One of the most intoxicating fragrances in the world comes from the waxy gardenia blossom. The double white flower was first
planted in the New World in the garden of its namesake, Dr. Alexander Garden, a Scottish physicist and naturalist who moved
to Charleston in 1752. The flower was first discovered by a friend of a friend, Carolus Linnaues, the Swedish botanist that
had developed the genus-and-species system for scientifically naming and classifying plants.