This is the first year that I have ever had camellias, gardenias, ginger lilies and moonflowers blooming at the same time. My glorious camellias rival any peony or rose in my yard except, of course, the lack of aroma. But truly my house has never been blessed with a bowl of gardenias and camellias. Should this be attributed to climate change/global warming? Whatever the cause, I will cherish them. Camellia oil has become my favorite oil in products. It quickly absorbs into the skin and is not greasy. It is becoming my cure all, full of fatty acids and vitamins; UV protection there is no wonder that Geisha have used this for centuries. It is in almost all of my products and in the newest, face & neck elixir.