Pure and supple petals all in white, set against sheeny deep green leaves. Bend in, place your whole face into the blossoms and breathe splendor in fully. In the more refined Victorian era, flowers were delivered in leu of love letters. A bouquet of heady, silken gardenias was presented as a first step in professing untold love. And how like the delicious purity of new love the gardenia is. How lovely to visit such enchantment again and again.