Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella’s Garofano fragrance is a bouquet of spicy oriental notes with mostly citrus top notes. Carnations are widely cultivated on the Ligurian Riviera. They belong to the Dianthus species, which in Greek means flower of Jupiter. According to Greek mythology the carnation sprouted from tears shed by a shepherd who was seduced and abandoned by the goddess Diana. In Catholic legend though it was the Madonna’s tears, shed at the base of the Jesus’ cross, that gave life to the first carnations. In flower symbolism the carnation is synonymous with fidelity.