Subject:  Longwood Gardens Mounts Major Exhibition: Making Scents: The Art and Passion of Fragrance on view thru November 21, 2010

Contact:   Lyn Lewis, Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau
                 (302) 295-2212 or
                 (Photos available upon request)

Longwood Gardens, one of the world's leading horticultural centers, presents its first major exhibition, Making Scents: The Art and Passion of Fragrance.  The interactive exhibit is on display inside Longwood's Conservatory thru November 21st.  Describing the exhibit, Longwood Gardens Director Paul B. Redman said "...guests can experience first-hand the fragrant plants and beauty of nature that are at the heart of the fragrance story and then create a scented card featuring their own personal fragrance." 

Making Scents: The Art and Passion of Fragrance explores the art, science and mystery of fragrance.  It examines the technical processes behind the creation of perfume, contrasting traditional harvest and extraction techniques to chemical combinations used to produce synthetic fragrances.  The exhibit even delves into the scents of mystery perfumes, identifying which can be classified as Floral, Citrus, Fern, Woody, Oriental, Leather or Chypre.  After identifying their personal preferences and experimenting with different combinations, visitors are encouraged to create their own fragrance scent card.

Outside, visitors can enjoy Longwood's spectacular spring beauty as they stroll through 1,000 acres of gardens filled with tulips, daffodils, azaleas, flowering cherries and magnolias enhanced by woodland areas, meadows and fountain displays.

Located less than 30 minutes from Downtown Wilmington, Longwood is open from
9 AM to 6 PM during the spring season.  Admission is $16 for adults, $14 for Seniors, $6 for Students ages 5-22 and free for Ages 4 and under.  For more information, go to or contact the Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau at (302) 295-2212 or (800) 489-6664 or