Bienvenue (and welcome) to our newest feature, Flowers + Fragrances, where we share a photo of an overwhelmingly attractive floral arrangement for the sake of sharing a photo of an overwhelmingly attractive floral arrangement. It's the ITG equivalent of stupid-cute bulldog puppies sleeping next to a warm beverage topped with an artful helping of milk foam—we're trying to make #plantporn a thing, and blatantly jockeying for those 'likes.' Oh, and this is still considered "beauty" because each bouquet will be paired with a fragrance. It's the full 360-degree bouquet experience, right here on the internet. Our inaugural arrangement is this Dutch still life-worthy piece from Ariel Dearie Flowers:
♦ Bat orchid
"This arrangement was originally a study in textures, combining the ruffles of these roses with the pearl-like buds of the andromeda. Then, I found the bat orchid at the flower market and was dying to use it. I decided to weave in purple viburnum leaves, as well, to bring balance."
Get the Smell
This bouquet's olfactory and visual equivalent is, without a doubt, Tom Ford Black Orchid. It's got the same sense of sophistication, the same dramatic aesthetic, and the same blend of rich, spicy floral and acidic fruit notes.
Photo by Ariel Dearie.