Gardez-Moi, or Keep Me uses gardenia as the main player in the revised version of this white floral bouquet. Fleshy, tropical, almost fruity in its juiciness, with a mere hint of the flower’s characteristic, freshly-sliced mushroom note – neither barely blossoming nor fading, but in its full, fresh, short-lived glory. Aldehydes and jasmine conjure a faint soapiness, offset by the moist green effects of cyclamen and crushed tomato leaf. With its volume, sillage and long-lastingness, this scent is certainly designed to trail helplessly smitten suitors in its wake – according to Jovoy owner François Hénin, gardenia was a gift offered by Parisian Jazz Age lovers to their mistresses as a plea to “keep me”. If you’re a white floral lover or a gardenia enthusiast, that’s just what Gardez-Moi will whisper in your ear with a feline purr.