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This is part 2 of Flower of the Month Series. To recap, if you haven’t read part 1, carnations are the birth flower of January. You can read all about the history of carnations and their significance here.
There are so many carnation fragrances out there, it was hard for me to pick three samples. I wish I can try them all because I’m curious to smell different variations of this commonplace flower. I’m determined to find one that really speaks to me as my signature carnation. The following are carnation perfumes I have tested so far. These are just off-the-cuff first impressions or olfactory snapshots so my opinion may change as I spend more time to get to know the juice better. You can expect thorough reviews later down the road.