An olfactory experience can embed a permanent memory the very first time it is experienced. Like music, fragrance transports us. To have this “imprinting” effect take place the smell (in this case) must be rare enough. For instance, coffee is not useful as we experience it too often in our day-to-day life and we build a rapid association. A similar argument may be made about roses, being relatively common and having a somewhat muted fragrance. Gardenias however, are a far rarer experience with a much stronger aural olfactory note.
The use of the word “imprinting” refers to the concept of what is typically considered an early developmental process in humans and animals, however evidence suggests that when encountering something impactful and significant this process continues into adulthood.
How would you feel if every time someone you cared for recalled a sense of pride, trust, friendship, love or admiration simply from the scent of a gardenia for the rest of their lives? They would always associate that feeling with you.
The way a person feels when they open and experience any box from High Camp Supply will never be forgotten. It is beautiful to imagine someone remembering your gift, and the sentiment behind it, even years from now when they next encounter the unique fragrance.
High Camp delivers unique ephemeral experiences along with sensorial gifts that reside in the heart and memory. Our expertise is in delivering the exquisite right to the door of the recipient.
The gift, the emotion attached to it and the bond between you and the recipient are cemented in a moment.
It’s how you feel.
It’s how you tell them.
It’s how you made them feel…
That is worth remembering.
With love from High Camp,
What People are Saying...
‘While gardenias’ heady, intense scent is part of their allure, their fleeting nature makes them quite hard to find—and especially hard to ship. High Camp Supply has rectified this dilemma for connoisseurs, providing boxes of either 30 or 50 unblemished blooms, with portions on the vine and vase-ready, along with stem-less flower tops to float in water. Now the Northern California company has launched a subscription service, Endless Supply for delivery weekly, biweekly, or monthly.’ - Robb Report
‘To say the love and passion for this venture have paid off is an understatement. The gift box of blooms came in perfect condition with some on-the-vine gardenias ready to sprout and loose blooms that were to be placed in water. Each bloom is abundantly full of the fragrance that only the gardenia flower entails — an aroma and presence that filled our home.” -Elle Decor