Complex and masculine, yet suited for anyone who favors a fragrance with rich, earthy character, VIC is a floral scent that's anything but typical. With a subtle sophistication, VIC is a living floral scent, created in collaboration with the New York Botanical Garden, meant to capture the allure of the oldest living orchid—the Victorian-era Vanda Giganticus—in the Garden. With its very dry, slightly powdery opening, this earthy floral gains richness with smooth, bright florals in the heart, and concludes with a dry-down to a sharp mossy green scent. Timeless and refined, VIC's quiet elegance is the fragrance of tuxedos and cufflinks. Caswell-Massey developed this perfume to celebrate the opening of the New York Botanical Garden's Winter Orchid Show. It's fascinating to note that this is just the latest chapter in a long and storied history of orchid connoisseurship, which began when the rare plants became must-have status symbols among the elite of the mid-1800s. So obsessed were the rich with this flower that their condition was diagnosed as "orchidelerium."