Day 5: Fragrant Rose Advent Calendar
The roses behind today's little cardboard punch hole are the only Gamble Medal recipients of the 80s and 90s.
If there is one rose that personifies the 80s, it would have to be double delight. It looks like it came right out of Benneton. The bold colors smack of Aquanet-ed hair, high pigment eye shadow, and Vacation by the Gos-Gos. playing on your Walkman. The great Herbert C. Swim hybridized this icon, and only Gamble Medal Winner in the 1980s.
The fragrance is peppery with a bit of anise, nutmeg, and rosa gallica. Miss Dior is the perfect perfume to compliment.
This one is rarer in the United States. It comes from the Irish New Zealand hybridizer Samuel Darragh McGredy IV. McGredy deserves a shout-out. He hybridized an impressive 830 cultivars in his lifetime, including New Zealand, Marriotta, Olympiad and Sexy Rexy.
The color of fragrant hour is unusual, a bronze pink. While the fragrance is a clean, classic damask fragrance. Firmly in the floral fragrance family just like the perfume Turkish Rose by Nest.
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