frangipani in oscar wilde's 1890 novel the picture of dorian gray, lord henry's wife's perfume leaves the scent of frangipani to linger in the room, likely referencing the work of huysmans. while in my pre teen years growing up in hong kong, most of my summer afternoons was spent in a park filled with frangipani near home, & that floral scent has been a nostalgic summer reminder ever since