So what does it smell like? It was classified as a floral fragrance for women with a pronounced note of "crushed gardenias" and "garden pinks". I would need a sample of the perfume to tell you what it really smells like.
- Top notes:
- Middle notes: gardenia and carnation
- Base notes:
These fragrances lend themselves so well to the European manner of using perfume — of blending perfumes to suit your mood and costume. Blend two or more Babani perfumes to create a personal perfume formula, a new fragrance which no one can identify or imitate, that will emphasize your interesting complexity, will seem to vary as your charming moods, and yet be essentially you. It was stated that "Giardini may be harmonized with other Babani perfumes to create an individual perfume formula that everyone will envy without being able to imitate."
Drug and Cosmetic Industry - Volume 40, 1937:
"Babani presents six captivating new odors attractively packaged. The odors are classified into two groups: Oriental and Giardini, Jasmin and Gardenia, the floral. Babani recently opened a distributing office located at 521 Fifth Avenue."
Harper's Bazaar, 1937:
"Babani's "Giardini" takes us back to the fresh scent of garden pinks."
"Giardini: a subtle fragrance as smart as gardenias. A bottle that is a formal little tree of green and gold leaves in a gold tub! It comes in a box lined with green satin. $12, other size at $8.50."