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    I have just returned from a visit to a local stately home, where the
    public were invited to follow a snowdrop trail in aid of o local hospice.
    I have never seen so many snowdrops in one place in my life!
    There were two varieties -one single (galatea nivalis) and one double.
    When you lift up the drooping flowers the little faces are delightful!
    What struck me first of all was the scent - they smell faintly of honey and
    a kind of green wetness.
    Does anyone know if this plant has been used in perfumery before?
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    Last edited by kewart; 22nd February 2009 at 06:15 PM.

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    I had never heard of snowdrops until I read your post in the SOTD thread. They sound divine. And if they have not been used in perfumery before, it seems they should be! Honey and green wetness.:bounce:

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    Found Trish McEvoy No.3 Snowdrops & Crystal Flower perfume on a seach for 'snowdrop perfume'. Have never tried it but the notes are listed as snowdrops, white narcissus and crystal musk.
    I have snowdrops in my garden but I don't know if they have a scent, must check!

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    Thanks Chaelaran - I may check the Trish McEvoy scent out.
    I think snowdrops may just be indigenous to Europe Leesee.

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    We have two varieties of snowdrops growing here by themselves in our yard after I planted just two plants about 6 or 7 years ago. One is white with yellow hearts and another one is periwinkle color (light bluish-lilac-ish). The latter do not have any smell to them, but the white ones smell faintly green and muddy.

    Need to find me a hot house/ place where they grow snowdrops and smell the real thing. Very interested!

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    Italian Bath & Body (the Perlier people) have a snowdrop scent in their Elariia line. I've not smelled it, so I can't vouch for it.

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    That wasn't by any chance the snowdrop trail at Hanwell Castle in Oxon that also involved a visit to an Observatory? I would have liked to have gone as I love snowdrops too!
    "So many scents, so little skin"...

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    No Civet it was at Millichope Park in Shropshire (in aid of Hope House
    Hospice.) There is also Attingham Park near Shrewsbury that does the same
    thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaelaran1008 View Post
    Found Trish McEvoy No.3 Snowdrops & Crystal Flower perfume on a seach for 'snowdrop perfume'. Have never tried it but the notes are listed as snowdrops, white narcissus and crystal musk.
    I have snowdrops in my garden but I don't know if they have a scent, must check!
    I had never smelled any Trish McEvoy perfumes until late last year. No. 3 was a very nice surprise, very lovely. I keep a sample in my purse. It is very soft.
    Evenstar

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    I only wish there were stately homes to visit around here!

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    Don't know the smell of a snowdrop, but I know what the flowers look like and they are such a welcome sight after a hard winter. That walk sounds simply lovely. I wish I could attend something like that, sounds like a great event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kewart View Post
    No Civet it was at Millichope Park in Shropshire (in aid of Hope House
    Hospice.) There is also Attingham Park near Shrewsbury that does the same
    thing.
    Oh well, well, that is even nearer me! Are you Midlands-based yourself?
    "So many scents, so little skin"...

    http://bonkersaboutperfume.blogspot.com/

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