have gift ideas for our loved ones whose birthdays fall in this month, either a bouquet of Daffodil or a bottle.

For more information on the history and origin of Daffodils, you could check here

With Scented Love,
The Perfumier 🌸

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