Monday, 27 June 2011
Oh WOW. You know that mens' cologne called Old Spice? It was like that, but a hundred times better, and in a rose. This was what they were going for back at the Procter & Gamble labs. The scent was fantastic! It really stuck with me, as you can tell.
So, back in March I ordered a pair of Jacques Amyot roses before I even arrived in Ireland. They're hard to find since not many people are interested in growing Noisette roses from the 19th century for the nursery trade but I located a French grower, Roseraie Fabien Ducher who stocks them. My other half was kind enough to plant them for me when they arrived and now we have lovely smelling flowers. She tends to like the blue roses, like Blue For You and Blue Moon, while I am partial to old roses myself. (My other favourites are Lady Hillingdon and Gertrude Jekyll.)
I highly recommend Fabien Ducher if you live in the E.U. Their customer service is fantastic, they ship quickly and the quality of the stock is excellent. They can be found at: http://www.roseraie-fabien-ducher.com/