I love this gardenia, it's fun, carefree, but also a melancholic, a homage to Billie Holiday and party girls from the 1950's...I don't know about you but I swear I smell a line or two of cocaine in this ;-) It smells current, timeless, Une Voix Noire is a modern take from a bygone era. The drydown smells divine and so addictive, great longevity.
I love it. the first 5 minutes it's very similar to tubereuse criminelle without the menthol then it turnes into a gardenia coffee, 10 minutes later the coffee gives place to tobacco and rum , 30 minutes later they give place to plum and spice and the whole concoction turns metallic, after that the metallic note fades and all the others reapper, turning this perfume into a soft and creamy gardenia delight.
Intriguing at first, especially the tabacco/rum thats probably intentionally reminiscent of a night club. But its not great in that classic or memorable way it should be for the pirce it is.
Beautiful fragrance that quite literally took me by surprise. The gardenia is nice, but it is overpowered, in my opinion, by the tobacco, which is so realistic that it smells almost as if you've been in the company of smokers in a bar. The rum is faintly discernible to my nose. Dry down is nice, soft and soothing. Just have to get past the strong tobacco smell in the opening. Overall, if you're a gardenia lover, this is full-bottle worthy, albeit expensive as it only comes in the bell jar. I'm not usually a lover of gardenia, but this rendition is somewhat subdued, but very realistic at the same time. Gorgeous.