Throughout his life, Potemkin loved women and they went crazy from it, which, however, not difficult to understand. He was a master at the lavish romantic escapades. Gregory did not hesitate to send a courier for hundreds of kilometers, to please one of his lovers, handing her a melon from Astrakhan or a bouquet of flowers. Taking guests in Crimea as governor-general, he sent in the late afternoon in a circle crystal glasses filled with diamonds, and asked each to choose a lady on the stone. When one of the ladies broke the heel dance shoes, Potemkin immediately sent an officer to Paris for a new pair. Because of its greenhouses, followed by carefully tended gardeners, each New Year holiday Potemkin gave Catherine a dish filled with fresh cherries loved it.