I feel like Donkey from "Shrek" -- "Me! Pick me! Oh, Me!"
I have a Holy Grail! Everyone who knows me much here knows.
I'd never heard of it, and didn't pursue gardenia fragrances at all. I was in the Cosmetic Market -- OMG, I remember the very moment, standing in front of the Fresh and Diptyque. The kai was behind me, with the bath stuff. I thought "What's that stuff?" I opened it up and considered whether it might be a lipgloss. Sniff, sniff. Uhm, I played it safe....put some on my wrist. WOW! Man, it was great!
Then I looked at the price and left.
I couldn't get it off my mind.
I bought a bottle. And then another bottle. And then some lotion. And then another bottle, and some more lotion, and a candle. And then some body glow. And then two more bottles at once. Then a gift set for my neighbor. And then, a man I was out with said it was the most seductive thing he'd ever smelled (that's not exactly what he said, but that was the gist of it.) And several of my friends commented how good I smelled, along with a few cashiers, over time. One man in a vestibule said 'I smell rain!' but he walked past me and stopped for a second, looked me straight in the eyes and said "Wow." He wasn't flirting, he was honestly startled, and paused at his car door, and looked back to me. I just know he was considering coming back to ask me what it was.
I could go on.