This is another fragrance I sprayed on a whim because I've been trying green scents on lately, and because I've been experimenting with fragrances that are lower end and cost less. I expected this to be a boring white floral, but I like the color of the bottle, so I gave it a try. It's very similar to Avon's Far Away Paradise, which I rated very highly. Mr. Peaches thought this was Avon's perfume, as a matter of fact. This one is definitely more floral, and the drydown is sweeter. All in all, this is a nice perfume, and it lasted for about seven hours, and might have lasted longer, except I washed it off. I think it's a little bit expensive at $35.00, which is why it only gets a four. I tried it on at JCPenney, and maybe it's cheaper at other retailers. But anyway, if you like white florals with a little bit of sweetness, give this a try.
EDIT: I purchased a bottle of this for $10.00 at TJMaxx, and now I am less impressed and taking away two lippies. I'm not sure why the first time I tried it it lasted for seven hours, because it's only lasting about three hours now. I won't purchase this again because I hate to have to reapply, and because the gardenia is so cloying I have to roll down the windows in the car to keep from gagging. My husband still loves it though, so maybe I won't throw it away just yet.
I love this fragrance. I really think that the new LAMB fragrance smells a lot like this one. Maybe I'm wrong. I love the green notes, and the sweetness at the end. It is very feminine. I've been looking for more floral scents lately, and I have always liked this one. Contrary to the views of many, I think that it is very soft and not cheap smelling at all. It is difficult for me to classify a smell as cheap anyway. The fragrance is cheap in that it is inexpensive. I think that the price is really good and definatly worth it. I paid $14.00 for a huge bottle. I am wearing it right now and the dry down is lovely. Love the bottle; it is very pretty.
I've been wanting this after smelling it in a magazine a while back and stumbled upon it while browsing the fragrance shelves at T.J. Maxx. It was only $7.99 so I bought it. I'm glad I did. Its so feminine and floral. Very womanly. A new favorite that I wish I discovered years ago. I usually buy gardenia candles and oils for the home, but I now enjoy wearing it too.
I've just gotten into gardenia scents, so took a chance on the EDP at Marshalls. It's a very green, sharp gardenia scent (to match the pretty emerald-green bottle!), rather than a creamy white floral. I smell not only gardenias, but their leaves and stems as well. Not at all cheap-smelling; it's classy but a little strong. I enjoy this one best when layered with another fragrance to cut the greenness a bit. I've been wearing it with Pacifica Tahitian Gardenia, which is sweeter and has fresh citrus notes, and the Elizabeth T. scent contributes depth and longevity. Very long-lasting (about 10 hours)!
This is a very very sweet floral, the first 5-10 minutes all i get is mint and then the sweetness is left to remind me it smells like a bathroom spray.personaly i like cooler, more complex florals and i prefer CHANEL's gardenia much better.
I actually love this fragrance and have repurchased many times. Definitely my fave gardenia and frequent get compliments on what perfume I am wearing ete. Smells great on me and I really do love it.
Very pretty gardenia scent. Not sure why some reviewers don't think this smells like gardenia. It's a true gardenia scent--not chemical-like either. It could perhaps use a little more depth. The touch of musk that comes through in the dry down is lovely. Very long lasting too.
The most (seemingly) risky element of a recent TJ Maxx haul of mine which has ended up proving itself brilliantly. An exquisite soliflore. I'm puzzled by the descriptions of "cheap" (as in scent, not cost) in some of the previous reviews--while the price was, admittedly, a mere $9.99 (and I don't think the retail tag is very high, either), this is very much a quirkily, artsily classy soliflore with both depth and brightness. (What I imagine the offspring of Annick Goutal's and Demeter's Gardenias might smell like.) Yes, it's strong--which simply means you don't have to use as much (or reapply as often). It's got the intensity and staying power of a department store scent (say, CK Escape), which is actually *nice* in this case--wonderfully idiosyncratic little scents (e.g., some of CSP's, l'Artisan's, Goutal's) like this are usually the most fleeting. Don't be put off by the fact that this is an Elizabeth Taylor fragrance--an Avon exclusive this is not.
I was a little nervous to spray this on me after reading the reviews here but I did not find it overpowering. I found it to be a nice, sweet floral. I would not exactly call it a clean scent but just a nice safe floral to wear to the office. I can smell the gardenia and rose but it is not too strong. Overall I was pleased and would purchase again. I ordered mine through an
e-tailer but I also see it all over E-bay. Enjoy!
this smelt vile--vile, vile, vile. That is the only fitting adjective. It smelt cheap and overpowering and chemical like, like cough syrup. Whatever you do ,do not spray it on your skin, it took ages to scrub off. This also gave me allergies that were so horrible, total congestion, sneezing. I dont know why anyone would lend their name to such a smell. Didnt they smell it first themselves. Dont ever buy it!!